Aug. 1, 2013
Georgetown University junior women's soccer player Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) was selected to the Best XI First Team by TopDrawerSoccer.com as the 2013 season draws closer. The teams represent the best players in women's college soccer.
Corboz helped to lead Georgetown to one of the most successful seasons in program history in 2012 as the Hoyas set a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished the 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.
Selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at the end of the season, Corboz was the youngest player selected to the 14-player first team.
The All-American honor for Corboz was just one of several postseason awards for her as she was named one 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. It is presented annually in January during a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
A 5-2 forward, 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 ranks 11th in the country in points per game (1.91), 10th in goals per game and is tied for 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.
Georgetown opens the 2013 season with a pair of exhibition games, both at home. The first match is against Richmond on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (5 p.m.), followed by a meeting with former league rival West Virginia (Saturday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m.)..
The regular season begins on Friday, Aug. 23 at home against William & Mary. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.