CS360 Week-11 Primetime Performers (D-I Women; 2012)

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Release: Oct. 30, 2012      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

STANFORD VETERAN DEFENDER RACHEL QUON WEEK-11 TOP PRIMETIME PLAYER
Cardinal right back joined by 16 others on CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Oct 22-28.

Rachel Quon A230

Stanford senior right back Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill.) – whose emerging offensive presence took center stage during the Cardinal's weekend trip to Los Angeles – has been recognized as the top honoree for the week-11 CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Quon is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Oct. 22-28 and is joined by 16 others in compsriing the Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for the 11th week of the 2012 season (see below for complete list, action photos & player capsule info. of the week-11 honorees, with headshots in right siebar).

Quon's well-placed free kick led to the double-overtime goal at USC (1-0) and two days later she scored the decisive goal that capped the late comeback in the 2-1 showdown at previously unbeaten UCLA (cs360 #3), clinching Stanford's fourth straight Pac-12 title. Her pinpoint free-kick service from near the middle of the field reached the top of the box and found the head of Mariah Nogueira, whose flick led to center back Alina Garciamendez's dramatic game winner at USC (103').

Later in the roadtrip, Quon turned in a strong defensive head-to-head effort vs. UCLA's dangerous frontrunner Zakiya Bywaters before showing her versatility with a shift into the midfield, shortly after the Bruins had claimed their 1-0 lead early in the second half. Quon's transition to a more attacking presence invigorated the Stanford offense. Although she was was not credited with an official assist, Quon helped set up tying goal from Chioma Ubogagu, after making a diagonal run around Ubogagu's left to draw away a defender and set up the left footed score (76:52). Then, 72 seconds later, Quon scored the eventual gamewinner (after her own shot was blocked and returned to her by Ubogagu), with Quon then shifting the ball from her right to left foot before scoring from 10 yards inside the right post (78:04).

Quon's central role in sparking that rally at UCLA helped extend Stanford's impressive Pac-12 winning streak to 41 games. She has 28 career points (5G-19A; 2G-7A in 2012) spanning 91 career games at Stanford, with 90 starts. Already ranking as one of the winningest players in Division-I women's soccer history (along with Garciamendez, plus 2011 seniors Lindsy Taylor and Teresa Nogueira), Quon is part of a senior class that has amassed an 89-3-4 record (.948) during the 2009-12 seasons. She and her fellow seniors are poised to become the 22nd DI women's soccer class with 90-plus career wins (they could reach 96, which would tie for 9th all-time).

The week-11 honorees are dominated by players who toil in the defensive third (seven defenders, three goalkeepers), plus five midfielders and a pair of forwards. More than half of the 17 (9) are seniors, some of them having eligibility left after 2012, along with four juniors, one sophomore and three freshmen. Four hail from California hometowns, three more from Florida and two each from Georgia and Illinois – plus one each from Australia, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina and Virginia.

Headshots of all 17 honorees are included in the right-sidebar, with action photos and player info. featured below).

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

• Performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification (or conference title), typically in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or in a game involving a conference favorite/leader from a league not represented in the CS360 top-50).

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and other 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, all-around performance, 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 and/or against a traditional rival.

Note – All photos on this page courtesy of the respective schools.    
 

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #11      Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … week of Oct. 22-28, 2012)

