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Release: Nov. 17, 2010
Contact: 
Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

University of Washington senior goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (Lakewood, Wash.) has been named the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com for the week featuring NCAA first- and second-round games (Nov. 11-14). LaFontaine-Kussmann – who played her first two seasons at the University of California (2007-08) and has one season of eligibility remaining after 2010 – is joined by 12 other players in comprising the most recent CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see full list below), the 13th group of honorees for the 2010 season.

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Washington senior goalkeeper
Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (left).

In the first round of the NCAA Championship (at Portland), the UW 'keeper made five saves while shutting out a surging Oklahoma team that nearly won the Big 12 tournament (edged in PKs). Two days later, after the 4-0 win over OU, LaFontaine-Kussmann rose to the challenge versus the host Pilots – racking up 13 saves in regulation and overtime, as the Huskies pushed one of the nation's four #1 seeds into a penalty-kick shootout (Portland scored in the 28th minute but was blanked for the final 82 minutes of game time).

During the decisive shootout, LaFontaine-Kussmann saved Portland's second try (by Keelin Winters) – but a miss by one of her UW teammates in the fourth round led to a 4-4 PK score through the minimum five kicks. The drama progressed to sudden-death PK rounds and LaFontaine-Kussmann even took her turn witch a kick, converting in the 9th round as the teams traded successful PKs from the 5th through 10th rounds. 

The Huskies then converted for the seventh straight round, when the order reset and Kate Deines sent home her PK for the second time in the marathon shootout. Portland's initial first shooter, Jessica Tsao, returned to the PK spot and tried to become the seventh straight Pilots player to convert with the game on the line – but LaFontaine-Kussmann dove to her right for the save that sent Washington to the NCAA round-of-16 for the first time since 2004.

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

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.
• Must have been playing in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or a conference favorite/leader), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification.
• Exhibited strong leadership and/or 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.

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #13
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... NCAA 1st/2nd rounds; Nov. 11-14, 2010)
                       "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

   Katie Bethke  (Minnesota ... F ... Sr. ... Eau Claire, MN ... #3)
..... Doubled her season total w/ 3G in NCAA opening weekend ... had 2G (54'/71') in 4-2 comeback vs. Creighton ... scored unassisted ('76) for 2-0 final vs. national seed TX A&M
   Lauren Fowlkes  (Notre Dame ... F/D ... Sr. ... Lee's Summit, MO ... #9)
..... Versatile talent who factored into 5-of-7 goals after shift from central D to forward ... had 2G vs. New Mexico (56'/71' to cap 3-0 win), then 1G-2A vs. USC (9' for 2-0 lead; 4-0)
   Coco Goodson  (UC Irvine ... D ... Jr. ... Ramona , CA ... #23)
..... Transfer from Texas who helped limit Ariz. St. (2-1; 5 SOG) & nat'l seed Wake Forest (2-0; 2 SOG) to 7 combined shots-on-goal & no corners (scored at 71' for 2-0 final vs. WF)
   Maggie Kistner  (Virginia ... D ... Jr. ... St. Louis, MO ... #16)
..... Member of D that held Lehigh (3/2/1) & So.Carolina (4/2/0) to 9 combined shots/4 SOG & 1 CK in pair of 3-0 wins ... 1st goal of season ended late scoreless game vs. Lehigh (67')
   *Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann  (Washington ... G ... Sr./Jr. ... Lakewood, WA ... #1)
..... Made 13 saves in regulation/OT & two more in marathon shootout (also made UW's 9th PK), as Huskies eliminated one of nation's four #1 seeds, Portland (1-1; 9-8 in 11 PKs)
   Monica Lam-Feist  (Wisconsin ... M ... So. ... Surrey, BC ... #14)
..... Assisted on Kodee Williams' GWG (68') vs. Milwaukee (2-1) and had 2G (66'/67' for 2-1 lead) vs. host/national seed Marquette (2-2; 4-5 PKs) ... converted her try in PK shootout
   Kristen Mewis  (Boston College ... M ... So. ... Hanson, MA ... #19)
..... Her corner-cross assisted on Julia Bouchelle late header/GWG ('82) vs. Boston U. (2-1) ...  opened scoring vs. Hofstra (18') & assisted on Stephanie Wirth goal to cap 3-0 win (61')
   Carson Michalowski  (Oklahoma State ... D ... So. ... Plano, TX ... #13)
..... Her first goal of season was late GWG (82') in 2nd round vs. Oregon St. (2-1) ... helped lead team to pair of 2-1 comebacks, vs. Michigan (2 SOG allowed) and OSU (3 SOG/1 CK)
   Lisa Philbin  (Marquette ... F ... So. ... Lansdale, PA ... #7)
..... Reserve frontrunner who came off the bench to score huge goal on far-post flick (68') that tied Wisconsin, 2-2 (Marquette later advance to the round-of-16, in PK shootout)
   Ashley Rape  (Duke ... D ... Jr./So. ... Dallas, TX ... #23)
..... Part of D that allowed only one goal vs. Cal (2-1) & nat'l seed Florida (0-0; 4-2 PKs) ... free-kick assist on Kaitlyn Kerr GWG vs. Cal (72') ... helped limit each opponent to 3 SOG
   Bri Rodriguez  (West Virginia ... M ... So. ... Aurora, IL ... #4)
..... First team all-BIG EAST performer who had 2G in NCAA opener (2-0 vs. Morehead St.), then assisted on Meghan Lewis' eventual gamewinner vs. Penn St. (2-1)
   Tanya Taylor  (UC Irvine ... F ... Sr. ... Buena Park, CA ... #3)
..... Assisted on both Devin Delarosa goals (72'/74') in 2-1 comeback vs. Arizona St. ... scored early (12') & assisted on CoCo Goodson goal (71') vs. nat'l seed Wake Forest (2-0)
   Ingrid Wells  (Georgetown ... M ... Sr./Jr. ... Upper Montclair, NJ ... #9)
Elite midfielder and youth national-team member who led impressive effort at Maryland (one of four #1 nat'l seeds), with 18-13 GU shot edge (7-2 SOG/12-7 CKs) as Hoyas advanced 1-1/3-2 PKs (made GU's first PK) ... also scored in 1st round vs. Siena (5-1)
* LaFontaine-Kussmann is the Primetime Player of the Week

The week-13 Primetime Performers of the Week include: four forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and the goalkeeper LaFontaine-Kussmann ... five seniors, three juniors and five sophomores ... two players each who are natives of California, Missouri and Texas, plus one each from the home states/provinces of British Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington
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Note: action-photo collage below includes player sorted by last name (left-to-right; top-to-bottom)  ...  all photos courtesy of the respective schools ... full info./bio. capsules for all 13 players may be added at a later date, time permitting.

Katie Bethke A230
Lauren Fowlkes A230












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Maggie Kistner A230
















Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann A230
Monica Lam-Feist A230





















Kristen Mewis A230
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Lisa Philbin A230
Ashley Rape A230



















Bri Rodriguez A230

Tanya Taylor A230B














Ingrid Wells A230








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