November 10, 2017 at 3:57 PM
Women's basketball: Georgetown was one of two Big East programs, along with Marquette, and 30 overall to be selected among more than 80 applicants to be part of the NCAA's Women's Basketball Advancement Program. The two-year pilot program, is designed to continue to grow women's basketball through marketing and branding efforts.
Women's soccer: The Hoyas (14-3-3), ranked No. 19 in the nation, earned a berth in the NCAA tournament and will travel to Wake Forest on Friday for an opening-round matchup. This marks the squad's sixth-straight NCAA tournament appearance, and the seventh in the last eight years.
GU made history Sunday afternoon, winning the Big East championship with a 3-0 victory over the Butler Bulldogs and earning the NCAA automatic bid. The win earned the program its first back-to-back tournament championships and the first time that the Hoyas won the regular season and the tournament titles in the same season. Only four teams in league history have won back-to-back titles.
Men's soccer: Forward Derek Dodson was named Big East freshman of the year, one of eight Hoyas to earn league postseason honors announced last Friday. Five Hoyas were named all-Big East and three earned spots on the all-freshman team. Christopher Lema and Brendan McDonough were named to the first team while Dodson, JT Marcinkowski and Declan McCabe were all placed on the second team. Sean O'Hearn and Jacob Montes joined Dodson on the all-freshman squad.
Two members of the No. 18 men's soccer team earned weekly conference honors on Monday. Dodson was offensive player of the week and classmate Jack Beer earned freshman of the week. Dodson scored two goals in the Hoyas' 3-1, come-from-behind victory over Creighton on the final day of the regular season. Dodson scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute. He followed with an insurance goal in the 83rd to help lock up the No. 2 seed for Georgetown and a first-round bye in the upcoming conference tournament. Dodson has eight goals this season, six in league play. Beer scored his first collegiate goal in Georgetown's win over Creighton, tying the game in the 30th minute after the Bluejays had taken a one-goal lead.
Football: The Hoyas fell in a defensive battle, 7-0, to Lafayette on Saturday. Sophomore defensive lineman Khristian Tate was named Patriot League honorable mention after he led a stout defense with a career-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 for losses and one sack. Overall, the Hoyas defense allowed just 166 yards, including 32 yards in the second half and minus-two in the fourth quarter.
Volleyball: Symone Speech was named to the Big East honor roll for the second straight week. She led the Hoyas in kills in back-to-back matches in a pair of losses to St. John's and DePaul. Opening the weekend with 13 kills while hitting .480 to go with three blocks against the Red Storm, Speech added a career-high 29 kills at a .543 clip to go with nine digs and six blocks in a five-set thriller against the Pirates.
Women's golf: Senior Jacquelyn Eleey was named Big East female golfer of the week after leading Georgetown's comeback victory at the USF Intercollegiate, Oct. 30-31. Eleey carded a 2-over-par 73 on the final 18 holes to climb 16 spots in the individual rankings and finish in a tie for sixth place at 16-over 229. Her final round helped the Hoyas overcome a 10-stroke deficit to win by six shots.
Swimming and diving: The Hoyas competed against Power Five opponents Pittsburgh and Rutgers, as well as conference foes Villanova and Seton Hall at Rutgers' Penta Meet over the weekend. The Hoyas men came away with dual-meet victories over Seton Hall, the defending conference champion, and Villanova, while the women's squad also defeated Seton Hall. Freshman Drew Carbone was named Big East male swimming and diving athlete of the week after recording the fastest 200-yard individual medley in the conference this season, as well as top three times in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. He helped the Hoyas overcome a first-day deficit and rally to defeat defending champion Seton Hall.
Men's rowing: Georgetown closed out its fall schedule in dominating fashion at the Head of the Occoquan Regatta. The Hoyas swept all three events it rowed in, finishing first, third and fourth in the collegiate 8-plus event, first and second in the novice 8-plus race and first and third in the collegiate 4-plus contest.
Women's rowing: Georgetown wrapped up its fall racing schedule at the Head of the Occoquan Regatta. The Hoyas raced four boats in the collegiate 8-plus event and claimed third and fourth place overall.
Men's tennis: Five members from Georgetown competed in the Jack Kramer Invitational over the weekend. Charlie Sharton lost in the round of 16 in open singles, while Mac Rechan and Connor Lee lost in the round of 32 to the eventual winner and runner-up of the invitational. The Hoyas will return to action in January.
Women's tennis: Five Hoyas competed in the Jack Kramer Invitational over the weekend. Risa Nakagawa fell short in the round of 16 in open singles to her fourth-seeded opponent. She also lost in the second round of doubles with her partner Casey Marx to the second-seeded pair in the tournament. The Hoyas will return to action in January.