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

Chelsea Botta  (Marist … D ... Sr. … East Longmeadow, MA … #15)
Morgan Brian 
 (Virginia … M ... So. … St. Simons Island, GA … #6)
Kristin Carden  (Virginia Commonwealth/VCU … G ... Sr. … Virginia Beach, CA … #89)
Michelle Cruz 
 (Portland … M ... Jr. … Thousand Oaks, CA … #20)
Sarah Darmanin  (Stony Brook … F ... Fr. … Miami, FL … #26)
Vanessa DiBernardo  (Illinois … M ... Jr. … Naperville, IL … #20)
Rachael Doyle  (Washington State … D ... Jr. … North Epping, New South Wales, Australia … #4) 
Nora El-Shami 
 (Georgia Southern … F … Fr. … Milton, GA … #24)
Sara Keane 
 (West Virginia … G … Sr./So. … Mt. Laurel, NJ … #23)
Thea Linkfield 
 (North Florida … M ... Jr. … Clearwater, FL … #2)
Natalie Massey 
 (Longwood … D ... Sr. … Virginia Beach, VA… #2)
Chloe McDaniel 
 (Cal State Northridge … D … Sr./Jr. … Palmdale, CA… #14)
Rachael McGlinchy 
 (San Diego State … D ... Sr. … Pleasanton, CA … #21) 
Erin Mitchell 
 (Indiana State … G ... Fr. … Overland Park, KS … #1) 
Kelsey Mitchell 
 (Virginia Tech … D ... Sr. … Longwood, FL … #14)
* Rachel Quon 
 (Stanford … D/M ... Sr. … Lake Forest, IL … #11)
Sarah Schaidle  (College of Charleston … M ... Sr. … Simpsonville, SC … #18)

* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week


Chelsea Botta A230

CHELSEA BOTTA
(Marist … D ... Sr. … East Longmeadow, MA … #15)

Stingy one-on-one defender (left back) who was lead force in shutting down two of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's top scorers, Nichole Schiro of Loyola and Abi Cottam of Rider, as Red Foxes posted pair of key 1-0 wins en route to winning the MAAC regular-season title … held both Schiro and Cottam to one shot on goal (two shots total) … two-year team captain who has started all 81 of Marist's games dying her four-year career … ranks third on 2012 team with 11 points (4G-3A; 20 GS) … earned second team al-MAAC honors as a junior in 2011 (1G-2A), while playing mostly as an outside back (2G, 20 GS in 2010, after making 20 starts in '09) … product of Wast Longmeadow High School and the nationally-ranked Stars of Massachusetts club team.
 

Morgan Brian A230

MORGAN BRIAN
(Virginia … M ... So. …
St. Simons Island, GA … #6)

Lived up to her status as one of the elite young midfielders in women's college soccer, dominating in the pivotal midfield battle during ACC quarterfinal at cs360 #7 North Carolina (1-0) and earlier in week during 5-1 regular-season finale vs. (17) Boston College … her strong play vs. UNC's unique pressuring 3-4-3 formation helped limit the Tar Heels to four total shots (one on goal), the fewest shots in a game ever by a North Carolina women's soccer team … had assists during both wins, including early thru-ball that threaded pass to Carolina Miller (who dribbled around the 'keeper and scored her 14th goal of the season, in the 11th minute) … earlier in the week, she directed UVa's stunning surge for 5-1 win at BC, after trailing 1-0 at halftime … the Cavs controlled possession and scoring chances during the second half (16-6 shot margin; 9-4 shots on goal), after shots had been 9-9 in the opening half (BC had 4-3 SOG edge) … shook free of her defender and send end line cross to assist on Molly Menchel's tap-in goal ('73) that sealed win over the Eagles (4-1) … has four assists this season in limited play (10 GP/9 GS), after missing first eight games as member of U.S. team that won Under-20 World Cup … started all six games for the U-20s and scored game-winning goal in semifinal vs. Germany … collected national freshman of the year honors (also top ACC freshman) and was a first team All-American, after finishing second on 2011 team with 30 points (11G-8A; 23 GP/22 S) … member of U.S. youth teams since the U-14 level … first women's soccer player ever to receive the Gatorade National Female Athlete of the Year (for 2010-11) … also was tabbed by Parade and the NSCAA as the girls soccer national player of the year, as a senior in 2010 … rated nation's top recruit, after racking up 186G-95A in her career at Frederica Academy (ad starring for the Ponte Vedra club program) … her sister Jennifer played soccer at Armstrong Atlantic.
    

