CS360 Week-3 National Primetime Performers Honor Roll (DI Women; 9-8-15)

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Release: for week of Aug. 31–Sept. 6, 2015           Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CAL’S ARIELLE SHIP HEADLINES CS360 WEEK–3 PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
Junior and nine others comprise Primetime Performers Honor Roll for week of Aug. 31–Sept. 6
… UC Santa Barbara’s Mallory Hromatko tabbed CS360 National Freshman of the Week.  

Arielle Ship A300

> Cal's Arielle Ship, right, scored
or assisted on all four of her team’s
goals in the tie vs. UNC and win at Duke.

University of California junior forward Arielle Ship (Westlake Villaga, Calif.) – after scoring or assisting on all four of her team’s goals during games vs. North Carolina (1–1) and Duke (3–1) – has been recognized as the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week, for the first week of September. Ship is one of 10 total honorees on the week-3 National Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for Division I women's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com, for games during the week of Aug. 31–Sept. 6, 2015. UC Santa Barbara first-year forward Mallory Hromatko (Danville, Calif.) – whose sister coincidentally is a teammate of Ship’s at Cal – is one of the week–3 Primetime Performers, in addition to being tabbed the CS360 National Freshman of the Week.

As a reminder, the CS360 Primetime Performers (which began in 2009) highlight players who perform at a high level – both consistently and in timely fasshion – during games that carry potential significance to postseason qualification and positioning (i.e. based on quality of opponents and other situational factors, beyond raw stats; see Primetime Performer selection criteria, posted below).

SHIP factored into all four California goals during their huge east-coast trip that produced a near-victory (1–1 final) versus CS360 #4 North Carolina and a 3–1 win over tournament host [21] Duke, ending long shutout streaks by both opponents. Cal had lost all of its previous games against both teams.

In the Friday game versus UNC, Shipp opened the scoring (15’) with a chip over the ‘keeper, assisted on a ball over the top from Kelly Fitzgerald. It was the first goal allowed by the Tar Heels all season (ending a 374-minute shutout streak and a 17–0 scoring margin). UNC averted the loss an 88th-minute goal, but the tie ended the Heels’ series win streak (now 9–0–1).

Two days later, Shipp provided the assist in a give-and-go with Ifeoma Onumono, who missed most of the 2014 season due to injury but notched her first goal of 2015 (12’) with a 10-yard shot to the far corner – ending Duke’s 481-minute, season-long shutout strea. The scoring duo flipped roles 104 seconds later, with Ship’s 14-yard strike to far-left corner ending up as the gamewinner (assisted by Onumonu’s header over the back line). Shipp then assisted on Celeste Boureille's goal (60’) that yielded the final 3–1 margin (Fitzgerald's corner kick was dummied back by Ship to set up the goal). Cal had been 0–3–0 in the all-time series vs. Duke … 

> Shipp Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 1–1 vs. UNC and 3–1 at Duke  |  Ship’s Cal Bio

(Note: see Shipp's capsule info. below for brief postgame quotes from her and Onumonu.)

HROMATKO provided primary assists on both UCSB goals, in the second half, as the Gauchos posted a 2–0 win over visiting Texas (cs360 #36). She then scored the first goal in a 3–1 win over Sacramento State. Against the Longhorns, she  assisted on both goals after working into position on the right side and sending low crosses into the box – first to fellow freshman Jessica Parque (a one-timer from six yards; 57’) and then to sophomore Chace Schornstein, who looped her shot over the keeper (86’). Two days later, Hromatko connected with a Dakota Griggs cross for a header goal into the right side of the net vs. Sac State. The rookie also scored the previous week to help secure a 1–1 result vs. San Jose State.  

… The 10 week–3 Primetime Performers include four forwards, three goalkeepers, a pair of center backs and one midfielder. Two of the honorees are seniors, plus four juniors, two sophomores and the freshman Hromatko, who is one of three among the 10 who hail from California hometowns. The seven other week-3 Primetime Performers are from seven different home states: Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Headshots of all 10 week–3 Honor Roll members are included in the right sidebar, while detailed player capsules (including action photos) are featured at the bottom of this page.

