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CS360 Exclusive – 2013 NCAA Notebook (Section 7 – Early Rds)

• CLICK HERE for links to all seven sections of the 2012 CS360 NCAA Notebook
(2013 sections to be posted … initial info./section-7 included below)

2013 NCAA Tournament Brackets:  Interactive  |  Printable (PDF)

College Soccer 360 presents ...
2013 Division I Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament History Notebook
(initial update/section-7 … Nov. 11, 2013)

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)
note: all research contained below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com 
(please credit accordingly when reprinting or referencing this data) ... 
this historical information will be expanded/updated several times throughout the 2013 NCAAs


SECTION 7 – NCAA TOURNAMENT
QUALIFICATION & EARLY ROUNDS

note: all research contained below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com (please credit accordingly when reprinting or referencing this data) ... this historical information will be updated several times throughout the 2013 NCAAs.

NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM STREAKS  For the fourth straight season, each of the teams with the 15-longest active NCAA appearance streaks advanced to the national postseason again in 2013 (see list below), after a trend of disappointments in the 2008 and '09 seasons. There are 15 different teams – North Carolina (32), Notre Dame (21), Virginia (20), Texas A&M (19), Penn State (19), Wake Forest (18), UCLA (17), Stanford (16), Florida State (14), Portland (14), West Virginia (14), Boston College (11), Duke (11), Florida (11) and California (10) – that own active double-digit NCAA appearance streaks:

Quick Look – CS360 Week-10 Primetime Performers (10–29-13)

Here's a quick look at the CS360 week-10 Primetime Performers for Division I women's soccer, with the full release to be posted later today (will be linked directly on CS360 main page, with link distributed on CS360updates Twitter feed).

CLICK HERE for the previous week's CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll (includes award criteria).

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #10     Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … week-10; Oct. 21-27, 2013)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

Hayley Haagsma  (Texas Tech ... D ... Sr. ... Cerritos, CA ... #17)
Ashley Herndon  (James Madison ... F ... Fr. ... Ashburn, VA ... #19)
Melissa Hummel  (UMBC ... D ... Jr. ... Downington, PA ... #15)
Paige Hunt  (BYU ... D ... So. ... Bountiful, UT ... #9) 
* Jaycie Johnson 
(Nebraska ... F ... Fr. ... Lake Winnebago, MO .... #19)
Lauren Katada  (UTEP ... M ... Jr./So. ... Dallas, TX ... #6)
Nicole Locandro  (Georgia ... M ... Sr. ... Marietta, GA ... #10)
Lindsey Luke (Utah ... G ... Jr. ... Corona Del Mar, CA ... #00)
Abby Smith (Indiana ... M ... Jr. ... McKinney, TX .... #12)
* Annie Steinlage  (Virginia ... DM ... Sr. ... Grand Haven, MI ... #10)  
Christen Westphal  
(Florida ... D ... So. ... Brecksville, OH ... #20)

Quick Look – CS360 Week-9 Primetime Performers (10–23-13)

Due to the initial release of CS360 exclusive list of DI women's soccer's winningest current senior classes (and some  website issues in the process), we have pushed back the release of the week-9 CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor roll to today, Oct. 23.

Here's a quick look at the week-9 Primetime Performers, with the top honoree(s) to be announced later today:

CLICK HERE for the previous week's CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll (includes award criteria).

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #9     Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … week-9; Oct. 14-20, 2013)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

Jordan Ansara  (Cal Poly ... D ... So. ... Laguna Niguel, CA ... #8) 
Brittany Basinger  
(Penn State ... M/D ... Fr. ... Purcellville, VA .. .#1)
Ariana Cooley  (Portland State ... M ... Jr. ... Gresham, OR ... #14)
Dana Costello  (Monmouth ... F ... Sr. ... Jackson, NJ ... #21)
Megan Dunnigan  
(Stephen F. Austin ... D ... Jr. ... Round Rock, TX ... #3)
Maddie Jobe  
(Iowa State ... G ... Sr. .. Eden Prairie, MN ... #32)
Bubba Makela  
(Texas-San Antonio ... G ... Fr. ... Mukilteo, WA ... #0)
Kelly McCormick  
(Mississippi ... G ... Jr. ...  Laguna Niguel, CA ... #1)
Loren Mitchell  
(Arkansas State ... F ... So. ... Lawrenceville, GA ... #20)
Lauren Smith  
(Florida ... DM ... So. ... Eustis, FL ... #6)
Emily Sonnett  
(Virginia ... D .. So. ... Marietta, GA ... #16)
Liz Soto  
(Wright State ... D ... Sr. ... Lorain, OH ... #13)
Emma Stevens  
(Nebraska ... G ... Sr. ... Corona, CA ... #0)
Kalijah Terilli  
(Univ. of Pennsylvania ... G ... So. ... Bronx, NY ... #18)
Meghan Thomas
  (Duke ... G ... Sr./Jr. ... Castle Rock, CO ... #17)
Stephanie Verdoia  (Seattle ... F ... Jr. ... Salt Lake City, UT ... #24) 
Amy Werdine  (Appalachian State ... D ... Sr. ... Tampa, FL ... #6)

CS360 Week-2 Primetime Performers (quick look; DI women)

Release: Sept. 3 2013      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

** CLICK HERE for the full week-2 Primetime Performers release page **

Here's a quick look at the CS360 week-2 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, as presented by College Soccer 360.com for the second week of the 2013 DI women's soccer season. Note that, due to the Labor Day holiday, the full release will be posted later in the week and will be linked at that time (both here and on the CS360 main page, in addition to release via the CS360updates Twitter feed).  

As a reminder, the Primetime Performers Honor Roll differs from most weekly awards, as it takes into account quality of opponents and other situational factors (beyond the raw stats … as we all know, soccer is from from being a purely "box score sport.").

CLICK HERE for full week-1 release recognizing the Primetime Performers from the opening weeks of the 2013 Division I women's soccer season.

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #2      Division I Women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com … week-2, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013)

Breaking Down the Bracket …

2012 NCAA Women's Soccer Brackets – Printable (PDF) & Interactive 

Hypothetheical Bracket (straight draw, seeded 1-64; courtesy CS360)

Based on College Soccer 360's recently-updated Composite National Rankings (and RPI, for teams outside the CNR), here are some observations about the 2012 NCAA tournament field (DI women's soccer):

• The CNR preferred (3) San Diego State and (4) Virginia among the four national seeds, rather than (5) Penn State and (6) Florida State.

• The CNR forecasted (7) UCLA as one of the four national 2-seeds, rather than a 3-seed.

• The CNR saw (11) North Carolina as a 3-seed and (14) Duke as a 4-seed (the actual bracket has UNC a 2 and Duke a 3). The CNR also had (9) Marquette as a 3-seed, rather than a 4, and missed out on only one of the 16 total seeded teams – (13) Texas A&M, which was forecasted to be one of the four national 4-seeds.

• The CNR correctly predicted two #1 seeds (1-Stanford & 2-BYU), one of the #2s (8-Florida), two of the #3s (10-Baylor & 12-Wake Forest) and two of the #4s (15-Ohio State & 16-Maryland).

What if the NCAA women's soccer tournament was seeded 1-64 & played out accordingly? …

What if the Division I women's soccer tournament was a totally equitable event – with the entire field seeded 1-64 and teams playing each other accordingly (i.e. 1 at 64, etc.)? Using our Composite National Rankings as a primary seeding factor (plus RPI for teams not listed in the CNR), College Soccer 360 has created this "ideal world" scenario.

Let's pretend for a moment that some wealthy fans of college soccer stepped forward to endow the NCAA tournament – making it a "fair" draw across the board, with no travel costs to worry about. The 64-seed would play at the #1, while the #33 would play at #32 in what should be one of the best matchups (at least on paper). We've provided just such a hypothetical bracket below, even forsaking the requirement that teams from the same conference can't meet in the first two rounds (the only conference matchup for the first week would be Miami at Virginia Tech).

We've indicated what the top four seeds would be in each quadrant – and fans can assume the current 2nd/3rd-round format (four teams at one site) or simply forecast a one-game progression. For example, in quadrant-1 below, if the higher seeds won on the first weekend, then Missouri would play a 2nd-round game at Stanford and Tennessee would be at Maryland.

2012 Double Doubles (players w/ 10+ goals & 10+ assists)

 UPDATED: NOV. 8, 2012          Contact: Pete LaFleur  (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

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Another College Soccer 360 exclusive has returned, as we recognize a handful of Division I women's soccer players who hold the unique distinction of totaling 10-plus goals and 10-plus assists during the 2012 season. Only seven players, four of them from 2012 NCAA teams, have reached double-digit goals and double-digit assists this season, with that short list including a pair of seniors – Dayton's Colleen Williams (18G-12A in '10; 16G-15A in '11; 17G-14A) and Boston College's Kristen Mewis (13G-11A in '11; 10G-14A in '12) – who have turned in multiple "double-double" seasons. 

Boston College senior Kristen Mewis (right)
holds the unique distinction of reaching double-digit
goals & assists in each of the past two seasons
(13G-11A in 2011; 10G-14A in '12).
  

There also are 11 players (likewise listed below) that are close to joining the Double-Double list (within 1-2 goals/assists).

This page will be expanded soon to include info. and links on the players, along with headshots, action photos, etc.

Dynamic Duos (2012 top scoring combos)

UPDATED: NOV. 8, 2012          Contact: Pete LaFleur  (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

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As in past seasons, College Soccer 360 presents its "Dynamic Duos" feature, showcasing Division I women's teams that have multiple double-digit goalscorers. 

Penn State and Dayton so far are the only teams that have boasted three players with double-digit goals (listed below), while Boston College, Hofstra & Pepperdine each are close to that triple distinction and still playing. In 2011, Dayton was the only DI women's soccer team with three double-digit goalscorers, while Penn State had two players with 10-plus goals in 2011. 

Penn State's Christine Nairn (13; right) combines with teammates
Maya Hayes (12) and Mallory Weber (11) to make PSU one of two
DI women's soccer teams with three double-digit goalscorers in 2012.

Duke had two double-digit goalscorers in 2011 (Kelly Cobb & Kaitlin Kerr) and has two different players who have eclipsed the 10-goal mark in 2012 (Laura Weinberg & Kim DeCesare). Two other teams – Virginia and Texas A&M – are on the verge of joining Duke, Penn State & Dayton in having multiple double-digit goalscorers for the second straight season. 

TV Listings – Women's College Soccer (Nov. 2-9, 2012)

Nov. 1, 2012 (posted by Pete LaFleur; editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Here's a fairly inclusive list of broadcast television coverage (plus ESPN3 online streaming, which typically is archived for 30 days) covering various key Division I women's soccer games (conference tournaments and Pac-12 regular season) during the span of Nov. 2-4 (plus tape-delayed airings on Nov. 5-9). Listings include live broadcasts and replays. Note that many other conference tournament games are being streamed live via the conference sites (we'll have a listing of those as well, for Nov. 2-4).

List compiled courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com
(please forward any additions or corrections to: editor@collegesoccer360.com):

FRIDAY, Nov. 2
5:00 a.m. ET – Stanford at UCLA (replay from Oct. 28) … Pac-12 Networks
10 a.m. ET – Big Ten 5-seed Illinois vs. (1) Penn State … Big Ten Network 
Noon ET – Big East Nat. Div. 2-seed Notre Dame vs. Amer. 1-seed Marquette CBS Sports Network
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12:30 p.m. ET – Big Ten 3-seed Michigan vs. (2) Ohio State Big Ten Network 
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2:30 p.m. ET – Big East Amer. Div. 2-seed South Florida vs. Amer. 1-seed GeorgetownCBS Sports Network
• 
5:00 p.m. ET (2 PT) – UCLA at USC (replay info. below, for 11/3 and 11/6) … Pac-12 Networks
5:00 p.m. ET (2 PT) – Arizona at Arizona State (replay info. below, for 11/8) … Pac-12 Networks (alternate)
• 5:00 p.m. ET – ACC 5-seed Virginia vs. (1) Florida StateESPN3 (online only; check for archive)  
5:00 p.m. ET (4 CT) – SEC 6-seed Auburn vs. (2) Texas A&M … ESPN3 (online only; check for archive)  
7:00 p.m. ET (4 PT) – Oregon at Oregon State (replay info. below, for 11/7) … Pac-12 Networks
• 7:00 p.m. ET (4 PT) – Washington at Washington State (replay info. below, for 11/9) … Pac-12 Networks (alternate)
• 7:30 p.m. ET – ACC 3-seed Wake Forest vs. (2) MarylandESPN3 (online only; check for archive)  
7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 CT) – SEC 5-seed Missouri vs. (1) FloridaESPN3 (online only; check for archive)  

SATURDAY, Nov. 3
6:00 a.m. ET – Arizona at Arizona State (replay from Nov. 2) … Pac-12 Networks
7:30 p.m. ET – UCLA at USC (replay from 11/2) … Pac-12 Networks

CS360 Week-1 Primetime Performers (D-I Women; 2012)

CS360 Primetime Performers D-I Women Archive: 2011 … 2010 … 2009 
Other 2011 Final Primetime Pages (w/ archives):
D-I Men ... D-2 Men & Women ... D-3 Men & Women

Release: Aug. 21, 2012      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

MINNESOTA'S TAYLOR UHL RECEIVES CS360 WEEK-1 PRIMETIME PLAYER AWARD
Nine others named to CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll to  open 2012 season.

University of Minnesota sophomore forward Taylor Uhl (Eden Prairie, Minn.) – who scored early goals vs. CS360 #4 Florida State and (28) South Carolina, then provided a skillful flick assist on the OT game winner vs. the Gamecocks – headlines the first 2012 edition of the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (10 honorees, listed below). Uhl is the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week for Aug. 17-19 and is joined by nine others on the Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll to open the 2012 season.

... Selection for the Division I women's CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

2012 Preseason Games Roundup – College Women's Soccer

Aug. 16, 2012 … Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

With the start of the 2012 college women's soccer season suddenly upon us, College Soccer 360 provides this comprehensive rundown of preseason action (Aug. 3-15) – with this listing of results accompanied by links to game stats, recaps, photo galleries and post game video interviews (as available).

Many teams did not play any preseason exhibition games/scrimmages (some did play intrasquad or alumni games). All listings on this page (scroll down) are for games vs. fellow D-I teams.

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Based on the CS360 Composite National Rankings preseason top-40, these preseason matchups were the most noteworthy:  
• (13) Notre Dame won 2-0 vs. (6) Virginia
• (14) 
Florida won 2-0 vs. (21) Central Florida
• (2) Duke won 2-0 at (28) South Carolina
• (22) Louisville won 1-0 vs. (30) Ohio State
• (32) Miami won 4-0 at (29) Dayton
• (32) Miami won 3-0 at (30) Ohio State
• (36) Georgetown tied 0-0 at (6) Virginia

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Chrissy Tchoula (red #15; Western Kentucky)

CS360 Title-Week Primetime Performers (D-1/2/3 men & women)

Release: Dec. 16, 2011      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CS360 CHAMPIONSHIP-WEEK PRIMETIME PERFORMER HONOREES  (D-1/2/3 men & women)

College Soccer 360 has recognized an assortment of Primetime Performers who rose to the occasion during the recent championship weekends contested by men's and women's teams in Division I, II and III. The top honorees – CS360 Primetime Players of the Week – are as follows:

• Division-I Women ... Camille Levin  (Stanford ... Sr. ... D/M/F ... Newport Coast, CA)  

 Division-I Men ... Ben Speas  (North Carolina ... Jr. ... F ... Stow, OH)  

• Division-II Women ... Carmelina Puopolo  (Saint Rose ... So. ... F ... Scarborough, Ontario)  

• Division-II Men ... Joey Madigan  (Fort Lewis ... Sr. ... M ... Centenntial, CO)  

• Division-III Women ... Erin Hench  (Messiah ... 5th-Yr-Sr. ... F ... Carlisle, PA)  

• Division-III Men ... Dylan Stone  (Ohio Wesleyan ... Sr. ... DM ... Easton, CT) 

There are a total of 22 players (all listed below, with headshots in right-sidebar) who received CS360 Primetime Performer honor-roll designation for the final week of their respective seasons. Click on the links below for full Primetime release pages (w/ player info., action photos, season archive, etc.):

Primetime Performers (quick list; D-I men/women; 11/28/11)

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performers main page

CLICK HERE for this week's CS360 Primetime Performers page (w/ headshots & action photos)

Here's a quick look at the most recent group of CS360 Primetime Performers, as selected by College Soccer 360.com for Division I men's and women's games played during the Thanksgiving week. The usual Primetime honors page is in the process of being produced and will include headshots, action photos and player info. on each honoree. See links at bottom of this page for previous Primetime Performer releases (covering D-1/2/3, men and women).

The full Primetime honors pages can be accessed later via the Awards tab on this site (those new pages also will be linked later on this CS360 Blog post). 

... Selection for the CS360 weekly Primetime Performer awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

• Must have performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason success and advancement.

Dynamic Duos 2011

UPDATED: NOV. 21, 2011          Contact: Pete LaFleur  (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

As in past seasons, College Soccer 360 presents its "Dynamic Duos" feature, showcasing Division I women's teams that have multiple double-digit goalscorers. Dayton so far is the only team that has boasted three players with double-digit goals (listed below), with Stanford close to that distinction and still playing.

As of Nov. 21, there now are 16 teams (out of 300-plus) that have featured multiple double-digit goalscorers, with most earning that distinction over the past couple weeks. Eleven of those teams have competed in the 2011 NCAAs (five were eliminated in the first round, two more in the second round and another one in the round-of-16). Three teams competing on Friday in the upcoming NCAA quarterfinals – ACC foes Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia – each have a pair of double-digit goalscorers on their roster (listed below).

There also are three teams (Long Beach, Oklahoma State and Stanford) that are close to joining the Dynamic Duo list.

Gameday Homepage Debuts Today at CS360 (10/13/11)

College Soccer 360 is excited for the launch of a new site feature – a GAMEDAY HOMEPAGE that provides convenient links (season, game-coverage and postgame) for college soccer action involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (top-50 women and top-40 men), along with key late-season coverage from other conferences and full tracking of all postseason competition.

Offerings include:

• Season links for team homepage, roster, stats, schedule, media guide, quick facts, head coach's bio, etc.

• Updated team records and series history

• Links to special features, such as recent video interviews, Q&As, profile stories, etc.

• Live game-coverage links located all in one place (live stats, video, audio, blogs, game previews & notes)

• Assortment of postgame links (recaps from both teams, final stats, video highlights & interviews, photo galleries, etc.)

• Conference links (weekly release, stats, standings, composite schedule, media guides and more)


Gameday pages will be created on a regular basis, based on the quantity of games in a given day (with preference given to the bigger matchups and head-to-head games.

Midweek Rundown (cs360 top-40 men; Oct. 10-12, 2011)

Here's a rundown of results (listed below) so far this week involving D-I men's teams currently in the CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40. Of the 22 top-40 games played from Oct. 10-12, four resulted in upsets (losses by #5 Creighton, #9 Notre Dame, #27 James Madison and #34 Northern Illinois) while #8 Central Florida had to settle for a scoreless tie at Florida International (none of the CS360 top-50 women have yet to play this week, with several slated for action on Thursday, Oct. 13).

CLICK HERE for full listing of all of the previous week's results involving CS360 top-40 men and top-50 women's teams (Oct. 3-9, 2011).

WEDNESDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 RESULTS (10/12/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #3 Connecticut 2,  Providence 1
at #4 Akron 1,  Penn State 0
at Missouri State 1,  #5 Creighton 0
at #6 Louisville 2,  Cincinnati 0
at Marquette 1,  #9 Notre Dame 0
#11 UC Irvine 5,  at UC Riverside 1
#12 Indiana 1,  at Butler 0
#15 Old Dominion 3,  at #29 William & Mary 0
at #16 South Florida 2,  DePaul 0
#20 Georgetown 3,  at Seton Hall 1
#21 St. John's 2,  at Syracuse 1
#22 West Virginia 2,  at Pittsburgh 0
#26 Coastal Carolina 2,  at High Point 0
at Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) 2,  #27 James Madison 1
#28 SMU 3,  at #40 South Carolina 2  (2 OT)
at Northwestern 2,  #34 Northern Illinois 0

TUESDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 RESULTS (10/11/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #2 Maryland 2,  Adelphi 0
at Florida International 0,  #8 Central Florida 0
at #13 UC Santa Barbara 6,  Cal State Fullerton 0
at #14 Boston College 2,  Harvard 0
at #19 Virginia 2,  Navy 0

MONDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 RESULT (10/10/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #37 Bradley 1,  UMKC 0

Full Listing of CS360 Primetime Performers (week of Oct. 3-9; D-1/2/3 men & women)

College Soccer 360 has selected an assortment of players (men and women from Divisions 1/2/3) as Primetime Performers of the Week for Oct. 3-9 (all listed below). See links bellow for full release pages for the D-I men's and women's honors (D2 and D3 pages, with photos and player info., are in production and will be linked to this page later).

 Selection for the CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

• For Division I teams, must have been playing in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or in a game involving a preseason conference favorite/leader), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification/participation. For D2 and D3, must have been playing in a game involving a team that received votes in that week's NSCAA coaches poll.

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.

Slate for Sunday (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 10/9/11)

There's 39 games slated for Sunday (Sept. 9, 2011) involving CS360 top-40 men's teams (12; one head-to-head) or CS360 top-50 women's squads (27; three head-to-head). As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 21 games on Saturday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

Today's scheduled features one of the biggest games of any season, as the UCLA women (cs360 #2) will play at top-ranked Stanford (1 PT).

There are six men's teams idle today from the CS360 top-40 – #2 Maryland, #4 North Carolina, #14 Boston College, #24 Iona, #31 Virginia and #34 Duke – while 20 of the cs360 top-50 women's teams have Sunday off, with those idle squads including six from the top-10 and nine top-20: #3 Duke, #4 Oklahoma State, #5 Wake Forest, #6 Boston College, #7 North Carolina, #9 Virginia, #11 Florida State, #14 Pepperdine, #15 Maryland, #29 Virginia Tech, #32 Texas A&M, #36 Wisconsin, #37 Iowa, #38 Illinois, #41 Miami, #43 Baylor, #44 BYU, #46 Michigan, #47 North Carolina State and #49 Portland.

Saturday Slate Features Several Big Games (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 10/8/11)

Fans will be treated to one of the top Saturdays thus far in the college soccer season, with numerous top teams set to be in action on Oct. 8. There's 15 games on tap involving CS360 top-40 men's teams, including four head-to-head showdowns (three of them in the BIG EAST: #1 Connecticut at #12 Notre Dame; #10 St. John's at #15 South Floirda; and #15 Georgetown at #39 West Virginia. There also are six games on Saturday featuring CS360 top-50 women's teams and half of them are showdown games: #5 Wake Forest at #15 Maryland; #11 Florida State at #9 Virginia; and #14 Pepperdine at #44 BYU.

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 21 games on Saturday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

See bottom of this page for a complete listings of results from this week involving the CS360 men's top-40 and women's top-50. . . .

CS360's Composite National Rankings can be viewed here: CS360 top-50 women ... top-40 men


SATURDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 MATCHUPS (10/8/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #12 Notre Dame 0,  #1 Connecticut 0
at #3 Akron 2,  #32 Northern Illinois 0
at #15 South Florida 3,  #10 St. John's 2
at #39 West Virginia 1,  #15 Georgetown 0

Friday Scoreboard (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 10/7/11)

It's a relative light schedule today (Oct. 7) in terms of big-game matchups involving CS360 top-40 men's teams and the top-50 women, with many key head-to-head battles taking place over the previous two days. Friday's 11 games featuring  CS360 top-40 men's teams feature only one head-to-head game (#2 Maryland at #31 Virginia), while the 27 CS360 top-50 women's games on tap include only four marquee matchups – namely #2 UCLA putting its unbeaten record on the line at #19 California while the SEC divisional favorites will meet (#20 Auburn at #8 Florida) and unbeaten La Salle will play at #18 Dayton in a game that could determine the Atlantic-10 regular-season champion (the 10-0-1 Explorers have yet to allow a goal this season).

There are 19 top-50 women's teams not playing on Friday, with nine set to return to the pitch on Saturday (highlighted by #5 Wake Forest at #15 Maryland; #11 Florida State at #9 Virginia; and #14 Pepperdine at #44 BYU) and six more on Sunday. Four women's top-50 teams – #3 Duke, #6 Boston College, #7 North Carolina and #49 Portland – are done playing for the week. 

CS360 Thursday Scoreboard (women; 10/6/11)

There's five games on tap Thursday involving CS360 top-50 teams, most notably #3 Duke at #6 Boston College and a key WCC showdown between perennial league champion Portland (#49) at conference newcomer BYU (#44). As usual, CS360 will be tracking Thursday's games, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

There already have been 25 games this week featuring CS360 top-40 men's teams (plus one top-50 women's game), see lists below, and it's been rough going for several of the higher-ranked teams. In those 25 men's games, six top-40 teams were upset (#3 Akron, #6 Indiana, #19 Santa Clara, #22 Providence, #29 William & Mary and #35 Kentucky) while two others suffered "upset ties" (#10 St. John's and #16 Notre Dame). Roughly one-third of those 25 games (8) have extended to overtime, including narrow wins for #2 Maryland, #4 North Carolina, #5 Creighton, #8 UC Irvine and #32 Northern Illinois.

CS360's updated Composite National Rankings can be viewed here: CS360 top-50 women ... top-40 men

THURSDAY'S WOMEN'S TOP-50 GAMES (10/6/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-50)
#3 Duke 1,  at #6 Boston College 0
at #7 North Carolina 2,  Clemson 0
at #14 Pepperdine 1,  San Diego 0
#24 Boston University 1,  at New Hampshire 0
at #44 BYU 2,  #49 Portland 1  (OT)

Busy Sunday On Tap (cs360 scoreboard; top-40 men & top-50 women; 10/2/11)

The first Sunday of October will be a busy one throughout Division I college soccer, with 43 games on tap involving men's top-40 men's teams and the  top-50 women in the CS360 Composite National Rankings. Most of the top-40 men's squads played on Saturday, but there's still 10 top-40 games slated for Saturday along with a total of 33 women's top-50 games.

Sunday's nine head-to-head battles between CS360 top-50 women's teams include yet another top-10 showdown in the ACC (#8 Virginia at #6 Wake Forest) and a key matchup within the Big Ten: #24 Ohio State at #26 Wisconsin.

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 43 games on Sunday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

All results from earlier in the week (involving the CS360 top-40 men and top-50 women) are included at the bottom of this page ... 


SUNDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 GAMES (10/2/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at Wisconsin 2,  #6 Indiana 0
at #18 UCLA 2,  Stanford 0  (North Athletic Field)
at Florida International 1,  #24 Kentucky 0  (OT)
Lipscomb 2,  at #28 East Tennessee State 1
at #29 Santa Clara 2,  Gonzaga 0
at #30 Coastal Carolina 3,  Liberty 1
#33 Ohio State 2,  at Michigan State 1
Central Connecticut State 2,  at #35 Monmouth 1
#36 Iona 3,  at Loyola (Md.) 2
at San Diego State 2,  #37 California 1
 

October Opening Day (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 10/1/11)

A boatload of men's top-40 men's teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings will be in action on Saturday, with 18 games on tap including five head-to-head battles between top-40 squads. It's a big day in the BIG EAST – as CS360 #1 Connecticut will play at #9 Louisville, along with #10 Notre Dame at #16 St. John's and #39 Providence at #14 South Florida. There's also a top-10 showdown in the Big West (#8 UC Irvine at #7 UC Santa Barbara) while #12 UCF will play at #19 SMU in a matchup of top Conference USA.

Only one team from the CS360 top-50 women is scheduled to play on Saturday, as #15 Milwaukee will be doing Horizon League battle at Wright State.

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 19 games on Saturday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

All results from earlier in the week (involving the CS360 top-40 men and top-50 women) are included at the bottom of this page ... 


SATURDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 MATCHUPS (10/1/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
#1 Connecticut 1,  at #9 Louisville 0  (OT)
#8 UC Irvine 2,  at #7 UC Santa Barbara 0
at #16 St. John's 2,  #10 Notre Dame 1  (2 OT)
#12 Central Florida 4,  at #19 SMU 2
#39 Providence 1,  at #14 South Florida 1

CS360 Friday Scoreboard (men's top-40 & women's top-50; 9/30/11)

Here's a quick look at Friday's games involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (top-40 men ... and top-50 women). There are only eight games (two head-to-head) scheduled for Friday (Sept. 30) among CS360 top-40 men's teams and 25 from the top-50 women (four head-to-head), see lists below.

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 33 games on Friday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

There was an assortment of games scheduled earlier in the week involving the CS360 men's top-40 and women's top-50 (results for those also included below).

In Friday's 33 games involving CS360 top-50 women's teams (16-5-4; .720) and top-40 men (6-1-1; .813), the higher-ranked teams combined to go 22-6-5; .742).


FRIDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 MATCHUPS (9/30/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #2 Maryland 1,  #3 Creighton 0
#18 UCLA 1,  at #37 California 0  (OT)


FRIDAY'S OTHER D-I MEN'S TOP-40 GAMES (9/30/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
Duke 2,  at #4 North Carolina 2
at North Carolina State 2,  #13 Boston College 1
postponed – Delaware at #17 Old Dominion (resume on Oct. 1 at 1 ET)
at #29 Santa Clara 1,  Portland 0
#34 Virginia 2,  at Clemson 0
at #35 Monmouth 4,  Long Island 0
#36 Iona 2,  at Rider 1

Midweek Scoreboard (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/29/11)

Here's a midweek update for action over the past few days involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (top-40 men ... and top-50 women). There is one game scheduled for Thursday (Sept. 29) involving a CS360 top-40 men's team and 11 from the top-50 women (see list below) – highlighted by #8 Virginia at #4 Duke, #7 North Carolina at #9 Florida State and two other head-to-head battles.

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 12 games on Thursday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.

There were 15 games scheduled earlier in the week involving CS360 top-40 men's teams (one was halted due to lightning and is a "no-contest"). Most of the men's results so far this week have been noteworthy (as upsets and/or head-to-head within the top-40). The recent men's upsets have included: UC Riverside 3-1 vs. #7 UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly 1-0  at #8 UC Irvine, and James Madison 2-0 vs. #20 West Virginia – plus a pair of scoreless games (#23 Georgetown at #22 Penn State; CS Bakersfield at #32 CS Fullerton) and a 1-1 final for #31 Xavier at Cincinnati.

Scoreboard for Sunday, Sept. 24 (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women)

There are 41 games on Sunday (Sept. 24)  involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings top-50 (D-I women) and top-40 D-I men. There's nine games on tap (three head-to-head) involving CS360 top-40 men's teams, plus 32 featuring top-50 women's teams (11 head-to-head). 

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 40 games on Sunday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard. Results from earlier in the week (Sept. 20-24) involving top-50 women and top-40 men's teams are included below, as is Sunday's full slate of games ... 

The eight CS360 women's top-50 teams that are idle on Sunday include: #1 Stanford, #2 UCLA, #9 Florida State, #21 Texas A&M, #27 Oregon State, #39 BYU, #46 San Diego State and #47 Long Beach State.

Higher-ranked teams in Sunday's games (Sept. 25) involving the CS360 top-40 men and top-50 women combined to go 30-6-5 (.793).


SUNDAY'S DIVISION-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/25/11; both teams in CS360 top-40)
#38 SMU 2,  at #17 UCLA 1
#18 South Florida 2,  at #16 West Virginia 1
#25 Furman 0,  at #29 East Tennessee State 0

Several Key Saturday Games On Tap (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/24/11)

Saturday's Division I women's soccer schedule includes one game involving a CS360 top-50 team and 11 featuring the CS360 top-40 men (see below).

CS360 will be tracking these 11 games on Saturday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.


SATURDAY'S D-I WOMEN'S TOP-50 GAME (9/24/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
at #1 Stanford 7,  Arizona 0


SATURDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 GAMES (9/24/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
#1 Maryland 2,  at Virginia Tech 0
at #2 Connecticut 2,  #15 St. John's 0
at #3 Creighton 1,  St. Mary's 0
at #14 Notre Dame 1,  #5 Louisville 0
#6 Akron 3,  at Tulsa 0
Florida Gulf Coast 2,  at #8 Central Florida 1
at George Mason 1,  #13 Old Dominion 0
at #19 Charlotte 2,  Campbell 0
#24 Northern Illinois 1,  at Drake 0
#26 Georgetown 2,  Villanova 0  (at Bryn Mawr, PA, College)
South Carolina 3,  at #37 Memphis 2
 

..... See full listing below for results earlier in the week involving the CS360 top-50 women and top-40 men:

Friday Scoreboard (9/23/11; cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; w/ 9/20-22 results)


For the second straight week, there will be 43 total games on Friday (9/23/11) involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings top-50 (D-I women) and top-40 D-I men. There's 19 games on tap (two head-to-head) involving CS360 top-40 men's teams, plus 24 featuring top-50 women's teams (five head-to-head). 

As usual, CS360 will be tracking all 43 games on Friday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard. Results from midweek action (Sept. 20-22) involving top-50 women and top-40 men's teams are included below, as is Friday's full slate of games ... 

Many top teams have shifted out of the Fri.-Sun. format, with seven of the CS360 top-10 women's teams idle today (#1 Stanford, #4 UNC, #5 Duke, #7 Wake, #8 BC, #9 FSU and #10 Maryland) while five of CS360's top-six men's teams also are off on Sept. 23 (#1 MD, #2 UConn, #3 Creighton, #5 Louisville and #6 Akron).

There is one game Saturday (Sept. 24) involving a CS360 women's team – Arizona at #1 Stanford (7 PT) – along with 10 Saturday games in the CS360 men's top-40: #1 Maryland at Virginia Tech (7 ET), #15 St. John's at #2 Connecticut (7:30 ET), St. Mary's at #3 Creighton (7 CT), #5 Louisville at #14 Notre Dame (7 ET), #6 Akron at Tulsa (7 CT), #13 Old Dominion at George Mason (7 ET), Campbell at #19 Charlotte (7 ET), #24 Northern Illinois at Drake (7 CT), #26 Georgetown at Villanova (1 ET) and South Carolina at #37 Memphis (7 CT).

Primetime Performers #5 (D-I women; others to be added)

Note: CS360 is in the process of conducting site upgrades but will be catching up soon with Primetime Performer honor pages, including photos and player info. (for women & men, D-1/2/3). This page now currently includes listing of Division I women honorees, with D-I men still to be added along with D-2/3 men and women, for Sept. 12-18 ... note that the week-3 link below includes a full Primetime listing from the week of Sept. 5-11, for D-1/2/3 men and women.


Previous 2011 Primetime Performer Releases:  Week-1 ... Week-2 ... Week-3 ... Week-4

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2010 

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2009 (D-I women)


CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #5 ... Division I women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Sept. 12-18, 2011)

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

ALYSHA MALLON  (Dayton ... D ... Jr. ... Newtown, PA ... #6) 
JILLIAN MASTROIANNI  (Boston College ... G ... Sr . ... Durham, CT ... #30)
BLAKE MILLER  (West Virginia ... F ... Sr. ... St. Louis, MO ... #3)
TERESA NOYOLA  (Stanford ... M ... Sr. ... Palo Alto, CA ... #7)
JORDAN SALISBURY  (Seattle ... D ... Sr. ... Federal Way, WA ... #1)
KATIE STENGEL  (Wake Forest ... F ... So. ... Melbourne, FL ... #12)
*TAYLOR WILSON  (Seton Hall ... M ... Sr. ... Rahway, NJ ... #8)

CS360 Sunday Scoreboard (top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/18/11)

Sunday's Division I schedule (9/18/11) features an assortment of top teams in action, with 21 games involving CS360 top-40 men's teams (four head-to-head) along with 25 games featuring CS360 top-40 women's squads (nine of them head-to-head battles). A good chunk of top teams are idle on Sunday (15 top-40 men's teams and 16 from the top-40 women). Noteworthy teams that are off on Sunday include the #3 UCLA women (plus #5 UNC) and six of the men's top-10 (#1 Maryland, #2 UConn, #4 Creighton, #5 Louisville, #6 UNC and #7 UCSB).

CS360 will be tracking all 43 games on Friday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard. Results from earlier in the week involving top-50 women and top-40 men's teams are linked below ... 


SUNDAY'S DIVISION-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/18/11; both teams in CS360 top-40)

at #13 South Florida 2,  #9 UC Irvine 0
at #37 Coastal Carolina 2,  #17 Ohio State 0
at #24 St. John's 2,  #39 Iona 0
#28 Kentucky 5,  #27 Brown 1 (at South Carolina)

Handful of Saturday Games on Tap (CS360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/17/11)


CLICK HERE for rundown of games earlier this week (Sept. 13-16) involving CS360 top-40 men and top-50 women

There's a handful of games on Saturday (9/17/11) involving teams from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (top-40 men and top-50 women). CS360 will be tracking all nine games on Saturday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard. 


SATURDAY'S DIVISION-I MEN'S TOP-40 GAMES (9/17/11; CS360 top-40 Nat'l Composite Rank)

at #4 Creighton 3,  #31 Providence 0
#14 Old Dominion 3,  at Elon 2  (OT)
#35 William & Mary 1,  at North Carolina Wilmington o
at #36 East Tennessee State 3,  Davidson 2


SATURDAY'S DIVISION-I WOMEN'S TOP-50 GAMES (9/17/11; CS360 top-50 Nat'l Composite Rank)

#3 UCLA 3,  at #47 LMU 1
at #5 Louisville 4,  Butler 0
at #34 Wisconsin 1,  #17 Penn State 0
at #32 Dayton 2,  Kentucky 1
at Oklahoma 2,  #37 BYU 0
#48 Miami 2,  at Navy 1  (OT)

CS360 Friday Scoreboard (top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/16/11)

Here's a quick look at Friday's slate of games (9/16/11) involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings top-50 (D-I women) and top-40 D-I men. There's 26 games on tap (five head-to-head) involving CS360 top-40 men's teams, plus 15 featuring top-50 women's teams (three head-to-head). 

CS360 will be tracking all 43 games on Friday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard. Results from midweek action involving top-50 women and top-40 men's teams are included below ... 


