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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)     •    #8 (Oct. 20)    
#9 (Oct. 27)  

(see release below for the current honorees, Primetime Performers #10)


Note: player tribute capsules may be added, time permitting, to this release for all 22 players (#10 list of honorees posted below, for Oct. 26-Nov. 1)



CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #10 
(Oct. 26-Nov. 1)


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


McKenzie Barney  (Florida ... So./F ... Sammamish, WA)
Recent spark to starting lineup who scored pair of first-half goals in SEC
regular-season title showdown vs. #12 South Carolina (3-0)
Chelsea Buckland  (Oregon State ... So./F ... Vancouver, BC)
Answered tying goal by #27 Washington by scoring eventual gamewinner (79'; 2-1),
giving team key head-to-head victory while boosting its NCAA resume
Lauren Cheney  (UCLA ... Sr./F ... Indianapolis, IN)
Responded to crosstown USC's (#14) tying goal by scoring five min. later (78'; 2-1 final) 
Emily Cressy  (Kansas ... Jr./F ... Ventura, CA)
Her pair of goals (23'/tying & 77'/eventual GWG) vs. Big 12 regular-season
champ Missouri clinched Big 12 Tournament spot for slumping KU 
Victoria DiMartino  (Boston College ... Fr./F ... Massapequa Park, NY)
Her rush into box set up game's only goal in win over top-50 foe Duke;
two days later, her 14th goal of season tied game vs. #9 Wake Forest
(2-1 OT win, clinched share of ACC regular-season title)
Tara Davies  (Penn State ... Sr./D ... Cape May Court House, NJ)
Anchored defense that shut down #30 Purdue (2 shots on goal; 0 corner kicks)
while adding her first career goal (unassisted), as PSU stayed near top of Big Ten 
Sinead Farrelly  (Virginia ... Jr./M ... Havertown, PA)
Scored unassisted goal (44') for only scoring in huge upset of #4 Florida State,
then scored first goal again (54') in win over Miami (2-0) that clinched ACC Tournament spot  
Chiara Greco  (Niagara ... Sr./F ... Hamilton, ONT)
Led  6th-seeded Purple Eagles to Metro Atlantic (MAAC) title game, after scoring first goal
in 2-1 upset vs. #3 seed Fairfield and then scoring in OT (99') to beat Marist (2-1)
Melissa Hayes  (Penn State ... Sr./M ... Cave Creek, AZ)
Scored first goal of season (29') and third of career (80 GP), for 2-0 lead vs. #30 Purdue (4-0)
Coral Hoover  (Cal Poly ... Sr./G ... Corralitos, CA)
Posted sixth straight shutout vs. UCSB (2-0), in showdown for Big West regular-season title;
made six saves while also navigating through 24 total UCSB shots and nine corner kicks 
Jill Hutchinson  (Wake Forest ... Sr./F ... Wayne, PA)
Opened scoring in road tests at #10 Maryland (3'; 3-1) and #6 Boston College (17'; 1-2/2 OT)
Emily Jukich  (Virginia Tech ... Sr./F ... Clifton, VA)
Headed in free kick with 17 seconds left in regulation, for dramatic 2-1 comeback vs. Miami  
Carakee Keppler  (West Virginia ... Fr./D ... Rockville Centre, NY)
Despite playing in only one other game since mid-Sept., came off bench to score her first goal
of the season in 86th minute  – for 1-0 BIG EAST quarterfinal win at #15 Rutgers 
Lisa Kevorkian  (California ... Sr./F ... Arcadia, CA)
Headed in 98th-minute goal vs. fellow NCAA bubble team Arizona State (for 2-1 OT win) 
Stefani Knopick  (Binghamton... Jr./D ... Endwell, NY)
Logged all 110 minutes on back line, helping hold Maine to a pair of shots on goal
before converting team's first PK in decisive shootout of America East semifinal (0-0; 4-2 PKs) 
Nicole Lipp  (Duke ... Fr./M ... Lake Forest, IL)
Scored her first two goals of the season in must-win game at N.C. State (2-0 victory),
helping clinch ACC Tournament spot on final day of regular season 
Sara Lund  (Miami, Ohio ... Jr./F ... Malmo, SWE)
Sparked upset win (2-0) in Mid-American Conference quarterfinal game at Akron,
after scoring 43 seconds into second half on rocket shot for 1-0 lead  
Britney Lyman  (Colorado College ... Fr./F ... Arvada, CO)
Single-handedly turned the tide in key C-USA game vs. UTEP (5-2 win), as her five goals
included pair of tying scores (47'/68'), plus three more goals in 16-min. span (70'-86') 
Tiffany McCarty  (Florida State ... So./F ... Laurel, MD)
Scored first two goals of game in 2-1 win at #17 Virginia Tech that clinched ACC #1 seed  
Lauren Steuer  (Ohio State ... Jr./M ... Cincinnati, OH)
Had 1G-2A in dominating display (6-0) from the Big Ten leaders vs. #34 Indiana
Kika Toulouse  (Virginia... Jr./D ... Arlington, VA)
Key member of defense that held both #4 Florida State (1-0 win) and Miami (2-0) to
a pair of shots on goal; also assisted on 81st-minute goal that capped win over Miami 
Molly Williams  (Villanova ... Sr./G ... Hinsdale, IL)