... 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 typically a higher number 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).

Note – Photos on this page are courtesy of the respective schools.

> CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #3     Division I Women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com … for the week of Aug. 31–Sept. 6, 2015)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

CARLY BLACK  (West Virginia … D … Sr./Jr. … Horsham, PA …#24)
BELLA GEIST  (Oregon State … G … So. … Milwaukie, OR …#0)
TARAH HOBBS  (Minnesota … G … Jr. … Hugo, MN …#00)
MALLORY HROMATKO  (UC Santa Barbara… M/F … Fr. … Danville, CA …#24)
McKENZIE KARAS  (Washington … D … Sr. … Las Vegas, NV …#23)
EMMA KAHN  (Western Michigan … F … So. … Mt. Pleasant, MI …#6)
KAILEY NORMAN  (Montana … G … Jr. … Highlands Ranch, CO …#1)
MICHELLE PROKOF  (TCU … F … Jr. … Gurnee, IL …#10)
*ARIELLE SHIP  (California … F … Jr. … Westlake Village, CA …#10)
BRI VISALI  (Pepperdine … M … So. … San Jose, CA …#13)

* – Ship is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week and Hromatko the CS360 National Freshman of the Week

Scroll down for capsule data, with action photos, for all 10 players on the Primetime Performers Honor Roll.

> Earlier 2015 Primetime Performers Honor Rolls: Week–1  |  Week–2 
> CS360 Primetime Performers D-I Women Archive: 2014 .. 2013 .. 2012 .. 2011 .. 2010 .. 2009

> Carly Black

West Virginia

Center Back • Sr./Jr. • #24

Horsham, PA

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Week–3 Summary – Combined with fellow veteran center back Kadeisha Buchanan to spearhead WVU defense that shut down visiting Penn State (cs360 #5), in tense 1–0 victory … the Mountaineers held PSU to eight total shots – including none by top scorers Mallory Weber and Frannie Crouse – while the Nittany Lions managed only two shots on goal and four corner kick … helped WVU extend its shutout streak to 389 minutes in 8–0 rout of Villanova (‘Cats managed only 3 shots and 4 CKs).

Career Highlights – Started all 22 games (1A) in 2014 while leading team in minutes and helping post 12 shutouts … 2014 CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American … utilized medical redshirt season in 2012 before earning spot on 2013 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (23 GS; 1G–1A) … product of PDA Charge program that was voted nation’s No. 1 girls soccer club by Soccer America in 2011 (team was ECNL national runner-up in 2010 and ’11) … also an all-league volleyball player at Hatboro Horsham High School … her mother Patsy Black played college soccer at La Salle.

Links – Week-3 Recaps: 1–0 vs. Penn St. & 8–0 vs. Villanova  | Black’s Bio

> Bella Geist

Oregon State 

Goalkeeper • So. • #0

Milwaukie, OR

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Week–3 Summary – Did not allow a goal in 202 total minutes of action, as Oregon State remained unbeaten after 0–0 game at Missouri (cs360 #39) and 1–0 overtime win at Kansas (a 2014 NCAA Tournament team and 2015 preseason cs360 top–50 squad) … totaled 10 saves during the Midwest roadtrip while defensing 33 total shots and 11 corner kicks … made seven saves at Mizzou to help earn scoreless tie … put Oregon State in position to claim OT win at KU … has helped team bounce back from winless 2014 season, with 4–0–1 start (program’s best since 2010) including other wins over Portland, Fresno State and San Francisco (she has allowed only two goals in the five games, four of which have extended to overtime).

Career Highlights – Started all 18 games in her freshman season … product of the Lake Oswego and Crossfire club prorgams … played prep soccer at Putnam High School, where she also earned 2013 first team all-state honors as a football placekicker.

