Aug 20, 2013
Georgetown University junior Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and senior Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) were among a group of 31 women's soccer players selected as potential candidates for the 2013 Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at a trophy presentation at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
Georgetown is one of only seven schools nationally to have two players selected to the Preseason Women's Watch List, joined by Florida State, Navy, North Carolina, Penn State, Santa Clara and Wake Forest. The Hoyas are also one of only five schools nationally to have player selected on the men's and women's watch lists, as GU senior midfielder Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) was tabbed on the men's side.
Corboz, a midfielder, was named the 2012 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 11th in the country in points per game (1.91), 10th in goals per game and was tied for seventh in goals scored overall (18). In 10 BIG EAST Conference games, 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.
She was selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at the end of the season and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy.
A three-year starter on defense, Menges helped to spearhead a Georgetown defensive unit that ranked among the stingiest in the BIG EAST and in the country. The Hoyas allowed only two goals in 10 conference games last season and ranked ninth in the country in goals-against average (0.70). Menges was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection in 2012.
This is the fourth time Head Coach Dave Nolan has had a player selected to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, as Ingrid Wells (C'11) was a candidate in 2008, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Georgetown opens the 2013 regular season this weekend, hosting William & Mary on Friday, Aug. 23. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for 4 p.m. The season-opening weekend continues on Sunday, Aug. 25, with the team hosting Quinnipiac at Shaw Field for a noon kickoff.
The Hoyas enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in program history in 2012, setting a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished with a 16-4-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, the team posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the BIG EAST National Division title.