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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)      •     #11 (Nov. 10)    

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

Note: player tribute capsules may be added, time permitting, to this release for all 25 players (#12 list of honorees posted below, for Nov. 9-15)

(Nov. 9-15)

"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 during the first week of NCAA Tournament play:

Rachel Axon  (Oregon State ... Sr./M ... London, England)
Had primary assist vs. host team Ohio State (3-1 win), then provided thru-ball assist
on 99th-minute goal that beat #3 national seed Florida in second round (1-0)
Mallory Baker  (Maryland ... Jr./D ... Brick, NJ)
Her second goal of season opened the scoring vs. Monmouth (4-0);
played every minute in pair of shutouts (also 1-0 vs. Washington State)
Lucy Bronze  (North Carolina ... Fr./M ... Northumberland, England)
Scored second goal of season (68') vs. packed-in defense v. High Point (1-0 win),
then assisted on first goal and scored to cap dominating 2nd-rd win over Georgia (4-0) 
Amy Caldwell  (Boston College ... Jr./F/D ... Braintree, MA)
Scored GWG early in second half vs. Harvard (1-0)
and had primary assist on GWG in 2nd round vs. UConn (2-0)  
Roxanne Carlson  (Wisconsin ... Jr./M ... Cedarburg, WI)
Reserve who scored her first goal of the season in 1-0 win over #3 national seed UCF
Natalie Crutchfield  (Boston College ... Jr./M ... Acton, MA)
Came off the bench to score her first goal of season, moments after
entering game, for 1-0 lead  2nd round vs. UConn (2-0 win)  
Michelle Dalton  (Wisconsin ... Jr./G ... Prospect, IL)
Made 7 saves in regulation/OT vs. Arizona St. (1-1) – plus pair of PK stops in 4-3 shootout  –
before shutting our #3 national seed UCF in second round (1-0; 2 svs)       
Sinead Farrelly  (Virginia ... Jr./M ... Havertown, PA)
Helped hold off St. John's (0-0/3-1 PKs), before her 1G-2A sparked
team to 6-2 win at #4 national seed Penn State (PSU led 2-0 at half)      
Jill Fliestra  (Michigan State... So./G ... Havertown, MI)
Her nine saves kept MSU in game at #4 national seed Santa Clara (1-0 OT loss),
also dealing with 29 SJU total shots and 10 CKs (MSU offense had only 3 shots, 0 on goal)
Adrianna Franch  (Oklahoma State ... Fr./G ... Salina, KS)
Had 8 saves and allowed only one goal in 110-min. games vs. USC (1-1) & at Santa Clara (0-0); converted a PK and made two saves vs. USC (6-5); added key PK save vs. SCU (5-6)   
Marika Gray  (Virginia Tech... Jr./F ... Alexandria, VA)
Opened scoring vs. Murray St. (2-0), then scored VT's first and final goals
in second-round win at host team Dayton (3-1)
Melissa Henderson  (Notre Dame.. So./F ... Garland, TC)
Her six-goal weekend included 2G vs. IUPUI (5-0) and 4G vs. Central Michigan (6-1)    
Bianca Henninger (Santa Clara ... So./G ... Los Gatos, CA)
Shut out Michigan St. (1-0/OT) and then delivered in the clutch vs. Oklahoma St. (1-1),
converting team's first PK and then making pair of saves in 6-5 shootout  
Brooke Jacobs  (South Carolina ... Jr./F ... Chambersburg, PA)
Opened scoring and added assist vs. Davidson (1-0); had GWG in 2nd-rd vs. Rutgers (1-0)   
Lisa Kevorkian  (California ... Sr./F ... Arcadia, CA)
Delivered overtime goal in 98th minute vs. Auburn (2-1) 
Halley Kreminski  (Portland ... So./F ... Eagle, ID)
Helped overcome absence of All-American Michelle Enyeart by coming off the bench
to score twice – including late GWG (88:03) – in NCAA 2nd-round win over Washington  
Sydney Leroux  (UCLA ... So./F ... Vancouver, BC)
  Tied school record with 4 goals vs. Boise St. (7-1), adding 2G vs. San Diego St. (5-0) 
Casey Luckhust  (Wake Forest ... Jr./M ... Boca Raton, FL)
Scored both goals vs. Kennesaw St. (2-0); also scored in 2nd-rd vs. West Virginia (3-0)   
Anessa Patton  (Santa Clara ... Jr./F ... Fresno, CA)
Scored on sharp-angle, far-post shot to beat Michigan State in 1-0 overtime battle  
Emily Peterson  (Texas A&M ... Sr./D ... Tulsa, OK)
Assisted on GWG vs. Memphis (3-1); opened scoring on header at #4 nat'l seed LSU
and then made final PK in that game (1-1; 4-2 PKs) 
Christen Press  (Stanford ... Jr./F ... Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
Scored both goals in 2-0 win over No. Arizona, then opened scoring in 2nd round vs. BYU (2-0) 
Jessica Price  (Florida State ... Jr./F ... Libertyville, IL)
Scored first two goals vs. SE Louisiana (4-1), then opened scoring in 2nd-rd vs. Cal (3-0) 
Kristin Russell  (St. John's ... So./G ... St. Petersburg, FL)
Her strong play (10 saves; 39 opp. shots/7 CKs) kept SJU alive vs. Virginia (0-0; 0-3 PKs) 
Brittany Taylor  (Connecticut ... 5th-Yr. Sr./D ... Campbell Hall, NY)
Went length of the field and scored on rocket shot (her first goal since 9/21/07)
that beat Boston Univ. (108') minutes before game would have gone to PK shootout 
Courtney Wetzel  (Oregon State ... Jr./D ... Puylallup, WA)
Key member of defense that allowed only 3 shots on goal vs. host team Ohio St. (3-1; 3 SOG)
and #3 national seed Florida (1-0/OT; 0 SOG); also had 2G in win over the Buckeyes 