FRIDAY'S DIVISION-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/16/11; both teams in CS360 top-40)

#16 New Mexico 1,  at #3 Akron 1
at #23 UCLA 3,  #7 UC Santa Barbara 2
at #24 St. John's 0,  #8 Indiana 0
#18 Charlotte 2,  at #11 Virginia 1  (OT)
#38 Santa Clara 4,  at #22 California 2
#40 Xavier 2,  #26 Northern Illinois 1  (OT;  at Northwestern)


FRIDAY'S OTHER D-I MEN'S TOP-40 GAMES (9/16/11; CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)

at #1 Maryland 3,  North Carolina State 1
#2 Connecticut 1,  at Boston University 0
#6 North Carolina 1,  at Wake Forest 0
#9 UC Irvine 2,  Florida Gulf Coast 1  (at South Florida)
at George Mason 1,  #10 Central Florida 1
at #12 Boston College 4,  Virginia Tech 3  (OT)
St. Louis 2,  at #13 South Florida 1
at #15 Notre Dame 2,  Michigan 1
#17 Ohio State 3,  Hartwick 0  (at Coastal Carolina)
at #19 West Virginia 4,  Richmond 1
Memphis 1,  at #20 Bradley 0
at Pennsylvania 1,  #21 Georgetown 1
#27 Brown 2,  at South Carolina 0
#28 Kentucky 2,  High Point 1  (at South Carolina)
at #29 Monmouth 3,  Seton Hall 0
at Alabama Birmingham (UAB) 2,  #30 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) 1  (OT)
#32 Cal State Fullerton 3,  at American 0
at #34 SMU 2,  Dartmouth 1  (OT)
Appalachian State 1,  at #37 Coastal Carolina 0
#39 Iona 1,  at Rutgers 0

Primetime Performers of the Week #4 (D-I/2/3 M&W soccer)

Note: CS360 is in the process of conducting site upgrades but will be catching up soon with Primetime Performer honor pages, with photos and player info. (for women & men, D-1/2/3). This page now includes listing of all honorees for men's and women's soccer in D-1, 2 and 3 for Sept. 5-11 (hope to add photos and player info. soon).


Previous 2011 Primetime Performer Releases:  Week-1 ... Week-2 ... Week-3

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2010 

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2009 (D-I women)

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #4 ... Division I women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Sept. 5-11, 2011)

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

KELLY COBB  (Duke … F … Fr. … Chugiak, AK … #9)  
MAEGAN KELLY  (Marquette … F … So. … Kansas City, MO …  #4)
LISA KEMP  (UC Davis … M … Sr. … Eden Prairie, MN … #13)
JORDE LaFONTAINE-KUSSMANN  (Washington … G … Sr. … Lakewood, WA … #1)
MERRITT MATHIAS  (Texas A&M … F … Sr. … Birmingham, AL … #9)
TIFFANY McCARTY  (Florida State … F … Sr./Jr. … Laurel, MD … #14)
MELINDA MERCADO  (Oklahoma State … D … Sr. …Sapulpa, OK … #19)
NICOLETE RADOVCIC  (Central Florida … F … Jr. … Rockaway, NJ … #23)
*LINDSAY TAYLOR  (Stanford … F … Sr. … Los Altos, CA … #17)
ALICEN WRIGHT  (TCU … G … Fr. … Chino Hills, CA … #0)

Sunday Scoreboard (cs360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/11/11)


There's plenty of Sunday action on tap (Sept. 11, 2011) – with 34 games involving CS360 top-50 women's teams (11 head-to-head matchups) along with 26 games featuring CS360 top-40 men's teams (five of those head-to-head).

See below for an overview of Sunday games scheduled for teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings. The five CS360 top-50 women's teams idle on Sunday include #22 Tennessee, #29 California, #30 Auburn, #36 BYU and #42 Miami. On the men's side, the following nine CS360 top-40 teams are not playing Sunday: #1 North Carolina, #3 Maryland, #5 Akron, #8 Boston College, #15 Virginia, #25 Penn State, #32 UMBC, #38 North Carolina State and #40 Xavier.

CS360 will be tracking all 60 games on Sunday, with info. posted on this blog page, the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CollegeSoccer360.com sidebar scoreboard.


SUNDAY'S DIVISION-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/11/11; both teams in CS360 top-40)

#2 Connecticut 1,  #30 SMU 0  (at Tulsa)
at #17 California 3,  #27 Kentucky 2
#26 East Tennessee State 2, #20 William & Mary 0  (at Old Dominion)
at #22 Old Dominion 3,  #16 Monmouth 1 
at #35 Charlotte 1,  #31 UNC Greensboro 0

CS360 Scoreboard (top-50 women & top-40 men; Sept. 5-10, 2011)

Friday (Sept. 9) was a good day for the favorites in games involving top teams from the CS360 Composite National Rankings, as the higher-ranked men's and women's teams combined to go 55-8-5 (.846 ... 22-3-2/.852 in top-40 men; 33-5-3/.842 in top-50 women). See complete listing of results below, with some game details and notes available on the cs360updates Twitter feed.

The eight CS360 top-40 mens teams that did not play on Friday included: #1 North Carolina, #5 Akron, #12 UCF, #18 Ohio State, #32 UMBC, #36 CS Bakerfield, #38 NC State and #40 Xavier. Three of those teams are slated to play on Saturday (Sept. 10) – Akron at St. Louis (7 CT) ... UNC at home vs. Virginia Tech (7 ET) ... and UMBC at home vs. Navy (7 ET).

The 11 CS360 top-50 women's teams that were idle on Friday were: #3 Maryland, #12 Boston College, #13 Marquette, #17 Milwaukee, #24 Ohio State, #26 William & Mary, #36 BYU, #41 West Virginia, and #42 Miami. BYU is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 10, at home vs. Rice (7 MT).

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week Announced for D-1/2/3 (men & women; 8/29-9/4/11)

Note: A full release – including info. and photos for each honoree – will be posted later this week on CS360, linked via the Primetime Performers leftside tab.

CollegeSoccer360.com has selected Primetime Performers of the Week for men's and women's soccer – in all three NCAA divisions – following action during late Aug./early Sept. (week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4).

The Primetime Performers weekly honor includes a total of 25 players spanning the three divisions, in both men's and women's soccer (see full listing below). The top honorees (Primetime Players of the Week) are indicated with asterisks (*).

A full release – including info. and photos for each honoree – will be posted later this week on CS360, linked via the Primetime Performers leftside tab.

Previous 2011 Primetime Performer Releases (D-I women): Week-1 ... Week-2

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2010 

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2009 (D-I women)


CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #3
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2011)

Sunday Scoreboard (CS360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 9/4/11)

There's a fairly full schedule of Sunday games (Sept. 4) involving CS360 top-40 men's teams (26 games) and top-50 women (38) – highlighted by six head-to-head matchups between top-40 men's teams and six more between top-50 women. CollegeSoccer360 will be providing coverage of these 64 games throughout the day (primarily via the CS360updates Twitter feed and this CS360 blog page, plus the sidebar scoreboard). See bottom of this page for links to daily result pages during the past two weeks.


SUNDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/4/11) ... both teams in CS360 top-40
at #2 North Carolina 2,  #1 Louisville 1
at #5 Connecticut 4,  #9 California 1
#13 SMU 1,  at #22 Duke  0  (OT) 
#15 Boston College 2,  at #29 Dartmouth 0
#26 Old Dominion at #16 West VIrginia – deemed no-contest/weather (WVU 1-0 thru 41')
#38 New Mexico 2,  at #28 Santa Clara 0

SUNDAY'S OTHER D-I MEN'S TOP-40 (9/4/11) ... CS360 composite national ranking
at #4 Maryland 2,  Radford 1
at #6 Creighton 3,  Drexel 0
at UC Davis 2,  #7 UCLA 1  (OT)
#8 UC Santa Barbara 1,  North Carolina State 0  (at Duke)
St. Louis 2,  #10 Notre Dame 1  (2 OT;  at Indiana)
at #14 Indiana 6,  Dayton 0
at #17 Ohio State 4,  Stetson 2
at #18 South Florida 3,  Robert Morris 1
at #19 Central Florida 3,  Belmont 1
#20 Virginia 4,  Wisconsin 2  (at Virginia Tech)
at #23 Penn State 1,  Florida International 0
at #25 UC Irvine 2,  Drake 0
Oregon State 0,  at #27 Wake Forest 0
at Furman 1,  #30 Princeton 0
at #33 Georgetown 1,  Stanford 0
IUPUI 2,  at #34 Kentucky 2 (played 90' due to weather)
at #35 Sacramento State 2,  San Francisco 0
at #36 Charlotte 2,  UNC Wilmington 0
#39 Florida Gulf Coast 1,  Washington 1  (at Portland)
Rutgers 2,  at #40 College of Charleston 1

Big Night On Tap (CS360 top-40 men, top-50 women; 9/2/11)

Here's a quick look at some of Friday's key games (Sept. 2) in Division I women's and men's soccer (per the CS360 Composite National Rankings). CollegeSoccer360 will be providing coverage of these games throughout the night (primarily via the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CS360 blog, plus the sidebar scoreboard). 


FRIDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP MATCHUPS (9/2/11) ... both teams in CS360 top-40

#1 Louisville 2,  at #27 Wake Forest 0
#8 UC Santa Barbara 3,  at #22 Duke 2  (OT) 

at #28 Santa Clara 2,  #7 UCLA 2
#30 Princeton 0,  at #40 College of Charleston 0


FRIDAY'S OTHER D-I MEN'S TOP-40 (9/2/11) ... CS360 composite national ranking 

at #2 North Carolina 5,  Oregon State 1
at #4 Maryland 4,  Stanford 0
#10 Notre Dame 4,  Dayton 1  (at Indiana)
at Providence 1,  #12 Brown 0
North Carolina State 1,  #13 SMU 0  (at Duke)
at #14 Indiana 3,  St. Louis 1
at #16 West Virginia 2,  Binghamton 1
at #17 Ohio State 3,  Florida International 1
at #18 South Florida 1,  Georgia State 0
at #19 Central Florida 2,  Massachusetts 0
#20 Virginia 1,  Cincinnati 0  (at Virginia Tech)
Stetson 3,  #23 Penn State 2  (at Ohio State)
at #25 UC Irvine 2,  Gonzaga 1  (2 OT)
#26 Old Dominion 6,  Houston Baptist 0  (at West Virginia)
at Holy Cross 0,  #29 Dartmouth 0
at Clemson 2,  #31 South Carolina 0
at #33 Georgetown 2,  Radford 0
at #34 Kentucky 2,  Wright State 1
#38 New Mexico 0,  at Cal Poly 0
at Portland 1,  #39 Florida Gulf Coast 1

CS360 Top-Games Scoreboard (9/1/11)

Here's a quick look at schedules and results during the past few days involving Division I men's (top-40) and women's (top-50) teams in the CS360 top-50 rankings ... updates, recap info., etc. being posted on the Twitter feed (cs360updates), this blog post and sidebar scoreboard (results from earlier in the week also posted below, as are links to top-game recap pages for Aug. 26-29). ...  


THURSDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 (9/1/11) ... CS360 composite national ranking 

Cal State Fullerton 0,  #3 Akron 0  (at Cal State Northridge)
at #5 Connecticut 2,  Michigan State 1 

#9 California 0,  Northwestern 0  (Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.)
St. John's 3,  at #11 William & Mary 0
at #15 Boston College 5,  Quinnipiac 0
at #24 Monmouth 1,  Boston University 0
at #32 Bradley 2,  Eastern Illinois 1  (OT)
at UC Riverside 3,  #35 Sacramento State 0
at #37 UMBC 0,  St. Francis 0 (71'; power outage)


WEDNESDAY'S D-I MEN'S TOP-40 (8/31) ... CS360 composite national ranking
#6 Creighton 5, at UMKC 0
East Tennessee State 1, #21 UNC Greensboro 0  (2 OT)

Monday Bonus Soccer (CS360 top-40 men & top-50 women; 8/29/11)

Contact: Pete LaFleur (pete@genevaglen.org)

Due to early-season scheduling formats and an assortment of postponements due to Hurricane Irene, there are some entertaining Division I soccer games on tap for Monday, Aug. 29 (including nine involving CS360 top-40 men's teams and a pair of matchups featuring CS360 top-50 women's teams).

See below for a quick look at Monday's key games in Division I women's and men's soccer (per the CS360 Composite National Rankings). CollegeSoccer360 will be providing coverage of these games throughout Monday (primarily via the CS360updates Twitter feed, the CS360 blog and the sidebar scoreboard). 

Here are links from the past few days (Monday schedule/scores below):


CLICK HERE for Sun. CS360 top-50 women's results & top-40 men's results (8/28/11)

CLICK HERE for Sat. CS360 top-50 women's results & top-40 men's results (8/27/11)

CLICK HERE for Friday's CS360 top-50 women's results & top-40 men's results (8/26/11)

CLICK HEREfor D-I women's soccer CS360 Composite National Rankings

Sunday's D-I schedule for CS360 women's top-50 and men's top-40 games (8/28/11)

Contact: Pete LaFleur (pete@genevaglen.org)

The 2011 season's first full weekend of Division I men's and women's soccer action will conclude on Sunday (Aug. 28), with an assortment of teams in action from the CS360 Composite National Rankings. There's a big slate of Sunday games involving CS360 top-50 women's teams (37 games, including seven head-to-head matchups), plus four games involving CS360 top-40 men's squads.

All but six of the CS360 women's top-50 originally were scheduled to be in action on Sunday, with the idle squads including: #14 Wake Forest, #27 Denver, #32 BYU, #35 Boston University and #42 Central Florida.

See below for a quick look at some of Sunday's key games in Division I women's and men's soccer (per the CS360 Composite National Rankings). CollegeSoccer360 will be providing coverage of these games throughout Sunday (primarily via the CS360updates Twitter feed, the CS360 blog and the sidebar scoreboard). 

Scroll down for Sunday's schedule of CS360 top-50 women's games and top-40 men's games.

Saturday's D-I men CS360 top-40 games (8/27/11)

Saturday's 15 games (listed below) involving top-40 men's teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings feature five head-to-head battles – led by #4 UCLA at #1 Louisville (along with #13 Indiana at #9 Notre Dame ... #27 William & Mary at #6 SMU ... #29 South Florida at #18 Wake Forest ... and #17 Creighton at #39 Denver). Friday was a rough day for some CS360 top-40 men's teams, as five of the 10 top-40 games resulted in upsets (see link to results at bottom of this page).


CLICK HERE for D-I men's soccer CS360 Composite National Rankings

CLICK HERE for D-I women's soccer CS360 Composite National Rankings

Division-I Men's Soccer 2011 Schedule & Results (Aug. 27, 2011)
(key games, CS360 top-40 Composite National Rankings)

at #1 Louisville 2,  #4 UCLA 0 

at #2 North Carolina 3,  UNC Wilmington 1 

at #3 Akron 5,  Cleveland State 0

#27 William & Mary 3,  at #6 SMU 2

at #7 Connecticut 2,  St. Francis (N.Y.) 0

#8 Creighton 1,  at #39 Denver 0

at #9 UC Santa Barbara 3,  Seattle 1

#14 Indiana 0,  at #9 Notre Dame 0

American 1,  #12 Ohio State 1  (at Penn State)

Detroit 1,  at #23 Michigan State 0  (OT)

at #24 Penn State 1,  Siena 0 

Friday's Key Games (D-I women's & men's soccer; 8/26/11)

Here's a quick look at some of Friday's key games in Division I women's and men's soccer (per the CS360 Composite National Rankings). CollegeSoccer360 will be providing coverage of these games throughout the night (primarily via the CS360updates Twitter feed and the CS360 blog). 


CLICK HERE for D-I men's soccer CS360 Composite National Rankings

CLICK HERE for D-I women's soccer CS360 Composite National Rankings

Division-I Men's Soccer 2011 Schedule & Results (Aug. 26, 2011)

(key games – compiled courtesy of CS360)

at #5 Maryland 3,  St. John’s 0 
#10 California 1,  at San Francisco 0
#21 West Virginia 1,  #14 Virginia 0  (Germantown, MD)
at UNC Greensboro 3,  #16 Duke 2 
at #17 Boston College 3,  George Mason 2
postponed – #19 South Carolina at College of Charleston
at Bowling Green 2,  #20 Michigan 0
at #26 Monmouth 1,  St. Peter’s 0
Florida Atlantic 3,  at #28 Florida Gulf Coast 1
at #30 UC Irvine 1,  San Diego 0
Bradley 4,  at #38 Butler 1

higher-ranked teams were 5-5-0 (.500)

Division-I Women's Soccer 2011 Schedule & Results (Aug. 26, 2011)
(key games – compiled courtesy of CS360)

UC Irvine's Randazzo Leads Opening-Week CS360 Primetime Performers (D-1 women's soccer)

Here's an advance listing of the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for the opening weekend of the Division I women's soccer season. The customary full release, with photos and bio notes of each honoree, will be posted later tonight or Tues. morning on CollegeSoccer360.com (linked via the Primetime Performers left sidebar tab, which includes archived release/links for the Primetime honorees from the 2009 and '10 seasons).


CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #1
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for games Aug. 19-21, 2011)

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

CAROLINE BROWN  (Tennessee ... F ... So. ... Hershey, PA ... #25) 

TARA CAMPBELL  (Duke ... G ... Jr. ... Cincinnati, OH ... #1) 

KELLY CONHEENEY  (Virginia Tech ... M ... Jr. ... Ridgewood, NJ ... #13) 

DANIELLE FOXHOVEN  (Portland ... F ... Sr. ... Littleton, CO ... #9) 

TAWNI MARTINO  (Loyola Marymount ... F ... So. ... Irvine, CA ... #22) 

STEPHANIE OCHS  (San Diego ... F ... Sr. ... San Diego, CA ... #22) 

Preseason Exhibition Roundup (2011 D-1 top-25 w-soccer)

CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

The fall preseason exhibition season saw several Division I women’s soccer teams (17) in action from the NSCAA preseason top-25 – with the higher-ranked teams combining to go 15-1-3 in their 19 exhibition games. The most noteworthy result was Connecticut knocking off regional rival Boston College (NSCAA #4), in a 2-1 game played at BC’s home facility in Newton, Mass. Three other preseason top-25 squads played to 1-1 ties against unranked teams: #7 Portland (vs. Miami), #14 Oklahoma State (at SMU) and #24 Illinois (at Missouri).

There were three head-to-head games between preseason top-25 teams, including two at #6 Maryland (as the Terps posted a 1-0 win over #13 West Virginia and then beat #23 Georgetown, 3-0). The marquee matchup was the annual preseason exhibition between Notre Dame and Virginia (which has held its preseason camp in the state of Michigan) – with the top-ranked Irish claiming a wild 7-5 win over the #10 Cavaliers. 

In addition to the exhibition games referenced above, others involving top-25 teams included: at #5 Florida State 2, Georgia 0 ... #8 Ohio State 1, at Kentucky 0 ... at #10 Virginia 5, George Mason 0 ... #11 Texas A&M 2, at Central Florida 1 ... #12 Marquette 2, at Wisconsin 0 ... at #13 West Virginia 2, Central Michigan 1 ... at SMU 1, #14 Oklahoma State 1 ... #16 UCLA 4, at Cal State Bakersfield 1 ... at #17 UC Irvine 2, Fresno State 0 ... at #18 Wake Forest 2, Radford 0 ... at #18 Wake Forest 2, at Virginia Commonwealth 0 ... at #22 Minnesota 2, North Dakota State 1 ... 

