Emma Newins was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's Soccer

Newins Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week; Thomas to Honor Roll

Sept. 15, 2014

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior women's soccer player Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.

She was one of two players honored by the BIG EAST as junior Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy) was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll.

The Hoyas (4-2-2) tied then-No. 16 West Virginia, 1-1, on the road on Friday night and beat local rival George Washington, 1-0 in overtime on Sunday.

Newins earned her second defensive player of the week nod after posting a 1-0-1 record in goal with a 0.44 goals-against average and 16 saves in two games. On the road against West Virginia, she posted a career-high 12 saves in 110 minutes. On Sunday, she made four saves in 95 minutes of action against the Colonials.

An All-BIG EAST Third Team selection last year, Newins has a 4-2-2 record this season with a 1.30 goals-against average. She ranks second all-time with 27 career shutouts.

Thomas, a transfer from Notre Dame, made her first appearance of the season a memorable one as she played just over 20 minutes in the Sunday matchup against Notre Dame and scored the game-winning goal in overtime. Thomas netted the goal in the 96th minute to help the Hoyas win 1-0.

Thomas was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and an All-Rookie selection in 2012 after she scored 10 goals as a freshman at Notre Dame.

The Hoyas are back in action next Sunday, Sept. 21, hosting Duquesne at Shaw Field. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. Live video of the game, with play-by-play from Tom Kolker, and live stats will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.guhoyas.com.

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