CS360 Week-4 National Primetime Performers Honor Roll (DI Women; 9-15-15)

Earlier 2015 Primetime Performers Honor Rolls: Week–3  |  Week–2  |  Week–1
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Release: Sept. 15, 2015                                       Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Rachel Ugolik A300

PROVIDENCE’s RACHEL UGOLIK TOPS
CS360 WEEK–4 PRIMETIME PERFORMERS
• Junior forward joined by 10 others on Primetime Performers Honor Roll for week of Sept. 7–13 … Texas A&M’s Emily Bates tabbed CS360 National Freshman of the Week.  

> Providence’s Rachel Ugolik (right) totaled three goals and an assist during a pair of wins over top rival opponents – highlighted by her tying goal
in the closing seconds of regulation and the
assist on the goal that beat BC in overtime.

Providence junior forward Rachel Ugolik (Hamden, Conn.) has been honored as the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week, for the second week of September. Ugolik is one of 11 total honorees on the week-4 National Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for Division I women’s soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com, for games during the week of Sept. 7–13, 2015. Texas A&M newcomer Emily Bates (Melissa, Texas) – who played both forward and midfielder last week during a pair of notable wins – is one of the week-4 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).

UGOLIK scored three goals during the week, including one that tied Boston College with five seconds left in regulation, while also assisting on an overtime goal, as Providence posted a pair of road wins over top rivals: 2–1 at crosstown Brown and 3–2 at BC (cs360 #32) in double–OT. She scored a pair of unassisted goals against the Eagles before assisting on Catherine Zimmerman’s gamewinner, as the Friars beat their longtime regional rival for first time since 1993 and only the third time in the 28-game history of the BC–PC series.

Earlier in the week, Ugolik’s second goal of the season yielded a quick lead at Brown (5’), on a tap-in from the right side after receiving a pass from Zimmerman. Ugolik also opened the scoring at Boston College (37’), after collecting a loose ball and firing a 20-yard shot to the near-right corner. She then answered a pair of McKenzie Meehan scores with a stunning goal at 89:55, one-timing a deflection to push that game into overtime. Ugolik ultimately set up the winning goal early in the second OT, after making a run down the right flank and slanting by the left back before slipping a pass to Zimmerman, who then maneuvered for a high-level shot into the far-left sidenetting (100:25).

Ugolik Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–1 at Brown and 3–2 at B.C.  |  Ugolik’s PC Bio

> BATES has been a key newcomer for a Texas A&M program looking to rebuild following a historic 2014 season that featured a trip to the College Cup semifinals, led by a nine-player senior class.The Aggies entered 2015 having to replace 90 percent of their goals from the previous season (64 of 71) due to the graduation losses. Bates played a lead role last week in a pair of quality road wins: 2–1 at Florida (cs360 #5) and 3–1 at Atlantic-10 favorite Dayton (a regular NCAA participant in the past few years). She opened the scoring in the midseason SEC showdown at Florida (7’), after tracking an Ashlynn Harryman free kick over the top and outracing a pair of defenders before snapping a leaping header over the charging ’keeper Valerie Tysinger. After playing in a forward role against the Gators, Bates shifted to attacking midfielder at Dayton, where she again impacted the first goal with a thru-ball that produced an easy conversion for fellow freshman Brittany Crabtree (16’).

Bates Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–1 at Florida and 3–1 at Dayton  |  Bates’ A&M Bio

… The 11 week–4 Primetime Performers include five defenders, three forwards, a pair of goalkeepers and one forward/midfielder. Four of the honorees are seniors, plus three juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen. The 11 week–4 Primetime Performers hail from 12 different home states/provinces: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Headshots of all 11 week–4 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 #4     Division I Women
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com … for the week of Sept. 7–13, 2015)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