CS360 Honors Postseason Primetime Performers (women & men; D-1/2/3)

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):

WEEK-1  |  WEEK-2  |  WEEK-3  |  WEEK-4  |  WEEK-5

WEEK-6  |  WEEK-7  |  WEEK-8  |  WEEK-9  |  WEEK-10 

WEEK-11  |  WEEK-12  |  WEEK-13  |   WEEK-14 (women) 

WEEK-14 (men) |  WEEK-15  |  WEEK-16 (women)  |  WEEK-16 (men) 

Note: release pages/links are being created for week-14 men, week-15 and week-16 (also see below for lists of those honorees, with individual player notes); check Primetime Performer left-sidebar link for continuing updates.

CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive from 2009 (D-I women)


Contact: Pete LaFleur
(editor@collegesoccer.com)


CollegeSoccer360.com recently wrapped up covering the Division I women's soccer College Cup in Cary, N.C. ... but CS360 also would like to recognize top players from throughout Divisions I, II and III in men's and women's soccer from the past couple weeks (all listed or linked below). A final Primetime list of honorees will be released, following the Division I men's semifinals and championship game (Dec. 10 and 12, in Santa Barbara).

Lists of Primetime Performers are included below for each stage in the various 2010 men's and women's NCAA Championships. Most recently (week-16), all three divisions (for women and men) were in action during the span of Dec. 2-5. CollegeSoccer360 has recognized 17 women's players and 18 men as Primetime Performers for this blockbuster week, led by Primetime Players of the Week from each division: Notre Dame junior defender Jessica Schuveiller (Plano, TX) ... Louisville freshman forward Aaron Horton (Lewis Center, OH) ... Grand Valley State sophomore forward Ashley Botts (Beloit, WI) ... Northern Kentucky freshman forward Michael Holder (Tortonto, Ontario) ... Hardin-Simmons junior goalkeeper Rebecca Roth (Weatherford, TX) ... and Lynchburg senior defender Zach Ward (Haymarket, VA). See short tributes to all six of these players below, followed by the full lists (or links) of honorees for the month-long span of NCAA championship soccer.

For the previous week, during the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 26-28), the Division I tournaments were in action and CS360 has recognized six women's players along with six men on the week-15 Primetime Performers of the Week – led by Stanford sophomore midfielder Maria Nogueira (Westminster, CA) and Michigan senior forward Justin Meram (Shelby Township, MI).

For games one week earlier (in mid-Nov.), CS360 has recognized week-14 Primetime Performers for women's and men's soccer covering all three divisions, with those honorees led by: Notre Dame senior forward Rose Augustine (Silver Lake, Ohio) ... Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Lyman Missimer (The Woodlands, TX) ... Florida Tech women's junior goalkeeper Mist Eliasdottir (Keflavik, Iceland) ... Rollins senior forward Chase Neinken (Atlanta, GA) ... William Smith senior forward BreLynn Nasypany (Herlimer, NY) ... and Lynchburg freshman goalkeeper Michael Releford (Blacksburg, VA).

Finally, following the opening week of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship (Nov. 11-14), Washington senior goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (Lakewood, Wash.) led the way among the CS360 week-13 Primetime Performers.

Probable Lineups/Formation for OSU/ND (w/ headshots & player info.) ...

Exclusively from CollegeSoccer 360.com: an overview of the Ohio State and Notre Dame probable starting lineups for today's first NCAA semifinal, with the players laid out on the page in formation (includes headshot of each player, plus basic bio. info. and awards):

CLICK HERE for Ohio State probable formation overview

CLICK HERE for Notre Dame probable formation overview

Stanford Surges Onto Dynamic Duos List

Release: Dec. 1, 2010
Contact:
 Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)


It took a while, but the Stanford women's soccer team finally produced its "Dynamic Duo" for the 2010 season ... in fact, the Cardinal have gone one better, joining Siena as the nation's only teams with three double-digit goalscorers this season: senior forward Christen Press (26), junior midfielder Teresa Noyola (10) and junior forward Lindsay Taylor (10). Noyola and Taylor both scored their 10th goals of the season to help fuel the recent 5-0 NCAA quarterfinal rout of Florida State.

Stanford joins fellow semifinalists Notre Dame and Boston College on the list of Division I women's soccer teams with multiple double-digit goalscorers in 2010. There now are 22 teams with this rare Dynamic Duo distinction (15 of those teams qualified for the 2010 NCAA tournament).   (note – research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com)


Here are the teams in the 2010 NCAA semifinals that feature double-digit goalscorers:
• Stanford ... Christen Press (26), Teresa Noyola (10) and Lindsay Taylor (10)
• Notre Dame ... Melissa Henderson (17) and Rose Augustin (11)
• Boston College ... Victoria DiMartino (14) and Kristen Mewis (10)
Note – Paige Maxwell leads Ohio State with 10 goals, followed by Tiffany Cameron (7)

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Junior forward Lindsay Taylor (left) combines with senior forward Christen Press and junior midfielder Teresa Noyola to give Stanford three double-digit goalscorers.


Four teams in the country have produced multiple players with 12-plus goals: Florida, Boston University, Hofstra and Virginia. North Carolina nearly had three double-digitgoalscorers (Kealia Ohai 14, Courtney Jones 11, Crystal Dunn 9).

Three teams in the round-of-16 were close to joining the Dynamic Duos list, but came up short: Georgetown (Camille Trujillo 13, Ingrid Wells 9) ... UC Irvine (Tanya Taylor 11, CoCo Goodson 9) .... and Duke (Laura Weinberg 10, Mollie Pathman 8).

  
In addition to the teams mentioned above, there were six other NCAA participants with a pair of double-digit goalscorers: South Florida, St. Francis (PA), Texas A&M, UNC Greensboro, Central Florida and Maryland. Seven teams that did not qualify for the 2010 NCAAs – most notably bubble teams Denver and Nebraska – finished their seasons with two double-digit goalscorers.

A full listing of the 22 teams follows at the bottom of this blog post.

CLICK HERE to view the initial update of the "Dynamic Duos" home page (another update is forthcoming).

CLICK HERE to view the 2009 Dynamic Duos.

ND's Augustin, FL Tech's Eliasdottir & William Smith's Nasypany Lead Week-14 CS360 Primetime Performers

Note: A preliminary/quick release is included below ... the typical short version of the weekly Primetime Performer release (with headshots, brief info. on all 19 players and action-photo collage) can be accessed later via the Primetime Performers tab ... the direct link will be: www.collegesoccer360.com/awards-2010Q.html

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):
WEEK-1  |  WEEK-2  |  WEEK-3  |  WEEK-4  |  WEEK-5
WEEK-6  |  WEEK-7  |  WEEK-8  |   WEEK-9
WEEK-10  |  WEEK-11  |  WEEK-12  |  WEEK-13   
CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive for 2009

Release: Nov. 21, 2010
Contact: 
Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

The past week was full of "primetime" games and moments through collegiate women's soccer, with the Division I round-of-16 games being contested while Divisions II and III both played their round-of-16 and quarterfinal rounds. For the first time in the two-year history of its weekly awards, CollegeSoccer360.com is honoring Primetime Performers of the Week from each of the three NCAA divisions – with the top honors going to Notre Dame senior midfielder Rose Augustin (D-I), Florida Tech junior goalkeeper Mist Eliasdottir (D-II) and William Smith senior forward Brelynn Nasypany (D-III).

Round-of-16 Tournament Central (from CS360)

Variety of game-coverage and team information notes included below, courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com ... coverage all day, on Twitter feed (CS360updates), updates to this blog post and CS360 sidebar scoreboard.

Notes: Numbers below indicate national seeds (four initial #1s, four #2s, etc.) ... Stanford will face the Marquette/Florida State winner in next week's quarterfinals ... Boston College vs. the UC Irvine/Washington winner ... Georgetown/Minnesota winner vs. Ohio St./Virginia winner ... Oklahoma State vs. North Carolina/Notre Dame winner.

NCAA ROUND-OF-16  (Saturday; 11/20/10)

1 ET
(3) Marquette at (2) Florida State
Live Coverage Stats

Marquette  info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results

• Florida State info. – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  
ACC – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide 
_______________________________________________

2 ET
(3) Ohio State at (2) Virginia
Live Coverage – Stats

Ohio State info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
 – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide

Virginia info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
ACC – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide
_______________________________________________

1 CT  (2 ET)
Georgetown at Minnesota
Live Coverage – Stats  |  Video

Georgetown info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results
BIG EAST – Release |  Stats  |  Media Guide

Minnesota info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
Big Ten – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide
_______________________________________________

5 ET
(4) Notre Dame at (1) North Carolina
Live Coverage – Stats

Notre Dame info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
BIG EAST – Release |  Stats  |  Media Guide

North Carolina info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
ACC – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide 
_______________________________________________

6 PT  (9 ET)
Washington at UC Irvine
Live Coverage – Stats

Washington info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  
Pac-10 – Release  |  Stats  |  MG

UC Irvine info. – Release |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide  
Big West – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide
_______________________________________________

(Friday's Finals; 11/19/10)
(3) West Virginia          0  0  –  0
at (2) Boston College   2  2  –  4

Duke                          0  0  –  0
at (3) Oklahoma St.     1  1  –  2
 
UCLA                          0  0 – 0 
at (1) Stanford              2  1 – 3 

Freshman Statistical Leaders (D-1 women's soccer; courtesy of CS360)

Release: Nov. 19, 2010
Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com again has compiled freshman statistical leaders, highlighting the top rookies for the 2010 season (based on official NCAA statistical leaders; note that the stats for two players in the NCAA listing did not match the numbers on the team pages – with the stats from the team sites included below).

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Kealia Ohai (North Carolina)

North Carolina boasts one of the top 1-2 punches among freshman scorers, as Kealia Ohai (14G-9A) is on the verge of becoming the nation's first freshman with double-digit goals and assists while fellow freshman forward Crystal Dunn (8G-8A) has been pouring in points over the past few weeks, after converting from an early-season role in the Tar Heels' starting defense.

There are four freshmen in the country with 8-plus goals and 8-plus assists (as of 11/18/10): Ohai, Dunn, South Florida's Venicia Reid (11G-9A) and Georgia State's Jewel Evans (8G-8A).

In addition to UNC's Ohai and Dunn (plus Kelly McFarlane, who had a 3-assist game vs. Missouri), a handful of other players on these lists are members of teams preparing to compete in the upcoming NCAA round-of-16: Duke forward Laura Weinberg and the impressive goalkeeping trio of Stanford's Emily Oliver, Ohio State's Rachel Middleman and Florida State's Kelsey Wys.

Some of the individuals on this page (such as Wys) are sophomores academically (i.e. "redshirt freshmen") and will be noted as so in later updates.

These listings will be updated throughout the rest of the season (including the addition of some more headshots and action photos).

Note – The NCAA ranks offensive players during the season based on per-game stats while these listings by CS360 simply rank the raw totals (for points, goals and assists). The NCAA also requires a minimum of 75% of the team's games played for the offensive leaders. Due to these two factors, it's possible that a few players are missing from this list ... feel free to forward that information to CS360 (editor@collegesoccer360.com) and we will add them to the listing.

In all the listings below, players in bold are from teams that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championship (bold italics = team in upcoming NCAA round-of-16).

Four "Dynamic Duos" To Be Featured In NCAA Round-of-16

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Four of the 16 teams still remaining in the 2010 Division I Women's Soccer Championship – North Carolina, Virginia, Notre Dame and Boston College – feature a pair of double-digit goalscorers leading the way for their potent offenses. Two of those "Dynamic Duos" will be on display in the same game this weekend, when ND resumes its rivalry with UNC on Saturday at Fetzer Field (Nov. 20; 5 ET).

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Kristen Mewis (left) combines with Victoria DiMartino to give Boston College a pair of double-digit goalscorers.

There now are 21 teams with this rare Dynamic Duo distinction, as ND, BC and Maryland joined this exclusive list following Sunday's second-round NCAA games. The 21 teams include 14 that qualified for the 2010 NCAA tournament.




Here are the four teams in the NCAA round-of-16 that feature double-digit goalscorers:
• North Carolina ... Kealia Ohai (14) and Courtney Jones (12)
• Virginia ... Meghan Lenczyk (12) and Sinead Farrelly (11)
• Notre Dame ... Melissa Henderson (16) and Rose Augustin (10)
• Boston College ... Victoria DiMartino (13) and Kristen Mewis (10)

North Carolina is one of four teams in the country with multiple players who have 12-plus goals (the others are Florida, Boston Univ. and Hofstra). UNC also is close to joining Siena as the only teams with three double-digit goalscorers, as Tar Heels newcomer Crystal Dunn suddenly has eight goals this season.

Four other teams in the round-of-16 are close to joining the Dynamic Duos list: Stanford (Christen Press 23, Lindsay Taylor 9, Teresa Noyola 9) ... Georgetown (Camille Trujillo 13, Ingrid Wells 9) ... UC Irvine (Tanya Taylor 11, CoCo Goodson 9) .... and Duke (Laura Weinberg 10, Mollie Pathman 8).

  
In addition to UNC, ND, UVa and BC, there are 10 other NCAA participants with a pair of double-digit goalscorers: Siena (3), Florida, Boston Univ., Hofsta, South Florida, St. Francis (PA), Texas A&M, UNC Greensboro, Central Florida and Maryland. Seven teams that did not qualify for the 2010 NCAAs – most notably bubble teams Denver and Nebraska – finished their seasons with two double-digit goalscorers.

A full listing of the 21 teams follows at the bottom of this blog post.

CLICK HERE to view the initial update of the "Dynamic Duos" home page (to be updated soon).

CLICK HERE to view the 2009 Dynamic Duos.

Washington 'Keeper LaFontaine-Kussmann Named CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week

Note: A preliminary/quick release is included below ... the typical short version of the weekly Primetime Performer release (with headshots, brief info. on all 13 players and action-photo collage) can be accessed via the Primetime Performers tab (week-13) or CLICK HERE for the direct link. 

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):
WEEK-1  |  WEEK-2  |  WEEK-3  |  WEEK-4
WEEK-5  |  WEEK-6  |  WEEK-7  |  WEEK-8
 WEEK-9  |  WEEK-10  |  WEEK-11  |  WEEK-12   
CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive for 2009

Release: Nov. 15, 2010
Contact: 
Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

University of Washington senior goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (Lakewood, Wash.) has been named the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com for the week featuring NCAA first- and second-round games (Nov. 11-14). LaFontaine-Kussmann – who played her first two seasons at the University of California (2007-08) and has one season of eligibility remaining after 2010 – is joined by 12 other players in comprising the most recent CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see full list below), the 13th group of honorees for the 2010 season.

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Washington senior goalkeeper
Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann (left).

In the first round of the NCAA Championship (at Portland), the UW 'keeper made five saves while shutting out a surging Oklahoma team that nearly won the Big 12 tournament (edged in PKs). Two days later, after the 4-0 win over OU, LaFontaine-Kussmann rose to the challenge versus the host Pilots – racking up 13 saves in regulation and overtime, as the Huskies pushed one of the nation's four #1 seeds into a penalty-kick shootout (Portland scored in the 28th minute but was blanked for the final 82 minutes of game time).

During the decisive shootout, LaFontaine-Kussmann saved Portland's second try (by Keelin Winters) – but a miss by one of her UW teammates in the fourth round led to a 4-4 PK score through the minimum five kicks. The drama progressed to sudden-death PK rounds and LaFontaine-Kussmann even took her turn witch a kick, converting in the 9th round as the teams traded successful PKs from the 5th through 10th rounds.

The Huskies then converted for the seventh straight round, when the order reset and Kate Deines sent home her PK for the second time in the marathon shootout. Portland's initial first shooter, Jessica Tsao, returned to the PK spot and tried to become the seventh straight Pilots player to convert with the game on the line – but LaFontaine-Kussmann dove to her right for the save that sent Washington to the NCAA round-of-16 for the first time since 2004.

Selection for the CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

A&M and UNCG Join Dynamic Duos List

Following Friday's opening games in the NCAA tournament, Texas A&M and UNC Greensboro have joined the list of Division I women's soccer teams with multiple double-digit goalscorers. There now are 18 teams with this rare distinction, including 11 that earned bids in the NCAAs – six of them still alive (Florida, UNC, Hofstra, South Florida, Virginia and A&M).  

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Alyssa Mautz (left) combines with Rachel Shipley to give Texas A&M a pair of double-digit goalscorers.
  
The other nine NCAA participants with a pair of double-digit goalscorers include: Siena (3), Boston Univ., North Carolina, Florida, Hofsta, South Florida, St. Francis (PA), Virginia and Central Florida. Seven teams that did not qualify for the 2010 NCAAs – most notably bubble teams Denver and Nebraska – finished the season with two double-digit goalscorers.

A full listing of the 18 teams follows at the bottom of this blog post.

CLICK HERE to view the initial update of the "Dynamic Duos" home page (to be updated soon).

CLICK HERE to view the 2009 Dynamic Duos.

NCAA Day-One Quick Links (11/11/10; live coverage/team info.)

Here's some handy quick links for the four teams that will open play tonight (Thursday; Nov. 11) in first-round action of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. The links include live coverage (stats, audio) along with team website, release, stats, roster and media guide – plus conference site, release, stats and media guide.

An assortment of postgame links will be added to this blog post later in the evening.

THURSDAY'S NCAA GAMES  (First Round; at UCLA; 11/11/10)
5:30 PT (8:30 ET) – BYU vs. UCLA
Live Coverage – Stats  •  Audio

• 
BYU info. – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide
Mt. West Conf. – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide


• UCLA info. – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide
Pac-10 Conf. – Release  |  Stats  |  Media Guide

8 PT  (11 ET) – Fresno State vs. (4) Central Florida
Live Coverage – Stats

• Fresno info. – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide
WAC – Release  |  Stats  |  MG

• UCF info. – Release  |  Stats  |  Roster  |  Results  |  Media Guide
CUSA – Release  |  Stats

NCAA Selection Notes, Appearance Streaks, etc.

Note: all research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com (please credit accordingly)

WE'RE #1 ... AGAIN!: Only five teams won 2010 conference regular-season titles (with #1 seed) AND conference tournament titles: Boston University (America East) .., Creighton (Missouri Valley) ... Florida (Southeastern) ... Morehead State (Ohio Valley) ... and North Carolina Greensboro  (Southern).

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT WINNERS (26): 5 won by #1 seeds ... 12 by #2 seeds ... 6 by #3 seeds ... none by #4 seeds ... 2 by #5 seeds... 1 by a #6 seed.

NOT YOUR TYPICAL #5 SEED: High Point won the Big South Tournament from the #5 seed ... but was part of a five-way tie for regular-season title!

NCAA BIDS BY CONFERENCE: 8-Atlantic Coast (ACC) ... 7-Pacific 10 ... 6-BIG EAST & Big Ten ... 4-Big 12 ... 3-Southeastern (SEC) & West Coast (WCC) ... 2-Big West, Mountain West, Conference USA and Colonial (CAA).

THE NATIONAL TOP-16 SEEDS include six teams from the ACC, plus three BIG EAST and two Big 12 (one each: Pac-10, C-USA, WCC, BigTen & SEC).

NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM STREAKS – Each of the teams with the 15-longest active NCAA appearance streaks advanced to the national postseason again this season (see list below), halting the trend of disappointment from the past two seasons ...

