Georgetown Hoyas sports roundup

A weekly roundup of Georgetown sports.

Georgetown hosted the 23rd edition of the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner last weekend. The inductees included longtime men’s lacrosse coach David Urick, all-Big East basketball guard Nadira Ricks ’94, NCAA track and field champions Steve Holman ’92 and Richard Kenah ’92, championship rowers Catherine Symon ’93 and Melissa Schwen Ryan ’94, and all-American lacrosse attackman Christopher Remington ’95.

Women’s basketball: On Monday, Hoyas captain Andrea White was named to the Big East weekly honor roll for the fifth time this season. White averaged 19.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over two games against DePaul and St. John’s. Georgetown dropped a 92-69 decision to DePaul at home on Wednesday. On Sunday, the Hoyas fell, 63-60, at St. John’s in a battle that went back and for the entire contest.

The Hoyas will host Villanova on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Senior Emily Menges was selected in the third round of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) by the Portland Thorns FC. Menges, who trained with the U.S. U-23 national team last month, was the 25th overall selection and the seventh pick of the third round by the Thorns, who went 11-6-5 last season. A defender, Menges was named a first-team all-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and was one of 15 Division I players selected as a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country. In addition, she was a first-team all-Big East selection and the league’s defensive player of the year.

Men’s soccer: Georgetown’s Steve Neumann was the fourth overall selection in the 2014 Major League Soccer draft. It was the highest a Hoyas player has ever been drafted in program history. Neumann went to the New England Revolution after the squad acquired the fourth pick from the Columbus Crew.

Additionally, senior midfielder Joey Dillon continued was selected by Real Salt Lake in the third round. Dillon was the 15th pick of the third round and the 53rd overall selection. Real Salt Lake acquired the pick from the New York Red Bulls in a trade for the first right of refusal to Jonny Steele.

Swimming and diving: Georgetown wrapped up its home schedule on Saturday afternoon, with the men falling to Drexel, 161-125, and the women losing to the Dragons, 156-141, on Senior Day.

Seven Georgetown seniors were honored midway through the meet, with Rosemary Christian, Allison Fulenwider, Michelle Konkoly, Jen Purks, Christian Kilgore, Matthew Mandel and Josh Tucci swimming in their last meet at McCarthy Pool.

Nicole Tronolone and Austin Evenson continued their dominance of the distance freestyle races, each winning the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.

Men’s tennis: The Hoyas defeated Boston College on Friday, winning all three doubles matches in addition to the singles wins by senior co-captain Casey Distaso and freshmen Yannik Mahlangu and Jack Murphy. Murphy’s singles victory clinched the match for the Hoyas.

Georgetown is back in action on Friday against George Mason at the International Country Club in Fairfax. Action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Women’s tennis: The Hoyas lost their only match of the week last Sunday to Navy in Annapolis. Georgetown won the doubles play, 2-1, with victories from senior co-captains Kelly Comolli and Madeline Jaeger in addition to the win from the pair of Victoire Saperstein, a junior transfer, and Sophia Barnard, a freshman. The Hoyas could not continue the winning pace in singles play, where only Jaeger and junior Sophie Panarese earned wins. The women travel to Boston this weekend to play at Boston College on Saturday and at Boston University on Sunday.

Track and field: Georgetown hosted the fourth annual Hoya Spiked Shoe Club Invitational. The Hoyas posted 13 top finishes in the event, with six on the men’s side and seven on the women’s.

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