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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)      •     #10 (Nov. 3)   

(see release below for the current honorees, Primetime Performers #11)

Note: player tribute capsules may be added, time permitting, to this release for all 27 players (#11 list of honorees posted below, for Nov. 2-8)

(Nov. 2-8)

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

CollegeSoccer360 is pleased to honor these players who came through for their teams, delivering in the clutch with various postseason positioning on the line:

Marisa Abbott  (High Point ... Sr./G ... Troy, NY)
Saved all 16 shots she faced (plus 2 PK-shootout stops) in three-game span (299 minutes)
at Big South Tournament, leading 7th-seeded Panthers to unlikely title and NCAA bid
(2-0 vs. #2 seed Gardner Webb; 1-0/OT vs. #6 Radford; 0-0/4-2 PKs vs. #8 Winthrop)
Ashley Berra  (Memphis ... Jr./F ... Cordova, TN)
Had 1G-2A in CUSA opener at SMU (6-2) and added CK assist on game's only goal
vs. #2 Colorado College (1-0/OT; semi) to help #3-seed win title (3-0 vs. #1 UCF in final)
Lacey Bouckhaus  (Southeast Louisiana ... So./G ... San Leandro, CA)
Turned away all 13 shots she faced in pair of Southland Tour. games: semifinal vs.
#3 seed S.F. Austin (7 SV; 0-0/4-3 PKs, saved 1st PK) & final vs. #1 TX-St. (6 SV; 2-0) 
Jerica DeWolfe  (Dayton ... Jr./F ... Bethesda, MD)
Reserve player who scored highlight-reel goal in 87th minute (40-yard blast) –
minutes after entering game – in comeback win over #2 seed Charlotte for A-10 title (2-1)  
Colleen Dougherty  (Oklahoma State ... So./D ... Oklahoma City, OK)
Helped shut out Nebraska in Big 12 QFs (3-0), had free-kick assist on 77th-min. tying 
goal vs. top seed Missouri (2-2; 3-2 semifinal win), and delivered pinpoint CK assist
as #5 seed Cowgirls edged 2nd-seeded Texas A&M in title game (1-0)  
Alexandra Elston  (Arizona State ... Jr./M ... Phoenix, AZ)
Helped beat one of Pac-10's top teams (1-0/OT, vs. Oregon St.) before scoring pair of goals in comeback win over Oregon (53'/76'; 2-1) – as Sun Devils went on to earn NCAA at-large spot  
Whitney Engen  (North Carolina ... Sr./D ... Rolling Hills Estates, CA)
Central defender who led #3 seed's back line that shut out three national top-15 foes
at ACC Tournament (3-0 vs. #15 Maryland; 1-0/OT vs. #7 BC; 3-0 vs. #5 Florida St.)
while helping limit those teams to 14 combined shots, 6 shots on goal and 8 corner kicks     
Amanda Flink  (Davidson ... Jr./D ... Richardson, TX)
Helped post pair of 1-0 shutouts at SoCon Tournament , vs. host/top seed UNC Greensboro
and #2 seed Coll, of Charleston (her 109th-min. header won that game, averting PK shootout)     
Sylvia Forbes  (Purdue ... 5th-Yr./D ... Whitby, ONT)
Headed in free kick for 109th-min. win over IU (2-1),  getting Boilers two more points in Big Ten
Kayla Grimsley  (South Carolina ... So./F ... Lakeland, FL)
Scored 81st-min. tying goal & assisted on GWG (89') vs. 5-seed Georgia in SEC quarters (3-2), helped edge top-seeded Florida (1-0, semifinal), and then went on to assist on
88th-minute tying goal vs. LSU in championship game (1-1; 8-7 PKs)  
Shelby Grissett  (Sam Houston State ... Fr./F ... Fort Worth, TX)
Assisted on quick score (0:29) and later scored moments before needing PK shootout (109:29),
as Bearkats advanced past Texas San Antonio in Southland Conference quarterfinal
Sarah Hagen  (Milwaukee ... So./F ... Appleton, WI)
Pushed her season goal total to 24 with 5G in final two Horizon League Tournament games; capped semifinal win over Loyola-Chicago (2-0), followed by 4G effort in final vs. Valpo (4-0)    
Lauren Hill (Michigan State ... Sr./F ... Northville, MI)
Delivered 57th-min. goal that beat #10 Ohio State (1-0) and helped secure MSU's NCAA bid 
Jen Hoffman  (Tennessee Tech ... Sr./F ... Martinsburg, WV)
Single-handedly led comeback from 2-0 deficit vs. #5 seed E. Illinois in OVC quarters,
registering a clutch hat trick (61'/72'/101') in that 3-2 overtime win  
Mo Isom  (Louisiana State ... So./G ... Marietta, GA)
Had six saves in SEC semifinal shutout of Auburn (1-0) and again in final vs. So. Carolina (1-1),
when she saved potential clinching PK and converted her own PK try (SC won shootout, 8-7) 
Monica Jensen  (Colgate ... So./D ... Boxborough, MA)
Starting back who helped shut out Navy and #2 seed American (both 1-0) in Patriot League
Tournament, with her first career goal winning the title game (108') moments before PK shootout  
Jillian Mastroianni  (Boston College ... So./G ... Durham, CT)
Totaled 16 saves (plus 3 in PK shootout) in pair of ACC Tour. games (allowed only an own-goal):
ACC quarterfinal vs. #24 Virginia (5 SV; 0-0/3-2 PKs) and semi vs. #4 UNC (11 SV; 0-1/OT)     
Blakely Mattern  (South Carolina ... Sr./D ... Simpsonville, SC)
Leader of defense that allowed only six shots on goal in three SEC Tournament games;
helped beat #5 seed Georgia (3-2; QFs) and shut out top seed Florida (1-0; semifinal);
pushed into attack for 88th-min. tying goal vs. LSU in final (1-1/8-7 PKs; made SC's 3rd PK  
Annika Niemeier  (Oklahoma State ... Jr./M ... Willingen-Ussein, GER)
Opened Big 12 Tourn. with 11th-min. goal vs. Nebraska (3-0), added GWG (81') vs. top seed Missouri (3-2; semifinal), and helped beat 2nd-seeded Texas A&M to give #5 seed the title (1-0)  
Casey Nogueira  (North Carolina ... Sr./F ... Raleigh, NC)
Assisted on first goal in ACC quarters vs. #15 Maryland (3-0), sent cross that led to OT own-goal vs. Boston College (1-0 semifinal), and scored first two goals in title game vs. #5 Florida St (3-0)
Kelley O'Hara  (Stanford ... Sr./F ... Fayetteville, GA)
Came up big – yet again – with hat trick on Senior Day, vs. Bay-Area rival California (4-1) 
Erin Pardini  (UNC Wilmington ... So./M ... Smithtown, NY)
Her OT goal beat #2 seed Hofstra in Colonial semi (2-1); GWG in 1-0 final ('80) vs. J.-Madison
Erica Parks  (Boise State ... Fr./F ... Nampa, ID)
Key role in #3-seeded Broncos WAC Tournament title: opened scoring vs. Fresno St. (2-1);
scored only goal in semifinal vs. Utah State and again in final vs. Nevada (both 1-0) 
Laura Shupe  (High Point ... So./M ... Cary, NC)
Scored to cap Big South quarterfinal vs. Gardner Webb (2-0); lofted cross for assist on 99th-min. GWG vs. Radford (1-0 semi); and converted PK shootout in title game vs. Winthrop (0-0/4-2 PKs) 
Vendula Strnadova  (Memphis ... Jr./M ... Las Cruces, NM)
Had assist in CUSA opener at SMU (6-2), helped beat #2 seed CC in semifinal (1-0)
and then added 1G-1A in tournament title game vs. #1 seed UCF (3-0) 
Cat Walker  (San Diego State ... Sr./M ... Folsom, CA)
Late tying goal (83') in Mt.-West semi vs. Utah (2-1/OT); GWG in final vs. top seed/host BYU (1-0) 
Mary Wilks  (Monmouth ... Jr./F ... Bridgeton, NJ)