Links – Week-3 Recaps: 0–0 at Missouri & 1–0 at Kansas  |  Geist's Bio

> Tarah Hobbs

Minnesota

Goalkeeper • Jr. • #00 
Hugo, MN

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Week–3 Summary – Third-year starter who continued her strong play during pair of road games, as Gophers made quick flight to Marquette (cs360 #50) and emerged with 2–1 overtime win, followed by 0–0 result at [16] Texas Tech … saved 13 of 14 shots on goal, while defensing 25 total shots and 15 corner kicks … nearly posted regulation win at Marquette, as tying goal came on a corner-kick header in 79th minute … three days later, her 10 saves offset Minnesota offense's inability to score at tough Texas Tech venue … has allowed only two goals this season, losing just once in those six games.

Career Highlights – Posted eight shutouts in 2014 while appearing in 21 games (20 starts) … make huge impact as a freshman in 2013, earning Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (also NSCAA 2nd team All-Region) after posting an .836 save pct. in 18 games played … named CS360 Primetime Player of the Week that season, following pair of early-Oct. shutouts vs. Ohio State and Penn State (14 total saves in 200’) … invited to Under-20 National Team camps in advance of U–20 World Cup … 2012 NSCAA All-American while starring for Minnesota Thunder Academy club program and White Bear Lake High School, where she also participated in basketball and track and field.

Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 2–1 at Marquette and 0–0 at Texas Tech 
Hobbs' Bio

> Mallory Hromatko

UC Santa Barbara

M/F • Fr. • #24
Danville, CA

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CS360 National Freshman of the Week

Week–3 Summary – Dynamic newcomer who provided primary assists on both UCSB goals, in second half, as Gauchos posted 2–0 win over visiting Texas (cs360 #36), then scored first goal in 3–1 win over Sacramento State … assisted on both goals after working into position on the right side and sending low crosses into the box – first to fellow freshman Jessica Parque (one-timer from six yards; 57’) and then to sophomore Chace Schornstein (looped over keeper; 86’) … two days later, she connected with a Dakota Griggs cross for header goal into right side of net vs. Sac. State … also scored in previous week to help secure 1–1 result vs. San Jose State.  

Career Notes – Northern California product (east Bay) who starred for the Mustang Mavericks club and Monte Vista High School … her sister Lynsey Hromatko is a junior defender on the Universtity of California soccer team.

Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 2–0 vs. Texas and 3–1 vs. Sacramento St.
Hromatko’s UCSB Bio

> Emma Kahn

Western Michigan
Forward • So. • #6
Mt. Pleasant, MI

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Week–3 Summary – Scored pair of second-half goals, tying the game each time, as WMU earned a 2–2 result vs. visiting Notre Dame (cs360 #6) … also scored late goal later that week to seal 2–0 win at Western Illinois … her clutch pair of strikes (WMU’s only shots on goal) led the way in the tie vs. ND, as the Broncos had only three total shots and no corner kicks during the 110 minutes … scored her first tying goal (63’) on an unassisted shot into the upper corner … later re-tied the game late in regulation (80’), redirecting an Olivia Vollmers pass sent in from the right flank … helped clinch game at WIU, after converting a pass from Irene Young following a corner-kick sequence.  

Career Highlights – Earned a spot on the 2014 Mid-America Conference All-Freshman Team, after scoring five goals in 22 games played (five starts) … product of Mount Pleasant High School and the Vardar Soccer Club.

Links – Week-3 Recaps: 2–2 vs. Notre Dame and 2–0 at Western Illinois
Kahn’s WMU Bio

> McKenzie Karas

Washington
Center Back • Sr. • #23
Las Vegas, NV

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Week–3 Summary – Combined with fellow senior center back Allyson Brahs in leading a Huskies defense that yielded only one goal during wins versus pair of top Big Ten teams, Illinois (cs360 #33) and [38] Michigan … anchored back line that limited Illini to four shots on goal, only one of which was on frame, in 2–0 UW win … Illinois 5th-year senior Jannelle Flaws (who racked up 40 goals over the past two seasons) totaled only two shots vs. the Huskies, both off-target … helped hold back Michigan in game that was headed for overtime, until UW’s Kelcie Hedge scored in the 89th minute.

