April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore women's soccer player Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) was selected to participate in her first training camp with the United States Under-23 National Team next week in California.
Corboz, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and a first team All-American, will be among a group of 21 players - mainly collegiate, but some professional - who will participate in the U-23 team's training camp from April 13-20 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Corboz was selected to participate by the U-23 head coach Randy Waldrum, the head coach at Notre Dame.
"This is a great honor for Daphne and indeed Georgetown," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "It follows on U-23 call ups for both Ingrid Wells and Kelly D'Ambrisi over recent years.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for her to show the national staff what we already know, that she is already one of the top college players in the nation coming off only her sophomore season. We are very excited for her and she thoroughly deserves this chance for her efforts and dedication."
Corboz helped to lead Georgetown to one of the most successful seasons in program history as the Hoyas set a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished the 2012 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.
A 5-2 sophomore, 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.
Corboz was also selected as a first team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the youngest player on the 14-player first team, and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Herman Trophy.
The U-23 team is coming off a highly successful three-game run at the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. The U-23 team will scrimmage against the U-20 women's national team on April 16 at 1 p.m. (ET) and then again on April 19 at 7 p.m. (ET).