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Primetime Performers of the Week Archive
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)
CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #11 (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)
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)
vs. #2 Colorado College (1-0/OT; semi) to help #3-seed win title (3-0 vs. #1 UCF in final)
#3 seed S.F. Austin (7 SV; 0-0/4-3 PKs, saved 1st PK) & final vs. #1 TX-St. (6 SV; 2-0)
minutes after entering game – in comeback win over #2 seed Charlotte for A-10 title (2-1)
as #5 seed Cowgirls edged 2nd-seeded Texas A&M in title game (1-0)
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
and #2 seed Coll, of Charleston (her 109th-min. header won that game, averting PK shootout)
88th-minute tying goal vs. LSU in championship game (1-1; 8-7 PKs)
as Bearkats advanced past Texas San Antonio in Southland Conference quarterfinal
registering a clutch hat trick (61'/72'/101') in that 3-2 overtime win
when she saved potential clinching PK and converted her own PK try (SC won shootout, 8-7)
Tournament, with her first career goal winning the title game (108') moments before PK shootout
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
scored only goal in semifinal vs. Utah State and again in final vs. Nevada (both 1-0)
and then added 1G-1A in tournament title game vs. #1 seed UCF (3-0)
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.
Nov. 10, 2009 contact: Pete LaFeur (email@example.com)
CollegeSoccer360.com 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 CollegeSoccer360.com 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.