La Salle sophomore forward Renee Washington (Ewing, N.J.) – whose pair of goals led the Explorers to a 2-1 overtime win over Atlantic-10 power Dayton – has been recognized as the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as announced by CollegeSoccer360.com. Washington is the top honoree among 14 D-I women (listed below) who were named to the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, for Oct. 3-9 . The Primetime designation recognizes players based on situational factors (such as quality of opponent, clutch play, leadership, all-around contributions etc.) displayed in their performances during the past week, rather than solely on raw stats (full listing of criteria included below). See info. and action photos below for all 14 honorees, with headshots pictured in right sidebar.
La Salle sophomore forward Renee Washington (left)
WASHINGTON has helped the Explorers go undefeated (12-0-1; 4-0-0 A-10) and climb into the national rankings, with La Salle outscoring the opposition 30-1 this season. Dayton (cs360 #18) was far-and-away the team's toughest opponent faced thus far and the Flyers were less than 10 minutes from victory on Friday, Oct. 7 – before Washington calmly placed a penalty-kick try into the right side of the goal to ultimately force overtime. The extra session was a quick one, as Washington scored again – this time on a 30-yard shot that beat 'keeper Katherine Boone and tucked under the crossbar (91:39).
Two days later, Washington helped set up Dani Allizzo's early goal vs. Xavier (13') and tacked on her third goal of the weekend for a 3-0 cushion early in the second half (55'; 5-0 final). La Salle already has tied the school record for wins in a season and is riding an 11-game winning streak.
Washington currently ranks second on the team with 19 points (8G-3A) in 13 starts, with four gamewinning goals. She and her teammates already have posted five wins by one-goal margins and have yielded only 41 shots-on-goal (3.2 per game). The Explorers have fashioned quite a turnaround from 2010, when they finished only a couple games above .500 (11-9-2) and went 4-4-1 in conference play.
A second team all-A10 performer in 2010, Washington racked up 12G-3A as a freshman while appearing in 21 games and starting 14 (she also earned A-10 all-rookie and all-tournament honors a year ago). She was a youth-soccer standout with the Hiberian Express FC club program and Pennington Prep.
All photos on this page courtesy of the respective schools.
CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #8 (Division I women)
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Oct. 3-9, 2011)
"It's not so much what your do, as it is when you do it."
DANIELLE BRUNACHE (California ... D ... Sr. ... Belmont, CA ... #22)
TARA CAMPBELL (Duke ... G ... Jr. ... Cincinnati, OH ... #1)
CHRISTINE EXETER (Louisville ... F ... So. ... Pickering, Ontario ... #22)
KRYSTYNA FREDA (Winthrop ... F ... Fr. ... Somerset, New Jersey ... #21)
ALINA GARCIAMENDEZ (Stanford ... D ... Jr. ... Fairview, Texas ... #4)
GENA INBUSCH (Vanderbilt ... F ... Fr. ... Upper Arlington, OH ... #17)
ZAINA MAYER (UMKC ... M ... Jr. ... Lincoln, NE ... #5)
LAURA McCALLA (Purdue ... M ... Sr. ... Fayetteville, GA ... #6)
CAROLINE MILLER (Virginia ... F ... Jr. ... Rockville, MD ... #10)
GENNA PETERSEN (East Tennessee State ... M ... Sr. ... Loveland, OH ... #12)
KRISTIN PLAYER (UNC Greensboro ... F ... 5th-Yr.-Sr. ... Placentia, CA ... #9)
ERIKA TYMRAK (Florida ... M ... Jr. ... Lakewood Ranch, FL ... #17)
KENDALL VanDINE (Fresno State ... D ... Sr. ... Brea, CA ... #4)
*RENEE WASHINGTON (La Salle ... F ... So. ... Ewing, NJ ... #18)
* – CS360 Primetime Player of the Week
Selection for the CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):
• Must have been playing in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or in a game involving a preseason conference favorite/leader), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification/participation.
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and 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.
California ... Defender ... Sr.
