Feb. 27, 2015
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's soccer players, and sisters, Daphne Corobz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) had the opportunity to play together as teammates for the first time during the 2014 season.
This week, in Spain, the Corboz sisters have taken their talents to the national and international stage, as both are representing United States National teams during tournaments.
Daphne Corboz, a senior and the all-time leading scorer, was named to the United States U-23 team, while Rachel Corboz, a freshman, was named to the U-20 team. Both teams will be playing in the La Magna Tournament in Spain.
"First and foremost, it's a reflection on their form over the last year," Head Coach Dave Nolan said of the sisters. "Daphne had a stellar senior season of her collegiate career, and Rachel turned a few heads as a freshman playing in a team that was pretty much dominated by her sister's play. More importantly, these are not two typical American soccer players. Their game is based on far more than just athletic ability. Both of them are the type of player who have been lacking in U.S. Soccer."
The USA will face the U-23 squads from Japan (Feb. 26), Norway (Feb. 28) and England (March 2).
The U-20's are preparing for matches in La Manga the following week versus Norway (March 5), Indonesia (March 7) and Sweden (March 9).
This will be the fifth time that Daphne Corboz, the all-time leading scorer in Georgetown history, has trained with a United States National Team and knows that the camp is a developing ground for the full national team.
"Going to the camps at the U-23 level has helped me exponentially, to play with such amazing players," she explained. "I learn so much from them; I learn so much from the coaches and the environment. I definitely think I've grown a lot in terms of speed of play, in watching other people play. It will be really beneficial because we'll have to face different styles of play and different perspectives of the game."
Daphne Corboz was named the BIG EAST Conference's Midfielder of the Year and the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, the first time one player has won both awards in the same season. In addition, she was a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST First Team. The senior led Georgetown in scoring with 42 points, scoring a team-high 12 goals and registering a team-high 18 assists. Her 18 assists broke the school single season record of 13, which she set as a junior in 2013. In scoring 42 points, she fell two points off the single-season record of 44 points, which she set as a sophomore in 2012.
Rachel Corboz had an impressive first season on the Hilltop, earning All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-BIG EAST Rookie honors. She finished third on the team in scoring with four goals and eight assists for 16 points. In addition, Corboz was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American All-Northeast Region Third Team.
Georgetown finished the 2014 season ranked No. 24 in the country by the NSCAA, with an 11-5-6 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year. The Hoyas posted a 6-1-2 record in the BIG EAST and advanced to play in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game.