Dec. 2, 2017
WASHINGTON - Four members of the Georgetown University men's soccer squad earned 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region honors on Friday. Senior midfielder Christopher Lema (Ridgefield Memorial, Ridgefield Memorial) and junior defender Brendan McDonough (Matthews, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) both earned spots on the first team, while junior goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) and freshman forward Derek Dodson (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) both received spots on the third team.
Lema was a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree for the second-consecutive year. He was fourth on the squad in scoring with four goals and four assists for 12 points on the season. Lema tallied two games winners and was the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23.
The senior captain has five goals and 12 assists for 22 points. This is the first all-region honor of his career.
McDonough appeared in 18 games with 17 starts to his credit. He led a defense that posted eight shutouts and allowed just 15 goals on the season. The junior captain was a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree. This is his first-career all-region selection.
Marcinkowski played every minute in goal for the Hoyas this season and was a Second Team All-BIG EAST honoree. The junior captain had a 0.72 GAA with 68 saves and eight shutouts on the season. He was the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week on three occasions and also earned three nods to the honor roll the year.
This is the second all-region selection of his career after earning a spot on the second team in 2015.
Dodson had an outstanding rookie season being named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-BIG EAST and to the BIG EAST All-Freshman squad. He led the Hoyas in scoring with a team-best 10 goals and two assists for 22 points including three games winners. Dodson earned two BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors as well as one BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week award. He also received one nod to the weekly honor roll.
The Hoyas finished the season with a mark of 14-4-2. Georgetown claimed the 2017 BIG EAST Championship and earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth. It marked the second championship in three years for the Blue & Gray as well as the second tournament championship in program history.