Belmont, California ... #2
Defensive leader who helped Bears allow only six shots-on-goal spanning pair of games, vs. cs360 #2 UCLA (0-0) and USC (2-0) ... member of Cal back line that limited Bruins to four shots-on-goal and three corner kicks ... helped hold UCLA All-American Sydney Leroux without a shot, in her 92 minutes on the field ... finished weekend by helping hold USC to a pair of shots-on-goal ... four-year starter (75 GP/72 GS) who combines good recovery speed with strong tackling and tough play in the air ... former member of the U.S. under-17 and u-18 youth national-team programs ... earned prep All-America honors as top player at St. Ignatius College Prep and with the Mountain View/Los Altos Mercury club program ... her father Jean Claude Brunache played soccer at Penn State.
Duke ... Goalkeeper ... Jr.
Cincinnati, Ohio ... #1
Continues to deliver big-game performances for ACC-leading Duke team that is on pace for the best season in the program's history (13-1-1; 5-0-1 ACC) ... most recently, posted seven clutch saves in 1-0 win at Boston College (cs360 #6) – after making quick adjustment to BC's tricky turf field ... had a busy night against the Eagles, who uncorked 16 total shots and threatened with eight corner kicks ... stepped up with another top performance against a top team, helping overcome the absence of two starters (including defender Erin Koballa, plus forward Mollie Pathman) .. set the Duke record for shutouts in a season (10) in that game, with her other season stats including a 0.34 goals-against avg. and .909 save pct. (both among the best in the nation) ... has allowed only one goal spanning the past eight games ... has amassed 24 career shutouts in three seasons with the Blue Devils ... earned second team all-ACC honors as a freshman ... product of Archbishop McNichols High School and the Ohio Soccer Academy.
Louisville ... Forward ... So.
Pickering, Ontario ... #22
Dynamic frontrunner who posted pair of two-goal games that both extended into double-overtime, 3-2 at Villanova and 2-1 at Georgetown (cs360 #33) – as Cardinals climbed atop the BIG EAST National Division (5-1-2; 7-5-3 overall) ... scored late game-tying goal at GU (79'), converting a pass from Angelika Uremovich with shot into lower-left corner ... ended that game in 102nd minute, after taking throw-in from Jennifer Jones and scoring into lower corner of far-left side ... her pair of clutch goals helped overcome subpar game from Louisville's overall possession game and lack of quality scoring chances ... two days earlier, similarly delivered tying goal in second half ('60) at Villanova, knocking in a rebound shot from Jordan Pawlik ... went on to give Cardinals lead in that game (78'), cashing in breakaway via another assist from Pawlik ... her team-leading nine goals this season (eight in past seven games) are most by a Louisville player since 2006 ... her three gamewinning goals this season include two pressure-packed OT goals (also Oct. 2 vs. South Florida) ... she and her Louisville teammates have played to OT in nine of their 15 games this season ... her 36 career points (16G-4A) include 7G-2A in 2010, when she was named BIG EAST rookie of the year ... three-sport standout at Pickering High School (also tennis and track&-field) while also playing for Canada's Under-17 National Team along with the Ajax Storm club program.
Winthrop ... Forward ... Fr.
Somerset, New Jersey ... #21
Exciting newcomer who sparked offense off the bench in pair of key Big South Conference victories: 2-0 vs. league favorite and two-time defending champs High Point, followed by a 3-2 overtime win over Liberty ... the weekend results gave Winthrop its first win over High Point since 2006 and first victory over the Flames since '07 ... ended scoreless game midway through second half vs. High Point (69'), connecting on Lia Gorden's thru-ball up the middle and beating 'keeper Andrea Ritchie on a shot to the far-post (held up as her team-leading fourth gamewinner of the season) ... helped clinch win with late pass (85') that set up Kylene Babauta's far-post chip shot ... two days later, her well-placed cross led to Courtney's Durbin empty-net goal vs. Liberty (43') – a valuable insurance goal as the Flames rallied to force OT ... her eight goals are tied atop the Big South charts ... product of Franklin High School and the Matchfit club program.
Stanford ... Defender ... Jr.
