Sept. 5, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior women's soccer player Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
This is the second time this season Corboz has earned the award and the third of her career. In addition, this is the third time in as many weeks that a Georgetown player has been named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, as senior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) was the recipient last week.
The Hoyas improved to 4-1-0 overall with a 2-1 overtime win at then-No. 12 Rutgers on Friday night in New Jersey, the team's third-straight win.
Just over 30 seconds into the overtime period, Damaska played a ball to Corboz just outside the top of the box, and the midfielder blasted a shot from 22 yards out to give Georgetown the win. It was the second goal of the game for Corboz, who scored on a penalty kick in the first half.
Through five games, Corboz leads Georgetown in scoring with 17 points, tying for the team lead with six goals and leading the team with five assists. She leads the BIG EAST in points and assists and is tied for the league lead Ã¢â'¬" with Damaska Ã¢â'¬" in goals scored.
Georgetown, ranked No. 24 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com, returns back home this week for a pair of games, starting on Thursday, Sept. 8, hosting George Mason. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for 4 p.m. The game will be shown live on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GUHoyas.com, with Tom Kolker, the voice of Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club, handling the play-by-play, and Monika Moore serving as the color analyst.