Dec. 15, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior women's soccer player Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) was selected a Second Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
To be named to the Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team.
A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star selection, Damaska is an accounting major who carries a 3.37 GPA. In addition to being selected a Second Team Scholar All-American, Damaska was an NSCAA First Team Scholar All-East Region selection.
Damaska, an All-BIG EAST First Team selection, finished second on the team with 33 points, including a team-leading 14 goals. She ranked tied for No. 20 in the country in goals scored and is tied for No. 34 in the country in total points (33). Her 14 goals scored are the second-most in a single season at Georgetown.
Damaska is the second Georgetown player to earn Scholar All-American honors under Head Coach Dave Nolan, joining Emma Newins (C'15), who was on the 2014 team.
Georgetown enjoyed its best season in program history this year, advancing to the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history. The Hoyas, seeded No. 2 in their region in the NCAA Tournament, finished the season with a 20-3-3 overall record and won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship for the first time in program history. Georgetown set program records for wins (20), shutouts (17) and goals scored (61) this year.