#30 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2014 Preview

Georgetown Hoyas

Overall Rank: #30
#2 Big East
#30 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2014 Preview
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Veteran head coach Dave Nolan has built the Georgetown women’s soccer into one of the tougher programs in the country on an annual basis. They play a nice dynamic type of attacking soccer combined with lockdown defense that gives them a chance to play with anyone on a given day. The Hoyas will be looking to try and break their school record of 16 wins that they have set in the past couple of seasons.

2013 Record: 16-3-2, 7-1-1
2013 Postseason: NCAA
Coach: Dave Nolan

Returning Leaders:
Goals: Daphne Corboz, Senior, M, 7 goals
Assists: Daphne Corboz, Senior, M, 13 assists
Shots: Daphne Corboz, Senior, M, 62
Saves: Emma Mewins, Junior, GK, 50

Other Key Returnees: F Audra Ayotte, M Sarah Adams, D Marina Paul

Key Losses: D Emily Menges, M Kailey Blain, F Colleen Dinn, F Kaitlin Brenn, D Mary Kroenig, D Alexa St. Martin

Getting a result at Shaw Field was a tall task for opposing teams in 2013 as Georgetown was 10-0-2 at home. The attack should still be very strong with the return of one of the top attacking midfielders in the nation in senior Daphne Corboz. The Hoyas scored 58 goals with a very deep, balanced attack and I would expect more of the same in 2014. The return of redshirt junior Emma Mewins is very critical as Georgetown lost a ton of talent and experience off of their backline.

It is pretty simple the defense is the question as you don’t replace a player the caliber of Emily Menges very easily. Menges was a first team all-American in 2013, anchoring a Georgetown defense that conceded just 15 goals. Junior defender Marina Paul is going to be relied upon heavily to lead the Hoyas in the back while still attacking when the chance allows. Paul, scored five goals and dished out three assists in 2013.

Final Projection:
The non-conference schedule is outstanding for the Hoyas as they play at San Diego, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. They also play a tough Wake Forest side on a neutral field in Blacksburg on September 7th. This gauntlet will help Georgetown become better prepared for the NCAA Tournament. The conference schedule should come down to a home match with Marquette on October 12th and a tricky road trip to St. John’s on October 16th. The Hoyas should be able to score enough goals to be in every match. The difference is going to be how quickly the backline comes together. If that happens quickly then Georgetown will have a legitimate shot at being a seeded NCAA Tournament team.

Projected Postseason: NCAA Tournament

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 2.76 (3rd in nation, 1st in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 0.708 (25, 2)
Shutout Percentage: 0.476 (42, 2)
Save Percentage: 0.789 (137, 5)

Madness 2015 NWSL Draft Rankings:
#5 Daphne Corboz

Madness 2014 Women’s Soccer Recruit Rankings:
#39 Rachel Corboz


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