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Sept. 13, 2010                               contact: Pete LaFeur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

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.


Micaela Capelle A230


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.

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 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.

• 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)

* Capelle is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week.

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):  


Danielle Au A230

Danielle Au (left)
(South Carolina ... Fr. ... M ... Suwanee, GA)
Had a breakout performance at the Carolina Cup,  scoring in 2-0 win over in-state rival Clemson before delivering overtime strike that beat quality Furman squad ... became second SC freshman (first since '95) ever to score an overtime goal, scoring from 6-yards out on a header 52 seconds in to the second OT (with the assist from Christine Watts) ... two days earlier, she bounced on a deflected shot from classmate Elizabeth Sinclair and scored to help secure the win over Clemson (66') ... followed in footsteps of her sister Samanta (Kentucky; '07-'09) as a soccer player in the Southeastern Conference

McKenzie Barney A230
Florida ... Jr./So. ... M ... Sammamish, WA)
Ended top-10 showdown at #10 Florida State, doing so in stunning fashion as the Gators beat their in-state rival only 15 seconds into the first overtime (the quickest Florida goal ever to start a half or overtime period) ... the sequence included Holly King sending a pass out to Nicky Kit on the left sideline ... Kit pushed to forward to the endline and served the ball into the box ... Barney was being marked on both sides but managed to poke the ball inside the near-left post for her fifth goal of the season and third gamewinner ... earned CS360 Primetime Performer honors twice during the 2009 season, when she totaled eight goals (3 GWG) as a M/F ... missed all of the 2008 season due to an ACL knee injury ... crisscrossed the country (from WA to FL) to play for the Gators ... product of the Eastside FC program, where she was coached by former University of Portland All-American Michelle French.

Caitlin Bast A230
Kaitlin Bast (left)
(Denver ... So. ... F ... Centennial, CO)
Local talent who helped Sunbelt Conference favorite DU add to its non-conference resume during the past week, with wins over Drake (4-1), Washington State (3-1; @GON) and Gonzaga (2-1) ... the Pioneers will further add to their RPI this coming weekend in tournament action at CU (vs. UCLA and Purdue) before heading into league play ... scored twice in 5-minute span (52', 57') to help cap win over previously unbeaten Drake (took pass from Nicholette DiGiacoma and scored from top-left corner, on high shot far-post; then cashed in sequence via passes from Kalie Vaughn and Megan Flannery) ... added pair of goals vs. WSU – on 54th-min. PK that broke 1-1 tie and then another top-of-the box strike that clipped the far-right post (assisted by Vaughn) ... earned first team all-Sun Belt honors in 2009 (12G-7A).

Kiersten Berg A230

Kiersten Berg (left)
(Brown ... Fr. ... F ... Salt Lake City, UT)
Newcomer who came off bench to score both of team's goals, in 2-1 win over #34 Monmouth ... helped Bears post noteworthy early-season win (Brown's first game was Sept. 3, two weeks after most D-I teams started their seasons) ... opened scoring vs. Monmouth in closing seconds of first half (44:42), beating the 'keeper Lia Ferro to a rebound and converting a chip for 1-0 lead ... scored again (57') after latching onto lead pass from Gina Walker, splitting two defenders and beating Fierro on shot to right side.

Caitlin Blosser A230

(Princeton...So....M...Pacific Palisades, CA)
Scored overtime goal at Hartford (1-0) before factoring into three of Tigers' first four goals (1G-2A) for 6-3 win over #43 James Madison (favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Assoc. title) ... collected loose ball and scored in 97th minute, for win at Haftford ... helped open the scoring vs. JMU, assisting on close-range goal by Stephanie Iantorno (13') ... scored directly on free kick (22') for 3-0 lead in that game, adding assist on Jen Hoy's 38th-min. goal from in close (4-0) ... the six goals were the most scored by Princeton since 2004 (also most allowed by JMU since '04) ... earlier had 3A in Sept. 5 win over Seton Hall (3-1) ... has helped Princeton compile its first 3-game win streak since 2008 ... was an honorable mention all-Ivy League pick in 2009 (2G-5A).

