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Primetime Performers of the Week Archive
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)
regular-season title showdown vs. #12 South Carolina (3-0)
giving team key head-to-head victory while boosting its NCAA resume
champ Missouri clinched Big 12 Tournament spot for slumping KU
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)
while adding her first career goal (unassisted), as PSU stayed near top of Big Ten
then scored first goal again (54') in win over Miami (2-0) that clinched ACC Tournament spot
in 2-1 upset vs. #3 seed Fairfield and then scoring in OT (99') to beat Marist (2-1)
made six saves while also navigating through 24 total UCSB shots and nine corner kicks
of the season in 86th minute – for 1-0 BIG EAST quarterfinal win at #15 Rutgers
before converting team's first PK in decisive shootout of America East semifinal (0-0; 4-2 PKs)
helping clinch ACC Tournament spot on final day of regular season
after scoring 43 seconds into second half on rocket shot for 1-0 lead
included pair of tying scores (47'/68'), plus three more goals in 16-min. span (70'-86')
a pair of shots on goal; also assisted on 81st-minute goal that capped win over Miami
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.
Nov. 2, 2009 contact: Pete LaFeur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.