Dec. 11, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team finished the 2013 season ranked No. 20 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top-25 poll, released on Tuesday.
The Hoyas concluded the 2013 season with their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the third in the last four years under Head Coach Dave Nolan.
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.
The Hoyas were led by a quick-strike offense that ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring (2.76 goals per game) and No. 25 in the country in goals-against average (0.71 GAA).
A pair of players, senior Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and junior Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), earned All-American honors. Menges, a defender, earned First Team All-American NSCAA honors, while Corboz was a second team honoree.
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, a two-time All-American, was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2013 and led the team with 27 points this season. A unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection and a preseason candidate for the Hermann Trophy, she scored seven goals and had 13 assists. Corboz 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. She 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).
Menges and Corboz were also among a group of six players to earn All-BIG EAST honors this season. Corboz and Menges were selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team, along with senior midfielder Kailey Blain (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack).
Senior defender Alexa St. Martin (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) and senior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors and junior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) was selected to the third team.
The 2013 senior class led the team to the NCAA Tournament three times in four years, making a run to the Elite Eight in 2010 when they were freshmen and reaching the second round of the dance in 2012 and 2013, respectively. This season, the seniors combining for 14 goals and 19 assists for 47 points and four of them - Brenn, Dinn, Kroening and Menges - started all 22 games. The team set a single season record this year with 58 goals scored, breaking the mark of 53 set in 2011.