Scored on running volley vs. #3 seed Quinnipiac (1-0 win; Northeast Conf. semifinal),
then scored in overtime as 2nd-seeded Hawks beat top seed Central Conn. in title game (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.

 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)      •     #10 (Nov. 3)   

Nov. 10, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur ( Primetime Performers of the Week #11  (Nov. 2-8)

With postseason positioning on the line, there were plenty of clutch plays throughout the nation over the past week – with an expanded group of 27 players honored by as this season's 11th group of Primetime Performers of the Week.

Each week of the season, CS360 has been 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 27 players, expanded from past weeks due to the high number of key games. This honoree group includes 11 forwards, six midfielders, six defenders and four goalkeepers. They come from 22 different teams (two each from High Point, Memphis, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and South Carolina) and three of them are California natives, plus two each from the home states of Georgia, New York, North Carolina and Texas (also one each from Arizona, Connecticut Florida, Germany, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin). The 27 include one 5th-year senior, eight seniors, seven juniors, nine sophomores and two freshmen.

Stanford players have combined for 13 Primetime Performer honors spanning the past 11 weeks, followed by: eight from North Carolina; six each from Florida State, UCLA and Penn State; five each from Santa Clara, San Diego and Virginia; four each from eight teams (Portland, Texas A&M, Duke, Florida, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Boston College and South Carolina); and three each from 15 other teams (BYU, UCF, St. John's, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rutgers, USC, Missouri, Wisconsin, Oregon State, California, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Michigan State and Purdue).

Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara now has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer six times this season, while four players have been three-time honorees: Penn State senior forward Katie Schoepfer, UCLA senior F/M Lauren Cheney, Ohio State junior M Lauren Steuer and UNC senior D Whitney Engen. A group of 22 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, 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, Villanova sr. G Molly Williams, South Carolina so. F Kayla Grimsley and sr. D Blakely Mattern, Purdue 5th-Yr. D Sylvia Forbes and Milwaukee so. F Sarah Hagen

Headshots for each of the 27 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: a linked action-photo gallery and or player tribute capsules 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.