#15 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2013 Preview

Georgetown Hoyas

Overall Rank: #15
Conference Rank: #2 Big East
#15 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
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Coach Dave Nolan has turned Georgetown into a consistent competitor in the Big East over the last ten years. But once again the Big East is changing. Xavier, Butler and Creighton are in and half the conference is gone. The result is an easier schedule that no longer includes Notre Dame or Rutgers. The Hoyas beat those two ranked squads a year ago. Marquette and Georgetown should be the cream of the crop for now and the Hoyas could control the league in 2013.

2012 Record: 16-4-3, 8-1-1
2012 Postseason: NCAA
Coach: Dave Nolan

The Hoyas do not have much trouble finding the back of the net. Daphne Corboz, Kaitlin Brenn and Colleen Dinn accounted for 36 of the team’s 50 goals and 20 of the team’s 44 assists. Those three are back to dominate the Big East for another year. Corboz, a junior midfielder, was named a first-team All-American by just about everybody following her amazing 2012 campaign. On the year she netted 18 goals and added eight assists. Brenn does a lot of work setting up Corboz, but she can finish herself as well. Dinn will join Brenn up top again. Dinn took 30 shots as a junior and eight of them went in. That is very efficient scoring for a striker and this is a squad that does an amazing job of taking advantage of their opportunities.

There are not many reasons to be down on this group, but the defense has some holes to fill. And it was the defense that had a few off days that ended up costing the Hoyas in November. Prior to the NCAA Tournament, Georgetown allowed more than one goal just one time. That was a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Stanford. They totaled 13 shutouts up to that point too. That is some great defense except when they ran into a Cardinal offense that was way too much for them to handle. When the competition got tough in the tournament, the defense ran into trouble too. They allowed two goals in an overtime win against Virginia Tech and then two more goals in an overtime loss to Baylor. Christian O’Tousa was a three year starter in the back and Claire Magliola had a fine season after struggling with injuries during 2010 and 2011 yet there are plenty of other options ready to fill the void. Emily Menges is one of the best in the country and will begin her fourth year as the rock in the back.

Final Projection:
As a redshirt freshman Emma Newins had one of the best seasons in net of anybody in 2012. She was named a Fourth Team All-American by College Sports Madness and allowed only 16 goals all season, including just two in conference play. With Newins in goal and a solid defense in front of her, Georgetown should be fine on the defensive end. However, despite all of their success a year ago defensively, the Hoyas were still susceptible when it mattered most. With an easier schedule, this group will not be tested too much throughout the regular season and they may not be ready for the potent offenses that they will run into come tournament time.

Projected Postseason: NCAA

Returning Leaders:
Goals: Daphne Corboz, Junior, M, 18
Assists: Kaitlin Brenn, Senior, F, 10
Shots: Daphne Corboz, Junior, M, 93
Saves: Emma Newins, Sophomore, GK, 80

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