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Release: Dec. 16, 2011 Contact: Pete LaFleur (email@example.com)
STANFORD'S CAMILLE LEVIN RECEIVES CS360 FINAL-WEEK PRIMETIME PLAYER AWARD
Stanford senior Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.) – whose strong two-way contributions from her right back position played a lead role in the Cardinal's run to the title – headlines the final edition of the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (five honorees, listed below). Levin, pictured at right, is the final CS360 Primetime Player of the Week and is joined by four others on the Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll for the 2011 College Cup championship weekend, held at Kennesaw State (Ga.) Soccer Stadium (player info. and photos below; headshots in right-sidebar).
... 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):
• Performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason achievements.
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.
• Exhibited strong leadership and/or involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, momentum-shifting play, all-around performance, team spirit, 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 and/or against a traditional rival.
Note – All photos on this page by CollegeSoccer360's Pete LaFleur and Joe LaFleur
CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #16 Division I Women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for championship weekend games, on Dec. 2 and 4, 2011)
"It's not so much what your do, as it is when you do it."
(Stanford ... D/M/F ... Sr. ... Newport Coast, CA ... #2)
..... Versatile veteran who has performed at a high level during her career while playing all over the field, primarily this season as a dangerous two-way threat from her right back position ... made clutch plays at both ends of the field during NCAA title game vs. Duke (1-0), most notably on highly-skilled assist that led to goal by classmate Teresa Noyola (53') ... received ball (sequence initiated by Noyola) on right side and her ensuing cross near the endline was blocked – before recovering to somehow squeeze off cross (despite two nearby defenders, see photo) that found Noyola for header at far-left post ... pushed into the midfield and the attack numerous times in title-game showdown while also helping limit Duke to a pair of shots-on-goal, highlighted by one second-half play when she tracked back to stop Kelly Cobb's developing breakaway chance ... played all 90 minutes in final and most of semifinal (82') vs. yet another fellow #1 seed, Florida State, earning late-game rest when that 3-0 win was secured ... collected NSCAA first team All-America honors, after totaling 4G-7A and started all 26 games for unbeaten squad ... also helped Cardinal allow only nine goals all season (0.34 goals-against avg.; 90 shots-on-goal allowed, or 3.5/gm) ... totaled 50 career points (14G-22A) in 99 games played (82 starts), as member of senior class that compiled 95-4-4 career record ... like many of her Stanford teammates, has played for numerous U.S. youth national teams (in addition to earning prep All-America honors) ... product of Torbat V'Torah Community Day School and the elite Slammers club program.
NICOLE LIPP (Duke ... DM ... Jr. ... Lake Forest, IL ... #10)
..... Proved her worth as an unheralded standout, with steady play from defensive midfield spot along with quality services as the team's set-play specialist ... provided rightside corner-kick assists that led directly to pair of Duke goals, the first opening the scoring and the second capping 4-1 semifinal win over ACC rival Wake Forest ... served ball that led to far-post goal by super-sub Kim DeCesare, late in first half (43') ... opted for shorter kick later in the game, with Kaitlyn Kerr pushing in a standing, 10-foot header at near-post for clincher (75'; 4-1) ... key factor in limiting potent Wake Forest attack to three shots-on-goal (only 10 total shots) ... logged first 83 minutes of that semifinal showdown and then went the full-90 in yet another battle vs. a fellow #1 seed, as Blue Devils dropped 1-0 final vs. Stanford ... helped limit Cardinal to five shots-on-goal in that title game ... has been a mainstay in the starting lineup since early in her freshman season, with 69 career games played (65 starts) and 5G-9A (2G-6A, 27 GS in 2011) ... product of Lake Forest High School and Eclipse Select, one of the nation's top club programs.
