Primetime Performers

UC Irvine Freshman Goalkeeper Jennifer Randazzo Headlines Opening-Weekend CS360 Primetime Performers

Release: Aug. 22, 2011        Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

UC Irvine freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Randazzo (San Jose, Calif.) – fresh off an impressive shutout at Texas A&M – has been named the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week, as announced by CollegeSoccer360.com. The Primetime designation recognizes players based on situational factors involving their performances during the past week (such as quality of opponent, clutch play, leadership, etc.), rather than solely on raw stats (see full listing of criteria below).

Randazzo leads the way among the opening-weekend honorees on the CS360 Primetime Performers, with the seven others including: Tennessee sophomore forward Caroline Brown (Hershey, Pa.) ... Duke junior goalkeeper Tara Campbell (Cincinnati, Ohio) ... Virginia Tech junior midfielder Kelly Conheeney (Ridgewood, N.J.) ... Portland senior forward Danielle Foxhoven (Littleton, Colo.) ... Loyola Marymount sophomore forward Tawni Martino (Irvine, Calif.) ... San Diego senior forward Stephanie Ochs (San Diego, Calif.) ... and Wake Forest sophomore forward Katie Stengel (Melbourne, Fla.).

See below for information on all eight honorees, with action photos included (headshots located in right-sidebar).

Randazzo posted her impressive road shutout at one of college soccer's top home atmospheres, as Irvine emerged from #14 Texas A&M with a 1-0 victory (in front of nearly 1,600 fans). The taltented rookie faced plenty of traffic throughout the game, as the Aggies totaled 21 shots  (7 on frame) and 11 corner kicks. Her seven saves included denying an Annie Kunz header ('20), stopping a strong shot from Kelly Monogue ('37), and then making two huge plays to deny Briana Brinson – a diving save on shot from 7-yds (66') and a point-blank rebound stop minutes later ('71).

In the process of helping secure the biggest road win in the UCI program's history, Randazzo and her teammates overcame a 21-5 shot edge by the Aggies (7-3 SOG; 11-2 CKs). Two days earlier, vs. Texas San Antonio (also at A&M), she made four saves while keeping her team in the game – before Natalie Ledezma's 88th-minute goal delivered 2-1 win over UTSA team that returns several top players from its 2010 NCAA Tournament team. Known for her all-around quality skills and big-save performances during her prep/youth career, Randazzo totaled 39 career shutouts at Presentation High School and played on the club level with the DeAnza Force and MVLA Avalanche (winner of the past two NorCal titles).

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, 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.

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2010 

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2009 (D-I women)

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #1
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Aug. 19-21, 2011)

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

Caroline Brown A 225

CAROLINE BROWN 
Tennessee ... Forward ... So.
Hershey, Pennsylvania ... #25

Scored both gamewinners during her three-goal weekend, as Vols banked a pair of key road wins vs. Big 12 teams, in quest to return to NCAAs for first time since 2008 (2-1/OT at Kansas; 3-1 at #39 Oklahoma) ... calmly converted OT penalty kick for dramatic win at KU (98') ... delivered first multiple-goal game of her career in win at Oklahoma (coming off appearance in 2010 Big 12 title game and trip to NCAAs) ... broke tie in that game with impressive hard-angle shot from right edge of box, over 'keeper and into upper-left corner (60') ... added insurance goal (65') on rebound sequence, after initial shot from Iyana Moore ... helped Vols open 2-0 on the road for first time since 2000. 

Tara Campbell A 200

TARA CAMPBELL  
Duke ... Goalkeeper ... Jr.
Cincinnati, Ohio ... #1

Third-year starter who showed her veteran poise during six-save shutout of #25 South Carolina, 2-0 (including huge 1-v-1 kick-stop to preserve 1-0 lead in the 64th minute) ... posted similar 2-0 win over Patriot League favorite Army two days earlier (her 16th career shutout) ... earned second team all-ACC honors as a freshman.











