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Primetime Performers of the Week Archive

#1 (Sept. 1)      •      #2 (Sept. 8)      •      #3 (Sept. 15)   

#4 (Sept. 22)    •      #5 (Sept. 29)    •     #6 (Oct. 6)   

(see release below for the current honorees, Primetime Performers #7)

Note: player tribute capsules will be added, time permitting, to this release for all 21 players (list of honorees below, for Oct. 5-11)

 (#7; Oct. 5-11)

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

Mandi Back  (Dayton ... Sr./F ... North Olmstead, OH)

Delivered goal late in second OT (108:35) to beat  A-10 challenger St. Louis (3-2) 

Erin Bricker  (Colorado ... Fr./F ... Moraga, CA)

Scored first goal of season to give Buffs much-needed win, at nationally-ranked Kansas (1-0)  

Lauren Brown  (Charlotte ... Sr./G ... Frenchtown, NJ)

Stopped all 11 shots she faced vs. fellow A-10 favorite Dayton (0-0 final) 

Zakiya Bywaters  (UCLA ... Fr./F ... Las Vegas, NV)

Had goal and assist in regulation, helping extend game vs. #25 Arizona St. (3-2 OT final) 

Caitlin Farrell  (Wake Forest ... Sr./D ... Ft. Myers, FL)

Veteran leader of defense that held #4 Florida St. to 3 SOG and 3 CKs (3-0 final) 


Meghan Flannery  (Wisconsin ... So./D ... Whitefish Bay, WI)

Served corner kick that led to goal vs. Illinois (1-0 win) while helping hold Illini 

without a shot on goal and only 3 CKs (9 total shots)

Jill Hutchinson  (Wake Forest ... Sr./F ... Wayne, PA)

Scored pair of second-half goals to cap shutout win over #4 Florida State (3-0) 

Danielle Johnson  (Mississippi ... So./D ... Baton Rouge, LA)

Scored both of team's goals on roadtrip (1-0 win at #12 Georgia; 1-1 at Tennessee) 

Meghan Lewis  (West Virginia ... So./D ... Naperville, IL)

Center back who scored first career goal in win over #27 St. John's (1-0)    

Alex Morgan  (California ... Jr./F ... Diamond Bar, CA)

Scored early (1:28) and assisted on GWG at #28 Oregon (2-1), capped 2-0 win at #31 Ore.-St. 

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

Posted hat trick (GWG) in 5-1 win at #28 Oregon 

Gina Pacheco  (South Florida ... So./M ... Ottawa, ONT)

Delivered tying goal and assisted on 80th-minute GWG vs. #15 Connecticut (2-1)

Jess Rostedt  (Virginia ... 5th-Yr-Sr./F ... Kent, OH)

Scored in final second of regulation vs. #19 Maryland (2-2 final)  

Jill Schott  (Providence ... Sr./G ... Windham, NH)

Had 10 saves in scoreless game at nationally-ranked Marquette (5 SV in 1-0 win @USF)

Rachael Sloan  (Marquette ... So./F ... Elk Grove, IL)

Produced dramatic double-OT gamewinner vs. #15 Connecticut (3-2)

Jasmyne Spencer  (Maryland ... So./F ... Bay Shore, NJ)

Assisted on first goal and GWG, in 3-1 win over #9 Virginia Tech 

Lauren Steuer  (Ohio State ... Sr./M ... Cincinnati, OH)

Converted defender whose corner kick assisted on 90th-min. GWG vs. Northwestern (1-0); 

also scored gamewinner vs. Iowa (3-2)

Lindsay Taylor  (Stanford ... So./F ... Los Altos, CA)

Her 7-pt roadtrip included 1G-1A at #31 Oregon State (3-0) and 1G-2A at #28 Oregon (5-1)  

Elysse Van Leer  (Washington State ... Sr./F ... Huntington Beach, CA)

Scored in 84th minute for 1-1 tie (final) vs. in-state rival Washington State (#30)   

Natalie Vinti  (San Diego ... Sr./D ... San Diego, CA)

Experienced backline player who helped limit #17 Santa Clara to 1 SOG and 2 CKs (1-0 win)   

Jackie Zirke  (San Diego ... Jr./M ... Newport Beach, CA)

Scored only goal of game in key WCC win over #17 Santa Clara (1-0)  

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)
CLICK HERE  for the sixth week of CS360 Primetime Performers (Oct. 6)

Oct. 13, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur ( Primetime Performers of the Week #7 (Oct. 5-11)

The first full week of October was full of big-game atmosphere, providing planty of clutch performances  throughout the nation – with 21 players honored by as this season's seventh group of Primetime Performers of the Week.

Each week of the season, CS360 is honoring 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 this week has selected 21 players (listed at the top of this release), to represent the number on a typical expanded "travel" top-21 squad. This honoree group includes 11 forwards, three midfielders, five defenders and two goalkeepers. They come from 18 different teams (two each from San Diego, Stanford and Wake Forest) and six of them are California natives, plus three from Ohio and two each from the home states of Illinois and New Jersey, plus one each from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The 21 include a fifth-year senior, nine seniors, two juniors, seven sophomores and two freshmen.

Stanford players now have combined for nine Primetime Performer honors spanning the past seven weeks, followed by six from North Carolina, five from Santa Clara, four each from Florida State, Texas A&M, and three each from five other teams (BYU, UCF, St. John's, Pittsburgh and Indiana). Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara now has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer three times this season (including each of the past two weeks), while eight others 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, Stanford junior forward Christen Press and San Diego senior defender Natalie Vinti.

Headshots for each of the 21 players (as available) are included in the righthand sidebar and capsule tributes (with action photos) will follow below, if/when time permits based on the timing needs of other site projects.

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