CS360 Week-13 Primetime Performers (D-I Women; 2012)

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Release: Nov. 14, 2012      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

MIAMI OHIO'S KELSEY DINGES, OAKLAND'S SHANNON COLEY NAMED
CS360 PRIMETIME PLAYERS OF THE WEEK for NCAA first-round action
Redhawks sophomore midfielder and Grizzles fifth-year 'keeper joined by 11 others on CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Nov. 9-11.

On most weeks during the college soccer season, selecting the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week is clearcut or it's difficult to select the one top honoree. This time – when choosing among competitors from the NCAA DI women's first round – we have arrived at the rare conclusion of recognizing two, as the CS360 National Primetime Players of the Week (Nov. 9-11; week-13). A pair of Midwest natives playing for upstart Midwestern teams – Miami (Ohio) University sophomore midfielder Kelsey Dinges (Smithton, Ill.) and Oakland fifth-year senior goalkeeper Shannon Coley (Auburn Hills, Mich.) – are the week-13 top honorees, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Dinges and Coley are joined by 11 others in comprising the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, spanning NCAA first-round games played during the second weekend of November (see list & player info. below; headshots in right sidebar, action photos below).

DINGES kept the Redhawks season alive in the most dramatic of fashions, forcing overtime with nine seconds to play (89:51) by lofting a bouncing, half-volley from 19 yards out (the shot sailed over the 'keepers head & tucked under crossbar) and then assisting on Kayla Zakrzewski's goal in OT (95') for 3-2 win at Tennessee. Dinges sparked the decisive counterattack with a pass to the left flank, with Zakrewski then firing shot into far-right side. Dinges is a key part of a dynamic and deep Miami offense that includes five players with nine-plus goals: Jess Kodiak (12), Dinges (11), Zakrewski (9), Haley Walter (9) & Katy Dolesh (9). 

COLEY made six saves during the run of play while seeing plenty of action at Ohio State (28 total shots, 6 corner kicks), then saved OSU's first three tries in the penalty-kick shootout. Her efforts lifted the Golden Grizzlies into the NCAA second round (1-1; 3-1 PKs), as the only team to eliminate one of the 16 seeds squads during the first round (it is the first time Oakland has advanced in the NCAAs).  

... Selection for the Division I women's CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

• During regular season/conference tournament, performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification (or conference title), typically in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or in a game involving a conference favorite/leader from a league not represented in the CS360 top-50). During NCAA tournament play, performer at a similar high level while helping put team in position to win/advance.

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and other situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.

• Exhibited strong leadership and/or involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, momentum-shifting play, all-around performance, team spirit, etc.

• Overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).

• Bonus consideration is given for key performances away from team's home field and/or against a traditional rival.

Note – All photos on this page courtesy of the respective schools.  

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #13      Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … NCAA First Round; week of Nov. 9-11, 2012)

        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

SARAH ADAMS  (Georgetown … F ... Fr. … San Diego, CA … #7)
… Hard-working newcomer who had scored only once all season (surrounded by a team full of quality goalscorers) before picking the perfect time for her second goal, striking early in overtime to end back-and-forth battle at Virginia Tech (3-2; GU had forced OT on Kaitlin Brenn's 78th-minute goal) … latched onto leftside cross from Jessica Clinton and delivered quality finish, lifting shot over 'keeper ('94) to beat team led by her former club coach, Chugger Adair.   

* SHANNON COLEY  (Oakland … G … 5th-Yr.-Sr. … Auburn Hills, MI … #30)
… Made six saves during run of play while seeing plenty of action at Ohio State (28 total shots, 6 corner kicks), then saved OSU's first three tries in PK shootout, lifting Grizzlies into the NCAA second round (1-1; 3-1 PKs) as the only team to eliminate one of the 16 seeds squads during the first round (first time Oakland has advanced in the NCAAs).  

ERIN DEES  (Portland … G ... Jr. … Downers Grove, IL … #0)
… Single-handedly (pun intended) kept Portland's season alive during PK shootout vs. visiting Washington State, first converting her own PK (in 5th round) & then making three PK saves on shots that would have sent WSU to the second round (the Pilots, a #4 national seed, instead advanced: 2-2; 6-5 in 9 PK rounds) … also matched a season-high with eight saves in a wild 110-minute run of play, while her teammates twice came from behind to tie the score.

* KELSEY DINGES  (Miami Ohio … M ... So. … Smithton, IL … #6)
… Kept Redhawks season alive in the most dramatic of fashions, forcing overtime with nine seconds to play (89:51) by lofting a bouncing, half-volley from 19 yards out (shot sailed over 'keepers head & tucked under crossbar) and then assisting on Kayla Zakrzewski's goal in OT (95') for 3-2 win at Tennessee (led counterattack with pass to left flank, with Zakrewski then firing shot into far-right side) … key part of dynamic and deep Miami offense that includes five players with 9-plus goals: Jess Kodiak (12), Dinges (11), Zakrewski (9), Haley Walter (9) & Katy Dolesh (9). 

AMANDA GLASS  (California… D ... Sr./Jr. … Danville, CA … #8)
… Central defender who spearheaded effort that limiting host Pepperdine to eight total shots (only two on goal) and four corner kicks, as Bears scored late for 1-0 road win … played lead role in shutting down Pepperdine's dynamic duo of Anisa Guajardo and Amanda LeCave (10 goals each).

