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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)    •     #7 (Oct. 13)       

(see release below for the current honorees, Primetime Performers #8)


Note: player tribute capsules may be added, time permitting, to this release for all 18 players (#8 list of honorees posted below, for Oct. 12-18)



CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #8 
(Oct. 12-18)


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


Tahnia Annis  (Florida ... So./M ... Zanesville, OH)
Delivered pair of 86th-minute goals at Tennessee (for 2-2 final) and #17 Georgia (1-0 win)

Hailey Beam  (Charlotte ... Sr./M ... Cornelius, NC)
Assisted on all three goals in comeback vs. GW (trailed 0-2/won 3-2);
also had 1G-1A in 4-0 win over Richmond while helping 49ers stay atop A-10

Michelle Collins  (Missouri ... Sr./F ... Naperville, IL)
Scored in 101st minute for 1-0 win at Oklahoma, keeping Tigers atop Big 12

Alyssa Davila  (USC ... Jr./M ... Upland, CA)
Scored twice, including OT goal for 3-2 win at #21 California

Molly Dreska (Maryland ... Jr./M ... Rockville Centre, NY)
Her 88th-minute goal forced OT vs. N.C. State (trailed 0-2; win 3-2)

Michelle Enyeart  (Portland ... Sr./M ... Hemet, CA)
Nine-point week included 2G vs. Pepperdine and 1G-3A vs. fellow WCC contender LMU

Alina Garciamendez  (Stanford ... Fr./D ... Fairview, TX)
Central defender helped limit #10 USC and #4 UCLA to 5 combined shots on goal
and 4 total corner kicks, in pair of shutout wins

Erin Guthrie  (Rutgers ... Sr./G ... Sparta, NJ)
Stopped all eight shots she faced in 1-0 win over BIG EAST rival and #22 St. John's.

Taylor Knaack  (Notre Dame ... Jr./F ... Arlington, TX)
Scored two early goals and added assist vs. #26 UConn (6-1); added goal vs. Providence (2-0)

Morgan Marlborough  (Nebraska ... Fr./F ... Lee's Summit, MO)
Scored twice (82nd-minute GWG) in 2-1 win over Big 12 co-favorite and #13 Texas A&M

Kristen Mewis  (Boston College ... Fr./F ... Hanson, MA)
Scored tying goal at #15 Maryland (1-1 final)

Laurie Nosbusch  (Wisconsin ... So./F ... Mequon, WI)
Assisted on gametying goal vs. #18 Ohio St (1-1); 1G-1A vs. nat.-ranked Penn St (3-3) 

Kelley O'Hara  (Stanford ... Sr./F ... Fayetteville, GA)
Assisted on first goal, scored next two in 4-0 win over #10 USC

Carrie Patterson  (Georgia ... Sr./F ... Atlanta, GA)
Scored both goals vs. previously unbeaten and #6 South Carolina (2-1)

Elisabeth Redmond  (Duke... Sr./F ... Montclair, NJ)
Opened scoring and assisted on three more goals vs. Miami (4-0) in battle
for ACC Tournament spot; also assisted on first goal at Clemson (2-0)

Katie Schoepfer  (Penn State ... Sr./F ... Waterford, CT)
Scored free-kick goal at 89:54 for win at #27 Minnesota (1-0), 
adding goal in 3-3 game at Big Ten leader Wisconsin

Lisa Silwinski  (Baylor ... Fr./D ... Plano, TX)
Scored on 107th-minute free kick to beat nationally-ranked Kansas (2-1)

Molly Williams  (Villanova ... Sr./G ... Hinsdale, IL)

Stopped all 14 shots she faced vs. #37 West Virginia (10 SV) and Pitt (both 0-0)


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



Primetime Performers of the Week Archive

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

#4 (Sept. 22)    •      #5 (Sept. 29)    •     #6 (Oct. 6)    •     #7 (Oct. 13)  


Oct. 20, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week #8 (Oct. 12-18)


With time ticking down in the regular season, there again were timely performances over the past week from player  throughout the nation – with 18 players honored by CollegeSoccer360.com as this season's eighth 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 18 players (listed at the top of this release), to represent the number on a typical "travel" top-18 squad. This honoree group includes nine forwards, five midfielders, two defenders and two goalkeepers. They come from 17 different teams (two from Stanford) and three of them are California natives, and two each from the home states of California, Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey, plus one each from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. The 18 include  nine seniors, three juniors, two sophomores and four freshmen.


Stanford players now have combined for 11 Primetime Performer honors spanning the past eight weeks, followed by six from North Carolina, five from Santa Clara, four each from Florida State, Portland, San Diego, Texas A&M and UCLA, and three each from 10 other teams (BYU, UCF, St. John's, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Penn State, Rutgers, USC, Missouri and Wisconsin).


Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara now has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer four times this season (including each of the past three weeks), while 13 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, San Diego senior defender Natalie Vinti, USC junior midfielder Alyssa Davila, Portland senior midfielder Michelle Enyeart, Penn State senior forward Katie Schoepfer, Wisconsin sophomore forward Laurie Nosbusch and Missouri senior forward Michelle Collins


Headshots for each of the 18 players (as available) are included in the righthand sidebar and capsule tributes (with action photos) may follow below, if/when time permits based on the timing needs of other site projects.


Note: player tribute capsules (with action photos) may 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.

 editor@collegesoccer360.com