The previous season (2009) wasn't a good year for teams that featured orange as one of their primary colors, as three different programs – Tennessee (8; 2001-08), Texas (8: '01-'08) and Illinois (6; '03-'08) – saw an end to their NCAA Tournament streaks in 2009 that had extended back six or more years. In addition to Texas, another Big 12 Conference team saw its noteworthy streak come to an end in 2009, as Colorado had appeared in each of the previous six NCAA Tournaments (2003-08). Texas and Illinois have returned to the NCAAs in 2010.

Two years back in 2008, three teams with some of the longest NCAA Tournament appearance streaks in the history of Division I women's soccer – Connecticut (26; 1982-2007), Santa Clara (19; 1989-2007) and Clemson (14; 1994-2007) – had the rare experience of missing the NCAAs, with Clemson (another one of those orange teams) failing to make the NCAA field again in 2009 and '10 (UConn and SCU have been NCAA entrants in '09 and '10).

There are 11 different teams – North Carolina (29), Notre Dame (18), Virginia (17), Texas A&M (16), Penn State (16), Wake Forest (15), UCLA (14), Stanford (13), Florida State (11), Portland (11) and West Virginia (11) – that own acive double-digit NCAA appearance streaks:

Active Streaks of Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances 
(D-I women's soccer; as of 2010
(research courtesy of
CollegeSoccer360.com; please credit accordingly)


29 – North Carolina  (1982-2010)
18 – Notre Dame  (1993-2010)
17 – Virginia  (1994-2010)

16 – Penn State  (1995-2010)
16 – Texas A&M  (1995-2010)

15 – Wake Forest  (1996-2010)
14 – UCLA  (1997-2010)
13 – Stanford  (1998-2010)

11 – Florida State  (2000-10)
11 – Portland  (2000-10)
11 – West Virginia  (2000-10)          

8 – Boston College  (2003-10)
8 – Duke  (2003-10)
8 – Florida  (2003-10)
7 – California  (2004-10)

Other all-time NCAA Tournament appearance streaks (6-plus)…
26 – Connecticut  (1982-2007)
19 – Santa Clara  (1989-2007)
14 – Clemson  (1994-2007)
13 – William & Mary  (1992-2004)
10 – Nebraska  (1996-2005)

8 – Colorado College  (1984-91)
8 – UMass  (1982-89)
8 – Michigan  (1997-2004)
8 – North Carolina State  (1985-92)

7 – BYU  (1997-2003)
7 – UMass  (1991-97)
7 – William & Mary  (1984-90)

(note: as of 2010, there have been 16 all-time double-digit NCAA appearance streaks)

FAMILIAR FACES – The 2010 NCAA Tournament field includes nine of the 10 programs (all but William & Mary) that have made the most all-time NCAA appearances. The top-20 teams in terms of all-time NCAA appearances include 17 that have qualified for the 2009 NCAAs (all but W&M, UMass and Clemson) ... Virginia now is tied with William & Mary for the third-most all-time NCAA appearances (23):

All-Time NCAA Tournament Appearances (bolded teams are in the 2010 NCAAs)
(Division I women's soccer; as of 2010)
(research courtesy of
CollegeSoccer360.com; please credit accordingly)


29 – North Carolina  (1982-2010)
28 – Connecticut  (1982-2007, '09-'10)
23 – Virginia  (1987-92, 1994-2010)
23 – William & Mary  (1984-90, 1992-2004, '06-'08)

21 – Santa Clara  (1989-2007, '09-'10)
20 – Stanford  (1990-96, 1998-2010)

18 – California  (1983-84, '86-'88, '93, 1998-2002, '04-'10)
18 – Notre Dame  (1993-2010)
18 – Portland  (1992-98, 2000-10)

17 – Duke  (1992-97, 1999-2001, '03-'10)
16 – Penn State  (1995-2010)
16 – Texas A&M  (1995-2010)
16 – Wisconsin  (1985-88, '91, '93-'96, '98, 2000, '02, '04, '05, '09-'10)

15 – UCLA  (1995, 1997-2010)
15 – Central Florida  (1982, '84, '87-'88, '91, '98-'99, 2001-04, '07-'10)
15 – Wake Forest  (1996-2010)
15 – UMass  (1982-89, '91-'97)

14 – Boston College  (1982-85, '99, 2001, '03-'10)
14 – Florida  (1996-2001, '03-'10)
14 – Clemson  (1994-2007)

13 – BYU  (1997-2003, '05-'10)
13 – Hartford  (1989-92, '94-'95, 1997-2002, '06)

12 – USC  (1998-2003, '05-'10)
12 – Harvard  (1982-84, '94-'96, 2001-04, '08-'09)
12 – SMU  (1990, '92, '93, '95, '97, '99, 2001-06)

11 – Florida State  (2000-10)
11 – Maryland  (1995-99, 2001-04, '09-'10)
11 – San Diego  (1996, 1999-2004, '07-'10)
11 – Washington (1994-96, '98, 2000-01, '03-'04, '08-'10)
11 – George Mason  (1982-86, '88-'89, '93, '94, '96, '97)
11 – North Carolina State  (1985-92, '94-'96)
bold = teams in the 2010 NCAA Tournament

Siena First Team with Three Double-Digit Goalscorers (Dynamic Duos update)

Nine teams in the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship field boast teammates with double-digit goals – and Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference entrant Siena represents the only team with more than two double-digit goalscorers (Tabitha Tice, Ashleigh Barone and Brittany Pfaff each have 10 goals).

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Siena's Tabitha Tice (left) scored her 10th goal of the season in overtime of the MAAC title game vs. Canisius (1-0), sending the Saints on to the 2010 NCAA tournament.
  
The eight NCAA participants with a pair of double-digit goalscorers include Boston Univ., North Carolina, Florida, Hofsta, South Florida, St. Francis (PA), Virginia and Central Florida. Seven teams that did not qualify for the 2010 NCAAs – most notably bubble teams Denver and Nebraska – finished the season with two double-digit goalscorers.

A full listing of the 16 teams follows at the bottom of this blog post.

CLICK HERE to view the previous update of the "Dynamic Duos" home page (to be updated soon).

CLICK HERE to view the 2009 Dynamic Duos.

Penn State's Ali Schaefer Named CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week

Note: A preliminary/quick release is included below ... the typical short version of the weekly Primetime Performer release (with headshots, brief info. on all 17 players and action-photo collage) now can be accessed via the Primetime Performers tab (... direct link will be added to this blog post and the URL will be:
                                                    http://www.collegesoccer360.com/awards-2010N.html 

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):
WEEK-1  |  WEEK-2  |  WEEK-3  |  WEEK-4
WEEK-5  |  WEEK-6  |  WEEK-7  |  WEEK-8
 WEEK-9  |  WEEK-10  |  WEEK-11   
CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive for 2009

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Penn State junior midfielder Ali Schaefer (Las Vegas, Nev.) 
has been named the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com for the first week of November. Schaefer is joined by 16 other players in comprising the most recent CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see full list below), the 12th group of honorees for the 2010 season.

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Penn State junior midfielder Ali Schafer's hustling goal (pictured) in the closing seconds of overtime (109:43) gave Penn State a dramatic 1-0 win over Michigan – delivering a share of the Big Ten title and helping PSU overcome a slow start to its season to earn an at-large spot in the NCAAs. It was Schaefer's first goal of the season and second of her career.

Florida Left Back Nicky Kit Leads CS360's Week-11 Primetime Performers of the Week

Note: A preliminary/quick release is included below ... the typical short version of the weekly Primetime Performer release (with headshots, brief info. on all 16 players and action-photo collage) now can be accessed via the Primetime Performers tab or CLICK HERE for direct link.

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):
WEEK-1  |  WEEK-2  |  WEEK-3  |  WEEK-4  |  WEEK-5
WEEK-6  |  WEEK-7  |  WEEK-8  |  WEEK-9  |  WEEK-10   
CLICK HERE for CS360 Primetime Performer Archive for 2009

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Florida senior left back Nicky Kit (Livermore, Calif.) 
has been named the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com for the final week of Ocober. Kit is joined by 15 other players in comprising the most recent CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see full list below), the 11th group of honorees for the 2010 season.

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Florida senior left back Nicky Kit (left)

Kit delivered the game's only goal in the showdown at #19 South Carolina that was a head-to-head matchup to decide the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. With the first half about to tick away, the leftooted Kit struck a free kick from just outside the upper-right corner of the penal
ty area – with the perfectly-struck ball glancing high off the near-right post and carrying into the net for a goal at 44:58. On the other end of the field – while dealing with a spirited Senior Day crowd of 2,500-plus at SC's Stone Stadium – Kit helped limit South Carolina to seven total shots (only one on goal).

The big-game win helped keep Florida on track to be in contention for one of the top-10 seeds (or higher) in the upcoming NCAA Championship tournament. 

Selection for the CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

Trick or Treat? - plenty at stake on Sunday (10/31/10)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Sunday's extensive action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

There are plenty of key games on tap around the country on Halloween Day – with 22 games involving top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings and 17 conference tournament games (seven of them involving top-50 squads). Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post for the full schedule of Sunday's big games, plus a complete rundown of key results from earlier in the week (all of those games/results also are on the right-sidebar scoreboard).

Six of Sunday's game feature head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 teams, led by #9 Florida State at #10 Boston College (1 ET) – with FSU joining UNC, Maryland and Virginia as the four teams that still could win the ACC regular-season title (on the final day!). Elsewhere in the ACC, #3 North Carolina will be looking to secure the ACC title with a win at #25 Wake Forest.

The six conference tournaments in action on Halloween day include the America East, BIG EAST, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley and Southern.

There are 21 teams in the CS360 top-50 that are idle on Sunday: #1 Stanford, #7 Texas A&M, #8 Florida, #13 Oklahoma State, #17 South Carolina, #18 Hofstra, #21 BYU, #22 New Mexico, #24 Duke, #27 Denver, #28 Texas, #30 Central Florida, #31 Wisconsin, #35 Georgia, #36 Minnesota, #37 Dayton, #38 Memphis, #39 Auburn, #41 California, #42 Nebraska and #48 San Diego.

Here's a look at what's at stake today in various conferences:

ATLANTIC COAST – North Carolina (7-2-0; 21 pts) can clinch the ACC regular-season title and #1 seed through various four-team combinations today (including with a loss at Wake Forest, as long as the other three teams lose or tie) ... those teams tied for second (6-2-1; 19) include Maryland, Virginia and Florida State ... head-to-head results: UNC beat UVa and FSU but lost to Maryland; Maryland beat UVa and FSU; UVa and FSU tied earlier this season ... if Wake Forest (5-3-1; 16) upsets UNC, the 5th-place Demon Deacons could move up the standings ... Boston College (5-4-0; 15) and Duke (4-5-1; 12) also have locked up spots in the ACC Tournament (although idle Duke could slip to the #8 seed) ... Miami (4-5-0; 12) or Virginia Tech (3-5-1; 10) will be the final entrant in the ACC postseason ... if there's a three-way tie for 7th-place (Duke, Miami, VT), then Miami would be the #7 seed (beat Duke and VT) and Duke the #8 (beat VT) ... to make the ACC Tournament, Virginia Tech needs to beat N.C. State (1-7-0) today and hope for a Maryland win over Miami.

BIG EASTNotre Dame enters the day #7 in the national RPI (per www.nc-soccer.com's updated unadjusted RPI), meaning that the Irish likely need to advance in order to feel comfortable about being one of the top-8 national seeds (which ensures a potential hosting spot in the NCAA round-of-16) ... Marquette sits at #12 in the updated RPI and is focusing on locking up one of the #1 seeds in the NCAAs (top-16) ... Georgetown (#16 RPI) would appear to be on the bubble for a #1 seed (and potential hosting role on first weekend of NCAAs) ... West Virginia (#21) seemingly could make a run to one of those seeds but likely would need to win the BIG EAST Tournament to be among the top-16 NCAA entrants ... further down the RPI list, South Florida (#46) and Connecticut (#49) have to be considered squarely on the bubble and will remain there if they lose today (#67 Rutgers and #82 DePaul likely need to win the BIG EAST Tournament to make the NCAAs) ... other bubble teams from around the country simply are rooting for the BIG EAST home teams to advance today – to avoid the risk of an upset tournament winner stealing one of the at-large spots (while also lessing USF and UConn's chances to make the NCAAs as at-large entries).

AMERICA EAST – Boston U. has fashioned a solid season, but the Terriers currently sit at #45 in the latest nc-soccer.com's number and realistically can't afford a loss or tie today vs. an Albany team that is #218 in that same RPI listing ... the other semifinal features two teams with RPI numbers north of 200 (#219 Stony Brook and #237 Maine) ... bubble teams from around the country probably need to root for BU winning the tournament, just to be on the safe side (in case BU still would earn an at-large bid).

HORIZON – Loyola Chicago has some recent NCAA Tournament experience but has struggled this season (#196 updated RPI) while Wright State has been on a roll but does not have a realistic shot at an NCAA at-large spot (#88 RPI) ... Milwaukee (#57 RPI) and Butler (#195) have byes, while #6 seed Detroit (RPI-155) advanced yesterday with a 2-1 win at #3 seed Cleveland State ... bubble-watchers may want to root for a Milwaukee tournament title, to avoid the unlikely chance that the Horizon could get two teams into the NCAAs.

MID-AMERICAN – Toledo looked to be in solid shape for an NCAA at-large spot, before losing earlier this week at Ball State (which had been winless in MAC play) ... the Rockets still have a #39 updated RPI, but a loss to Ohio (#199 RPI) could put Toledo's NCAA hopes in serious doubt ... Central Michigan (#71 RPI) tied Toledo for the regular-season title but likely needs to win the MAC Tournament to punch its ticket to the NCAAs ... the other remaining MAC teams likewise need to win the conference tournament in order to advance to the NCAAs: Eastern Michigan (#128 RPI), Miami (#138), Western Michigan (#153), Northern Illinois (#164) and Akron (#172) .... the MAC likely is a one-bid league, but bubble teams from around the nation still should be rooting for a Toledo title.

MISSOURI VALLEY – All four of the teams playing today have lofty RPI numbers (#106 Drake, #139 Illinois State, #224 Indiana State and #257 Evansville) ... no bubble anxiety here, as the MVC clearly is a one-bid league – as the bye teams Creighton (#91 RPI) and Missouri State (#120) are nowhere near at-large consideration.

SOUTHERN – Bubble teams from around the country simply will be rooting for UNC Greensboro to win this tournament, as the Spartans own a #23 updated RPI ... UNCG would appear to be playing for a #2 seed on the first weekend of the NCAAs (top-32 teams) and would not help its case with a loss today ... here's the updated RPI of the other remaining SoCon teams: #80 Samford, #114 Citadel, #137 Elon, #158 College of Charleston, #165 Davidson, #174 Furman and #251 Wofford.

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SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTSEAT  (both cs360 top-50;  10/31/10)
#3 North Carolina 2,  at #25 Wake Forest 0
at #6 Maryland 2,  #43 Miami 1
#9 Florida State 1,  at #10 Boston College 0
at #50 Michigan 3,  #20 Illinois 2
at #26 USC 2,  #34 Washington 0
#49 South Florida 1,  at #32 Georgetown 0  (2 OT)  (BIG EAST quarterfinal)

OTHER KEY SUNDAY GAMES/RESULTS  (cs360 top-50;  10/31/10)
at #2 Portland 2,  San Francisco 0
Connecticut 2,  at #4 Notre Dame 0  (BIG EAST Quarterfinal)
#5 Virgnia 6,  at Clemson 0
at #11 Oregon State 3,  Arizona 0
at #12 Marquette 3,  DePaul 0 (BIG EAST Quarterfinal)
at Indiana 1,  #14 Ohio State 0
at #15 UC Irvine 3,  Cal State Fullerton 2
LMU 2,  at #16 Santa Clara 0
at #19 West Virginia 1,  Rutgers 0  (BIG EAST Quarterfinal)
at #23 North Carolina Greensboro 1,  Wofford 0  (Southern Conf. Quarterfinal)
at #29 UCLA 2,  Washington State 0
at Oregon 2,  #33 Arizona State 0
at #40 Boston University 2,  Albany 0  (America East Semifinal)
at  #44 Toledo 1,  Ohio 0  (MAC Quarterfinal)
Iowa 1,  at #45 Michigan State 1
at UC Davis 1,  #46 Long Beach 0
at #47 Virginia Tech 4,  North Carolina State 0

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS  (Sunday; 10/31/10)

AMERICA EAST (quarterfinals)
at (1) Boston University 2,  (4) Albany 0
(6) Maine 3,  at (2) Stony Brook 1

BIG EAST (quarterfinals; 1:00 local-time starts)
(A4) Connecticut 2,  at (N1) Notre Dame 0
at (A1) Marquette 3,  (N4) DePaul 0
(A3) South Florida 1,  at (N2) Georgetown 0  (2 OT)
at (A2) West Virginia 1,  (N3) Rutgers 0

HORIZON (quarterfinals)
at (4) Wright State 1,  (5) Loyola (IL) 0 

MID-AMERICAN (quarterfinals; 1 ET)
at (1) Toledo 1,  (8) Ohio 0
at (2) Miami OH 2,  (7) Akron 0
at (3) Central Michigan 2,  (6) Northern Illinois 1
(5) Western Michigan 0,  at (4) Eastern Michigan 0  (WMU advanced 4-2 on PKs)

MISSOURI VALLEY (quarterfinals...1 CT)
(5) Evansville 1,  at (4) Drake 0
at (3) Illinois State 2,  (6) Indiana State 1  (2 OT) 

SOUTHERN (quarterfinals)
at (1) North Carolina Greensboro 1,  (8) Wofford 0
(7) Davidson 1,  at (2) Samford 1  (Samford advanced 4-3 on PKs)
at (3) Citadel 2,  (6) Furman 1  (2 OT)
(5) Elon 1,  at (4) College of Charleston 0

• • • • •

Earlier in the Week ... 

SATURDAY'S KEY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/30/10)
#1 Stanford 3,  at #42 California 0

#17 BYU 2,  at Utah 1 at #18 Hofstra 2, Northeastern 1  (2 OT)
#22 New Mexico 1,  at TCU 1


CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS  (Saturday; 10/30/10)

Horizon League (quarterfinals)
#6 Detroit 2, at #3 Cleveland State 1

Atlantic Sun (quarterfinals)
#6 Stetson 1, at #3 North Florida 0
#5 East Tennessee St. 0, at #4 Kennesaw St. 0  (Kennesaw adv. 4-2 on PKs)


FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50;  10/29/10)
#7 Texas A&M 1,  at #28 Texas 1
#8 Florida 1,  at #17 South Carolina 0
at #11 Oregon State 1,  #33 Arizona State 0
#20 llinois 1,  at #45 Michigan State 0
#34 Washington 1,  at #29 UCLA 0

OTHER KEY FRIDAY GAMES/RESULTS  (cs360 top-50;  10/29/10)
#13 Oklahoma State 2,  at Oklahoma 0
at #26 USC 3,  Washington State 2
at #27 Denver 1,  North Texas 0 
at #30 Central Florida 6,  Southern Mississippi 0
at Tennessee 2,  #35 Georgia 1
#36 Minnesota 2,  at Northwestern 1
#37 Dayton 2,  at Xavier 0
at #39 Auburn 2,  Alabama 1
at Colorado 2,  #42 Nebraska 1
#46 Long Beach State 2,  at the University of thr Pacific 0
at #48 San Diego 2,  Pepperdine 1
at #50 Michigan 2,  Iowa 1

THURSDAY'S BIG GAMES  (both cs360 top-50;  10/28/10)
#3 North Carolina 5,  at #24 Duke 3
at #6 Maryland 2,  #9 Florida State 1 
at #10 Boston College 1,  #43 Miami 0  (2 OT)
at #16 Santa Clara 2,  #21 BYU 1
 
OTHER KEY THURSDAY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/28/10)
at #5 Virginia 2,  North Carolina State 1
#23 North Carolina Greensboro 2,  at Elon 1
at #38 Memphis 2,  Alabama-Birmingham 1
at Ball State 1,  #44 Toledo 0
#47 Virginia Tech 3,  at Clemson 0

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS  (Thursday; 10/28/10)
America East (quarterfinals)
at (4) Albany 2, (5) New Hampshire 1
(6) Maine 1,  at (3) Hartford 0

BIG EAST (first round ... American and National divisions)
at (A4) Connecticut 3,  (N5) Louisville 0
at (N4) DePaul 1,  (A5) Pittsburgh 0

Final Friday (cs360 top-50 rundown; 10/29/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's extensive action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

With Division I women's soccer easing into conference tournament play, there's a significantly lower number of Friday games on tap for Oct. 29 – with 17 games on tap involving top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (22 total teams in action). Friday's five marquee matchups (top-50 head-to-head) include #8 Florida at #17 South Carolina to decide the SEC regular-season title (7 ET), and #7 Texas A&M and #28 Texas in a classic Big 12 rivalry game.