Kristin Carden A230

KRISTIN CARDEN
(Virginia Commonwealth/VCU … G ... Sr. … Virginia Beach, CA … #89)

Veteran net minder who stopped 17-of-18 shots on goal during big final week of the season, as surging Rams finished third in the Atlantic-10 standings with 1-0 win at Xavier and 1-1 result at cs360 #46 Dayton (the A-10 perennial champ and 2012 favorite) … racked up a career-best 12 saves during frenetic 110 minutes at Dayton, as Flyers launched 35 total shots and had seven dangerous corner-kick chances … nearly delivered shutout win at Dayton, but the ever-dangerous Colleen Williams scored on a tough far-post header in the 86th minute (her 17th goal of the season) … responded with five saves in overtime to deliver VCU the quality road result … earlier in the week, made five saves during team's fourth straight win, in Xavier game that was 0-0 through 70 minutes … a first team all-Colonial Athletic Association performer in 2011, after starting all 21 games with a 0.68 goals-against avg. and .828 save pct. … played her first two seasons at Virginia Tech (2008-09), where she posted 18 winning decisions … product of Frank W. Cox High School and the Virginia Rush club program.
   

Michelle Cruz A 230

MICHELLE CRUZ  
(Portland … M ... Jr. … Thousand Oaks, CA … #20)

Scored her first goals of the season during important pair of late-season wins, finding the net twice to lead 3-1 win over cs360 #16 Pepperdine before scoring in the third minute to spark 2-0 win over Loyola Marymount … those results kept the Pilots among the WCC leaders (4-1-1) while boosting Portland's chances to host a first-round NCAA Tournament game … knocked rebounded Kendal Johnson shot into right corner of net to tie up visiting Pepperdine early in the second half ('49), later doubling her season goal total on tap-in for final 3-1 margin (57'; with assists from Johnson and Amanda Frisbie) … scored on another low shot inside the right post for quick lead on LMU (2:43; assisted by Emily Sippel) … has surged to third on team with 11 points (3G-5A) while starting all 17 games … appeared in all 21 games as a sophomore (20 starts; 1G-2A), after an honorable mention all-WCC season in 2010 (3G-2A; 22 GP/12 GS) … has trained with several youth national teas (for both the U.S. and Puerto Rico) … earned All-America honors at Thousand Oaks High School, also competing with the Real So Cal club program … her father Raymond competed in football and track at the University of Puerto Rico, while her grandmother Ana Cruz also participated in track at UPR.
 

SARAH DARMANIN  (action photo unavailable)
(Stony Brook … F ... Fr. … Miami, FL … #26)

Rookie reserve who picked up a clutch time for scoring her first goal of the season, doing so in the 83rd minute to help 6th-seeded Stony Brook win America East semifinal at 2-seed Maine, 2-1 … scored the dramatic goal less than four minutes after entering the game, gathering the ball on the left side and deftly chipping over the 'keeper … also helped Stony Brook win another road game in the conference a few days earlier, 2-1 at 3-seed New Hampshire … Stony Brook is only the second 6-seed ever to reach the America East final, with the Seawolves set to next play at top seed Hartford with an NCAA automatic bid on the line (Nov. 4, 3 ET) … was a scoring sensation during her career a Gulliver Prep, setting a Miami-Dade County record for goals in a season (65) while leading her team to a 53-game unbeaten streak that was longest in the nation.
   

