Sept. 25, 2017
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore women's soccer player Meaghan Nally (Herndon, Va./South Lakes) was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Monday and junior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll.
The Hoyas, ranked No. 15 by the United Soccer Coaches, beat St. John's, 1-0, to open conference play on Sunday. It was the fourth win in the last five games for the Hoyas, who improved to 7-2-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the BIG EAST.
Nally, playing outside back, was a key on the defensive side as the Hoyas limited the Red Storm to only three shots, none of them on goal. She helped guide the Hoyas to their fifth-straight shutout and the eighth in 10 games this season.
Georgetown ranks fourth nationally with eight shutouts and senior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA) carries a 0.47 goals-against average, which ranks No. 17 in the country. The Hoyas have not allowed a goal in more than 480 minutes.
Farrell scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's win over St. John's in the 81st minute. She leads the team in scoring with 13 points, including a team-leading six goals.
The Hoyas are back in action on Thursday, Sept. 28, visiting DePaul (3 p.m.).