Several conferences have been finalizing their conference teams over the past few days – look for a comprehensive rundown from CS360 later tonight and on Saturday.

There were nine games on Thursday (Oct. 28) involving CS360 top-50 teams (13 teams in action; scores at bottom of this blog post). There are 15 teams in the top-50 that did not play on Thursday and will not be playing on Friday: #1 Stanford (Sat. at #42 Cal; 3 PT) ... #2 Portland (Sun. vs. San Francisco; 1 PT) ... #4 Notre Dame (Sun. vs. UConn; BIG EAST quarterfinal; 1 ET) ... #12 Marquette (Sun. vs. DePaul; BE quarters; 1 CT) ... #14 Ohio State (Sun. at Indiana, 12 ET) ... #15 UC Irvine (Sun. vs. Fullerton; 1 PT) ... #18 Hofstra (Sat. vs. Northeastern; 4:30 ET) ... #19 West Virginia (Sun. vs. Rutgers; BE quarters; 1 ET) ... #22 New Mexico (Sat. at TCU; 7 CT) ... #25 Wake Forest (Sun. vs. #3 UNC; 3:30 ET) ... #31 Wisconsin (Mon. vs. Northwestern; 7 CT) ... #32 Georgetown (Sun. vs. #49 South Florida; BE quarters; 1 ET) ... and #40 Boston Univ. (Sun. vs. Albany; America East semifinal; 1 ET).  

Maryland Win at UNC Yielded Several Rarities

RELEASE: Oct. 26, 2010
By Pete LaFleur  (CS360 founder/editor ... editor@collegesoccer360.com)
            note: all research below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com  (please credit accordingly)

Maryland's recent 2-1 comeback win at North Carolina (Oct. 24, 2010) – led by Sade Ayinde's pair of goals in the final 23 minutes – was noteworthy on several levels:

• Maryland became the fourth team (along with Notre Dame, Duke and Florida State) ever to post two or more "non-losses" vs. UNC at Fetzer Field (also a 1-1 tie on 11/1/02).
• It was the second time this season (but had not happened previously since '99) that a team came from behind to beat UNC at Fetzer.
• It was only the 10th home loss for UNC ever at Fetzer Field (in 29 varsity seasons).
• Maryland became the 13th team ever with two or more "non-losses" vs. UNC (1-31-1).
• The Terps now are one of only 21 teams ever to beat UNC (31 all-time losses).

 

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Maryland junior forward Sade Ayinde (left) scored twice in the final 23 minutes (77'; 85') to help Maryland post a 2-1 comeback win at North Carolina.


RARE WIN AT FETZER
 – Earlier in the 2010 season, two teams – Texas A&M (3-0 loss on Aug. 20; series now 1-13-0) and Stanford (2-2 tie on Aug. 27; series now 0-8-3) – had the chance to improve on their modest all-time records vs. North Carolina, which has enjoyed sustained dominance over the past three decades (particularly at home) ... then, in a span of 31 days, the Tar Heels suffered a pair of home losses (2-3 vs. Boston College; 9/24/10 ... 2-1 vs. Maryland, 10/24/10) at Fetzer Field ... consider the following:

• It marked only the second time that UNC has lost twice at home in the same season (since '82) and the closest back-to-back home losses in the program's history ... the 2007 UNC team lost at home vs. South Carolina on 9/1/07 and lost at Fetzer again, but much later in the season, 11/24/07 in a 3-2 NCAA round-of-16 game vs. Notre Dame.

Final-Day Positioning in America East, Atlantic Sun, BIG EAST & Horizon (10/24/10; final update)

Note – This page has been updated by CS360 (also on Twitter feed CS360updates) and now reflects the final results, seeds, postseason matchups, etc.

Four conferences – the America East, Atlantic Sun, BIG EAST and Horizon – had their final regular-season league games on Sunday (Oct. 24, 2010), with several conference tournament spots and seeds that still were up for grabs:


AMERICA EAST (Oct. 28 ... Oct. 31 ... Nov. 6 or 7; all played at higher seed)
6 teams advance (top-2 have bye to semifinals)

Postseason Spots
#1 seed Boston University ... 8-0-0  (bye to semifinals)
#2 Stony Brook ... 5-2-1  (bye to semifinals)
#3 Hartford ... 4-2-2  (will play host to Maine on 10/28)   
#4 Albany ... 4-2-2  (will play host to UNH on 10/28)  
#5 New Hampshire ... 4-3-1  
#6 Maine ... 3-5-0 

Teams Eliminated
Binghamton 2-4-2 ... Vermont 1-7-0 ... UMBC 1-7-0


Sunday's Games
at Boston Univ. 2,  Maine 0
at Stony Brook 2,  Binghamton 1
at Albany 1,  Vermont 0
Hartford 1,  at New Hampshire 0


The Skinny ... 
• BU already had wrapped up the top seed
• Four teams still were in the running for #2 seed and bye (UNH, SB, ALB, HART)
• Maine secured the final tournament spot thanks to Binghamton's loss to Stony Brook
• Binghamton could have claimed the final spot with: (A) a win vs. BU and a Maine loss/tie or (B) a tie vs. BU and a Maine loss.

Welcome to the "Biggest Day of the Year" (D-I women's soccer; 10/24/10; w/results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Sunday's extensive action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).


[CLICK HERE for rundown of final-day conference tournament positioning in the America East, Atlantic Sun, BIG EAST and Horizon (the four leagues that were wrapping up regular-season play on Sunday, Oct. 24). ... ]

The biggest day in the 2010 Division I women's soccer season – both in quantity and quality of high-level matchups – has arrived, as Sunday, Nov. 23, will bring us 34 games involving 45 of the top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings. Those 34 games feature a high number (11) of head-to-head matchups between top-50 teams, with the #2 through #10 teams all facing stiff challenges – led by a pair of top-10 showdowns: #2 North Carolina at home vs. #8 Maryland (1 ET) ... and #5 Oklahoma State at #9 Texas A&M (1:30 CT).

Other top-10 teams that will be facing CS360 top-50 squads on Sunday include: #3 Portland at #13 Santa Clara (12 PT) ... #4 Notre Dame at #36 Georgetown (1 ET) ... #6 Virginia at #46 Miami ... #7 Boston College at #33 Wake Forest ... and #10 Florida State at home vs. #42 Virginia Tech.

The five teams not in action on Sunday include: #17 BYU, #20 UCLA, #27 USC, #43 Nebraska and #48 Columbia.

SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES  (both teams cs360 top-50;  10/24/10)
#8 Maryland 2,  at #2 North Carolina 1
#3 Portland 1,  at #13 Santa Clara 0
at #36 Georgetown 1at #9 Texas A&M 1,  #5 Oklahoma State 0
#6 Virginia 4,  at #46 Miami 1
#7 Boston College 2,  at #33 Wake Forest 1  (OT)
at #10 Florida State 2,  #42 Virginia Tech 0
#15 Oregon State 1,  at #35 Washington 0
#49 Penn State 2,  at #18 Illinois 0
#31 California 1,  at #28 Arizona State 1
#41 Michigan State 1,  at #30 Minnesota 1

OTHER KEY SUNDAY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/24/10)
#1 Stanford 3,  at Arizona 0
at #11 Florida 3,  Arkansas 1
#12 Ohio State 2,  at Purdue 1
at #14 Marquette 2,  St. John's 0
#16 UC Irvine 1,  at UC Riverside 0
at #19 South Carolina 1,  LSU 0
at #21 Hofstra 2,  North Carolina-Wilmington 0
#22 New Mexico 1,  at Wyoming 1
at #23 West Virginia 2,  Providence 1
#24 North Carolina Greensboro 1, at Appalachian State 0
at St. Bonaventure 2,  #25 Dayton 1
Auburn 2,  at #26 Georgia 1
at #29 Denver 3,  Arkansas-Little Rock 2  (OT)
at #32 Central Florida 3,  SMU 0
Oklahoma 2,  at #34 Texas 1  (2 OT)
Gonzaga 1,  at #37 San Diego 0
at #38 Duke 2,  North Carolina State 0
at #39 Wisconsin 1,  Michigan 0  (2 OT)
Missouri 5,  at #44 Texas Tech 2
at #45 Boston University 2,  Maine 0
at #47 Long Beach State 2,  Cal State Northridge 1
at Pittsburgh 1,  #50 Connecticut 0

Coliseum Showdown Highlights Friday Schedule (10/22/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).


Pac-10 powers UCLA (cs360 #20) and #27 USC will resume their rivalry in a night game at the L.A. Coliseum (7 PT), as one of 22 Friday games involving top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings. There are five other games on Friday involving head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 teams (no top-25 matchups).

There were plenty of big games on Thursday (20 top-50 teams in action), with 28 more top-50 teams set to return to action on Friday (22 games). #49 Penn State is the only CS360 top-50 team that is idle on Friday and has yet to play this week.

FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50;  10/22/10)
#1 Stanford 3,  at #29 Arizona State 0
#3 Portland 1,  at #37 San Diego 0
at #34 Texas 1,  #5 Oklahoma State 0
#27 USC 1,  #20 UCLA 0  (at the L.A. Coliseum)
at #23 West Virginia 3,  #50 Connecticut 0
at #39 Wisconsin 2,  #41 Michigan State 0

OTHER KEY FRIDAY GAMES/RESULTS  (cs360 top-50;  10/22/10)
#4 Notre Dame 1,  at Villanova 0
at #9 Texas A&M 2,  Oklahoma 1  (2 OT)
at #13 Santa Clara 5,  Gonzaga 0
at #14 Marquette 2,  Syracuse 0
#15 Oregon State 1,  at Washington State 0
at #21 Hofstra 3,  Georgia State 2  (OT)
#22 New Mexico 1,  at Air Force 0  (2 OT)
at Duquesne 2,  #25 Dayton 1  (OT)
Michigan 1,  at #30 Minnesota 0  (2 OT)
at Arizona 1,  #31 California 0  (OT)
at #32 Central Florida 3,  Tulsa 1
at #35 Washington 2,  Oregon 0
at #36 Georgetown 1,  DePaul 0
at #40 Memphis 1,  Rice 0
at #43 Nebraska 2,  Kansas 1
at #44 Texas Tech 3,  Iowa State 2  (OT)

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Earlier in the Week ... 

THURSDAY'S BIG GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/21/10)
#6 Virginia 0,  at #10 Florida State 0
at #33 Wake Forest 2,  #8 Maryland 1
#16 UC Irvine 1,  at #47 Long Beach State 0
#18 Illinois 2,  at #12 Ohio State 1
at #38 Duke 3,  #7 Boston College 0
at #46 Miami 2,  #42 Virginia Tech 0 

OTHER KEY THURSDAY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/21/10)
#2 North Carolina 5,  at Clemson 1
#11 Florida 2,  at LSU 0
UNLV 0,  at #17 BYU 0
#19 South Carolina 3,  at Arkansas 1
at #24 UNC Greensboro 2,  Western Carolina 0
#26 Georgia 3,  at Alabama 0
#29 Denver 2,  at Arkansas State 0
at #45 Boston Univ. 2,  Albany 0

MONDAY'S TOP-50 GAME  (cs360 top-50;  10/18/10)
#48 Columbia 2,  at Manhattan 0

Blockbuster Thursday On Tap (10/21/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Thursday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).


A blockbuster Thursday is on tap in Division I women's soccer, as the Oct. 21 slate includes the biggest and best collection of games all season not played on the weekend (Fri.-Sun.). Nearly half (20) of the top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings will be in action on Thursday, spanning 14 games that include showdowns in the ACC, SEC, Big Ten and Big West (plus several games from other conferences).

There will be six head-to-head matchups on Thursday between CS360 top-50 teams, most notably #6 Virginia at #10 Florida State (7 ET) and #18 Illinois at #12 Ohio State (7:30 ET).

THURSDAY'S BIG GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/21/10)
#6 Virginia 0,  at #10 Florida State 0
at #33 Wake Forest 2,  #8 Maryland 1
#16 UC Irvine 1,  at #47 Long Beach State 0
#18 Illinois 2,  at #12 Ohio State 1
at #38 Duke 3,  #7 Boston College 0
at #46 Miami 2,  #42 Virginia Tech 0 

OTHER KEY THURSDAY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/21/10)
#2 North Carolina 5,  at Clemson 1
#11 Florida 2,  at LSU 0
UNLV 0,  at #17 BYU 0
#19 South Carolina 3,  at Arkansas 1
at #24 UNC Greensboro 2,  Western Carolina 0
#26 Georgia 3,  at Alabama 0
#29 Denver 2,  at Arkansas State 0
at #45 Boston Univ. 2,  Albany 0

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Earlier in the Week ... 

MONDAY'S TOP-50 GAME  (cs360 top-50;  10/18/10)
#48 Columbia 2,  at Manhattan 0

Rundown of Sunday's Schedule for CS360 Top-50 Teams (10/17/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Sunday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

All but nine of the top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings will be in action on Sunday, during a busy slate of Division I women's soccer action. There are 33 Sunday games on tap involving the CS360 top-50, including eight head-to-head showdowns – most notably, #17 Minnesota at #15 Ohio State (12 ET) ... #27 Wake Forest at #10 Virginia (1:30 ET) ... and #29 Washington at #1 Stanford (3 ET).

The nine top-50 teams that are idle on Sunday include: #6 Oklahoma State, #7 Maryland, #12 BYU, #18 Illinois, #20 UC Irvine, #26 Arizona State, #40 New Mexico, #41 Nebraska and #44 Texas Tech.


SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50;  10/17/10)
at #1 Stanford 2,  #29 Washington 1
at #3 Portland 1,  #47 Pepperdine 0
at #10 Virginia 2,  #27 Wake Forest 1
at #11 Florida 2,  #34 Georgia  (OT)
at #36 Oregon State 3,  #14 UCLA 0
at #15 Ohio State 2,  #17 Minnesota 1  (OT)
#35 Duke 3,  at #25 Virginia Tech 0
at #37 West Virginia 3,  #30 Georgetown 0

Handful of Top-50 Matchups Set for Friday (10/15/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

Here's a quick rundown of key games in Division I women's soccer for Friday, Oct. 15. These games include any team currently listed in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings.

There are 30 games on Friday involving 35 CS360 top-50 teams, highlighted by five head-to-head showdowns – most notably  #29 Washington at #31 California (1:30 PT), #34 Georgia at #13 South Carolina (7 ET) and #33 Wisconsin at #15 Ohio State (7:30 ET). In each of the five top-50 showdowns, at least one of the teams is ranked in the high 20s or lower (in other words, there are no top-25 matchups on Friday's slate).

There are 15 top-50 teams idle on Friday, including six from the top-10 (#2 UNC, #5 Boston College, #6 Oklahoma St., #7 Maryland, #8 Florida St. and #10 Virginia), along with #12 BYU, #18 Illinois, #25 Virginia Tech, #27 Wake Forest, #35 Duke, #40 New Mexico, #41 Nebraska,  #48 Michigan State and #49 Boston Univ. Most of those teams played over the past couple days and will return to action on Sunday – with the exception of three who will play tomorrow (Sat., 10/16): BYU vs. New Mexico (5 MT) and Illinois vs. Iowa (7 CT).

FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50;  10/15/10)

#34 Georgia 1, at #13 S.Carolina 0

at #15 OhioSt 1,  #33 Wisconsin 0
at #36 Oregon State 1,  #21 USC 0 
at #31 Cal 3,  #29 Washington 2
at #3 Portland 2,  #46 LMU 0


OTHER KEY FRIDAY GAMES/RESULTS  (cs360 top-50;  10/15/10)
at #1 Stanford 5,  Washington o
#43 Auburn 1,  at Vanderbilt 1

#4 Notre Dame 1,  at UConn 1
#9 Texas A&M 1,  at Iowa State 0  (OT)
at #11 Florida 4,  Tennessee 2

#14 UCLA 3,  at Oregon 1 #16 Santa Clara 2,  at St.Mary's 0
at Penn State 2,  #17 Minnesota  1
at #19 Marquette 4,  Cincinnati 0

at #20 UC Irvine 1,  Cal State Northridge 0  (2 OT)  at Colorado College 1,  #22 Central Florida 0
#23 Hofstra 3,  at William & Mary 2
#24 North Carolina Greensboro 3,  at Wofford 0

at #26 Arizona State 2,  Arizona 1
at #28 Denver 3,  Florida Atlantic 0 
#30 Georgetown 1,  at Pittsburgh 0
#32 Dayton 3,   at Temple 0
at #37 West Virginia 4,  Villanova 3  (OT)
#38 Texas 1,  at Missouri 0

at Canisius 3,  #39 Siena 2  (2 OT)

#43 Auburn 1,  at Vanderbilt 1

#42 San Diego 4,  at San Francisco 1
at #44 Texas Tech 2,  Kansas 0

#45 Memphis 1,  at Tulsa 1

at Gonzaga 1,  #47 Pepperdine 0 ot

at Syracuse 1,  #50 Rutgers 0


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Earlier in the Week ... 

THURSDAY'S BIG GAMES (both cs360 top-50;  10/14/10)
at #2 North Carolina 1,  #8 Florida State 0

at #10 Virginia 2,  #35 Duke 0

#27 Wake Forest 3, at #25 Virginia Tech 3

OTHER KEY THURSDAY GAMES (cs360 top-50;  10/14/10)
at #6 Oklahoma State 3,  Colorado 2
at #7 Maryland 4,  Clemson 0
#12 BYU 1,  at TCU 0
at #40 New Mexico 3,  Utah 0
#41 Nebraska 0,  at Oklahoma 0
at #48 Michigan State 2,  Oakland 0

WEDNESDAY'S TOP GAME  (cs360 top-50;  10/13/10)
#49 Boston University 1,  at Dartmouth 0

Irvine's Tanya Taylor Named CS360 Primetime Player of the Week

Note: The full release honoring the CS360 Primetime Performers for week-8 wis in the process of being posted on CollegeSoccer360.com later Wednesday (access via the Primetime Performers tab, which currently includes this short week-8 release along with links to the previous seven 2010 Primetime releases and '09 archive).

