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Primetime Performers of the Week Archive
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)
CS360's PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
OF THE WEEK #12 (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)
on 99th-minute goal that beat #3 national seed Florida in second round (1-0)
played every minute in pair of shutouts (also 1-0 vs. Washington State)
then assisted on first goal and scored to cap dominating 2nd-rd win over Georgia (4-0)
and had primary assist on GWG in 2nd round vs. UConn (2-0)
entering game, for 1-0 lead 2nd round vs. UConn (2-0 win)
before shutting our #3 national seed UCF in second round (1-0; 2 svs)
team to 6-2 win at #4 national seed Penn State (PSU led 2-0 at half)
also dealing with 29 SJU total shots and 10 CKs (MSU offense had only 3 shots, 0 on goal)
in second-round win at host team Dayton (3-1)
converting team's first PK and then making pair of saves in 6-5 shootout
to score twice – including late GWG (88:03) – in NCAA 2nd-round win over Washington
and then made final PK in that game (1-1; 4-2 PKs)
that beat Boston Univ. (108') minutes before game would have gone to PK shootout
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.
Nov. 17, 2009 contact: Pete LaFeur (email@example.com)
CollegeSoccer360.com 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 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/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 Engen, Stanford 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.