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CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of Week #4 (Sept. 6-12)
Portland newcomer Micaela Capelle leads week-4 Primetime honorees.
University of Portland freshman forward Micaela Capelle (Greshham, Ore.) has been named the national Primetime Player of the Week, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com for the first full week of September (6th-12th). Capelle is joined by 14 other players, in comprising the week-4 CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week.
Capelle made the most of her first two career starts over the weekend, leading the unbeaten Pilots to wins over a pair of teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (2-1 vs. #26 Rutgers; 4-2 vs. #35 Penn State).
After opening the scoring in the game vs. Rutgers, Capelle assisted on the gamewinner in the closing minutes of regulation (85'). Two days later, she scored the eventual gamewinning goal – via a steal and 1-v-1 chance with the 'keeper – as Portland battled back from a pair of deficits vs. a pesky Penn State squad.
Capelle was inserted as a starter to help spark the Pilots offense (All-American Danielle Foxhoven had only a pair of goals through six games, after totaling 25 in 2009) – and the rookie did not disappoint, scoring in the 16th minute vs. Rutgers. Taylor Brooks found Keelin Winters at the top of the box and Winters played the ball to the right side, with Capelle then placing her running one-touch shot inside the far-left post (despite the sharp angle).
With overtime looming, Elli Reed's deep run down the left side led to a cross into the box – with Capelle then beating Rutgers 'keeper Emmy Simpkins to the ball to assist on Halley Kreminski's gamewinner (on a header-header sequence; 85').
Two days later, Capelle scored the eventual gamewinning goal, as Portland battled back from a pair of deficits vs. a pesky Penn State squad. With the game deadlocked at 2-2, the high-scoring freshman chased down a loose ball and beat pair of defenders into the penalty area before scoring past 'keeper Krissy Tribbett on shot to right side. Capelle's six goals this season lead a Pilots team this is off to an 8-0-0 start for the third time in the program's history.
• Bonus consideration is given for key performances away from team's home field.
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.
The other 14 players on the week-4 Primetime Performer list include: South Carolina fr. F Danielle Au (Suwanee, Ga.) ... Florida jr. midfielder McKenzie Barney (Sammamish, Wash.) ... Denver so. F Kaitlin Bast (Centennial, Colo.) ... Brown fr. F Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, Utah) ... Princeton so. M Caitlin Blosser (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) ... USC fr. M Haley Boysen (Moorpark, Calif.) ... LSU jr. defender Allysha Chapman (Courtice, Ontario) ... Georgia sr. D Kelli Corless (Acworth, Ga.) .. Virginia sr. M Sinead Farrelly (Haverton, Pa.) ... UC Santa Barbara fr. goalkeeper Makenna Henry (Fountain Valley, Calif.) ... DePaul so. D Casey Mercurio (Cincinnati, Ohio) ... California sr. F Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar, Calif.) ... Florida International jr. G Melanie Raimo (Tampa, Fla.) ... and UCLA fr. M Jenna Richmond (Centreville, Va.).
The 15 selections include four forwards, seven midfielders, two defenders and two goalkeepers. They feature three seniors, four juniors, two sophomores and six freshmen. Four of the players are California natives, with the other 11 hailing from 10 different home states/provinces: two from Georgia, plus one each from: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #4 (Sept. 6-12, 2010)
(Division I women's soccer; presented by CollegeSoccer360.com)
Danielle Au (South Carolina ... M ... Fr. ... Suwanee, GA ... #12)
McKenzie Barney (Florida ... M ... Jr./So. ... Sammamish, WA ... #4)
Kaitlin Bast (Denver ... F ... So. ... Centennial, CO ... #9)
Kiersten Berg (Brown ... F ... Fr. ... Salt Lake City, UT ... #14)
Caitlin Blosser (Princeton ... M ... So. ... Pacific Palisades, CA ... #22)
Haley Boysen (USC ... M ... Fr. ... Moorpark, CA ... #6)
*Micaela Capelle (Portland ... F ... Fr. ... Greshman, OR ... #19)
Allysha Chapman (LSU ... DM ... Jr. ... Courtice, Ontario ... #4)
Kelli Corless (Georgia ... D ... Sr. ... Acworth, GA ... #15)
Sinead Farrelly (Virginia ... M ... Sr. ... Haverton, PA ... #17)
Makenna Henry (UC Santa Barbara ... G ... Fr. ... Fountain Valley, CA ... #00)
Casey Mercurio (DePaul ... D ... Jr./So. ... Cincinnati, OH ... #3)
Alex Morgan (California ... F ... Sr. ... Diamond Bar, CA ... #13)
Melanie Raimo (Florida International ... G ... Jr. ... Tampa, FL ... #1)
Jenna Richmond (UCLA ... M ... Fr. ... Centreville, VA ... #7)
All photos courtesy of the respective schools.
CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #4 (Sept. 6-12, 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 first full week of September (rankings below refer to CS360 Composite National Rankings; class years indicate academic status and some players may have an additional year of eligibility):
(CS360 Primetime Player of the Week)
The CS360 Primetime Performer awards made their debut at the start of the 2009 season and now have spanned 16 total weeks of competition. Stanford players have combined for 15 Primetime Performer honors during those 15 weeks, followed by: 11 from North Carolina; nine from UCLA; eight each from Santa Clara and Virginia; seven each from Florida State, Penn State, Boston College and Portland; six each from San Diego, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Florida; five each from Virginia Tech, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Duke, Ohio State, Wake Forest and California; four each from nine teams (St. John's, Michigan State, Maryland, BYU, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and USC); and three each from several other teams (among them: UCF, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rutgers, Missouri, West Virginia, Purdue and Milwaukee).