UC Irvine senior forward Tanya Taylor (Buena Park, Calif.)  – who played a lead road during the past week in a pair of road wins vs. two of the Big West's top teams – has been named the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (for the week of Oct. 4-10). Taylor is joined by 13 other players in comprising the week-8 CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see list below).

Taylor's drop pass led directly to the first goal in a 3-0 win at Cal Poly (picked to finish second in the Big West) and she then scored her ninth goal of the season minutes later, giving UCI a 2-0 cushion only six minutes into the key road test. Two days later, Taylor beat her defender in the final minute of overtime (110') and slid a tailor-made pass to Alexis Rafael for a 1-0 win at Big Wes favorite (and defending champ) UC Santa Barbara.

Pac-10 Showdowns in So.Cal. Highlight Sunday's Top-50 Games (10/10/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Sunday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

Here's a quick rundown of key games in Division I women's soccer for Suday, Oct. 10. These games include any team currently listed in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings.


There are 31 games on Sunday involving CS360 top-50 teams, highlighted by nine head-to-head showdowns – most notably #1 Stanford at #13 UCLA and #23 California at #22 USC. There are 10 top-50 teams idle on Sunday, including four from the top-10 (#2 North Carolina, #7 Oklahoma State, #8 Florida State and 39 Virginia), along with #11 BYU, #31 Oregon State, #37 New Mexico, #42 LMU and #46 Pepperdine.
  

SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS (both CS360 top-50 ... 10/10/10)

#1 Stanford 2,  at #13 UCLA 0
#41 Virginia Tech 2,  at #3 Boston College 1
at #10 Texas A&M 4,  #43 Texas Tech  0
#16 Illinois 0,  at #34 Wisconsin 0
at #18 Santa Clara 1,  #32 San Diego 0

at #22 USC 5,  #23 California 4 (OT) at #40 Washington 1,  #25 Arizona State 0
#33 Georgetown 3,  at #49 Louisville 1


7 CT  (8 ET)
#36 Texas at #47 Baylor

SUNDAY'S OTHER KEY GAMES/RESULTS (CS360 top-50 ... 10/10/10)
#4 Portland 4,  at Gonzaga 0
at #5 Notre Dame 3,  Rutgers 2   
at Auburn 1,  #6 Florida 0
#12 Maryland 1,  at North Carolina State 0
#14 S. Carolina 2,  at Alabama 1
at #15 Minnesota 4,  Purdue 1
#17 Ohio State 1,  at Northwestern 0  (OT)
Rice 1,  at #19 Central Florida 1
#20 Marquette 1,  at Providence 0  (OT)
#21 UC Irvine 2,  at UCSB 1  (2OT)
at #24 Duke 4,  Clemson 1
at #26 Hofstra 5,  George Mason 
at #27 UNCG 2,  College Charleston 1
#28 Denver 4,  at Troy 
#29 Wake Forest 3,  at Miami 1  
at #30 Dayton 5,  UMass
at #35 Siena 4,  Rider 1
#38 Georgia 3,  at Miss. St. 0
at #39 Nebraska 4,  Missouri 2
at #44 Memphis 2,  Marshall 0
Butler 1,  at #45 Milwaukee 0
#48 West Virginia 1,  at St. John's 0 OT

Friday's Noteworthy Games (10/8/10; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).


Here's a quick rundown of key games in Division I women's soccer for Friday, Oct. 8. These games include any team currently listed in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings.

There were 28 games on Friday involving CS360 top-50 teams, highlighted by five head-to-head games (33 top-50 teams in action; 17 idle). The 17 teams that wre idle on Friday included: #3 Boston College, #4 Portland, #8 Florida State, #11 BYU, #12 Maryland, #15 Minnesota, #16 Illinois, #18 Santa Clara, #24 Duke, #29 Wake Forest, #32 San Diego, #34 Wisconsin, #37 New Mexico, #41 Virginia Tech, #42 LMU, #46 Pepperdine and #50 Boston University. Most of those teams will be back in action on Sunday, while four are slated to play on Saturday (Oct. 9): Pepperdine at LMU (1 PT) ... New Mexico at home vs. San Diego State (5 MT) ... and BYU at home vs. Air Force (8 MT).

FRIDAY'S BIG-GAME RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50 ... 10/8/10)

#1 Stanford 2,  at #22 USC 1
#2 UNC 1,  at #9 Virginia 0  (OT)
at #10 Texas A&M 2,  #47 Baylor  0

FSU 'Keeper Wys Headlines CS360 Primetime Players of the Week #7 (9/27-10/3/10)

Note: As with previous weeks, the full release honoring the CS360 Primetime Performers for week-7 will be posted on CollegeSoccer360.com later in the week (access via the Primetime Performers tab, which currently includes this short week-7 release along with links to the previous six 2010 Primetime releases and '09 archive).


CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Florida State sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Wys (Coral Springs, Fla.) has been named the Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (for games during Sept. 27-Oct. 3). She is joined by 14 other players in comprising the CS360 week-7 Primetime Performers of the Week (full list at bottom of this release).

Wys – who has three years of eligibility remaining after the 2010 season (she took a redshirt season in '09) – had an impressive weekend while facing two key rivals in the Atlantic Coast Conference: a 1-0 overtime win over Wake Forest and a 3-1 victory over Duke (WFU was #25 in the CS360 Composite National Rankings, while Duke was #22). Wys totaled 18 saves spanning the two games, while the only goal she allowed came on an unfortunate own-goal early in the Duke game (Wys then closed that game by stopping 14 consecutive shots-on-goal, with FSU not stretching to 3-1 until the 70th minute). 

The strong season-long play of Wys (0.63 goals-against avg.; .881 save pct.) has helped Florida State overcame the preseason loss to injury of star forwards Jessica Price and Tiffany McCarty – who easily comprised the top returning offensive duo in the nation (they each had 16-plus goals in 2009 ... CLICK HERE for CS360's exclusive coverage of the top scoring duos from the '09 season).

Selection for the CS360 weekly awards is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.
• Must have been playing in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or a preseason conference favorite), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification.
• Involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, team leadership, etc.
• Overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).

• Bonus consideration is given for key performances away from team's home field.

Sunday Showdowns Highlight Oct. 3 Top-50 Games (w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Sunday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and the Twitter feed (cs360updates).

With the college soccer season at its approximate midpoint, some big games are on Sunday's docket in Division I women' soccer. There are 33 games on tap for Sunday involving teams in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings (39 teams in action; 11 idle), and the seven head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 squads feature #1 Boston College at #9 Virginia (2 ET), #16 Santa Clara at #2 Stanford (1 PT) and #22 Duke at #10 Florida State (1 ET).

The 11 top-50 teams that have Sunday off include seven from the top-20 – #3 North Carolina, #7 UCLA, #12 Texas A&M, #13 Minnesota, #14 USC, #15 BYU and #20 California – along with #25 Wake Forest, #27 Arizona State, #36 Milwaukee and #45 LMU.


SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS
(both teams in CS360 composite top-50; 10/3/10)

Handful of "big games" on relatively tame Friday (Oct. 1; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

Compared to the past few Friday slates, the Division I games scheduled for Oct. 1 are relatively tame in terms of big games on a national scale. All told, there are 29 games on Friday's docket involving teams in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings (33 teams in action; 17 idle), and the four head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 squads each feature at least one team ranked in the high-30s or 40s: #36 Milwaukee at #32 Texas (7 CT) ... #38 Colorado at #37 Texas Tech (6 CT) ... #19 Central Florida at #42 Memphis ... and #14 USC at #50 San Diego (a rare/odd regular-season rematch??; USD won at USC, 1-0, back on Aug. 20).

Two CS360 top-50 teams will return to action on Saturday (Oct. 2): #15 BYU (at Wyoming; 1 MT) and #20 California (at St. Mary's; 4 PT). Plenty of other CS360 top-50 teams that are idle on Friday will return to the pitch for Sunday games (Oct. 3), including three head-to-head battles: #1 Boston College at #9 Virginia (2 ET) ... #16 Santa Clara at #2 Stanford (1 PT) ... and #22 Duke at #10 Florida State (1 ET). There are six other Sunday games for top-50 squads that are idle on Friday: #11 Maryland at Virginia Tech (5 ET) ... Penn State at #23 Ohio State (3 ET) ... Delaware at  #24 Hofstra (1 ET) ... #41 Washington at #5 Portland ... Stony Brook at #43 Boston University (1 ET) ... and #49 Iowa at Wisconsin (1 CT). Three other CS360 top-50 squads – #13 Minnesota, #25 Wake Forest and #27 Arizona State – are idle all weekend.

Senior Salute: Three classes post 60th career win (updated thru 9/28/10 gms)

all research courtesty of CollegeSoccer360.com

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Previous CS360 Senior Salutes (2010)
• Aug. 26  |  • Sept. 2  (featured team: BYU)
• Sept. 6  (featured: Notre Dame)  |  • Sept. 16 

CS360 Primetime Players of the Week #6 (Sept. 20-26, 2010)

Note: As with previous weeks, the full release honoring the CS360 Primetime Performers for week-6 will be posted on CollegeSoccer360.com later tonight/Tuesday morning (access via the AWARDS tab).

CLICK HERE for direct link to Primetime Performers #6 full release.

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #6

(D-I w-soccer; week of Sept. 20-26, 2010 ... presented by CollegeSoccer360.com)
* Boston College – Kristen Mewis  (M ... So. ... Hansen, MA)

Colorado – Annie Brunner  (G ... Fr. ... Arvada, CO)

Denver – Lara Campbell  (G ... So. ... Anchorage, AK)

Eastern Kentucky – Nicole Donnelly  (F ... Fr. ... Cincinnati, OH)

Marquette – Maegan Kelly  (M/F ... Fr. ... Kansas City, MO)

Nebraska – Morgan Marlborough  (F ... So. ... Lee's Summit, MO)

Notre Dame – Melissa Henderson  (F ... Jr. ... Garland, TX)

Stanford – Christen Press  (F ... Sr. ... Palos Verdes Estates, CA)

UTEP – Katie Dorman  (M ... Jr. ... El Paso, TX)

UCLA – Lauren Barnes  (D ... Sr. ... Upland, CA)

Wake Forest – Rachel Nuzzolese  (F ... Fr. ... Melville, NY)
* – Mewis is the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week

SCU-UCLA Headlines Sunday's Slate (9/26/10; w/ results)

Sunday's Division I women's soccer schedule (9/26/10) features seven head-to-head between teams in the CollegeSoccer360 top-50 Composite National Rankings, most notably: #8 Santa Clara at #11 UCLA (1 PT) ... #15 Illinois at #18 Minnesota (1 CT) ... #19 Duke at #9 Maryland (1 ET) ... and #5 Notre Dame at #25 Louisville. There are 36 total Sunday games involving 43 of the CS360 top-50 teams (all but #2 Stanford, #4 Portland, #12 Virginia, #16 California, #17 BYU, #30 San Diego and #47 Dayton).

CollegeSoccer360 will be providing periodic updates on these games (mostly in the late afternoon/early evening), via the cs360updates Twitter feed, this blog page and the sidebar scoreboard. 

SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES
(both in cs360 top-50 ... 9/26/10)
at #1 North Carolina 2,  #38 Virginia Tech 1
#5 Notre Dame 5,  at #25 Louisville 0
#6 Texas A&M 2,  at #36 Nebraska 0
#19 Duke 1,  at #9 Maryland 1
at #11 UCLA 1,  #8 Santa Clara 0
at #10 Oklahoma State 2,  #34 Texas Tech 0
at #18 Minnesota 1,  #15 Illinois 0

Double Rarity: BC's 3-2 win at UNC

note: all research below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com  (please credit accordingly)

By Pete LaFleur  (CS360 founder/editor ... editor@collegesoccer360.com)

When Boston College won 3-2 last night at North Carolina (Sept. 24, 2010), history was made on several levels. Most notably, BC handed UNC only its ninth home loss ever at Fetzer Field while the Eagles became the 11th team ever to score three goals in a game against the Tar Heels (UNC never has allowed four goals).


5754767 Boston College junior Alaina Beyar pushed forward to score on a strong shot from the top of the box, forging a 2-2 game midway through the second half at North Carolina (BC went on to win, 3-2, handing the Tar Heels their ninth home loss over the past 29 seasons).


RARE WIN AT FETZER
 – Earlier in the 2010 season, two teams – Texas A&M (3-0 loss on Aug. 20; series now 1-13-0) and Stanford (2-2 tie on Aug. 27; series now 0-8-3) – had the chance to improve on their modest all-time records vs. North Carolina, which has enjoyed sustained dominance over the past three decades (particularly at home) ... last night (Sept. 24, 2010), Boston College did what A&M and Stanford were unable to do this season: beat UNC on its home turf, Fetzer Field ... consider the following:

• The Eagles became only the 20th different team ever to beat UNC (regardless of site), in 29 NCAA-sanctioned seasons ... it was only the 30th all-time loss for UNC in those 29 seasons (673-30-23/.943; as of 9/24/10).

• UNC now has lost only nine times at home (288-9-7/.959; in 29 NCAA-sanctioned seasons, since '82), as of 9/24/10 ... BC's 3-2 win at UNC marked only the 16th time in those 29 seasons (roughly once every two years) that UNC has suffered a loss/tie at home.

CC 'keeper Hulyo Named CS360 Primetime Player of the Week (#5)

Note: As with previous weeks, the full release honoring the Primetime Performers for week-5 will be posted on CollegeSoccer360.com later tonight/Tuesday morning (access via the AWARDS tab), the tab currently takes you to the week-4 release.

Colorado College junior goalkeeper
Caitlyn Hulyo (Lititz, Pa.) – fresh off a 12-save performance in CC's scoreless tie vs. Oklahoma State (#16 in the cs360 composite national rankings) – has been named the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (for the week of Sept. 13-19).

Hulyo is joined by 11 other players (listed below) from across the nation, in comprising the week-5 Primetime Performers of the Week. Others who received final consideration for Primetime Player of the Week include Boston University junior forward Jessicsa Luscinski, Minnesota senior defensive midfielder Kylie Kallman and Illinois senior defender Krystin Miller.

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #5
(Sept. 13-19, 2010)
(Division I women's soccer; presented by CollegeSoccer360.com)

UNC-Florida Highlights Sunday's Schedule (9/19/10; w/ Results)

There have been a handful of top-10 matchups this season in Division I women's soccer, with another slated for Sunday (Sept. 9) as #1 North Carolina will take on a Florida team that is #6 in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (that game will be played at Duke, 12 ET) There are five other games on Sunday that pit CS360 top-50 teams against each other, most notably: #2 Stanford vs. #17 Georgetown (at Santa Clara; 11 PT) ... #22 Louisville at #23 Illinois (1 CT) ... and #25 South Carolina at #26 Wake Forest (1 ET).

All told, there are 30 games involving CS360 top-50 teams slated for Sunday (with 36 of the top-50 squads in action). The 14 CS360 top-50 teams that are idle on Sunday include top-10 squads Portland (#3) and Maryland (#8), along with #13 BYU, #18 Memphis, #21 USC, #24 Texas, #30 Auburn, #31 Georgia, #33 Texas Tech, #36 Virginia Tech, #38 Michigan St., #41 Siena and #43 Washington.
 

SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS
(both in CS360 composite top-50 ... 9/19/10)
#1 North Carolina 2,  #6 Florida 0  (at Duke)
#2 Stanford 2,  #17 Georgetown 0  (at Santa Clara)
#37 Central Florida 5,  #20 Arizona State  (at Arizona)
#4 Boston College 3,  at #27 Rutgers 1
at #23 Illinois 3,  #22 Louisville 0
#25 SouthCarolina 1,  at #26 Wake Forest 0


SUNDAY'S OTHER KEY GAMES/RESULTS
(CS360 composite top-50 ... 9/19/10)
at #5 Texas A&M 5,  Cal State Northridge 0
at West Virginia 1,  #7 Virginia 0
#9 Notre Dame 2,  at Northwestern 1
at Colorado 1,  #10 UCLA 0 (2 OT)
at #11 Santa Clara 1,  Utah 0 
at #12 Florida State 1,  Arkansas 0
#14 Oklahoma State 0,  at Colorado College 0
at #15 Duke 1,  Middle Tennennessee 0
University of the Pacific 1,  at #16 California 1
San Diego State 2,  at #19 Oregon State 2
at #28 Minnesota 3,  Illinois State 0
#29 Ohio State 5,  at Arizona 1
at #32 San Diego 5,  Portland State 1
at #34 North Carolina Greensboro 3,  Old Dominion 1
#35 UC Irvine 2,  at San Francisco 0
East Carolina 2,  at #39 William & Mary 1
at Boston University 3,  #40 Connecticut 0
at #42 Hofstra 1,  Princeton 0
at Nebraska 3,  #45 Iowa 1
#46 Denver 2,  Purdue 1 (at Colorado)
at #46 LSU 2,  McNeese State 0
at #48 Villanova 1,  Charlotte 0
#49 Cincinnati 1,  at Xavier 0
 #50 Monmouth 1,  Towson 0  (at Villanova)

Three Top-20 Showdowns Highlight Friday's Schedule (9/17/10; w/ results)

Note: CS360 again will be providing regular updates of these games throughout the day (consult CS360updates Twitter feed, the CS360 blog and sidebar scoreboard).

One of the season's most noteworthy showdowns – Texas A&M (#5 in the CS360
Composite National Rankings) at #3 Portland (7 PT) – highlights the Friday schedule in Division I women's soccer (Sept. 17, 2010). There are six other head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 teams, including #6 Florida at #15 Duke (8:45 ET), #17 Georgetown at #11 Santa Clara (7:30 PT) and #29 Ohio State at #20 Arizona State (5 PT).

Friday's schedule includes 31 games involving CS360 top-50 teams, with 38 of the top-50 teams in action (seven head-to-head games). The 12 idle teams include #41 Siena (off until next weekend) and #13 BYU, which will return to action on Saturday at Rice (7 CT).

There are eight top-50 teams that are idle on Friday but set to play on Sunday (9/19): #4 Boston College (at Rutgers; 12 ET) ... #7 Virginia (at West Virginia; 1 ET) ... #12 Florida State (vs. Arkansas; 1 ET) ... #22 Louisville (at Illinois; 2 ET) ... #25 South Carolina (at Wake Forest; 1 ET) ... #28 Minnesota (vs. Illinois State; 1 CT) ... #34 UNC Greensboro (vs. Old Dominion; 2 ET) ... 9 William & Mary (at East Carolina; 2 ET) ... and #49 Cincinnati (at Xavier; 1 ET). Finally, #24 Texas is off all weekend but will play host to BYU on Monday (9/20; 7 CT).

Sr. Salute: BYU, FSU & Gator seniors nearing 60th career win (updated thru 9/16/10 gms)

all research courtesty of CollegeSoccer360.com

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Previous CS360 Senior Salutes (2010)
• Aug. 26
• Sept. 2  (featured team: BYU)
• Sept. 6  (featured: Notre Dame)

Sunday's CS360 Top-50 Schedule/Results (9/12/10)

CS360 again will be providing regular updates of these games throughout Sunday (consult CS360updates Twitter feed and on-site Twitter feed, plus this CS360 blog post and the sidebar scoreboard).