Vanessa DeBernardo A230

VANESSA DiBERNARDO
(Illinois … M ... Jr. … Naperville, IL … #20)

Dynamic midfielder who factored into all three of her team's goals (2G-1A), as Illini shook off late-season slump to post 3-2 overtime win at cs360 #21 Michigan … the strong finish to the regular season represented the Illinois women's soccer program's first win ever over Michigan in Ann Arbor and was the team's first win over a ranked opponent all season, while also securing the Illini the 5-seed for the Big Ten Tournament … sparked comeback from 2-0 deficit in second half, after stealing the ball and striking leftfooted shot from top of the box (62') … added primary assist on Niki Read's late equalizer (84'), then converted the decisive penalty kick in overtime (94'; set up when Nicole  Breece drew a foul in the box) … has collected first team all-Big Ten status for the 2012 season and currently leads team in scoring (8G-2A) despite playing only 11 games, after returning from stint with U.S. team that won Under-20 World Cup … started all six games at the U-20 World Cup and scored goal that ultimately helped forced OT, in 2-1 quarterfinal win over North Korea … has racked up 84 career points (36G-12A) at Illinois in 53 games played (all starts) … a second team All-American and Big Ten Midfielder of the Year in 2011 (17G-5A, in 19 GS) … her 17 goals as a sophomore were the most in a season at Illinois since 1999 and included score that secured win over Penn State in Big Ten title game … her Big Ten Freshman of the Year season in 2010 included 11G-5A (23 GS) … has gained twice with the U.S. U-23 national team … two-time prep All-American and 2010 player of the year in the state of Illinois, while starring for Waubonsie Valley High School and Club All-American … coached on club team by her father Angelo, a former member of the U.S. National Team and the 1978 Hermann Trophy recipient (while playing at Indiana).    

Rachael Doyle A230

RACHAEL DOYLE
(Washington State … D ... Jr. …
North Epping, New South Wales, Australia … #4)

Key central force on back line that allowed only five shots on goal and three corner kicks – spanning sweep of the Pac-12 Oregon schools (2-1 vs. cs360 #36 Oregon State and 1-0 vs. Oregon) – as the #46 Cougars moved into fourth place in the conference standings (5-4-1; 11-6-1 overall) while boosting their NCAA tournament resume … helped keep Oregon State dangerous frontrunner Jenna Richardson off the scoresheet, while anchoring WSU back line that allowed only nine total shots, four shots on goal (one in second half) and no corner kicks in crucial showdown win over fellow Pac-12 mid-pack contender … closed key weekend by playing her part in team's eighth shutout of season, as Ducks totaled one shot on goal (six total shots) and three corners … has played in 17 of team's 18 games this season while contributing seven points to the WSU offense (three goals, one assist) … three-year regular who started all 23 games as a sophomore in 2011 (1G-4A), when she earned second team all-Pac-12 honors … named team defensive MVP in 2010 (18 GP/17 GS) … has played with Australian junior national teams ("Young Matildas"), in addition to the New South Wales metro and Central Coast Mariners club teams.

Nora El-Shami A230

NORA EL-SHAMI  
(Georgia Southern … F … Fr. … Milton, GA … #24)

Impact newcomer who recently was named to the Southern Conference all-rookie team, days after scoring her fifth goal of the season in dramatic fashion – with 1:12 left in regulation for 1-0 win at top-seeded UNC Greensboro in SoCon Tournament quarterfinal … earlier helped beat Davidson (current #6 seed) in 1-0 regular-season finale, securing Eagles the 8th and final spot in the SoCon tournament (now two wins away from the NCAAs) … Georgia Southern also upset UNCG (then the #2 seed) in the 2011 SoCon tournament … shares team scoring lead … first Georgia Southern player since 2008 to earn spot on conference all-rookie team … product of Milton High School … from a soccer family, as her uncle Fahmi El-Shami payed professional soccer (Ohio Dynamo & San Francisco Fog) while two of her cousins also are soccer players – Zane El-Shami with the Georgia Southern men and Sara El-Shami with the Furman women's team. 