Fairview, Texas ... #4
Backbone of veteran Stanford defensive unit that continued its strong season during Pac-12 wins over USC (3-0) and cs360 #2 UCLA (4-1) ... combined with junior left back Rachel Quon, senior right back Camille Levin and fellow center back Kendall Romine (soph./DNP due to injury in '10) to allow only eight shots-on-goal in pair of games vs. the league's so-Cal schools ... helped throttle USC during shutout performance, with only seven total shots allowed (two on--goal) and three corner kicks ... leader of back line that shut out UCLA for final 62 minutes (Bruins scored at '18, with Cardinal already up 2-0) ... Stanford defense finished that showdown game with only six shots-on-goal allowed ... key factor in Stanford's dominating season that includes only five goals allowed (0.35 goals-against avg.) ... the Cardinal goal total (43) is only 15 below its shots-on-goal total allowed this season (58, or a lowly 2.3 per game) ... has started every game of her Stanford career (66), with Cardinal compiling 61-2-3 record i(.947) n that 2009-11 span ... an honorable mention pick in the talent-rich Pac-10 during 2010 season ... member of Mexican National Team ... product of Ursuline Academy and similarly dominating Dallas Texas club program (helped her Texans team win 2008 national title, after reaching final game in '07) ... her brother Erik was backup goalkeeper at Georgetown in 2008-10 seasons, while brother Kristian is a freshman D/M on the Davidson soccer team.
Vanderbilt ... Forward ... Fr.
Upper Arlington, Ohio ... #17
Delivered goal in double-overtime to hand LSU (cs360 #21) its first SEC loss of the season, 2-1 ... also factored into both goals of 2-0 win over Arkansas ... broke behind the LSU defense and latched into lead pass from Emily Grant before cashing in breakaway chance with chip to the far-post for dramatic gamewinner (103') ... provided well-placed service from left side, leading to Elizabeth Lillie's near-post volley that opened the scoring vs. Arkansas (61') ... set second goal in motion, with that score coming 91 seconds after the first (her low cross from the left found Lilllie, who went on to assist om Candace West's near-post goal) ... born in the soccer mecca of Sao Paulo, Brazil ... her father Ted Inbusch played basketball at Williams College while her brother Matthew was a member of the rowing team at Colgate.
UMKC ... Midfielder ... Jr.
Lincoln, Nebraska ... #5
Spirited leader of junior-dominated team that currently is tied atop the Summit League standings – highlighted by a huge 2-0 win over perennial league power Oakland (Oct. 9) – despite being picked to finish 9th in the 10-team league ... assisted on Taylor Bare's goal that gave the 'Roos early lead on the conference favorites (9') ... two days earlier, delivered in the clutch vs. IPFW – converting on a penalty kick late in regulation (88:20) for her third goal of the season (2-1 final, after trailing in the opening minutes thru 67') ... third-year starter (for program that began in 2009), with 20 career points (8G-2A in 50 career games played (43 starts) ... 2009-10 recipient of UMKC's Sam Davidson Award, presented annually to a student-athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of scholarship, sportsmanship and goodwill ... product of Lincoln North High School (played club soccer for team based in Omaha).
Purdue ... Midfielder ... Sr.
Fayettevillei, Georgia ... #6
Transfer from UAB who sparked team off the bench, assisting on both goals as Boilermakers gained a key boost to their Big Ten Tournament hopes with 2-1 comeback victory over Ohio State (cs360 #23) ... had not played since Sept. 23, due to injury ... made the most out of her 49 minutes on the field, helping set up pair of goals in span of 3:39 ... collected a right-flank service from Shae Desmond and flicked the ball on to Kellie Phillips for a game-tying tap-in ('35) ... minutes later, her leftside cross assisted on Kaitlyn Blacha's shot inside the left post ('38) ... the pair of big-game assists vs. OSU were her first points with Purdue ... three-year starter at Alabama Birmingham, where she totaled 33 points (22G-11A) ... earned second team all-Conference USA honors in 2010 (12G-6A) ... former standout at Starr's Mill Hight School and with the Concorde Fire Elite 90 South ... her sister Mandy McCalla is a member of the soccer team at the University of Mississippi.
Virginia ... Forward ... Jr.