Haley Boysen
Haley Boysen (left)
(USC ... Fr. ... M ... Moorpark, CA)
Rookie reserve who struck early in overtime, giving #29 USC a 1-0 win over #20 Auburn ... cashed in on a fast attack at 91:01, taking a feed from Courtney Garcia and sending home the gamewinner (USC's third OT game of the season) ... provided pair of key assists two days later, in 3-1 win over Northern Arizona squad picked to repeat as Big Sky Conference champs ... her slick dribbling helped work ball to Courtney Garcia, whose leftside cross led to Samantha's Johnson's header for 1-0 lead on NAU (23') ... later latched onto corner-kick scramble and nudged ball to classmate Mia Bruno, whose blast capped the 3-1 win (83').   

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Micaela Capelle (left)
(CS360 Primetime Player of the Week)
(Portland ... Fr. ... M ... Gresham, OR)
Made the most of her first two career starts, leading the unbeaten Pilots to wins over a pair of CS360 top-50 teams (2-1 vs. #26 Rutgers; 4-2 vs. #35 Penn State) ... opened the scoring vs. Rutgers and then assisted on the gamewinner in the closing minutes of regulation (85') ... was inserted as a starter to help spark the offense (All-American Danielle Foxhoven had only a pair of goals through six games, after totaling 25 in 2009 ... did not disappoint in her starting role, scoring in 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 led to a cross into the box – with Capelle beating 'keeper Emmy Simpkins to the ball to assist on Halley Kreminski's gamewinner (on a header-header sequence; 85') ... two days later, scored the eventual gamewinning goal, as Portland battled back from a pair of deficits vs. a pesky PSU squad ... 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 ... her 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.

Allysha Chapman A230

(LSU ... Jr. ... DM ... Courtice, Ontario)
Defensive midfielder who led LSU to pair of shutouts (0-0 at #13 BYU, in front of raucous crowd of 3,000-plus, and 1-0 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) ... the team's defensive performance at BYU was especially noteworthy, as the Cougars were held to four shots on goal (BYU entered the game averaging three goals per game) ... helped lock down standouts Carlee Payne and Jennie Marshall, who had combined for eight goals prior to facing LSU (the duo had one SOG vs. the Tigers) ... earned second team all-SEC honors in 2009 ... played at Alabama-Birmingham during the 2008 season ... member of Canada's Under-20 National Team ... 


Kelli Corless A230
Kelli Corless (left)
(Georgia ... Sr. ... D ... Acworth, GA)
Four-year starter and set-play specialist whose pair of long crosses set up goals in west-coast action, as Bulldogs dropped overtime heartbreaker at #2 Stanford (2-1) before playing to 1-1 tie at #12 Santa Clara (also at Stanford, a virtual home game for SCU) ... Marah Falle settled the cross from Corless and scored on chip over 'keeper Kira Maker for early 1-0 lead at  Stanford (15' ... the Cardinal rallied to tie the game in the 79th minute and won in the 100th) ... two days later, her high arcing pass found Jamie Pollock for an 81st-minute header goal past 'keeper Bianca Henninger and into the left-corner (1-1) ... has logged 68 career starts ... earned first team all-SEC and SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2007. 

Sinead Farrelly A230
(Virginia ... Sr. ... M ... Haverton, PA)
Veteran leader whose strong play led Cavaliers to impressive wins over #30 Texas (4-0) and America East favorite Boston University (3-0) ... directed Virginia squad that dominated possession and scoring chances, as the Cavs finished the weekend with a 41-9 shot edge during the two games, plus 19-5 in shots-on-goal and 12-4 in corner kicks ... opened the scoring vs. the Longhorns (51'), taking a pass from Lauren Alwine and cutting a shot inside the near-post (17-3 SH/11-1 SOG/5-2 CK) ... scored game's first goal at similar time vs. BU (56'), knocking in her own rebound ...  capped win over Terriers after running into a Kate Norbo header and scoring far-post (73' ... 24-6 SH/8-4 SOG/7-2 CK) ... has totaled 24 career goals and 16 assists in 75 career games (all starts) at Virginia ... a 2009 All-American and 2007 Freshman All-American, in addition to earning first team all-ACC honors in each of the past three seasons.