KELLI HUBLY  (Kentucky… F ... Fr. … Elk Grove, IL … #8)
… Rookie who played like a veteran during tense NCAA first-round battle vs. upstart Tennesse-Martin … won 1-0 game early in overtime (93') after taking pass from Arin Gilliland and scoring far-post (her sixth goal of the season), delivering Kentucky's first-ever win in NCAA tournament play.

JULIE JOHNSTON  (Santa Clara … M ... Jr. … Mesa, AZ … #2)
… Composed veteran who led the way for SCU in key midfield battle, as Broncos held off Long Beach State team that featured many players from LBSU's 2011 NCAA quarterfinalist team … delivered primary assist on Lauren Matheson's first goal of season, for 2-0 lead (eventual gamewinning goal).

MARY NICHOLSON  (Auburn … D ... Sr. … Birmingham, AL … #21)
… Center back who led defensive effort that shut out host Washington over final 53 minutes, also scoring what proved to be the game winning goal (on 15th-minute header, assisted by Tori Ball's corner kick) as Tigers won cross-country game, 2-1.

ASHLEY NICOL  (Central Florida/UCF … D ... Jr. … Jacksonville, FL … #2)
… Connected with dipping cross from Madison Barney on highlight-reel, diving header struck from 10 yards out into the left-sidenetting – for dramatic, overtime-forcing goal in the 85th minute … helped limit visiting Miami to one goal in the 110 minutes of play (1-1) and then converted UCF's third try in PK shootout (for 3-3, advanced 5-3 in 4.5 rounds).  

STEPH PANOZZO  (Illinois … G … Sr. … Maple Ridge, BC … #1)
… Veteran net minder who weathered a blistering assault in first-round battle at Missouri, racking up seven saves in 110 minutes of action that included 28 total Mizzou saves & 9 corner kicks (pressure-packed game was 1-1 for most of second half) – before delivering a pair of clutch stops in the decisive PK shootout (won 3-0 by the Illini, in 3 rounds). 

CLAIRE PINCIARO  (Princeton … G ... Sr. … Monroe, CT … #1)
… Key difference maker for Ivy League champs, in 2-1 win at West Virginia during NCAA first round … shut out WVU for game's first 81 minutes, en route to 7-save effort (while also dealing with 20 total shots & 6 corners) … her strong all-around play, particularly in the first half, helped boost Princeton's confidence and momentum as the game progressed. 

CLARE STACHEL  (Michigan … F/M … 5th-Yr.-Sr. … Grand Rapids, MI … #17)
… Three-year captain whose minutes have been limited this season due to leg injury – but she made the most of her time in the closing moments of regulation, scoring at 89:20 to push Central Michigan into OT (the Wolverines won on Nkem Ezurike's goal in the 95th minute) … scored first goal of the season to stun upset-minded CMU, connecting with Chloe Sosenko's 40-yard cross for header that grazed the crossbar before becoming the equalizer.

DAWN WARD  (Texas Tech … F … 5th-Yr.-Sr. … Midland, TX … #22)
… Scored the only two goals of the game, as Red Raiders overcame the pressure of playing in the program's first NCAA tournament game (plus the added pressure of playing at home) in 2-0 win over North Texas … her first goal (51' header, assisted by Janine Beckie) helped settle down her teammates, en route to the win … scored again eight minutes later (off Hannah Devine's pass across the penalty area) for her first multiple-goal game of the season.

* – CS360 National Primetime Players of the Week (co-recipients) 


SARAH ADAMS Sarah Adams A 230 (Georgetown … F ... Fr. … San Diego, CA … #7)
… (player info. being added later)




Shannon Coley A 230SHANNON COLEY 
(Oakland … G … 5th-Yr.Sr. … Auburn Hills, MI … #30)
…  (player info. being added later)  






ERIN DEES Erin Dees A 230 
(Portland … G ... Jr. …
Downers Grove, IL … #0)

…  (player info. being added later) 







Kelsey Dinges A 230KELSEY DINGES  (Miami Ohio … M ... So. … Smithton, IL … #6)

... (player info. being added later)





AMANDA GLASSAmanda Glass A 230 
(California… D ... Sr./Jr. … Danville, CA … #8)
…  (player info. being added later)




Kelli Hubly A 230KELLI HUBLY  
(Kentucky… F ... Fr. …
Elk Grove, IL … #8)

… (player info. being added later)






JULIE JOHNSTONJulie Johnson A 230 
(Santa Clara … M ... Jr. …
Mesa, AZ … #2)
… (player info. being added later)





Mary Richardson A 230MARY NICHOLSON 
(Auburn … D ... Sr. …
Birmingham, AL … #21)

… (player info. being added later)




ASHLEY NICOLAshley Nicol A 230 
(Central Florida/UCF … D ... Jr. … Jacksonville, FL … #2)
… (player info. being added later)






Steph Panozzo A 230STEPH PANOZZO  
(Illinois … G … Sr. …
Maple Ridge, BC … #1)

… (player info. being added later)






CLAIRE PINCIARO Claire Pinciaro A 230 (Princeton … G ... Sr. … Monroe, CT … #1)
… (player info. being added later)



Clare Stachel A 230CLARE STACHEL 
(California … F/M … 5th-Yr.-Sr. … Grand Rapids, MI … #17)
… (player info. being added later)







DAWN WARDDawn Ward A230 
(Texas Tech … F … 5th-Yr.-Sr. … Midland, TX … #22)
… (player info. being added later) 


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