Two days after a wild end to the Friday-night schedule – which featured several top teams playing to thrilling finishes on the west coast – there again will be a handful of big Division I women's soccer games on Sunday, Sept. 12. Most notably, there are six head-to-head matchups between teams ranked in the top-50 of the CollegeSoccer360 Composite National Rankings. Three of those games involve top-12 teams: #12 Santa Clara vs. #33 Georgia (12 ET; @Stanford) ... #35 Penn State at #4 Portland (2:30 PT) ... and #41 Central Florida at #10 Florida State (1 ET).

Sunday's schedule will feature 33 games involving CS360 top-50 teams, with 39 of the top-50 teams in action (six head-to-head) while 11 others are idle: #5 Boston College, #7 Florida, #13 BYU, #17 Oregon St., #19 Georgetown, #31 Cincinnati, #32 Ohio St., #34 Monmouth, #39 Illinois, #40 UNC Greensboro and #42 Marquette.

Friday Focus: Plenty of Big Games on Tap (9/10/10; w/ results)

Note: this schedule is in the process of being added to the sidebar scoreboard ... CS360 will be providing regular updates of these games throughout the day (consult CS360updates Twitter feed, the CS360 blog and sidebar scoreboard).

Friday night (Sept. 10) will be one of the biggest nights in the 2010 Division I women's soccer season, with nine head-to-head matchups between teams ranked in the top-50 of the CollegeSoccer360 Composite National Rankings. Four of those games involve top-10 teams: #7 Florida at #10 Florida State ... #3 Notre Dame at #11 UCLA ... #26 Rutgers at #4 Portland ... and #30 Texas at #9 Virginia.

There again are several tournaments featuring strong four-team fields, most notably:

• at #4 Portland (with #26 Rutgers, #35 Penn State and #45 Washington)
• at #9 Virginia (w/ #23 William & Mary, #30 Texas & America East favorite Boston U.)
• at #36 Virginia Tech (with #16 Wake Forest, Villanova and Vanderbilt)
• at #2 Stanford (with #12 Santa Clara, #33 Georgia and Univ. of the Pacific)

Friday night's schedule will feature 30 games involving CS360 top-50 teams, with 39 of those teams in action (nine head-to-head) while 11 others are idle (noted at bottom of this blog post).

Senior Salute: updated thru 9/6/10 (ND posts 70th win spanning '07-'10).

all research courtesty of CollegeSoccer360.com

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Previous CS360 Senior Salutes (2010)
• Sept. 2  (featured team: BYU)


CollegeSoccer360.com's exclusive tracking of the winningest senior classes/4-year records in Division I women's soccer has been updated, through games played as of Sept. 7. The top-3 programs – North Carolina (71-8-5), Notre Dame (70-10-3), UCLA (66-7-5) – remain the same, while Portland (65-8-0) has edged ahead of its west-coast rival Stanford (64-6-8), which was idle during the past week. The Portland seniors also continue to own the top career winning pct. (.890, despite being 4th in total wins from '07-'10). See bottom of this release for complete list of the 40-plus programs with the most victories over the past four seasons.
 
3764313Versatile veteran Lauren Fowlkes (left) – who earned the rare double-honor as an All-American and Academic All-American in 2009 – is part of a Notre Dame senior class that has compiled a 70-10-3 record over the past four seasons
      
The Notre Dame seniors picked up their 70th career win on Sunday, Sept. 5 (2-0 vs. Texas Tech), one week after the UNC seniors had reached the 70-win mark. The Irish advanced to the NCAA College Cup semifinals (or title game) in each of the past three seasons, while going 19-5-2 in 2007, 26-1-0 in '08 (NCAA runner-up) and 21-4-1 in '09. With a strong regular season and deep postseason run, the current ND seniors could reach 90 career wins, something accomplished by only 20 seniors classes in the previous 28 season of D-I women's soccer.

Six players have been members of the Notre Dame program in each of the past four seasons, led by the versatile talent Lauren Fowlkes (Lee's Summit, Ohio), current team scoring leader Rose Augustin (Silver Lake, Ohio) and four-year starting outside back Julie Scheidler (Indianapolis, Ind.).

5619970Lauren Fowlkes (left)

Fowlkes – who earned the rare double-honor of being an All-American and Academic All-American, in 2009 – has split time during her Irish career at center back and forward, in addition to making some starts in the midfield. She missed severa games during ND's 2009 season (due to the Under-20 World Championships), but has logged 74 career games with 61 starts (13 goals, 5 assists).

UConn's Shufelt Leads Week-3 CS360 Primetime Performers

CLICK HERE for the full week-3 Primetime release (with photos and player info.).

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (2010):

University of Connecticut junior forward Jessica Shufelt (Rochester, N.Y.) has been named the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Shufelt – one of 11 honorees among CS360's week-3 Primetime Performers of the Week – had a pair of two-goal games over the weekend while registering overtime gamewinners in each victory, as the Huskies knocked off a pair of top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings (2-1 vs. Illinois; 3-2 vs. Penn State).

(more to come on these 11 players later today ... )

Primetime Performers of the Week #3 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2010)

(Division I women's soccer; presented by CollegeSoccer360.com)
Katy Frierson  (Auburn ... M ... Jr. ... Homewood, AL)
Krista Lopez  (Oklahoma State ... M ... Jr. ... Carrollton, TX)
Jennie Marshall  (BYU ... F ... Jr. ... Modesto, CA)
Shannon McSweeney  (Yale ... D ... Fr. ... Stow, MA)
Rachel Nuzzolese  (Wake Forest ... F ... Fr. ... Melville, NY)
Kari Shane  (Arizona State ... D ... Jr. ... Lake Forest, CA)
* Jessica Shufelt 
 (Connecticut ... F ... Jr. ... Rochester, NY) 
Casey Volk  (Cal State Fullerton ... M ... Jr. ... Davis, CA)
Nikki Weiss (Notre Dame ... G ... Sr. ... Redding, CT)
Lauren Pagone  (DePaul ... F ... Sr. ... Lemont, IL)
Tamara Strahota  (Minnesota ... D ... Jr. ... Burnsville, MN)

Sunday's Key Games (CS360 top-50; 9/5/10 ... check back Sun. for updates)

Note: check back to this page (along with the CS360 Twitter feed and sidebar scoreboard) for result information from the 34 games listed below, with updates posted throughout Sunday.

Sunday's Division I women's soccer schedule will be a bit tamer – in terms of noteworthy matchups – when compared to the previous Friday's slew of big games. There are only three games slated for Sunday that feature top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings going head-to-head: #23 Virginia Tech vs. #30 LSU (11:30 ET; at Wake Forest) ... #41 Arizona State at #20 South Carolina (1 ET) ... and #17 San Diego at #47 Minnesota (11 PT).

There are 13 of the CS360 top-50 teams (including six of the top-10) that won't be in action on Sunday, but three of them are slated to play on Labor Day (Sept. 5): #31 Georgetown vs. Fairfield (12 ET) and #33 Boston University at #40 Monmouth (2 ET). The other CS360 teams that won't be playing on Sunday include: #1 North Carolina, #2 Stanford, #5 Boston College, #7 Texas A&M, #8 Florida, #10 Virginia, #13 BYU, #34 Louisville, #45 West Virginia and #48 Tennessee.

Sunday's full slate includes 34 total games involving CS360 top-50 teams (listed below).

Nine Top-50 Showdowns Highlight Friday's Slate (9/3/10; full results)

note: CS360 will be tracking all these games, via the Twitter feed, sidebar scoreboard and CS360 blog (be sure to follow along)

Friday's D-I women's soccer schedule (Sept. 3) features nine head-to-head matchups between teams in the CS360 top-50 Composite National Rankings. The most noteworthy top-50 showdowns include: #9 Santa Clara at #3 Notre Dame ... #18 Memphis at #19 Oklahoma State ... #26 UNC Greensboro vs. #29 USC (at CS Fullerton) ... and #30 LSU at #16 Wake Forest.

Friday's schedule features 32 total games involving the CS360 top-50, with nine of the teams idle on Sept. 3: ... #1 North Carolina will return to action on Sat., Sept. 4, at home vs. #48 Tennessee (1 ET) ... #2 Stanford is off until next week ... #45 West Virginia is back in action on Sat. (vs. Central Michigan; 7 ET), as is #31 Georgetown (vs. George Mason, at noon) ... four CS360 top-20 teams are idle on Friday but will be playing at home on Sunday (Sept. 5): #11 Maryland vs. Stony Brook (1 ET) ... #12 UCLA vs. CS Northridge (1 PT) ... #14 Duke vs. High Point (6 ET) ... and #20 South Carolina vs. #41 Arizona State (1 ET; ASU also plays on Fri.).

FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES  (9/3/10 ... both teams in the CS360 top-50)
at #3 Notre Dame 1,  #9 Santa Clara 0
#18 Memphis 2,  at #19 Oklahoma State 1
#26 UNC Greensboro 0,  #29 USC 0 (at Cal St. Fullerton)
at #16 Wake Forest 3,  #30 LSU 1
#4 Portland 2,  #37 Wisconsin 0  (at Washington)
#17 San Diego 1,  #42 Marquette 0  (OT ... at Minnesota)
at #13 BYU 3,  #43 Washington State 1
postponed – #5 Boston College at #44 Boston Univ. (now Sat., 9/4, at 2 ET)
#32 Ohio State 1,  at #49 Dayton 0

Senior Salute (update thru 9/2): BYU owns nation's 6th-most wins from '07-'10

all research courtesty of CollegeSoccer360.com

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com's exclusive tracking of the winningest senior classes/4-year records in Division I women's soccer has been updated, through games played as of Sept. 2. The top-5 programs remains the same – North Carolina (70-8-5), Notre Dame (68-10-3), UCLA (65-7-5), Stanford (64-6-8) and Portland (63-8-0) – but the Pilots seniors now own the top career winning pct. (.887; despite being 5th in total wins from '07-'10), thanks to UCLA's loss against Northwestern (the Bruins now have an .877 win pct. over the past four seasons).

BYU (57-14-4) is a program that steadily has moved up this list, currently tied for 6th with Florida State. The Cougars won 17-plus games in each of the past three seasons (17-4-2, 18-6-0, 18-4-2 from '07-'09) and are off to a 4-0-0 start in 2010.

There are five BYU players who have been members of the program in each of the past four seasons. Most notably, forward/midfielder Kassidy Shumway has played in 74 of the team's 75 games from 2007-10 while defender Nicole Gilliam likewise has been a four-year regular (59 GP). Here's a quick look at BYU's five current seniors:

Kassidy ShumwayKASSIDY SHUMWAY  (F/M ... Bountiful, Utah)
Six-foot offensive talent who has scored key goals throughout her four seasons, as nearly 75% of her career goals at BU (17-of-23) have been gamewinners (GWGs by season: 4-6-5-2, from '07-'10) ... her 59 career points (23G-13A; 74 GP/54 starts) include 7G-2A as a freshman, 6G-4A in 2008, 7G-4A as a junior and 3G-3A this season ... has earned all-Mountain West Conference honors throughout her career (1st team in 2007 and '09; 2nd team in '08).

Nicole GilliamNICOLE GILLIAM  (D ... Draper, Utah)
Four-year regular on the back line who has appeared in 59 career games at BYU, with 30 starts ... member of BYU defense that has allowed only 46 goals spanning the past four seasons (75 games) ... had 1G-2A as a freshman ... product of Alta High School program that was ranked #2 in the nation during her senior season (2006).



NCAA Title-Game Rematch History ...

note: all research below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com  (please credit accordingly)

By Pete LaFleur  (CS360 founder/editor ... editor@collegesoccer360.com)


When Stanford played at North Carolina a few days ago (Aug. 27), it marked the earliest rematch of the previous season's Division I women's soccer NCAA title game in the nearly three decades of D-I women's soccer play (since '82) ... Stanford gained some measure of redemption by playing UNC to a 2-2 tie, roughly nine months after dropping a hard-fought, 1-0 championship game vs. the Tar Heels to cap the 2009 season.

CollegeSoccer360 has crunched the historical numbers for such title-game rematch games, with notes following below (the bottom of this release includes a complete listing of the title games/rematches):

•  There had been 10 previous rematches of title games in the ensuing regular season – and Stanford did what only three of the previous 10 teams had managed to do (avenge the title-game loss in a regular-season win/tie) ... following Stanford's 2-2 game at UNC, the defending champion now is 7-2-2 in a title-game rematch during the following regular season ... George Mason beat North Carolina in the 1985 title game, but UNC then won the rematch vs. GMU early in the 1986 regular season (4-2, at GMU; 9/21/86) ... the defending champ then won the next four regular-season rematches, before Notre Dame played to a 2-2 game vs. visiting North Carolina on Sept. 19, 1997 (at ND ... UNC had beaten ND 1-0 in 2 OT, to win the '96 NCAA title) ... Portland beat its WCC rival Santa Clara in the 2002 NCAA title game, but SCU edged the Pilots the following November (2-1; 2 OT).

Stanford Posts Rare "Non-Loss" at UNC

note: all research below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com  (please credit accordingly)

By Pete LaFleur  (CS360 founder/editor ... editor@collegesoccer360.com)

SEEEING RED – Over the past couple weeks, two teams – Texas A&M (3-0 loss; series now 1-13-0) and Stanford (2-2 tie; series now 0-8-3) – had the chance to improve on their modest all-time records vs. North Carolina, which has enjoyed sustained dominance over the past three decades (particularly at home): 

• The Cardinal nearly became only the 20th different team ever to beat UNC, in 29 NCAA-sanctioned seasons ... it would have been only the 30th all-time loss for UNC in those 29 seasons (667-29-23/.944) ... Stanford is 0-2-2 vs. UNC in the eight-year tenure of head coach Paul Ratcliffe (0-1-2 over the past three seasons).

• Stanford already was one of only 13 teams ever to post two "non-losses" (wins/ties) vs. UNC and now is one of eight teams ever to register three or more wins/ties vs. UNC (0-8-3) ... others on that list: Notre Dame 4-12-2, Santa Clara 4-14-0, Florida State 2-22-2, Duke 2-41-1, George Mason 1-14-2, North Carolina State 1-40-2 and Central Florida 0-16-3.

Title-Game Rematch Highlights Strong Friday Schedule (Fri. results added)

College soccer fans have four top options to see high-level Division I women's soccer action over the next few days, in Friday/Sunday tournament action at the following sites (rankings indicate the CS360 Composite National Rankings top-50 ... note that St. John's was in the CS360 top-50 a week ago while Missouri won the 2009 Big 12 Conference regular-season title)

• at #1 North Carolina  (#2 Stanford, #18 Duke and Missouri)

• #9 Texas A&M  (#16 Virginia Tech, #29 Washington State and Long Beach State)

• at #24 Marquette  (#35 Milwaukee, #41 New Mexico and #44 Auburn)

• at #42 James Madison  (#45 Villanova, St. John's and VCU)


Friday' schedule (Aug. 27) features 43 of the CS360 top-50 teams in action, highlighted by the following nine head-to-head showdowns (led by a rare August rematch of the previous season's NCAA title game, UNC vs. Stanford – more on that showdown in an upcoming blog post):


FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES  (both teams in CB360 top-50; 8/27)

#2 Stanford 2,  at #1 North Carolina 2 ... TIE

Senior Salute: First Look at Top Teams Over Past Four Seasons

Another exclusive feature from CollegeSoccer360.com has returned for the 2010 season: the Senior Salute listing of the Division I women's soccer programs with the most combined victories spanning the past four seasons.

North Carolina (69-8-4, from 2007-10) and Notre Dame (68-10-3) remain at the top of this list, followed by the Pac-10 duo of UCLA (64-6-5) and Stanford (63-6-7), along with fellow west-coast team Portland (61-8-0). As shown below, UCLA (the only team riding three straight 20-win seasons) actually has the top win pct. over the past four seasons (.887), followed by Portland (.884) and then UNC (.877).

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Senior midfielder Kylie Wright (left) has appeared in 69 of 75 games (68 starts) during her UCLA career, helping the Bruins compile the nation's best win pct. (.887; 64-6-5) during that four-year span.


Dayton (46-1-1) – coming off a 16-1-6 season – is the most noteworthy program now on this four-year list that was not on the similar listing one year ago (included 30-35 teams, for the '06-'09 timeframe).

BC 'Keeper Mastroianni Headlines Primetime Performers

CLICK HERE (or access via AWARDS tab) for complete Primetime release, with photos and info. capsules on all 13 players.


Boston College junior goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni headlines the first group of Primetime Performers for the 2010 Division I women's soccer season, as presented by CollegeSoccer360.com. Mastroianni – whose 10 saves in the 1-1 tie vs. #2 Stanford included several game-changing plays – is joined by 12 other players from around the country, in comprising the first group of 2010 honorees for the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (full list below).


Selection is based on any/all of the following "primetime" criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):

Monday's Slate Features Several Key Games ...

Mondays typically are a slow day for college soccer action – but with classes yet to begin at most schools, there's a solid selection of 10 games (at least) slated for Monday's Division I women's soccer schedule. Most notably, three top-20 teams in the CS360 top-50Composite National Rankings – #10 Wake Forest (vs. UNC Greensboro), #15 Virginia Tech (vs. American) and #17 BYU (at CS Fullerton) – will be in action. Check back later in the day to the CS360 Twitter feed, blog and sidebar scoreboard for continuing coverage of Monday's action.

MONDAY'S RESULTS (rankings for CS360 top-50; 8/23/10)

North Carolina Greensboro 2,  at #10 Wake Forest 1  (final)

at #15 Virginia Tech 3,  American 0  (final)

#17 BYU 3,  at Cal State Fullerton 0  (final)


College of Charleston 3,  at Charleston Southern 2  (final)

at Holy Cross 4,  Assumption 0   (final)

at Northern Illinois 1,  Creighton 0  (final)

at North Carolina State 7,  Coastal Carolina 0  (final)

Campbell 1,  at High Point 0  (final)

at Austin Peay 1,  Lipscomb 0  (final) 

Sunday's Schedule, Links & Results (Aug. 22, 2010)

Here's a complete rundown of 87 games involving Division I women's soccer teams scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22 (subject to change; consult team sites) ... rankings refer to the CS360 Composite National Rankings.


Note: Be sure to follow the CS360 Twitter feed, sidebar scoreboard and blog on all gamedays (pregame coverage/team-info. links and postgame wrapup links are provided, time permitting).


SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES (8/22 ... both teams listed in the CS360 top-50)

#1 North Carolina 3,  #38 Michigan State 0  (final) ... at Texas A&M


#26 Marquette 1,  at #32 Ohio State 1  (final)


at #8 Texas A&M 3,  #42 St. John’s 0  (final)


#11 Florida 2,  at #29 Central Florida 0  (final)


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#38 Michigan State        10:30 a.m. CT

#1 North Carolina           (at Texas A&M)

• Live Stats

UNC: Roster  |  Notes

MSU: Roster  |  Notes

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#42 St. John’s                     1:30 CT

Scoreboard Recap – Aug. 20, 2010 (courtesy of CS360)

Division I Women's Soccer Results (Aug. 20, 2010)

(compiled courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com)

Friday's Big Season-Opening Games

Here's a rundown of the biggest games on the docket for opening day (Friday, Aug. 20) of the 2010 Division I women's soccer season. Check back to CS360 late tonight for links and recap info. from these games ... CS360 also has compiled a list for all of the D-I games on the Aug. 20 schedule and will pass along that full list of results (stay tuned).


FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES (both teams listed in the CS360 top-45; 8/20) 

 

7:30 CT – #1 UNC at #8 Texas A&M

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