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Women's Recruiting Jun 20, 2023

Three-time reigning Big East champion Georgetown signs four transfers

WASHINGTON – Georgetown University head women’s soccer coach Dave Nolan will welcome four transfers to the Hilltop for the 2023 campaign.

The Hoyas (ranked #11 in SoccerWire’s Top 50 Programs) advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2022 after securing the program’s third-consecutive BIG EAST Championship over Xavier in November.

“We are very excited to welcome these four young ladies to Georgetown for the fall. Three fifth years and an undergraduate, they have all come from top programs and add great quality and depth to a talented squad. Equally important, all are wonderful young people who are ambitious and are very excited to help us pursue our goals.”

Shay Montgomery: Arlington, Va./South Carolina, Midfielder, Sophomore

  • Named the 2020-21 Girls Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia after scoring 20 goals and 12 assists for Yorktown High School.
  • Played in 21 games at South Carolina registering 465 minutes of action as a true freshman.

Nolan on Montgomery: “Shay is somebody we were very interested in initially and once she decided to return closer to home there was mutual interest. I think she will really help us in midfield in a variety of spots. She is very technical and has a great sense for the game. Coming from a good soccer conference, she should have no problem adjusting to the BIG EAST and the competitive non-conference schedule we play. Her delivery ability on set pieces is also a bonus for us. The coaching staff is excited by what Shay brings to the group.”

Brianna Riley: San Clemente, Calif./ UCLA, Defender, Graduate Transfer

  • Played in 23 games starting nine of those contests in 2022.
  • Won national championship with UCLA in 2022.
  • Tallied three assists in 2022.

Nolan on Riley: “We are very fortunate in that Bri joined us in January, playing our spring games, including those on our international trip to Italy in March.  She has already shown what a great player she is. Bri is a tough, athletic defender with the ability to play out of the back. Having won a national championship at her previous school last fall she also knows what it takes to compete at the highest level. Bri is a great addition to our program and has settled in well already.”

Grace Sherman: Potomac, Md./ Princeton, Midfield/Forward, Graduate Transfer

  • Started 16 of 17 games in 2022, tallied two goals and two assists while logging 1,099 minutes.
  • 2022 CSC Academic All-District
  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Ivy

Nolan on Sherman: “Grace is somebody we are very familiar with as she scored two against us a few years back and was a real threat every time we played her. Blessed with good technical ability and strong soccer instincts, she is a versatile attacking player with a competitive spirit. We are very excited to welcome her to Georgetown.”

Allie Winstanley: Concord, Mass./Dartmouth, Forward, Graduate Transfer

  • Started 17 games for Dartmouth in 2022 scoring 11 goals and adding three assists.
  • 2021 NEWISA First Team All-Region, United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-Region, First Team All-Ivy, CoSIDA Academic All-District I
  • 2019 NEWISA First Team All-Region, United Soccer Coaches First Team All-Region, Second Team All-Ivy

Nolan on Winstanley: “Allie is a speedy, athletic attacker with the ability to score goals and create for others. She was a top performer in her conference and is looking forward to a fresh challenge. Having seen her give us all kinds of trouble when we played, everyone at Georgetown is happy to have her wearing Blue & Gray.”

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