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)      •     #11 (Nov. 10)    

Nov. 17, 2009                                 contact: Pete LaFeur ( Primetime Performers of the Week #12  (Nov. 13-15)

During the first week of NCAA Tournament play, many players around the country rose to the challen– with a group of 2t 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/NCAA 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 25 players for Primetime Performer honors, a group that includes nine forwards, five midfielders, four defenders and six goalkeepers (plus one F/D). They come from 21 different teams (two each from Boston College, Oregon State, Santa Clara and Wisconsin) and four of them are California natives, plus two each from the home states/countries of England, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania (also one each from British Columbia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin). The 25 include one 5th-year senior, three seniors, 13 juniors, six sophomores and two freshmen.

Stanford players have combined for 14 Primetime Performer honors spanning the past 12 weeks, followed by: nine from North Carolina; seven each from Florida State, UCLA and Santa Clara; six each from Penn State, Virginia and Boston College; five each from San Diego, Portland, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Oregon State and Wisconsin; four each from seven teams (Duke, Florida, Ohio State, St. John's, California, Michigan State and Wake Forest); and three each from 13 other teams (BYU, UCF, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Rutgers, USC, Missouri, West Virginia, Purdue, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Maryland and Oklahoma State).

Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara now has been named a CS360 Primetime Performer six times this season, while six players have been three-time honorees: Penn State senior forward Katie Schoepfer, UCLA senior F/M Lauren Cheney, Ohio State junior M Lauren Steuer, UNC senior D Whitney EngenStanford jr. F Christen Press, and California sr. F Lisa Kevorkian. A group of 24 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, 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, 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, Milwaukee so. F Sarah Hagen, Virginia jr. M Sinead Farrelly, UCLA so. F Sydney Leroux, Virginia Tech jr. F Marika Gray and Oregon State jr. D Courtney Wetzel.

Headshots for each of the 25 players (as available) are included in the righthand sidebar and action-photo galleries or 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.