Sara Keane A230

SARA KEANE  
(West Virginia … G … Sr./So. …
Mt. Laurel, NJ … #23)

Made seven saves while delivering 98 shutout minutes, as WVU completed impressive undefeated run (7-0-1) in its first Big 12 season, with 1-0 overtime win at Texas … also defensed six corner kicks in win over Longhorns, as WVU remained unbeaten in its past 13 games (9-0-4) … finished with a conference-best .878 save pct. in Big 12 games (.828 overall, plus 0.83 goals-against avg. and eight shutouts) … has logged every minute for the Mountaineers this season (1,726) … 4th-year member of WVU program who received redshirt exemptions in 2009 (medical) and 2010 … earned second team all-Big East honors in 2011, after posting 17 wins and nine shutouts (also a member of the 2011 Big East Championship all-tournament team) … product of Bishop Eustace Prep and the <t. Laurel United Fire club program, where she was coached by her father Mike Keane (who played collegiately at Wilkes University) … Golden Glove recipient after leading New Jersey state ODP team to under-15 national title … her brother Ben is a freshman defender at Cincinnati.    

Thea Linkfield A230

THEA LINKFIELD  
(North Florida … M ... Jr. … Clearwater, FL … #2)

Showcased her speed down the left flank throughout Atlantic Sun first-round game at 3-seed Kennesaw State, playing key role in 3-1 win that has send 3rd-seed UNF on to the A-Sun semifinals … her early header led to rebound assist on Lauren Hopfensperger's goal that opened the scoring in the sixth minute … continued to apply pressure and open lanes for her teammates, helping Ospreys stretch to the 3-1 final and an overall possession advantage that saw Kennesaw total only a pair of shots on goal … started 20 of the team's 21 games in 2011 (1G-1A) after making 15 starts as a freshman (1G-2A; 18 GP) … also has competed the past two seasons with the North Florida track team, as a distance runner … product of Countryside High School and the RSL club team program.

Natalie Massey A230

NATALIE MASSEY 
(Longwood … D ... Sr. … Virginia Beach, VA… #18)

Tremendous leader and passionate, physical player from her center back position … has helped Big South newcomer Longwood (which moved up to DI a few years ago) reach the conference semifinals, following pair of exciting battles vs. Liberty in five-day stretch (1-0 road win and then 1-1 Big South quarterfinal, advancing 3-0 in PKs) … the midweek win over the Flames secured ensuing home game for Longwood (as #3 seed) in Big South quarters … playing all 200 minutes while anchoring defense that allowed only eight shots on goal in the two games vs. Liberty (3 SOG in the key postseason matchup) … she and the Longwood defense nearly posted their 11th shutout of the season in that Big South quarterfinal, but an 85th-minute deflection goal pushed the game into OT … 4-year starter who has been in the opening lineup during 54 of 55 games in her career (17 in 2009, 19 in 2010 and 18 in 2011) … scored only goal of her career as a sophomore in 2010 … multiple-time recipient of the Longwood Scholar-Athlete Award … product of Landstown High School … her sister Melodie Massey (Swann) is a 2002 Longwood graduate and holds the school record for career assists (22).  

Chloe McDaniel A230


CHLOE McDANIEL
(Cal State Northridge … D ...
Sr./Jr. … Palmdale, CA… #14)

Second-year team captain who logged all 214 minutes as center-back leader for Northridge defense that posted 0-0 result at UC Irvine, then won double-overtime thriller at cs360 #37 Long Beach (1-0) – lifting the Matadors to runner-up finish in wild final weekend of Big West regular-season play … part of CSUN defense that limited LBSU to one shot on goal spanning the entire 104 minutes (only nine total shots, with just one coming from dangerous frontrunner Nadia Link) … the win over Long Beach gives 2nd-seeded Northridge a solid shot at winning the Big West tournament (being held this week at UC Irvine) and receiving the accompanying NCAA automatic bid … that result stunningly left prohibitive conference favorite LBSU (a 2011 NCAA quarterfinalist) out of the 4-time Big West Tournament (the 49ers now will be sweating out NCAA selection day on Nov. 5) … the 1-0 thriller was Northridge's first win at Long Beach since 2004 and ended the program's 11-game winless streak in OT games … key cog in Northridge defense that leads the Big West in overall goals-against average (0.58, with 10 fewer goals than the #2 team) and shutouts (9) … utilized redshirt season in 2009 (she has one year of eligibility remaining after 2012) before playing in 19 games during the 2010 season (started 15 of final 16) and then starting 17 times in 2011 (1G-1A) … product of Quartz Hill High School.    

