Dec. 7, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and was one of two names named to the Division I All-ECAC Women's Soccer team. Corboz was joined on the All-Star by team junior defender Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City).
Georgetown finished the 2012 season ranked No. 17 in the country in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, the highest final season ranking for the team in program history.
Under the direction of ninth-year head coach Dave Nolan, who was named the NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year, Georgetown had one of the most successful seasons in program history, setting a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished the 2012 season with a 16-4-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, the Hoyas posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the BIG EAST National Division title.
The Hoyas were led by a balanced effort on offense and defense. The offense, led by Corboz, set a school record with 50 goals scored, fell two points shy of the school record for points in a season (144) and ranked No. 23 nationally in scoring offense with 2.17 goals per game. The defensive unit, led by Menges, set a school record with 13 shutouts.
Corboz was named a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) last week and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer.
A 5-2 sophomore, Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year after a record-setting season for the Hoyas. Overall, Corboz set a Georgetown single-season record with 44 points scored. She scored a school single-season record 18 goals while adding eight assists. Corboz ranked tied for 11th in the country in points per game (1.91), 10th in goals per game and seventh in goals scored overall (18). In 10 BIG EAST Conference games this season, she tallied a league-high 27 points and 12 goals. Corboz, who scored at least one point in six league games, set a BIG EAST record with 11 points in an 8-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30, scoring five goals.
Corboz is the second player in Georgetown women's soccer history to earn All-American honors, joining Ingrid Wells (C'11), a three-time selection. This is the third-straight year a Hoya has earned NSCAA All-American honors, as Wells was a first team selection in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Menges joined Corboz on the All-BIG EAST First Team. A starter on defense, Menges helped spearhead a back-line that ranked among the stingiest in the BIG EAST and in the country. The Hoyas allowed only two goals in 10 conference games this season and finished the season ranked No. 23 in the country in goals-against average (0.71).