Nov. 29, 2017
WASHINGTON - Five members of the Georgetown University women's soccer team were named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region teams on Tuesday. Four players were named to the first team and one earned a nod to the second team. The Hoyas and Ohio State were the only two universities to have five players honored, and Georgetown was the only school with four on the first team.
Senior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry), senior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA), senior defender Elizabeth Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and junior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) were named to the first team. Junior forward Amanda Carolan (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) earned a spot on the season team.
Corboz a member of the first team, was the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST honoree in 2017. She led the team with nine goals and 12 assists for 30 points on the season, and had seven multi-point performances as a senior. Corboz was the nation's active career leader in assists and assists per game as a senior, and ranked second in the country in assists and fourth in assists per game. She led the country in total assists (16) in 2016, and now ranks second on GU's all-time career listing in assists (44) and points (112).
In her career, Corboz earned two career BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year awards and was a four-time All-BIG EAST honoree including three nods to the first team. She was a two-time United Soccer Coaches All-American and now a four-time United Soccer Coaches All-Region honoree and a 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Corboz earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team in 2016 and 2017, winning Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a senior.
On Tuesday, she was also named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist making it the seventh time in eight seasons that a Hoya has earned the honor. Schechtman earned a spot on the first team after being named to the third team a season ago. She was the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and a first team honoree. Schechtman had a 0.31 goals-against average as well as 37 saves with 17 shutouts as a senior. She is the season leader in shutouts with 17 in 2017 as well as sitting tied as the all-time leader it career shutouts with 32. This number ranked her eighth this season on the active career leaders.
Schechtman was also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team in 2017.
Wenger was a first team honoree after being named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year. She was a three-time All-BIG EAST honoree, earning a spot on the first team as a senior. Wenger earned five BIG EAST weekly awards this season and also her second-consecutive all-tournament award being named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior. This is her second-career all-region honor and first nod to the first team.
She anchored a defense that allowed just seven goals in 21 games. Wenger started in 19 games on the season, and in her career she has two assists and 78 starts.
Farrell earned a spot on the first team with eight goals and three assists for 19 points this season to rank third on the squad. This included four game winners. For her efforts, she was named First Team All-BIG EAST marking the first time in her career. The forward was also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this season.
Carolan was named to the second team in the Midwest region. She tallied nine goals with two assists for 20 points on the season to rank second on the squad. The forward was a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree. Carolan won three weekly awards this season including two offensive player of the week honors.
Georgetown completed the season with 14 wins and both the BIG EAST Regular Season and Championship titles for the first time in program history. The Hoyas were just the fourth team in league history to win back-to-back titles. GU's NCAA Tournament berth was the eighth for the Blue & Gray.