Rachel McGlinchy A230

RACHAEL McGLINCHY
(San Diego State … D ... Sr. … Pleasanton, CA … #21) 

Veteran member of back line (right back) who helped limit SDSU's top conference contender, New Mexico, to three shots on goal and there corner kicks, playing the full 90 minutes as Aztecs held on for 1-0 win to complete unbeaten season in the Mountain West (7-0-0; 17-1-1) … that quality result further strengthened SDSU's chances to earn one of the coveted top-8 seeds for the NCAA Tournament (essentially ensuring a hosting spot for the 2nd/3rd-round weekend, assuming such top teams win their 1st-round games) … key member of SDSU defense that has allowed only 11 goals all season to rank 11th among the national leaders in team goals-against avg. (0.57) … has appeared in all 19 games this season, with 18 starts and a pair of assists … capped her 2011 season (17 GP/10 HS, 1A) by earning spot on the Mountain West Championship all-tournament team …started all 21 games as a sophomore (1A) after making 20 appearances with 12 starts as a freshman in 2009 (1A) … product of Foothill High School and the elite Pleasanton Rage club program (member of 2007 and 2009 national semifinal teams).



Erin Mitchell A300

ERIN MITCHELL
(Indiana State … G ... Fr. … Overland Park, KS … #1) 

One of nation's most-active freshman goalkeepers this season, logging 1,750 minutes (2nd-most among all DI w-soccer 'keepers) – most recently 208 shutout minutes in leading Sycamores to 1-0 overtime win at Missouri State, followed by Missouri Valley tournament win at Northern Iowa (0-0, advanced 4-3 in PKs) … totaled 10 saves in the run of play (plus the pair of PK stops) during the busy week that included dealing with 33 total opponent shots and defensing nine corner kicks … her performance during the week helped Indiana State go from postseason hopeful to earning a spot in the upcoming MVC semifinals, as the sixth/final seed … made six of her seven saves at Missouri State in the second half, as ISU outlasted one of the MVC's top defensive teams en route to securing a spot in the conference tournament … added three saves in regulation at Northern Iowa (18 total shots; 6 corner kicks) before opening the PK shootout with pair of huge sees, vs. Kiki McClellan and Sarah McHugh … has set a school record for shutouts in a season (7) … product of Blue Valley High School and the Sporting BVSC club team … her sister Lauren played soccer at Baker University.

Kelsey Nitchell A230

KELSEY MITCHELL
(Virginia Tech … D ... Sr. … Longwood, FL … #14)

Veteran central defender who assisted on team's second goal while helping hold back Wake Forest (cs360 #8) in surprising 3-0 midweek win to close the regular season … the high-quality result provided big boost for VT's hopes of hosting an NCAA first-round game, even though the Hokies narrowly missed qualifying for the 8-team ACC tournament (often a more difficult task than making the NCAAs) … played key role in limiting one of college soccer's top offensive threats, Katie Stengel, while helping limit WFU to eight total shots and only two shots on goal (along with just two corner kicks) … took corner-kick service from Kelsey Loupee and sent a well-placed pass into the box, providing primary assist as Ashley Mannig score into the top-left corner for early 2-0 lead on the Demon Deacons (13') … owns the most career starts (87) in Virginia Tech women's soccer history, after starting every game of her college career: 24 in 2009 (1G-2A), 21 in 2010 (third on team w/ 5A), 23 in 2011 (1A) and all 19 this season (2A) … central part of Virginia Tech defense that tied school record with nine shutouts in 2009, then broke the record in 2011 (11) before yet another record shutout total this season (12) … earned All-America honors during prep career that included starring for Lake Brantley High School.

