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Aug. 24, 2010                               contact: Pete LaFeur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week #1  (Aug. 20-22)

BC 'keeper Jillian Mastroianni headlines clutch performers on opening weekend.


Mastroianni action

Boston College junior goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni (Durham, Conn.) headlines the first group of Primetime Performers for the 2010 Division I women's soccer season, as presented by CollegeSoccer360.com. 


Mastroianni – whose 10 saves in the 1-1 tie vs. #2 Stanford included several game-changing plays – is joined by 12 other players from around the country, in comprising the first group of 2010 honorees for the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (full list below).


Boston College junior goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni (above) turned in several highlight-reel plays during her 10-save performance vs. the potent #2-ranked Stanford squad (1-1 tie).


Selection 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 a preseason conference favorite), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification.
• Involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, team leadership, 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.


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Sydney Leroux (left)


The other 12 players on the week-1 Primetime Performer list include two junior forwards – UCLA's Sydney Leroux and Milwaukee's Sarah Hagen – who each were named to the CS360 Primetime Performer list twice during the 2009 season. Others among the 2010 opening-week Primetimer honorees include: Siena so. F Caitlin Cahalan ... UC Irvine jr. F/M Courtney "CoCo" Johnson ... Virginia sr. F Meghan Lenczyk ... Duke sr. D Molly Lester ... Santa Clara sr. F Anessa Patton ... San Diego fr. F Devany Savage ... Penn State jr. D Emma Thomson ... Florida fr. F Taylor Travis ... Akron so. F Katie Wise ... and North Carolina jr. D Rachel Wood.


All photos courtesy of the respective schools.

 


CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #1 
(Aug. 20-22, 2010)


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


CollegeSoccer360 is pleased to honor these players who came through for their teams, delivering in the clutch during the opening weekend of the 2010 season (rankings below refer to CS360 Composite National rankings; class years indicate academic status and some players may have an additional year of eligibility):


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Caitlin Cahalan  (left)
(Siena ... So.; F ... Cohoes, NY)
Had hand in both Siena regulation goals, as Saints overcame 7th-minute deficit and bounced back from UConn's 88th-minute tying goal to upset homestanding #39 Huskies (3-2/OT) ... her 53rd-minute free kick produced a blown clear and putback goal by Cara Riley (1-1) ... scored go-ahead goal 69 seconds later, after chasing down thru-ball on the right side and blasting shot off a defender and into the net ... 2009 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-rookie of the year (Siena is picked 3rd in the MAAC for 2010). 

Courtney "CoCo" Goodson  (action photo not currently available; headshot at right)
(UC Irvine ... Jr.; F ... Ramona, CA)
Transfer from the University of Texas who made a big impact in her first career start with the Anteaters, scoring the equalizer at #20 California with only 1:46 left in regulation (ended 2-2) – on a free kick that bent around the Cal wall ... logged all 110 minutes to help Irvine head home with the solid opening-week result ... also played as a reserve in opening win over Idaho (2-1) ... earned spot on the 2008 Big 12 Conference All-Rookie Team (totaled 8G-6A in her two seasons at Texas) ... has returned to her home state, where her club career has included being a key member of the Camarillo-based Eagles team that won three U.S. National Soccer Championships (U-14s, 17s and 23s, in 2004, '07 and '10) ... the Colorado Rush (1999-2001) are the only other women's team ever to win three USYSA/USASA national titles.    

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Sarah Hagen  (left)
(Milwaukee... Jr.; F ... Appleton, WI)
Prolific scorer who registered 49th career goal in 45th game, scoring at 1:49 for quick lead at #32 Ohio State (Panthers went on to win, 2-1) ... that result – versus the Big Ten favorites on their home field – could prove valuable to Milwaukee on NCAA selection day.

Sydney Leroux  (UCLA...Jr.; F...Vancouver, BC)
First player in UCLA history ever to post multiple 4-goal games in her career, after notching 1st-half hat trick and scoring in 84th minute vs. Cal Poly (7-0 win for the #3 Bruins) ... proven offensive talent for various U.S. and Canadian youth national teams ... scored 23G for UCLA in 2009 All-America season.

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Meghan Lenczyk  (left)  
(Virginia ... Sr.; F ... McLean, VA)
Delivered consecutive 2-goal games as #12 UVa ran away from pair of conference favorites (4-0 vs. Liberty; 6-0 vs. Colgate) ... also had assist in opening win over the Flames ... her 28 career goals include 11 as a sophomore (7 in 2009).

Molly Lester  (Duke...Sr.; M...Atlanta, GA)
Rose to occasion in first career start – while playing in home state – with her first career goal (13') holding up for #30 Duke's 1-0 win at #34 Georgia ... settled Rebecca Allen's leftside cross and scored on 15-yd shot inside far-left post ... had appeared in only 12 games in Duke career (1 shot), missing '07 and '09 due to knee injuries.

