The No. 13 Georgetown women’s soccer team, a force from start to finish this season, brought home numerous awards at yesterday’s banquet recognizing the teams participating in the Big East tournament semifinals this weekend: Most notably, sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year, while Head Coach Dave Nolan was named Big East Coach of the Year.
Corboz has had a record-setting year for the Hoyas as a sophomore standout. In league play, she recorded a league-high 27 points, breaking the Big East points record in the process. In her historic performance against Pittsburgh, Corboz had an astounding 11-points in the Hoyas’ 8-0 win, notching a jaw-dropping five goals. On the season thus far, she has 39 points, a school-record 16 goals and 7 assists.
Nolan, meanwhile, won Big East Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. This season, he has coached the Blue and Gray to a 15-2-2 overall record, an 8-1-1 Big East record and a Big East National Division title. The Hoyas, who have a perfect record of 9-0-0 at North Kehoe Field this year, have spent a majority of the season ranked among the top 25 in the country.
Additionally, Corboz was one of five Georgetown players named to the various All-Big East teams, as she and junior defender Emily Menges were two of ten players selected to the first team. Menges led GU’s formidable defense, which has posted 13 shutouts in 19 games.