Dec. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's soccer standouts Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and junior Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) were among a group of 24 players called up to participate in training camp with the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team.
The U.S. team, coached by Steve Swanson, will hold its first training camp from Dec. 14-21 in Sunrise, Fla. Swanson called up 24 players for the training camp, including four professionals. The U-23 event will run concurrently with a U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team camp and the teams will scrimmage against each other during the week.
Georgetown closed out the 2013 season with a 16-3-2 record, tying the school single season record for wins in a season, set last year when the Hoyas went 16-4-3. The Hoyas were selected to the play in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years and reached the second round. The team set a school record with 58 goals scored and was ranked among the top three in the country in scoring offense.
Menges was selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) last week and Corboz earned second team honors.
Menges, who was one of 15 Division I players selected as a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country, earlier this week, was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
A captain, she concluded her career as one of the most decorated players in program history, earning All-BIG EAST honors three times in her four seasons on the Hilltop. She was a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection and started all 21 games on the back line, helping the team post 10 shutouts. A semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy as a junior in 2012, she was also a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and the team set a school record with 13 shutouts. As a freshman in 2011, Menges started all 24 games and helped lead the team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. She was an All-BIG EAST Rookie selection that season. In her four-year career, Menges started 83 of 84 games played, scored two goals and was part of defensive units that posted 40 shutouts.
Corboz is a two-time All-American. She was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2013 and led the team with 27 points this season. Corboz, who was also a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection and a preseason candidate for the Hermann Trophy, scored seven goals and had 13 assists. She missed the first five games of the season with an injury, but has been among the most dominating players in the BIG EAST since her return. Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 and was a First Team All-American in 2012.
In just three years on the Hilltop, Corboz is the all-time leader in goals scored (35) and ranks second all-time points scored (92).
Corboz and Menges were also selected to the NSCAA's All-Northeast Region First Team earlier this week.