[BIG EAST: Women] Marquette and Georgetown are picked to finish 1-2 in the revamped Big East Conference women's conference.
The Hoyas swept the
individual preseason honors with Daphne Corboz being named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Emily Menges being
named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and Emma Newins being named Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year.
Marquette, which compiled an 18-2-3
record last fall while winning the Big East title and advancing to the NCAA Championship Sweet 16, has six returning starters.
Georgetown lost 1-0 to Marquette in last year's championship
game and finished 16-4-3 overall.
It will build around the trio of Corboz, the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year with 12 goals, Menges, a first-team All-Big East selection, and Newins,
who set a school record by posting 13 shutouts in goal as a freshman.
Big East Preseason Poll:
1. Marquette (7) 79
2. Georgetown (3) 75
3. Villanova 63
4. DePaul 51
5. Providence 46
6. St. John's 44
7. Butler 37
8. Seton Hall 30
9. Creighton 17
10. Xavier 12
Preseason All-Big East Team:
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year - Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year - Emily Menges, Georgetown
Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year - Emma Newins,
*Daphne Corboz, Jr., Georgetown
Kaitlin Brenn, Sr., Georgetown
*Maegan Kelly, Sr., Marquette
Marron, Sr., St. John's
Catherine Zimmerman, So., Providence
Sophie Maccagnone, So., Butler
Colleen Dinn, Sr.,
Taylor Madigan, Sr., Marquette
Emily Damstram, So., Villanova
*Emily Menges, Sr., Georgetown
Nordness, Sr., DePaul
*Emily Jacobson, Sr., Marquette
*Taylor Houck, Sr., Villanova
Newins, So., Georgetown
*denotes unanimous selection