Kelly Conheeney A 225

KELLY CONHEENEY  
Virginia Tech ... Midfielder ... Jr. 
Ridgewood, New Jersey ... #13

Veteran leader in the midfield who played key role during pair of quality wins, as Hokies posted 4-0 victory over Southern Conference favorite UNC Greensboro (cs360 #33) before 3-1 home win over Colonial Conference favorite James Madison ... led domination of possession vs. UNCG (19-4 shots, 10-2 shots-on-goal, 7-2 corners) while scoring twice – opening score with PK late in first half (44') before notching third goal on shot from right wing (58') ... has scored in all three season openers during her career ... helped Hokies create more scoring chances in win at JMU (15-11 shots; 9-3 SOG) while providing free-kick assist on Shannon Mayrose's tying goal (38').  

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DANIELLE FOXHOVEN  
Portland ... Forward ... Sr.
Littleton, Colorado ... #9

Proven scorer who pushed her career goal total to 40, after pair of scores in showdown between #7 Pilots and visiting #5 Florida State ... converted a classic strike for tying goal late in first half (37'), after maneuvering through traffic through the middle of the field and cracking shot from outside the box into left side of net (past a frozen 'keeper Kelsey Wys) ... moments before halftime, converted penalty-kick chance for eventual gamewinner (44:16) in frenetic top-10 battle.  


Tawny Martino A 200

TAWNI MARTINO  
Loyola Marymount ... Forward ... So.
Irvine, California ... #22

Young offensive leader of emerging LMU program that turned in impressive opening weekend, with 3-1 comeback victory at #23 Texas followed by 1-0 win at Texas State (considered one of the top contenders to win the 2010 Southland Conference title) ... heeded coach Joe Mallia's halftime advice by capitalizing on scoring chance vs. tough Texas defense, converting the momentum-shifting equalizer in 71st minute ... raced onto Marizza Zamora's pass over the top and sent sliding shot past 'keeper Alexa Gaul for stunning counterattack goal.


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STEPHANIE OCHS  
San Diego ... Forward ... Sr.
San Diego, California ... #22

Assisted on early goal vs. #40 Missouri (2-1) and followed with her second career hat trick #25 USC (3-1), as Toreros opened with pair of wins over CS360 top-50 teams ... provided corner-kick service on Dani Russell's 6th-minute strike vs. Tigers ... pushed her career goal total to 20 in impressive win over Trojans, first scoring in 30th minute after slipping past defense to connect with boot from 'keeper Courtney Parsons (the strong shot opened the scoring) ... rocketed home another goal in the 55th, cashing in Ellie Magracia's lob pass ... completed her hat trick (82') on a PK, after driving to the goal and being taken down in the penalty area.


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JENNIFER RANDAZZO  
UC Irvine ... Goalkeeper ... Fr.
San Jose, California ... #0

Talented rookie who posted impressive road shutout at one of college soccer's top home atmospheres, as UCI emerged from #14 Texas A&M with 1-0 victory (in front of nearly 1,600 fans) ... faced plenty of traffic throughout the game, as the Aggies totaled 21 shots  (7 on frame) and 11 corner kicks ... her seven saves included denying an Annie Kunz header ('20), stopping a strong shot from Kelly Monogue ('37), and then making two huge plays to deny Briana Brinson – a diving save on shot from 7-yds (66') and a point-blank rebound stop minutes later ('71) ... helped secure biggest road win in the program's history, overcoming a 21-5 shot edge by the Aggies (7-3 SOG; 11-2 CKs) ... two days earlier, vs. Texas San Antonio (also at A&M), she made four saves while keeping her team in the game – before Natalie Ledezma's 88th-minute goal delivered 2-1 win over UTSA team that returns several top players from its 2010 NCAA Tournament team ... known for her all-around quality skills and big-save performances during prep/youth career with Presentation High School (39 career shutouts), DeAnza Force and MVLA Avalanche (winner of past two NorCal titles).

Katie Stengel A 200

KATIE STENGEL  
Wake Forest ... Forward ... So.
Melbourne, Florida ... #12

Totaled 2G-2A in team's strong opening road weekend, w/ wins at #48 Auburn (4-1) and #28 UCF (1-0), the respective favorites in the SEC West and Conference USA ... assisted on Marisa Park's early opening goal vs. Tigers (9'), then scored eventual GWG ('53) after 40-yd run thru midfield & scored again on volley (64') ... two days later, in her home state, delivered key assist on combination play that led to Rachel Nuzzolese goal (60') ... Stengel's 16 goals in 2010 are the WFU single-season record.
 





* Randazzo is the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week ... rankings referenced above refer to the CS360 Composite National Rankings.

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