Rockville, Maryland ... #10
Extended her penchant for scoring – in both quantity and quality – with pair of goals vs. Florida State (cs360 #11), as Cavaliers claimed key overtime victory in wide-open, 4-3 game that saw FSU tie the score three times ... delivered go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute and then scored an even bigger goal, betting the gamewinner at '93 ... gave Cavs 3-2 lead on 12-yard shot past 'keeper Taylor Vancil ... helped overcome FSU's tying goal in final minute of regulation by converting Lauren Alwine's cross on a running far-post header ... helped UVa finish with 16-7 shot edge and 8-2 corner-kick margin vs. Seminoles ... has scored the gamewinner in all three of Virginia's ACC victories this season (including 1-0, 2OT game vs. UNC) ... ranks as one of nation's top goalscorers (12G-3A) ... has taken on extended role this season, making 12 starts after totaling only 10 starts spanning her first two seasons (10G-8A; 34 GP) ... has 33 career points (22G-11A) ... made 10 starts as a sophomore (15 GP) before missing final seven games due to injury ... former member of various U.S. youth national teams ... earned prep All-America honors as star player with Walter Johnson High School and the McLean Freedom Club team (2007 national champs) ... her brother Austin played lacrosse at Navy.
East Tennessee State ... Midfielder ... Sr.
Loveland, Ohio ... #12
Led ETSU to the top of the Atlantic-Sun Conference standings, following wins over North Florida (2-1) and previous league-leader Jacksonville (3-0) – as Lady Bucs moved to 5-0-0 in A-Sun play for first time in program's 15-year history ... ended scoreless game in showdown with Jacksonville, scoring twice in second-half span of 3:29 ... alertly scored on rebound sequence vs. the Dolphins (64'), putting back Samantha Kron's deflected free-kick for eventual gamewinner vs. the Dolphins ... minutes later, she took leftside cross from Morgan Thomas and finished with shot over 'keeper ('68) ... two days earlier, scored for quick lead on UNF ('10), after receiving leftside cross (from Ramsey Kerns) in full-stride and lifted shot into net ... played the full 90 minutes in both games while helping extend team's winning streak to six games (best in the program's history), plus wins in 10 of past 11 games ... currently leads A-Sun with 22 points (9G-4A) ... has logged 58 career starts (66 GP) while totaling 34 points (12G-10A) ... product of Loveland High School and the Ohio Elite club program ... her brother Zak and sister Jessica both played soccer at Maryville College.
UNC Greensboro ... Forward ... 5th-Yr.-Sr.
Placentia, California ... #9
Totaled seven points (3G-1A) – including both late-minute gamewinner – as Southern Conference favorite UNCG returned to its customary spot atop the league standings (5-1-0), following road wins at The Citadel (4-2) and College of Charleston (2-1) ... the big weekend helped lessen the sting of a 1-6-0 record in challenging non-confernece play (plus an early league loss to Samford) ... scored both goals at College of Charleston, in showdown of SoCon co-leaders ... ran onto a Lauren Hein pass and beat 'keeper Cricket Wise for early goal at CofC (13'; second assist from Jaimey Etten) ... Spartans held that lead for most of the game, until Cougars tied it at 84' – but Player answered in the closing minutes (87:47; flick assist by Ashlee Willhelmsen) ... had 1G-1A two days earlier at The Citadel, including 84th-minute go-ahead score that was part of UNCG's second rally of the game (3-2; tapped in an Ashley Stokes cross) ... returned the favor to Stokes exactly a minute later for 4-2 final (second assist from Karin Sendel) ... that game had stood at 2-2 from early in the first half (16') ... has proven to be a valuable senior leader, with good mental and physical toughness ... her four gamewinning goals this season include three straight, all on the road (also Oct. 2, at Davidson) ... currently leads SoCon in points, goals and assists (7G-6A) ... ranks sixth in UNCG history with 31 career goals (83 pts; 21A; ) ... has started for parts of all four of her active seasons (70 GP/51 GS; DNP in 2010) ... a second team all-SoCon performer in 2009 (7G-6A) and a first-teamer in 2007 (also SoCon freshman of the year; 10G-5A) ... product of El Dorado High School and the West Coast club program.
