Oct. 9, 2017
WASHINGTON - Two members of the No. 12 Georgetown University women's soccer team earned BIG EAST Conference honors on Monday. Senior Elizabeth Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week, while forward Amanda Carolan (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after earning a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll last week. The Hoyas have won nine weekly awards this year including six on the defensive end.
The Wenger-led Georgetown defense allowed just one shot on goal in a 1-0-1 week for the Hoyas. GU outshot its foes 51-6, including 20-1 in strikes on target, while also earning a 20-1 advantage in corner kicks.
This is Wenger's third defensive player of the week honor this season after earning it on Aug. 21 and last week. It is also the third of her career.
Carolan tallied the most goals by a BIG EAST player since 2012 when the redshirt-sophomore totaled four scores Sunday in a 5-0 victory at Villanova. The four goals are the most since fellow Hoya Daphne Corboz scored five times at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30, 2012. No. 12 Georgetown went 1-0-1 on the week to be all alone in first place with 13 points on the season, with Carolan totaling eight shots in the win over the Wildcats and draw with Creighton.
This is the second BIG EAST weekly award of her career after winning it on Aug. 21 and the fourth of her career. It is her seventh overall honor including a nod to the honor roll last week.
Georgetown will remain on the road, playing at Providence on Sunday, October 15. Kickoff against the Friars is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the game can be seen on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN).
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