Category: Student Experience

Title: University Rally Celebrates Men’s Soccer Team’s First NCAA Championship Win

Date Published: December 16, 2019
Members of teh soccer team gather on stage as John J. DeGioa speaks to a crowd of cheering students with the championship trophy in the foreground.

Georgetown marked its first-ever 2019 NCAA Division I National Championship for men’s soccer today with a celebration rally after the team defeated No. 1 Virginia in Sunday’s final.

The win not only marks the program’s first national championship title, but the team joins the men’s basketball and women’s cross-country squads in bringing home the third NCAA national championship for Georgetown.

The back-and-forth affair ended in a 3-3 tie after 110 minutes of play. The game then went to penalty kicks and Georgetown got the 7-6 win as freshman goalkeeper Tomas Romero (SFS’23), of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, came up with the save.

Head coach Brian Wiese expressed at the rally how happy he was to see all the students who were “sharing with them in this memorable moment.”

“So thank you for everything you do for this program,” he said. “And once again, congratulations to our young men.”

President John J. DeGioia also praised the team and the coaching staff.

“This moment is a testament to the foundation that you have put in place over these years and the way that you’ve been able to build this team,” DeGioia said.