Florida ... Midfielder ... Jr.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida ... #17
Dangerous offensive threat who factored into all three Florida goals (2G-1A), as the Gators posted 3-2 overtime win over Auburn (cs360 #20) in battle between the SEC divisional favorites ... scored pair of second-half, game-tying goals – the first coming on a 10-yard, leftfooted shot at 49' (assisted by Havana Solaun's long run that drew the defensive attention) ... Auburn retook the lead moments later, leading to her unassisted game-tying strike at '58 – after bringing ball down center of field and drilling 20-yard, leftfooted shot to the near-left corner ... a natural rightfooted player who also is threat with her left (as seen in both goals vs. the Tigers) ... served as decoy on winning goal (98'), taking pass from Holly King and drawing the defense as she maneuvered down center of field ... McKenzie Barney was making a crossing run through the top of the box and connected with a perfect ball sent into space on the left side (goal came on 6-yard, leftfooted shot inside the near-post) ... after the 5-point game vs. Auburn, now has 27 points for the season (11G-5A) and shares SEC goalscoring lead ... member of Florida team that has proven to be confident and calm in overtime situations ... helped team avoid letdown two days later, with 4-1 dominating win over Alabama ... already has reached the 20-goal, 20-assist distinction in her career (22G-25A; 69 points in 63 games/59 starts) ... a first team all-SEC performer and the SEC Tournament MVP in 2010 (6G-13A), after earning SEC all-freshman honors in '09 (5G-7A) ... one of top players on the 2008 U.S. Under-17 National Team (also trained with U-20 squad) ... prep All-American and rated as one of nation's top-10 incoming recruits in 2009, after starring for the elite IMG Academy soccer club.
Fresno State ... Defender ... Sr.
Brea, California ... #4
Veteran leader of Fresno State backline that shut down WAC co-favorite San Jose State in 1-0 victory, limiting the Spartans to nine total shots (only four on-goal) and a single corner kick) ... solo team captain who has played every second of the 2011 season (1,325:13) and has appeared in all 65 games during her Fresno career, starting all but one of them ... helped her team win intense game vs. Spartans, in rematch of the 2010 WAC championship battle that also was won by Fresno ... has been key part of 32 shutouts posted by the Bulldogs during her career, including seven this season (plus 1-1 game vs. Pepperdine team that had not lost this season until this past week) ... converted to defense as a freshman, when she earned second team all-WAC honors ... has totaled nine career points (1G-7A) ... named to WAC all-tournament team in 2009 ... Academic All-America candidate, majoring in communications disorder/speech disorder ... product of Brea Olinda High School and the OJSC Barcelona club program.
La Salle ... Forward ... So.
Ewing, New Jersey ... #18
Has helped Explorers go undefeated (12-0-1; 4-0-0 A-10) and climb into national rankings, with La Salle outscoring opposition 30-1 this season ... Dayton (cs360 #18) was far-and-away the team's toughest opponent faced thus far and the Flyers were less than 10 minutes from victory on Friday, Oct. 7 – before Washington calmly placed a penalty-kick try into right side of the goal to ultimately force OT (1-0) ... extra session was a quick one, as Washington scored again – this time on a 30-yard shot that beat 'keeper Katherine Boone and tucked under crossbar (91:39) ... two days later, shehelped set up Dani Allizzo's early goal vs. Xavier (13') and tacked on her third goal of the weekend for a 3-0 cushion early in the second half (55'; 5-0 final) ... La Salle already has tied the school record for wins in a season and is riding an 11-game winning streak ... second on team with 19 points (8G-3A) this season in 13 starts, with four gamewinning goals ... she and her teammates already have posted five wins by one-goal margins and have yielded only 41 shots-on-goal (3.2 per game) ... Explorers have fashioned quite a turnaround from 2010, when they finished only a couple games above .500 (11-9-2) and went 4-4-1 in conference play .... second team all-A10 performer in 2010, when she racked up 12G-3A as a freshman while appearing in 21 games and starting 14 (she also earned A-10 all-rookie and all-tournament honors a year ago) ... was a youth-soccer standout with the Hiberian Express FC club program and Pennington Prep.
* – Primetime Player of the Week