TERESA NOYOLA (Stanford ... M ... Sr. ... Palo Alto, CA ... #7)
..... Elite playmaker who assisted on icebreking goal vs. Florida State in 3-0 NCAA semifinal, then scored heads-up goal in 1-0 title-game showdown vs. yet another fellow #1 seed, Duke ... has joined teammate Lindsay Taylor and Penn State's Maya Hayes as finalists for the 2011 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy (player of the year) ... assisted on give-and-go score by Chima Ubogagu, on counterattack after FSU corner kick – with that momentum-shifting breakaway (22'; shortly before TV timeout) leading to eventual 3-0 win ... classmate Kristy Zurmuhlen scored two minutes later, marking the first time in the 2011 NCAAs that Stanford had multiple 1st-half goals ... two days later, she actually started her own goal-scoring sequence by collecting ball near midfield, flaring pass out to the right and circling back to the weak side for header at the far-left post (53'; after right back Camille Levin had hustled to squeeze off a cross from the right endline) ... finished second on team with 33 points (9G-15A; 26 GS) ... missed only one game in her career (102; 95 starts), as member of one of winningest senior classes in D-I women's soccer history (95-4-4) ... reached 30-goals/30-assists dual milestone during her career (31G-40A) ... joined Julie Foudy (4; '89-'92) as only Stanford players ever to earn NSCAA first team All-America honors three or more times ('09-'11) ... earned CoSIDA second team Academic All-America honors (3.52 cumulative GPA, as double-major in mathematics and computer science) – joining Penn State's Maya Hayes, Auburn's Katy Frierson, and William & Mary's Mallor Schafter as only D-I women's soccer players to earn NSCAA All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2011 ... also one of only three players to repeat as an Academic All-American in 2011 (3rd team in 2010), along with Frierson and Oklahoma State's Krista Lopez ... attended high school across the street from the Stanford campus (at Palo Alto HS) ... rated nation's top prospect (also 2008 Gatorade national player of the year), after starring for PAHS and Mountain View-Los Altos Mercury club program ... native of Mexico who is emerging standout with the Mexican National Team (dual citizen who played for the U.S. team in the 2010 Under-20 World Championship) ... was member of various U.S. youth national teams, dating back to 2004.
EMILY OLIVER (Stanford ... G ... So. ... Flossmoor, IL ... #19)
..... Rose to occasion in final week of season, shutting out pair of fellow #1 seeds (3-0 vs. Florida State; 1-0 vs. Duke) to complete All-America season that saw her allow only five goals (one in six NCAA Tournament games) ... survived early onslaught by FSU and then made five of her six saves in second half, highlighted by back-to-back stops in 56th/57th minutes (tipped free-kick strike from Tiara Brockway over bar, then executed high-level diving save on ensuing CK header by Tori Huster) ... seven minutes earlier, had another clutch save on Janice Cayman bender that was heading for the upper-right corner ... delivered shutout while her team was being outshot for only the second time all season (12-9; 6-3 in shots-on-goal) ... offically had only two saves in final but still stood up to plenty of pressure (14 total shots, 5 corner kicks) – most notably in furious final 20 minutes as Duke played with only two backs down the stretch ... flashed her elite shot-stopping skills on deep shot from Kaitlyn Kerr, with ball on verge of dipping under bar before her tip pushed it over (73') ... stopped Gilda Doria's late bid at equalizer (86') ... led nation with 0.23 season goals-against avg. (.929 save pct.; 65 SV/5 GA) in 23 starts (20-0-1 record) ... had 0.31 GAA, .895 save pct. in '10 ... member of U.S. youth national teams since '06 (currently with the Under-20s) ... product of Homewood-Flossmoor HS and Windy Ciry Pride club ... her brother Jack is downhill mountain bike racer for club team at Univ. of Vermont.
MOLLIE PATHMAN (Duke ... M ... So. ... Durham, NC ... #24)
..... Surging second-year frontrunner who scored twice in NCAA semifinal vs. ACC rival Wake Forest (4-1) ... scored during tense battle early in second half, firing skilled shot into far-post for 2-0 cushion (51'; assisted by Laura Weinberg and Kelly Cobb) ... helped answer Wake's lone goal by scoring 33 seconds later, converting a penalty kick in 57th minute for 3-1 game (PK was set up when Kaitlyn Kerr was taken down in the box) ... finished third on team with 23 points (6G-11A), after totaling 8G-5A as a freshman starter in 2010 ... logged 71 minutes in NCAA title-game battle vs. another fellow #1 seed, Stanford (1-0 loss) ... received NCAA Elite 89 Award, in recognition of her 3.91 cumulative GPA (she had a 3.97 cumulative GPA in high school) ... has been a member of various U.S. youth national teams (currently with the under-20 squad) ... named the 2010 Gatorade national high school player of the year, after totaling 130 goals, 65 assists in her career at Durham Academy (also starred for the Navy Triangle club program).
* – Primetime Player of the Week