– Georgetown University women's soccer players Caitlin Farrell
(Wallingford, Conn. / Choate Rosemary Hall), Arielle Schechtman
(Del Mar, Calif. / La Jolla Country Day / UCLA) and Meaghan Nally
(Herndon, Va. / South Lakes) were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Regional First Team, announced Monday by the organization.
To be named to the Scholar All-Regional Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team.
All three Hoyas were named to the United Soccer Coaches Division I All-East Regional First Team, announced on November 26. Farrell and Schechtman were named First Team All-Americans, while Nally earned a spot on the Third Team. Additionally, the three players were major BIG EAST award winners at the end of the regular season and earned spots on the All-BIG EAST First Team. Farrell was unanimously selected as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and received the only unanimous vote to be on the All-BIG EAST First Team. Nally was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and Schechtman was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row.
Farrell is a government major at Georgetown and carries a 3.380 GPA. Last week, she was selected as one of three MAC Hermann Trophy Finalists, the first ever Hoya on the women's soccer team to be named a finalist and second Hoya in Georgetown history. The senior forward was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and earned the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the tournament. Farrell led the Hoyas in her last season on the Hilltop with 39 points from 18 goals and three assists. She is tied for first at Georgetown with most goals in a single season (18) and finished second in the country in game-winning goals (8), third in total goals (18) and fourth in total points (39).
Nally, a marketing major with a 3.71 GPA, anchored a Hoya defense that allowed just 10 goals on the season and 199 total shots from GU's opponents in 25 games. The junior tallied nine points on the year from three goals and three assists.
Schechtman, a marketing major carrying a 3.31 GPA, finished the season leading the nation in shutouts (15), GAA (.296) and save percentage (.920). She holds the all-time career record at Georgetown with 47 shutouts. She registered 80 saves in the net this year, allowing just seven goals throughout 23 games.
Georgetown finished the 2018 campaign as the most successful team in program history. The Hoyas finished the season with an overall record of 21-1-3 and reached the College Cup for the second time in three years. The Blue & Gray three-peated the BIG EAST Championship and won back-to-back BIG EAST regular season titles. The team set the program record for most wins (21) and fewest goals allowed (10).