RACHEL QUON  (pictured at top of page)
(Stanford … D/M ... Sr. … Lake Forest, IL … #11)

Four-year starting outside back whose emerging offensive presence took center stage during weekend in L.A., as her well-placed free kick produced double-overtime goal at USC (1-0) before scoring decisive goal that capped late comeback in 2-1 showdown at previously unbeaten UCLA (cs360 #3), clinching Stanford's fourth straight Pac-12 title … her pinpoint free-kick service from near the middle of the field reached the top of the box and found the head of Mariah Nogueira, whose flick led to center back Alina Garciamendez's dramatic game winner at USC (103') … two days later, turned in a strong defensive head-to-head effort vs. UCLA's dangerous frontrunner Zakiya Bywaters before showing her versatility with shift into midfield, shortly after Bruins had claimed their 1-0 lead early in the second half … her shift to a more attacking presence invigorated the Stanford offense … was not credited with an official assist but helped set up tying goal from Chioma Ubogagu, after making a diagonal run around Ubogagu's left to draw away a defender and set up the left footed score (76:52) … 72 seconds later, she scored the eventual game winner (after her own shot was blocked and returned to her by Ubogagu), with Quon then shifting the ball from her right to left foot before scoring from 10 yards inside the right post (78:04) … her central role in sparking that rally at UCLA helped extend Stanford's impressive Pac-12 winning streak to 41 games … has 28 career points (5G-19A; 2G-7A in 2012) spanning 91 career games at Stanford (90 starts) … already ranks as one of the winningest players in Division-I women's soccer history (along with Garciamendez, plus 2011 seniors Lindsy Taylor and Teresa Nogueira), as part of a senior class that has amassed an 89-3-4 record (.948) during the 2009-12 seasons … she and her fellow seniors are poised to become the 22nd DI women's soccer class with 90-plus career wins (they could reach 96, which would tie for 9th all-time) … logged 24 starts (4A) as a Freshman All-American and first team all-Pac-10 performer in 2009, then repeated as a Pac-10 first teamer in 2010 (26 GSl 2G-5A) and was second team all-Pac-12 in 2011 (23 GP/22 GS, 1G-3A) … active member of various U.S. youth national team programs since 2004 (starting with the under-14s), including starting outside back role at 2010 U-20 World Cup …2009 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year (Nogueira was the 2008 honoree) and a two-year prep All-American while competing for Lake Forest High School and the elite Chicago-based Eclipse Select club program (2006 national champs, 2008 runner-up) … also played high school field hockey … her brother Christopher played soccer and lacrosse at Colorado College, her sister Sarah was on the USC Trojan Dance Force team younger sister Kasey plays on the Stanford field hockey team, and mother Diane played volleyball at Ripon College.

Schaidle A230

SARAH SCHAIDLE
(College of Charleston … M ... Sr. … Simpsonville, SC … #18)

Filled key midfield role for Charleston team that played its part during tumultuous week in the Southern Conference, as the top two seeds both lost home quarterfinal games … helped hold off The Citadel in key midweek regular-season finale (1-0), advancing Cougars to the SoCon tournament (as #7 seed) … her veteran savvy and poised organization proved pivotal in the tense 2-1 quarterfinal win at 2-seed Samford, which already was the pre-determined host team for the upcoming SoCon semifinals and title game … played 81 minutes vs. The Citadel and all of the grueling game at Samford, where she took on heightened responsibility due to the absence of fellow veteran midfielder Maryam Buazza … helped keep her team focused and relaxed after Samford's tying goal (33'), with Charleston ultimately breaking through for Micaela Hermann's goal (84') that send them to the semifinals … her first team all-SoCon season in 2011 included 7G-3A (22 GP/21 HS), after leading team with seven goals in 2010 (20 GP/18 GS) … appeared in 17 games as a freshman (11 GS; 1G-1A) … product of Mauldin High School and Carolina Elite Soccer Academy.

 editor@collegesoccer360.com