Jillian Mastroianni  (CS360 Primetime Player of the Week) 
(Boston College ... Jr.; G ... Durham, CT)
Came ready to play in big matchup vs. #2 Stanford, making 10 saves as the #6 Eagles ended the Cardinal's 21-game regular-season winning streak (dating back to a 1-0 loss at UCLA, on Oct. 31, 2008) in a 1-1 thriller ... the tie provided some redemption for a BC team that saw its 2009 season end in an NCAA quarterfinal at Stanford ... in Friday's rematch (Aug. 20), she helped keep Stanford All-American Christen Press off the scoresheet (Press racked up 21 goals and 16 assists in '09) ... her one-handed deflection saved Lindsay Taylor's 10-yard shot in opening minute ... had a pair of key stops vs. Press later in the half (one on a point-blank shot; the other was tipped over the crossbar) ... added two huge plays in overtime, smothering Mariah's Nogueria diving header with 2:05 left in the game and then tipping Morgan Redman's header over the crossbar ... earned second team all-ACC honors on 2009.

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Anessa Patton  (left) 
(Santa Clara ... Sr.; F ... Fresno, CA)
Veteran frontrunner who helped #9 Broncos recover from 75th-min. goal by San Jose St., factoring into pair of late scores as SCU stunningly won in regulation (1-0) ... assisted on tying goal in 83rd minute, when her floating header from edge of box led to freshman Sarah Jackson's shot poked past onrushing 'keeper Meghan Maiwald ... scored her own goal three minutes later, via strong rightside service from Julie Johnston ... executed a waist-high, instep volley for the dramatic goal ... also helped beat San Diego State in 1-0 opener.    

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Devany Savage  (left)   
(San Diego... Fr.; F ... San Diego, CA)
Newcomer and 5-foot-2 sparkplug who scored big goal in her first game with #35 Toreros, producing 1-0 win at #18 USC (the Toreros' first win ever at USC) ... connected with cross from Stephanie Ochs for 59th-minute header goal.

Emma Thomson  
(Penn St. ... Jr.; D ... Nottingham, England)
Battled-tested center back who helped direct a Penn State defense that held homestanding #30 West Virginia to a pair of shots on goal and four corner kicks (#13 PSU had 11 CKs), affording Nittany Lions the chance for 2-1 OT win (PSU's first win at regional rival WVU since 2003).


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Taylor Travis  (left)   
(Florida ... Fr.; F ... Cary, NC)
Gators newcomer who experienced the thrill of scoring goal with 3:48 left in second/final overtime, as #11 Florida emerged with 2-1 win over in-state rival and #41 Miami (which beat eventual NCAA champ UNC in '09) ... also assisted on McKenzie Barney's goal early in the second half (Miami tied the game minutes later) and helped post 2-0 win at #29 UCF ... cashed in on 107th-minute passes from Barney and Holly King, calmly sending a 7-yard shot inside the far post ... joined current junior Tahnai Annis as the second Florida player ever to deliver her first career goal with the Gators in overtime ... one of eight Florida players ever to score in her first career game ... current member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team Player Pool.


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Katie Wise  (left)   
(Akron ... So; F ... Wexford, PA)
Offensive reserve who delivered late in the game versus Missouri Valley Conference favorite Illinois State, turning in a hat trick in a span of only 3:07 to transform a scoreless battle into a shocking 3-0 upset ...  opened the scoring in the 82nd minute, after taking a chest pass from Kelly DeNiro and sliding shot past the 'keeper Mara Kremenovic ... 78 seconds later, dribbled into the box and slotted home her second goal – followed by a third goal, in the 85th minute (connected with longball from Paige Foughty and flipped shot over charging Kremenovic) ... needed only 187 seconds of game time to piece together the second hat trick in the program's history. 

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Rachel Wood  (left; from 2008 season)
(North Carolina .. Jr./D .. Laguna Niguel, CA)
Promising talent who has returned to the UNC program after missing all of the 2009-10 school year due to illness ... logged all 180 minutes at the challenging center back position, as #1 Tar Heels opened season with pair of impressive 3-0 wins over #8 Texas A&M and #38 Michigan State (both at A&M's raucous Aggie Soccer Stadium) ... helped limit the talented A&M and MSU offense to a combined three shots on goal (all by A&M) and six total corner kicks during the weekend action ... six-foot presence who filled spot occupied the past two seasons by All-American Whitney Engen ...   

Note: rankings above refer to CS360 Composite National rankings; class years indicate academic status (may have additional year of eligibility).


The 13 selections includes three seniors, six juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen. Four of the players – Goodson, Patton, Savage and Wood – are California natives, with the other nine hailing from nine different home states/provinces/foreign countries: Connecticut, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, British Columbia and England.


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Molly Lester (left)


The CS360 Primetime Performer awards made their debut at the start of the 2009 season and now have spanned 13 total weeks of competition. Stanford players have combined for 14 Primetime Performer honors spanning those 13 weeks, followed by: 10 from North Carolina; eight each from UCLA and Santa Clara; seven each from Florida State, Penn State, Virginia and Boston College; six from San Diego; five each from Portland, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Duke and Florida; four each from five teams (Ohio State, St. John's, California, Michigan State and Wake Forest); and three each from 14 other teams (BYU, UCF, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rutgers, USC, Missouri, West Virginia, Purdue, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Maryland, Oklahoma State and Milwaukee).


Headshots for each of the 13 players are included in the righthand sidebar.


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Penn State's Emma Thomson (left)

















 

 editor@collegesoccer360.com