Stopped all 11 shots she faced and then helped deter pair of PKs in shootout, as Wildcats
registered key advancement in BIG EAST quarterfinal at top-50 foe UConn (0-0; 4-1 PKs)

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)     •     #8 (Oct. 20)

#9 (Oct. 27)  



Nov. 2, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week #10 (Oct. 26-Nov. 1)

With some postseason play underway, there are timely performances happening across the nation – with 22 players honored by CollegeSoccer360.com as this season's 10th 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 CS360 top-50 team or against such a top-level opponent, or performed at a high level in conference tournaments and/or in a game that is key to the team's 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 22 players, with the number of selections expanded a bit to include some of the early-starting conference tournaments (most of which did not feature top-50 teams). This honoree group includes 12 forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and two  goalkeepers. They come from 20 different teams (two each from Penn State and Virginia) and three of them are California natives, plus three more who hail from New York, along with two each from the home states of Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia (also one each from Arizona, British Columbia, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, Sweden and Washington). The 22 include nine seniors, six juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen.


Stanford players have combined for 12 Primetime Performer honors spanning the past 10 weeks, followed by: six each from North Carolina, Florida State, UCLA and Penn State; five each from Santa Clara, San Diego and Virginia; four each from six teams (Portland, Texas A&M, Duke, Florida, Ohio State and Virginia Tech); and three each from 14 other teams (BYU, UCF, St. John's, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rutgers, USC, Missouri, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Boston College, California, Wake Forest and West Virginia).


Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara now has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer five times this season, while three players have been three-time honorees: Penn State senior forward Katie Schoepfer, UCLA senior F/M Lauren Cheney and Ohio State junior M Lauren Steuer. Nineteen others have repeated Primetime Performer honors this season: Santa Clara sixth-year D Jordan Angeli, BYU fr. F Carlee Payne, Rutgers jr. F Ashley Jones, UNC sr. D Whitney Engen, Pittsburgh jr. G Morie Kephart, Texas A&M jr. F Whitney Hooper, Stanford jr. F Christen Press, San Diego sr. D Natalie Vinti, USC jr M Alyssa Davila, Portland sr. M Michelle Enyeart, Wisconsin so. F Laurie Nosbusch, Missouri sr. F Michelle Collins, , Duke sr. F KayAnne Gummersall, Michigan State so. F Laura Heyboer, Florida so. F MacKenzie Barney, Wake Forest sr. F Jill Hutchinson, California sr. F Lisa Kevorkian, Florida State so. F Tiffany McCarty and Villanova sr. G Molly Williams. 


Headshots for each of the 22 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 earlier in the season), time permitting ... all photos are courtesy of the various schools and their photographic staffs.

 editor@collegesoccer360.com