Makenna Henry

Makenna Henry (left)
(UC Santa Barbara ... Fr. ... G ... Fountain Valley, CA)
Newcomer in nets who helped halt #11 UCLA's 65-game home win streak (nation's longest active streak), in a 1-1 game vs. the Bruins ... made seven saves in that game, with her only goal allowed in the 110 minutes coming on a penalty kick in the 67th minute (the foul initially was signaled outside the box) ... earlier had stopped a PK, in the first half ... was on her toes throughout the game, as UCLA launched 30 total shots and five corner kicks ... UCSB's other game during the past week (vs. LMU) was postponed ... received the USYSA's prestigious Golden Glove Award in 2006, while playing with Slammers FC.

Casey Mercurio

(DePaul ... Jr./So. ... D ... Cincinnati, OH)
Talented defender who has helped fill the void caused by injuries to pair of starters on the back line ... helped Blue Demons play to 1-1 tie at #46 Michigan State before positing fourth shutout of season, 2-0 vs. upstart Drake squad ... key member of DePaul program's continuing emergence (won total of only 12 games from 2006-08 (4-15-0 in '08) before going 10-9-2 in '09 and starting 4-2-2 this season ... combined with 'keeper Claire Hanold and fellow defenders Rebekah Roller, Kyle Nordness and Beth Perry in holding back potent MSU offense (led by All-American Laura Heyboer) ... fearless defender, noted for her athleticism and strong play in the air ... served as a starting center back in 2008 before missing nine months (all of '09 season) die to injury.

Alex Morgan A230

Alex Morgan (left)
(California ... Sr. ... F ...Diamond Bar, CA)
One of the youngest members of the current U.S. National Team player pool and co-leading scorer in Division I women's soccer this season, with nine goals (in six games, with Cal off to 4-0-2 start) ... played lead role in crushing 6-0 win over #36 Long Beach, factoring into each of the first three goals (2G-1A) ... provided cross on Rachel Mercik's 1-touch goal (17') ... six minutes later, Betsy Hassett worked the ball to Mercik, whose pass assisted on Morgan's goal into the left side of the net (23') ... scored again 31 seconds into the second half, after taking a pass from Lauren Battung, dribbling around a defender and burying shot into right-corner ... has totaled nearly 100 points (96, with 40 goals and 16 assists) in 61 career games at Cal (56 starts) ... earned first team all-Pac-10 honors as a junior.







Melanie Raimo A230

Melanie Raimo (left)
(Florida International ... Jr ... G ...Tampa, FL)
Rose to the challenge in pair of road games vs. ACC teams, making nine saves in scoreless game at #14 Duke before having another strong effort in 1-0 loss at N.C. State ... was under siege throughout the 200 minutes of action, as the Blue Devils and Wolfpack combined to launch 46 total shots (16 on goal) and 19 corner kicks (9 by Duke) ... played lead role as part of first team to shut out Duke in the 2010 season ... started all 19 of FIU's games as a freshman (5 starts in '09)



Jenna Richmond A230

(UCLA ... Fr. ... M ... Centreville, VA)
Consensus #1 recruit in the nation for 2010 season ... shined on big stage by scoring in regulation and again in overtime, as #11 Bruins edged #3 Notre Dame (both teams were 2009 NCAA semifinalists) ... knocked in an Ariana Martinez blocked shot for lead on the Irish (20') ... ended the game in the 95th minute, redirecting a cross from her classmate Martinez (one-timer, high into the net) ... member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team.

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


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).

 editor@collegesoccer360.com