Career Highlights – Appeared in 16 games with five starts in 2014 (scored in 1–0 NCAA win over Rider) … also scored once in 2013 (16 GP/14 GS), after appearing in seven games in 2012 … member of U.S. youth national teams from 2009–12, while also starring for Arbor View High School and Las Vegas Premier … named Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year as a sophomore, when she also was a placekicker for AVHS football team (later played vollleyball and was part of state third-place relay team in the 4x200 meters).

Links – Week-3 Recaps: 2–1 vs. Illinois and 1–0 vs. Michigan  |  Karas' Bio

> Kailey Norman

Montana
Goalkeeper • Jr. • #1 
Highlands Ranch, CO

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Week–3 – Did not allow a goal during run of play in pair of 1–0 games vs. CS360 top–50 teams, as Grizz took [32] Washington State into overtime (game ended on WSU's 100th-minute PK) before posting win over [46] Iowa … totaled 12 saves during the week while defensing 37 total shots and nine corner kicks … her shutout vs. Iowa (tense game that was 0–0 thru 72’) included eight saves (19 total shots) and defending seven corners.

Coach Mark Plakorus – "Kailey did a great job [vs. WSU]. She got better and better, and made a couple of really good saves. It was unfortunate she had to try to stop a penalty with the game on the line. … We expect every time that Kailey will be one of our leaders and set the tone, and she did a really good job of that. She was really locked in, made fantastic decisions and was big when she needed to be. Kailey's role is to make the saves you're supposed to make. But on top of that she's the type of goalkeeper who is going to make saves other goalkeepers won't. She works really hard at her craft to improve herself."

In Her Own Words – “[Our] backs did amazing [vs. Iowa]. … I think it's easier in games like this, because you're always engaged. When you're in a game that you're only facing one shot a half, there is more chance to mess up. I like this better."

Career Highlights – Named second team all-Big Sky Conference in 2014 (20 starts; 9 shutouts) … named to CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll in early October of that season, after totaling 12 saves in key conference road sweep against league favorties Sacramento State and Portland State … made four starts in 2013 (7 GP) … product of Valor Christian High School and the elite Real Colorado club team.   

Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 0–1 vs. Washington State and 1–0 vs. Iowa  |  Norman's Bio

> Michelle Prokof

TCU

Forward • Jr. • #10 
Gurnee, IL

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Week–3 Summary – Scored tying goal in second half vs. visiting Maryland (cs360 #41), then was on field for final push as Frogs scored late for 2–1 upset … tacked on two more goals later in week, during 4–0 win over Oral Roberts … made her only shot vs. Maryland a valuable one, scoring early in second half after taking pass from Kayla Hill and scoring on a low shot … later re-entered in the lategoing and helped TCU find the gamewinner (scored by Faith Carter in the 87th minute) … scored again early in the second half vs. ORU, cashing in a penalty kick (47’), before scoring again 10 minutes later on a low shot from the top of the box (assisted by Ryan Williams).

Career Highlights – Started all but one of her 19 games played in 2014 (4G–5A) … a 2013 second team all-Big 12 perforrmer (also named to Big 12 All-Newcomer squad), after totaling 8G–1A in 18 games started … product of  elite Eclipse Select club program that regulary held top–10 national ranking (member of 3rd-place team at U–14 Nationals and 4th place at U–15 ECNL Nationals) … attended Warren Township High School but played only club soccer during those years.

Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 2–1 vs. Maryland and 4–0 vs. Oral Roberts 
Prokof’s TCU Bio

> Arielle Ship

California 

Forward • Jr. • #10 
Westlake Village, CA

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CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week

Week–3 – Factored into all four Cal goals during huge east-coast trip that produced near-victory (1–1 final) vs. CS360 #4 North Carolina and 3–1 win over tournament host [21] Duke, ending long shutout streaks by both opponents … Cal had lost all of its previous games vs. both teams … opened the scoring vs. UNC (15’) with chip over ‘keeper (assisted on ball over the top from Kelly Fitzgerald) ... first goal allowed by the Tar Heels all season (374–minute shutout streak; 17–0 scoring margin) … UNC averted the loss with 88th-minute goal but the tie ended Heels’ series win streak (now 9–0–1) … two days later, provided assist in give-and-go with Ifeoma Onumono, who missed most of 2014 due to injury but notched her first goal of 2015 (12’) with 10-yd shot to far corner – ending Duke’s 481-minute, season-long shutout streak … the scoring duo flipped roles 104 seconds later, with Ship’s 14-yard strike to far-left corner ending up as the gamewinner (assisted by Onumonu’s header over back line) … assisted on Celeste Boureille goal (60’) that yielded final 3–1 margin (Fitzgerald corner kick was dummied back by Ship to set up the goal) … Cal had been 0–3–0 in the series vs. Duke … ended trip with 5G–2A this season in five games played.

In Her Own Words – “We had a good scouting report on Duke and knew how to solve their pressure, which allowed us to out-possess them to create scoring opportunities. In big games like this, you have to be able to execute, and we finished our opportunities in front of goal.”

Ifeoma Onumonu – "I passed it to Ari [Ship] and saw an opening through the defense. Ari played me past the line of defense, and I just put it away. ... On the assist, I heard her tell me to pass it along, so I got my head on it to get it over the defense, and she took care of the rest."

Career Highlights – Appeared in 21 games (17) starts as a sophomore in 2014, when her 4G–3A including goal in double-overtime to beat San Diego State in NCAA Tournament … led all Cal freshman in minutes played during 2013 (9 GP) … played and trained with U.S. Under-17 National Team … product of Westlake High School and Real SoCal club program, earning NSCAA Youth All-America honors in 2013.

Links – Week-3 Game Recaps: 1–1 vs. UNC and 3–1 at Duke  |  Ship’s Cal Bio

> Bri Visali

Pepperdine
Midfielder • So. • #13 
San Jose, CA

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Week–3 Summary – Scored pair of goals from long distance: first to open the scoring in 3–0 win over Toledo and then for late 2–1 lead vs. top-ranked Virginia (UVa answered for 2–2 final) … scored vs. the Cavs in 81st minute, after corner-kick sequence, collecting ball at top of the box and driving a sinking shot into the upper-left corner of the net (UVa then sent a free kick under the crossbar in the 85th minute to dodge the upset loss) … Virginia had racked up an 18–2 scoring edge in its first four games before getting the scare in Malibu … key factor in midfield possession battle that saw the Waves more than hold, as the visitors had a slight edge in total shots (17–13) but Pepperdine finished with edges in shots on goal (8–4) and corner kicks (6–4) … also had scored from a similar spot on the field vs. Toledo, with that goal instead finding the upper-right corner for 1–0 lead early in the second half (first goal of the season, after scoring only two in 2014).

Career Highlights – Earned 2014 All-West Coast Conference honorable mention, after starting 22 of team’s 24 games (2G–3A) … product of Valley Christian High School and CV Chilipeppers club program, also playing one year with the De Anza Force … named to the 2012 USYS National Championship Series Best 11.

Links – Week-3 Recaps: 3–0 vs. Toledo and 2–2 vs. UVa  |  Visali's Bio

> Earlier 2015 Primetime Performers Honor Rolls: Week–1  |  Week–2 
> CS360 Primetime Performers D-I Women Archive: 2014 .. 2013 .. 2012 .. 2011 .. 2010 .. 2009

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