EMILY BATES  (Texas A&M … F/M … Fr. … Melissa, TX …#2)
McKENZIE BERRYHILL  (Arizona State … D … Sr. … Phoenix, AZ …#3)
CASSIE BOREN  (Texas Tech … D … Fr. … Albuquerque, NM …#29)
KADEISHA BUCHANAN  (West Virginia … D … Jr. … Brampton, ONT …#88)
FRANNIE CROUSE  (Penn State … F … So. …Greensburg, PA …#9)
JILL FARLEY  (Loyola Marymount … D … So. … Tualatin, OR …#2)
KOURTNEY GUETLEIN  (Washington State … F … Sr. … Monument, CO …#20)
PAIGE LINCICUM ( Milwaukee … G … Sr./Jr. … Cary, IL …#33)
PAIGE NIESEN  (North Carolina … D … Sr. … Lincoln, NE …#24)
NICKI TURLEY
  (Central Connecticut State … G … Jr. … Henrietta, NY …#1)
RACHEL UGOLIK  (Providence … F … Jr. … Hamden, CT …#7)

* – Ugolik is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week and Bates the National Freshman of the Week.

Scroll down for capsule data, with action photos, for all 11 players on the Primetime Performers Honor Roll.

> Earlier 2015 Primetime Performers Honor Rolls: Week–3 | Week–2 | Week–1
> CS360 Primetime Performers D-I Women Archive: 
2014 .. 2013 .. 2012 .. 2011 .. 2010 .. 2009

> Emily Bates

Texas A&M
F/M … Fr. … #2
Melissa, TX

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CS360 National Freshman of the Week

Week–4 Summary – Key newcomer for program looking to rebuild following historic 2014 season that featured trip to College Cup semifinals, led by nine-player senior class … Aggies entered 2015 having to replace 90 percent of their goals from the previous season (64 of 71) due to the graduation losses – including the 2014 team’s top-five goalscorers: Kelley Monogue (18), Shea Groom (16), Bianca Brinson (10), Allie Bailey (10) and Annie Kunz (7) … played lead role in pair of quality road wins: 2–1 at Florida (cs360 #5) and 3–1 at Atlantic–10 favorite Dayton (a regular NCAA participant in past few years) … opened the scoring at Florida (7’), after tracking an Ashlynn Harryman free kick over the top and outracing a pair of defenders before leaping header over charging ’keeper Valerie Tysinger … also had opened the scoring the previous week in visit to state of Florida (at defending NCAA champ FSU) … that victory made A&M’s G/ Guerrieri the sixth coach in Division I history to reach the 400-win plateau … played in forward role vs. the Gators before shifting to attacking midfielder at Dayton, where she again impacted the first goal with thru-ball that produced easy conversion for fellow freshman Brittany Crabtree (16’) … has totaled 2G–5A so far in her rookie season.

Career Highlights – Trained with U.S. youth national teams on the Under–15 and U–17 levels … product of the elite Dallas Texans club and Melissa High school, where she participated in soccer, basketball and track & field … helped Texans reach semifinals at 2014 U–17 ECNL Nationals. 

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–1 at Florida and 3–1 at Dayton  |  Bates’ A&M Bio

> McKenzie Berryhill

Arizona State
Center Back •  Sr. • #3
 Phoenix, AZ


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Week–4 Summary – Fourth-year starting center back who led defense that held pair of top–20 opponents to single-digit shots, as ASU rolled to 5–0 win over Pepperdine (cs360 #15) before dropping tight 1–0 game vs. [16] Texas Tech, in tournament at Univ. of Arizona … anchored back line that yielded only five shots on goal and four corner kicks spanning the pair of games … win over Waves produced first 4–0 start for ASU since 2000 (with a 16–0 scoring edge), as Sun Devils shut out Pepperdine team coming off 2–2 result/near-win vs. top-ranked Virginia … delivered pair of quality shots on goal vs. Texas Tech (the rest of ASU team totaled only three more shots on frame).

Career Highlights – Earned 2014 NSCAA first team All–Pacific Region honors, also named first team all–Pac-12 (20 GP/17 GS; 2G–1A) … earlier was third team all-region and second team all-conference in 2013, after playing every minute in that 19-game season … named to CS360 Primetime Performers Honor Roll during early Oct. of that season, after her strong play in Bay Area trip for games at Cal and Stanford (ASU won 1–0 to snap Stanford’s 73-game home unbeaten streak and its 44-game conference winning streak) … started 15 games as a freshman in 2012 (19 GP; 1G) … trained with U.S. Under-23 National Team in 2014 … product of Greenway High School and SC Del Sol club.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 5–0 vs. Pepperdine and 0–1 vs. Texas Tech  |  Berryhill’s ASU Bio

> Cassie Boren

Texas Tech
Center Back • Fr. •  #29
Albuquerque, NM


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Week–4 Summary – Remained one of several key newcomers among 15-player freshman class, logging the full 200 minutes at center back during trip to the desert that yielded near-victory/1–1 result vs. host Arizona (cs360 #28) and 1–0 win over [28] Arizona State squad that had rolled to 5–0 win over Pepperdine two days earlier … her emergence in center of defense has allowed senior Hannah Devine to shift between center back and a holding midfielder role (in Texas Tech’s unique 4–4–2 box midfield formation), with veteran Cassie Conraty starting at other center back spot … helped limit host Wildcats to four shots on goal and pair of corner kicks (Arizona’s tying score came at 88:10), while ASU managed only five shots on frame.

Career Highlights – Product of Rio Rapids Soccer Club and La Cueva High School soccer program that ranked among the nation’s top-10 teams .. also finished as the New Mexico state runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles while at La Cueva.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 1–1 at Arizona and 1–0 vs. ASU  |  Boren’s TTU Bio

> Kadeisha Buchanan

West Virginia

Center Back •  Jr.  • #88
Brampton, ONT

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Week–4 Summary – Elite third-year center back and starter on Canadian National Team, honored as the 2015 Women’s World Cup Best Young Player (WVU teammate Ashley Lawrence also played with Canada at the World Cup)  … combined with senior center back Carly Black (a week-3 CS360 Primetime Performer) to lead WVU defense that allowed only five shots (three on goal) and three corner kicks during 2–0 win at Ohio State (cs360 #27), one week after another notable win over a Big Ten team, Penn State (Black now is sidelined with a season-ending ACL knee injury) … game at OSU was 0–0 until late in second half, when she elevated to connect with a Bianca St. Georges corner kick and snapped header goal inside right post … helped shut down Longwood in ensuing 4–0 home win (WVU’s seventh shutout already this season), as the Lancers failed to register any shots or corner kicks.

Career Highlights – Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman in 2013 and again in ’04 … collected 2014 first team All-America honors, after starting all 20 games (3G–2A) and leading WVU defense that posted 12 shutouts … broke onto the college soccer scene in 2013, earning second team All-America and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year while being only WVU player to log every minute of that season … named Canada’s Under–20 player of the year in both 2013 and ’14, after earlier playing on U–17 National Team … member of Brams United club team that won 2011 national championship … standout defender at Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School … also participated in flag football, volleyball and basketball.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–0 at Ohio State and 4–0 vs. Longwood  |  Buchanan’s WVU Bio

> Frannie Crouse

Penn State
Forward • So. • #9
Greensburg, PA


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Week–4 Summary – Second-year frontrunner who opened the scoring and then assisted on PSU’s second goal in huge 2–0 win at Stanford (cs360 #2), before helping close roadtrip with 1–0 win at [40] Santa Clara … key part of PSU team that won at Stanford despite being outshot 16–4, with two of those shots finding the net … helped force turnover that led to her own 10th-minute goal, taking a pass from Megan Schafer and firing a 10-yard leftfooted shot that hit off the right post for the early lead and her third goal of the season … that goal ended Stanford’s shutout streak at 370 minutes … later slotted right-endline pass to assist on Brittany Basinger’s running volley from close range, for final 2–0 margin (66’) that handed Cardinal their first loss of season … the quality result helped offset previous week’s showdown loss vs. West Virginia.

Career Highlights – Turned in impressive debut season at PSU, earning 2014 second team all-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors after totaling 10G–2A and appearing in all 24 games (21 starts) … member of various U.S. youth national camps from ages 14-18 … named a 2013 NSCAA All-American while starring for Beadling Soccer Club (3rd-place finish at 2010 nationals) and Greensburg Catholic High School, where she also was a member of the swimming and softball teams.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–0 at Stanford and 1–0 at Santa Clara  |  Crouse’s PSU Bio

> Jill Farley

Loyola Marymount
Left Back • So. • #2 
Tualatin, OR



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Week–4 Summary – Second-year starting left back who delivered stunning overtime goal to beat Long Beach State (cs360 #30) while helping LMU turn in strong defensive weekend during pair of 1–0 wins (also vs. UC Riverside), as each opponent managed only one shot on goal … part of Lions defense that held LBSU to five total shots and a pair of corner kicks … ended that game in 98th minute, after taking short leftside corner kick from Jocelyn Blankenship and launching 35-yard shot that caught ‘keeper Ashton McKeown off her line and sailed into the far-right sidenetting (LMU’s first win over a nationally-ranked opponent since 2012) … Long Beach’s strong start to the season had included an opening-week win over UCLA … part of Lions back line that held Riverside to four shots (one on goal) and three corners.

Career Highlights – Started 15 games in 2014 … named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Oregon, after starring at Tualatin High School, along with the Crossfire Oregon Fusion and Southside Ireland club programs.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 1–0 vs. Long Beach and Riverside  |  Farley’s Bio

> Kourtney Guetlein

Washington State
Forward • Sr. • #20
Monument, CO


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Week–4 Summary – Played lead role in three of four WSU goals, as Cougars posted notable 2–1 wins vs. Oklahoma State (a CS360 top–50 team earlier this season) and cs360 #37 Cal State Fullerton … blasted shot that led to late gamewinner vs. OK State (she also scored a goal of her own early in that game) before her OT goal ended the game vs. Fullerton … scored 85 seconds into matchup vs. the Cowgirls, after running onto a Sofia Anker-Kofoed entry pass and alertly chipping a shot from the top of the box, over charging ’keeper Michela Ongaro … matched her goal in the 2nd minute by helping produce another with 2’ left in regulation, after drilling shot from top of the top (Ongaro failed to hold onto her save, with Cara Wegner then rushing in for the winning chip shot at 87:54) … beat Fullerton in 103rd minute, heading ball at the right post past ‘keeper Morgan Bertsch (assisted by Kailiana Johnson’s floating leftside free kick) … the WSU program, which has featured four head coaches over the past five seasons, is riding a 22-game unbeaten streak in regular-season non-conference games (third-longest in the country).

In Her Own Words – “Coach [Todd Shulenberger) has been telling us all week [that] good teams know how to win. They know how to pull it out. That was our mentality going in. We went down for the first time this season, which was stressful, but it put us in a good spot to see how we can handle that.”

Cara Wegner – “I knew Kourtney had her head up and was going for the shot. I knew I had to be there. It was a great shot [by Guetlein].”

Career Highlights – Appeared in 14 games (11 starts; 2G–3A) during 2014 season, after playing in all 21 games during 2013 (20 GS; 2G–8A) … played in all 20 games as a freshman (4 GS; 2G–5A) … product of Lewis-Palmer High School and elite Real Colorado club team that placed sixth at 2012 ECNL Nationals … from a military family and lived in several states before Colorado (born in Dayton, Ohio, and later lived in the D.C. area).

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–1 vs. OK State and 2–1 vs. CS Fullerton  |  Guetlein’s WSU Bio

> Paige Lincicum

Milwaukee
Goalkeeper • Sr./Jr. • #33
Cary, IL

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Week–4 Summary – Kept on her toes throughout rivalry game vs. visiting Wisconsin (cs360 #31), as Panthers earned a 1–1 result that could provide a boost for program looking to return to its past glory within the Horizon League (Milwaukee, coming off a subpar 2014, was not picked to win the league title for the first time in 14 years) … totaled seven saves, which defensing 28 total shots and eight corner kicks, to help deliver the tie vs. the Badgers (which scored the tying goal at 58’ on a volley after an unsettled corner-kick sequence) … made several high-level saves, including one late in regulation that heleped send the game into overtime … survived Wisconsin second-half assault that produced 17 shots over those 45’ … also logged 70 shutout minutes later in the weekend during big win at Chicago State. 

Career Highlights – Started all 18 games in 2014, after also starting all 19 she played as a 2013 Horizon League All-Freshman Team selection … utilized redshirt season in 2012 … product of Cary-Grove High School, where she also played basketball.


Links – Week-4 Recaps: 1–1 vs. Wisconsin and 9–0 at Chicago State 
Lincicum's Bio

> Paige Nielsen

North Carolina
Center Back • Sr. • #24
Lincoln, NE



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Week–4 Summary – Starting center back (converted forward) in UNC’s unique 3–4–3 formation, coming off a strong week in which she anchored defense that limited pair of top opponents – Nebraska (cs360 #48) and [24] UCLA – to 13 total shots, two shots on goal and three corner kicks … the 3–0 win at Nebraska was an emotional homecoming for the Lincoln native, whose mother Kathly lost her battle with cancer in June (see feature stroy linked below) … combined with right back Julia Ashley to play full 90' while limiting Huskers to four total shots (one on goal) and a lone corner kick, with no shots over the final 29’ (Hanna Gardner, returning from 2014 ACL injury, and Maya Worth split time at left back) … her ball played over the top assisted on counterattack insurance goal (63’), with Jessie Scarpa running onto long ball and finishing from 15 yards … the ‘Heels then had a quick turnaround, returning home for UNC’s fourth game vs. UCLA over the past 24 months … played the entire game vs. the Bruins, which managed only one shot on goal (yielding a score in the lategoing) and a pair of corners … helped UNC finish its non-conference scheduled unbeaten (7–0–1).   

Career Highlights – Made nine starts among her 20 games played in 2014 (5G–1A), after starting five games as a forward in 2013 (20 GP; 6G–4A) … appeared in 20 games as a freshman on 2012 NCAA title team (3 GS) … attacking midfielder for Toro Bravo soccer club that claimed third place in 2010 USYS National League … also played for CSA Gold club … central midfielder and forward at Lincoln Southeast High School, where she also played on two state runner-up basketball teams.

Links – Nielsen Homecoming Feature (KETV)  |  Week-4 Recaps: 3–0 at Nebraska and 3–1 vs. UCLA  |  Nielsen’s UNC Bio

> Nicki Turley

Central Connecticut St.
Goalkeeper • Jr. • #1
Henrietta, NY

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Week–4 Summary – Matched her career high with 10 saves in 1–1 game vs. quality Boston Univ. team that is regular contender for NCAA Tournament bid and is favored to win 2015 Patriot League title … make couple key saves in second half vs. BU to preserve the noteworthy tie result, a game which saw her defend 19 total shots and five corner kicks … closed the weekend with 1–0 shutout victory at Siena.

Career Highlights – Named 2014 Northeast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, after starting all 20 games with six shutouts … made pair of relief appearances as a freshman in 2013 … product of  Rush-Henrietta High School.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 1–1 vs. BU and 1–0 at Siena  |  Turley’s CCSU Bio

> Rachel Ugolik

Providence
Forward •  Jr.  • #7
Hamden, CT


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CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week

Week–4 Summary – Scored three goals during the week, including one that tied BC with five seconds left in regulation, while also assisting on an overtime goal, as PC posted pair of road wins over top rivals: 2–1 at crosstown Brown and 3–2 at Boston College (cs360 #32) in double–OT … scored pair of unassisted goals at BC and assisted on Catherine Zimmerman’s gamewinner, as Friars beat their longtime regional rival for first time since 1993 and only the third time in the 28-game history of the BC–PC series … her second goal of the season yielded early lead at Brown (5’), on a tap-in from the right side after receiving a pass from Zimmerman … also opened scoring at BC (37’), after collecting loose ball and firing 20-yard shot to near-right corner … answered pair of McKenzie Meehan scores with stunning goal at 89:55, one-timing a deflection to push game into OT … set up winning goal early in second OT, making run down right flank and slanting past the left back before slipping pass to Zimmerman, who then maneuvered for high-level shot into the far-left sidenetting (100:25).

Career Highlights – Started all 19 games in 2014 (2G–3A) after appearing in all 18 games (12 starts; 2G) as a freshman in 2013 … product of Hamden High School along with the Soccerplus Elite and the South Central Premier Lady Owls club programs.

Links – Week-4 Recaps: 2–1 at Brown and 3–2 at B.C.  |  Ugolik’s PC Bio

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