contact: Pete LaFleur (

CLICK HERE  for the initial CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 1)
CLICK HERE  for the second week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 8)
CLICK HERE  for the third week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 15)
CLICK HERE  for the fourth week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 22)
CLICK HERE  for the fifth week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 29)

(see release below for the current honorees, Primetime Performers #6)

Note: player tribute capsules will be added to this release for all 18 players (list of honorees below, for Sept. 28-Oct. 4)

(#6; Sept. 28-Oct. 4)

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

Savannah Abercrombie  (Sacramento State ... So./G ... Sacramento, GA)

Made 11 saves in shutout win over #11 California 

Rose Augustin  (Notre Dame ... Jr./M ... Silver Lake, OH)

Set up all three ND goals at West Virginia (3-2/OT), in matchup of BIG EAST favorites

Leanna Baldner  (Mississippi State ... Jr./D ... Meridian, MS)

Led defense that allowed nine total shots on goal in 1-1 games vs. top-10 teams (FL & S.C.) 

Kristin Canden  (Virginia Tech ... So./G ... Virginia Beach, VA)

Totaled 16 saves in wins over #17 Virginia (2-1) and #2 UNC (1-0) 

Michelle Collins  (Missouri ... Sr./F ... Naperville, IL)

Scored 89th-minute tying goal at Texas (1-1 final), then 1G-1A at #20 A&M (4-4 final) 

Abbie Curran  (Mississippi ... So./F ... Eagle, ID)

Delivered overtime goal to knock off #7 Florida (3-2)

Alyssa Davila  (USC ... Jr./M ... Upland, CA)

Factored into all four scores (1G-3A) as USC dominated nationally-ranked USD 

Kylie Doniak  (Texas ... So./M ... Chin Hills, CA)

Center-mid who converted winning PK vs. #21 Kansas (2-1) and helped tie Missouri (1-1)

Alison Finch  (Pittsburgh ... Sr./G ... Pittsburgh, PA)

Injury replacement who closed out OT win over DePaul (2-1)
and then made eight saves in scoreless game with #9 Notre Dame

Whitney Hooper  (Texas A&M ... Jr./F ... Houston, TX)

Scored final goal in 85th minute to cap furious end to 4-4 game 
with Big 12 co-favorite Missouri (also had 1A in 4-3 win over #21 Kansas)

Julian Johnson  (Virginia Tech ... Sr./G ... Norfolk, VA)

Scored tying goal at #17 Virginia (2-1 win) and assisted in 1-0 victory over #2 UNC

Nikki Marshall  (Colorado ... Sr./F ... Mead, CO)

Erupted for nine-point game (4G-1A) in 5-1 win over surging Oklahaoma

Kelley O'Hara  (Stanford ... Sr./F ... Fayettevile, GA)

Her 2G-1A spearheaded convincing 6-2 win over #12 Santa Clara 

Carly Peetz  (Nebraska ... Sr./D ... Lincoln, TNE)

Veteran backliner whose goal ('79) capped 2-0 shutout of defending conf. champ OK-St

Christen Press  (Stanford ... Jr./F ... Palos Verdes Estates, CA)

Matched teammate O'Hara with 2G-1A in 6-2 victory over #12 SCU

Carly Samp  (Indiana ... So./F ... Barrington, IL)

Scored at 89:39 to hand #13 Michigan St. its first loss (1-0) 

Katie Schoepfer  (Penn State ... Sr./F ... Wterford, CT)

Posted goal and assist in key Big Ten victory (2-0) at #14 Ohio State

Rachel Shipley  (Texas A&M ... Jr./M ... Plano, TX)

Her 8-pt week included 1G-2A vs. both #21 Kansas (4-3) and Big 12 co-favorite Missouri (4-4)  

Note: rankings above refer to the CS360 Composite National rankings; class years indicate academic status, with several players having an additional year of eligibility.

CLICK HERE  for the initial CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 1).
CLICK HERE  for the second week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 8).
CLICK HERE  for the third week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 15).
CLICK HERE  for the fourth week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 22)
CLICK HERE  for the fifth week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Sept. 29)

Oct. 6, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur ( Primetime Performers of the Week #6 (Sept. 28-Oct. 4)

The final full week of September once again provided many clutch performances  throughout the nation, with 18 players honored by as this season's fifth group of Primetime Performers of the Week.

Each week for the rest of the season, CS360 will honor players based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

• Must have been playing for a top-25 team or against such a top-level opponent (this requirement may be expanded late in the regular season, based on the importance of non-top-25 games in terms of conference tournament and/or NCAA qualification).

• Involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, team leadership, etc.

• Performing at a top level against a team rated highly nationally (or within its own conference)., with bonus consideration for key performances away from home field.

• Overcoming adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual). 

CS360 again has selected 18 players (listed at the top of this release), to represent the number on a typical "travel" top-18 squad (the usual number of honorees will be 18). This honoree group includes 10 forwards, four midfielders, one defender and three goalkeepers. They come from 15 different teams (two each from Stanford, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech) and four of them are California natives, plus two each from the home states of Illinois, Texas and Virginia, along with one each from Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The 18 include seven seniors, six juniors and five sophomores.

Stanford players now have combined for seven Primetime Performer honors spanning the past six weeks, followed by six from North Carolina, five from Santa Clara, four each from Florida State and Texas A&M, and three each from five other teams (BYU, UCF, St. John's, Pittsburgh and Indiana). Eight players now have repeated Primetime Performer honors this season: Santa Clara sixth-year defender Jordan Angeli, BYU freshman forward Carlee Payne, Rutgers junior forward Ashley Jones, UNC senior defender Whitney Engen, Pittsburgh junior goalkeeper Morie Kephart, Texas A&M junior forward Whitney Hooper, and Stanford's dynamic forward duo (senior Kelley O'Hara and junior Christen Press).

Headshots for each of the 18 players (as available) are included in the righthand sidebar and capsule tributes (with action photos) will follow below.

Note: player tribute capsules (with action photos) will be added to this release, on a continuing basis (similar to the past few weeks) ... all photos are courtesy of the various schools and their photographic staffs.