Aug. 3, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team is ranked No. 25 in the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Preseason Poll.
The Hoyas report for preseason training on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and will play a pair of exhibition games, starting on Aug. 12 at home against West Virginia (5 p.m.), and then on Aug. 15 at Richmond (5 p.m.).
Georgetown finished the 2014 season 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, advanced to play in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game and closed out the season ranked No. 24 in the country by the NSCAA.
This is the third-straight year the Hoyas have been ranked among the top-25 teams in the country in the NSCAA preseason poll.
The Hoyas are one of two BIG EAST Conference teams among the top-25, joined by DePaul, ranked No. 21.
Georgetown's 2015 schedule features games against a pair of teams ranked in the preseason poll and two against teams receiving votes. GU plays at No. 17 Central Florida on Sept. 18 (7 p.m.) and at DePaul on Oct. 25 (1 p.m.). The team's first exhibition game, against preseason No. 12 West Virginia, is a rematch of last year's first round NCAA Tournament game when the Hoyas advanced 4-3 in penalty kicks.
The Blue & Gray open the regular season in Harrisonburg, Va. at the James Madison Invitational. The Hoyas play host James Madison on Friday, Aug. 21 (7 p.m.) and then close out the weekend on Sunday, Aug. 23 (11:30 a.m.) against William & Mary.
The Hoyas make their Shaw Field debut against former conference rival Connecticut (No. 27 in the NSCAA poll) on Aug. 27 (4 p.m.).
Georgetown returns 13 letterwinners, including eight starters from last year's team, led by senior goalkeeper and All-BIG EAST Second Team selection Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) and sophomore midfielder and following All-BIG EAST pick Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry).