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Release: Sept. 10, 2013 Contact: Pete LaFleur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARIZONA STATE'S DEVIN MARSHALL NAMED CS360 PRIMETIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior forward among nine from week-3 on the Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Sept. 2-8, with the honorees including the CS360 National Freshman of the Week, Hawaii freshman 'keeper Monk Berger.
Arizona State senior forward Devin Marshall (Bonita, Calif.) headlines the week-3 CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (nine total honorees, listed below). Marshall is the CS360 Primetime Player of the Week while Hawaii freshman goalkeeper Monk Berger (Garden Grove, Calif.) also is a member of the week-3 CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll, in addition to receiving the CS360 National Freshman of the Week award.
Marshall and Berger are joined by seven others in comprising the Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for week-3 of the 2013 season. The seven other week-3 Primetime Performers include: North Carolina fifth-year senior left back Megan Brigman (Laurinburg, N.C.) … BYU freshman forward Ashley Hatch (Gilbert, Ariz.) … Baylor senior center back Taylor Heatherly (Naperville, Ill.) … Toledo senior forward Rachel MacLeod (Westerville, Ohio) … … West Virginia junior midfielder Riley Ridgik (Ventura, Calif.) … Minnesota freshman midfielder Josee Stiever (Cedarburg, Wis.) … and Vanderbilt sophomore forward Cheyna Williams (Hampton, Ga.).
The nine week-3 Primetime Performers include four forwards, two midfielders, two defenders and one goalkeeper, with four seniors (one a fifth-year), one junior, one sophomore and three freshmen. The nine include three California natives and one each from: Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
(Scroll down for player info. and action photos of the nine honorees, with headshots in right sidebar).
... Selection for the 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 could be key to the team's postseason qualification, typically in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 Composite National Rankings (or in a game involving a conference favorite/leader from a league not represented in the CS360 top-50).
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and other 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/consistency, filling role/gameplan, 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 that more players from conferences outside the CS360 top-50 will be honored later in the season, as league races heat up and individual results have greater bearing on postseason qualification).
Listing of the 11 honorees follows below – as do player info. capsules with action photos at bottom of page (headshots in right sidebar).
Note – Most photos on this page are courtesy of the respective schools (action photo of Megan Brigman courtesy of Shane Lardinois).
CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #3 Division I Women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com … week-3, Sept. 2-8, 2013)
"It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."
* Monk Berger (Hawaii ... G ... Fr. ... Garden Grove, CA ... #21)
Megan Brigman (North Carolina ... D ... 5th-Yr.-Sr. ... Laurinburg, NC ... #3)
Ashley Hatch (BYU ... F ... Fr. ... Gilbert, AZ ... #33)
Taylor Heatherly (Baylor ... D ... Sr. ... Naperville, IL ... #24)
Rachel MacLeod (Toledo ... F ... Sr. ... Westerville, OH ... #27)
* Devin Marshall (Arizona State ... F ... Sr. ... Bonita, CA ... #4)
Riley Ridgik (Wake Forest ... M ... Jr. ... Ventura, CA ... #2)
Josee Stiever (Minnesota ... M ... Fr. ... Cedarburg, WI ... #11)
Cheyna Williams (Vanderbilt ... F ... So. ... Hampton, GA ... #19)
* – Marshall is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week & Berger the CS360 National Freshman of the Week.
MONK BERGER (Hawaii ... G ... Fr. ... Garden Grove, CA ... #21)
CS360 National Freshman of the Week
Rookie netminder and California product who rose to the occasion during west-coast trip, during pair of pressure-packed 1-0 shutout efforts at Oregon and Oregon State (cs360 #43) … her clutch performances helped Hawaii halt a trend that had seen the Rainbow Wahine go only 3-25 previously against Pac-12 teams … the victories also represented the first time since 2004 that Hawaii has posted consecutive non-conference road wins (first consecutive road wins of any kind since 2008) … stopped all 11 shots she faced during the two games, while dealing with plenty of traffic in front of her throughout the weekend (30 total opponent shots, plus 11 corner kicks) … made second start of her college career a memorable one, making seven saves at Oregon (two of them in 1-on-1 situations) while also handling a high number of Ducks corner kicks (9, plus 17 total shots) … performed in a tense, scoreless game for 60 minutes at Eugene (until teammate Kama Pascua's goal) … her calm and consistent play was even more important at Oregon State, as Hawaii was forced to field only 10 players for the final 14 minutes (two of her four saves in that game were at point-blank range) … product of Mission Viejo High School and the West Coast FC club program … also was a high-scoring lacrosse player at MVHS … niece of former University of Portland All-America midfielder Lindsey Huie, who helped lead the Pilots to NCAA title in 2002 and '05.
(North Carolina ... D ... 5th-Yr.-Sr. ... Laurinburg, NC ... #3)
Veteran left back who has provided big boost to an already deep UNC squad, returning to action after suffering broken leg four minutes into the 2012 season opener … played key role in top-ranked UNC's 1-0 showdown victory over cs360 #2 UCLA (at Duke), with the Tar Heels limiting the talented Bruins offense to six shots (only two on goal) and one corner kick … picked up an assist on the lone goal of that big game, after sending pass to Brooke Elby (who then fed Crystal Dunn, whose goal ended the scoreless deadlock in the 79th minute) … played 83 minutes during that fierce battle vs. UCLA, then logged the full 90 in 4-2 win over cs360 #16 West Virginia (also at Duke) … UNC led that game 4-0 early in the second half, with both WVU goals later coming in a 4-minute span (one on a PK, after a foul by another UNC player) … key cog in UNC team defense that allowed total of nine shots (four on goal) and two corner kicks during the two games at the Duke Tournament (WVU had three shots, two on frame, and one corner) … has there assists this season while starting all six games (runaway team leader in minutes played, at 515) … her return also has given UNC greater flexibility in the back, with the ability to quickly change to a 4-back formation when warranted … started all 20 games as a junior in 2011 while leading team in minutes played (5G-1A) … appeared in 24 games and started 23 as sophomore (1G-1A), after logging three games in 2009 NCAA title season … product of Scotland High School and Charlotte Soccer Club (previously with Sandhill Soccer Club and the Scotland Claymores) … also played high school basketball.
ASHLEY HATCH (BYU ... F ... Fr. … Gilbert, AZ ... #33)
Turned in strong all-around performance – both offensively and defensively – during important week for the Cougars, as BYU won 4-2 at LSU (cs360 #41) before winning the annual battle with in-state rival (49) Utah, 1-0 … filled her role to a high level in both games, scoring key goals in each while also regularly applying strong pressure to opposing defenders trying to clear their zone … after LSU had scored twice in the first half, her pressure led directly to tying goal (2-2, 34') that ultimately sparked BYU on to the win, as she intercepted a clearing attempt and beat the 'keeper … helped Cougars rack up a 28-7 shot edge (10-4 shots on goal) and 9-1 margin in corner kicks vs. LSU … her steady pressure also played key role vs. Utah and she ultimately drew a late yellow-card called on the Utes' 'keeper C. Mulcock (after pursuing a rebound chance) … converted the resulting penalty kick for dramatic gamewinning goal, with only 2:34 left in regulation … has started all four games this season for BYU, scoring her first collegiate goal in opener vs. Cal State Fullerton … product of Highland High School and the Legends FC club program.
TAYLOR HEATHERLY (Baylor ... D ... Sr. ... Naperville, IL ... #24)
Battled-tested center back who logged all 200 minutes during tournament action at Texas A&M, as Bears posted pair of quality results vs. former Big 12 rivals: 2-1 vs. Missouri (cs360 #34) and then a 0-0 final vs. the host Aggies (cs360 #23) … combined with fellow center back Selby Polley and right back Anjadai Seals to overcome the absence of injure left back Katie Daigle, with Hadley Young stepping in admirably to Daigle's spot … played all 200 minutes during the A&M tournament while helping Bears allow only 10 shots on goal during the pair of high-level games … anchored defense from her right-center back spot while helping keep Missouri off the board until the 78th minute … two days later, played lead role in holding back Aggies attack that managed only three shots on goal and three corner kicks in the 110 minutes of action … part of Baylor team that has allowed only 3.0 shots on goal and 2.8 corner kicks per game this season … has started 31 consecutive games for Baylor, including all 25 during program's historic 2012 season (1G-2A) … appeared in 21 games as a sophomore (13 starts; 2A) and 13 in 2010 … product of Naperville Central High School and the Ela Elite club program (2007 national semifinalists).
RACHEL MacLEOD (Toledo ... F ... Sr. ... Westerville, OH ... #27)
Proven goalscorer who rose to the occasion vs. visiting Pepperdine (cs360 #24), registering a big-game hat trick (capped by PK in closing minutes) while leading Rockets to 3-2 win in back-and-forth game vs. Waves squad that had posted its own big upset a week earlier, at Texas A&M … the result produced the first win over a nationally-ranked opponent in Toledo women's soccer history … tied the game late in first half, after making run from right side and beating 'keeper Hannah Seabert for 1-1 score ('37) … gave Toledo lead early in second half, completing pass sequence with low shot for 2-1 lead (50') … capped her big day by placing penalty kick into lower-left corner, with only 1:34 remaining in regulation (the PK was set up after she beat the defense and was tripped from behind) … eighth player in Toledo history with three-plus goals in a game (first since '09) … her 26 career goals include five this season (in six starts), five as a junior (3A; 20 GP/14 HS), 11 during her 2011 Mid-America Conference Player of the Year season (9A; 23 GS) and five as the 2010 MAC Freshman of the Year (2A; 21 GP/18 GS) … product of Westerville Central High School along with the Olentangy Classics and COSA Express club programs … also ran track at WCHS.
DEVIN MARSHALL (Arizona State ... F ... Sr. ... Bonita, CA ... #4)
CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week
Lived up to her reputation as a dynamic offensive threat by registering pair of two-goal games, first in a wild 4-3, double-overtime battle with Illinois (cs360 #27) and then in 4-0 domination of (47) Kansas … also assisted on fellow frontrunner Cali Farquharson's goal that ended the marathon game vs. Illinois … she and Farquharson proved to be a formidable duo, combining for seven goals and two assists during the home tournament action … displayed her sting heading to open the scoring vs. Illinois, connecting with a cross from Holland Crook and sending ball inside far post (33') … Illinois (led by All-America midfielder Vanessa DeBernardo) battled back from a 2-0 deficit to make it 2-0, but her second goal of the game put ASU back in the lead, chipping a shot over 'keeper Claire Wheatley after taking pass from Mckenzie Grossman (71') … late in the second OT, minutes from the game ending in a tie, her perfectly-placed pass set up Farquharson's goal for the 4-3 final vs. the Illini (107') … scored early to start the scoring vs. KU (7'), on a header goal similar to the one a couple days earlier (again assisted by a cross from Crook) … capped the game vs. the Jayhawks with her fifth goal of the season, taking a pass from Crook and holding off a defender before completing the shot (77') … her 21 career goals include nine during her 2012 second team All-Pac-12 season (2A; 16 GP/14 GS, injured for part of season), after 4G-2A as a sophomore (12 GP/11 GS) and 3G-4A as a 2012 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection (20 GP/18 GS) … product of Christian High School, where she also competed in volleyball and cross country, and the Albion Soccer Club.
RILEY RIDGIK (Wake Forest ... M ... Jr. ... Ventura, CA ... #2)
Third-year starting midfielder who has been moved up in the formation this season, after serving her first two years primarily as Wake Forest's defensive/holding midfielder … played lead role – both with her moemtum-shifting goal and strong all-around play – during comeback from 2-0 halftime deficit at Portland (cs360 #12), with the 3-2 WFU win stunning 2,200-plus Merlo Field fans … early in the second half, took a pass from Sarah Teegrden (WFU's current holding mid.), sized up the goal and drilled a 30-yard shot that ripped into the far-left upper corner of the net (46:03) … that goal sparked Portland's rally, which included Caroline Wootten's tying score three minutes later and Ally Berry's decisive goal in the 76th minute … helped Wake Forest compile a 12-6 shot edge during that second-half surge … a day earlier, played the full 90 minutes in 1-0 win over quality Washington team (also at Portland) … has started all five games this season, with two goals and an assist … appeared in 21 games as a sophomore (1G-2A; 20 starts) after setting a school record with 26 starts in 2010, for WFU's NCAA semifinalist team (she earned a spot on the ACC All-Freshman Team; 2G-4A) … product of Buena High School and the Real SoCal club program.
JOSEE STIEVER (Minnesota ... M ... Fr. ... Cedarburg, WI ... #11)
Highly-rated newcomer who has played important role in Minnesota's 6-0 start to the 2013 season, starting all six games while scoring three times and adding an assist … factored into three goals during home tournament that produced pair of 2-1 wins vs. SEC opponents LSU (cs360 #41) and (46) Ole Miss … part of Minnesota offense that has managed to score 15 goals so far in 2013, despite the loss of 2012 NCAA goals leader Taylor Uhl (who transferred to Stanford) … assisted on Ashley Pafko's late-game goal from eight yards out that yielded the final margin vs. LSU (81') … two days later, her hustle forced an Ole Miss hand ball in the penalty area, setting up Katie Thyken's penalty kick that averted a loss in the final minutes of regulation (88') … capped her strong weekend by pouncing on a loose ball and scoring late in the first overtime to beat the Rebels (98') … elite player during her youth soccer days playing for Cedarburg High School and North Shore United, garnering All-America honors and being named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Wisconsin … also played basketball at Cedarburg.
(Vanderbilt ... F ... So.
Hampton, GA ... #19)
Dangerous breakaway threat who was a handful throughout Midwest road trip, scoring five goals while leading Commordores to unbeaten weekend that included 4-3 win at Wisconsin (cs360 #25), plus 4-4 result at perennial Horizon League leader Milwaukee … ran onto Jamie Kator thru-ball and scored from 15 yards out for 2-1 lead at Wisconsin, then broke free again in 67th minute and scored at 15-yard shot to far-post for decisive goal that broke 3-3 deadlock … her hat trick at Milwaukee including early goal to open the scoring (5'), after cutting across the back line to connect with Simone Charley's pass before beating the 'keeper … cashed in another Kator thru-ball for breakaway goal and 3-0 lead later in the first half (29') … capped her big trip with what proved to be a valuable insurance goal, again set up by Kator (12-yard strike to upper corner, for 3-1 lead in 56th minute) … her six goals this season already equal her total from 2012, when she also had six assists while appearing in 17 games (five starts) as a freshman … product of Lovejoy High School and the United Football Academy club program.