Primetime Performers



Note: full info./bio. capsules for all 19 players may be added at a later date, time permitting.

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Release: Nov. 23, 2010        Contact: Pete LaFleur (

ND's Augustine, FL Tech's Eliasdottor & William Smith's Nasypany Top Primetimers

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, is honoring Primetime Performers of the Week from each of the three NCAA divisions – with the top honors going to the respective Primtime Players of the Week from each Division: 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).

The above three players are joined by 16 others (11 D-I; three D-II; two D-II)  in comprising the most recent CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week (see full list below), the 14th group of honorees for the 2010 season.


Rose Augustin (Notre Dame)

Augustin (Silver Lake, Ohio) – one of nine Division I players with double-digit goals and assists this season (11G-10A) – scored the first Notre Dame goal and had primary assists on the next two (both via set plays), as the Irish won 4-1 at North Carolina to knock out one of the four #1 seeds. It marked the first time that UNC has allowed more than three goals in a game, during the 29 seasons of NCAA-sanctioned play in Division I women's soccer. Augustin gave the Irish an early lead at Fetzer Field when she sent home a rebound (13') and later helped break a 1-1 tie with the  leftside corner-kick service/primary assist on center back Jessica Schuveiller's toe-poke goal (33'). Early in the second half, Augustine sent a deep free-kick into the box and Melissa Henderson headed the service into the net for a 3-1 lead (49'). A first team all-BIG EAST Conference selection in 2010, Augustine has totaled 81 career points (29G-23A) in  103 games with the Irish (73 starts).

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Eliasdottir (Keflavik, Iceland) played a lead role in unseeded Florida Tech moving on to the semifinals of the Division II championship, with a pair of penalty-kick advancements away from home: 1-1 at #17 Tampa (3-2 PKs) in the round-of-16 and 1-1 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (5-4 PKs; also at Tampa) in the quarterfinals. The Icelandic 'keeper stopped 7-of-8 shots she faced in the Tampa game (also dealing with 17 total shots and six corner kicks) before adding a pair of stops in the shootout, as Florida Tech overcame a 2-1 PK deficit. Two days later, Eliasdottir added four saves in regulation/OT, made a round-2 PK save and then took off the gloves to convert a pressure-packed PK try of her own in round-6 (4-4; Panthers went on to win the shootout in rd-7).

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BreLynn Nasypany (William Smith)

Naspypany similarly has led her team to a relatively surprising appearance in the national semifinals, as #10 William Smith is one of four teams left standing in Division III – following a 2-1 win over #13 Oneanta State in the round-of-16 and a 1-0 battle vs. #9 Williams in the quarterfinals. Nasypany had the primary assist (header) on Chelsea England's goal (6'2') that ended up providing the final margin vs. Oneanta – and she scored the only goal (65') in the thriller vs. Williams (pass from Renee Jensen, scored to right side for 18th goal of season). That trillin victory sent the Herons on to San Antonio for a title quest and made Aliceann Wilber the winningest coach (423-120-49; .756; ) in Division III women's soccer history, spanning 31 seasons (all with William Smith).

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 conference favorite/leader), or performed at a high level in a game that is key to the team's postseason qualification.
• Exhibited strong leadership and/or 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.

The week-14 Primetime Performers of the Week include: seven forwards, five midfielders, five defenders and two goalkeepers ... nine seniors, eight juniors and two sophomores ... 14 who hail from one of four home states (four each from Ohio and California, three New York natives and three from Texas hometowns), plus one each from Florida, Iceland, Illinis, Oklahoma and Washington.

The 19 honorees follow below (note that the Division I games are for round-of-16, while the other players competed in NCAA rd-of-16 and quarterfinal games during the past week).

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week #14
(presented by ... Nov. 15-21, 2010 ... D-I/II/II women's soccer)
                       "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

ROSE AUGUSTIN  (Notre Dame ... M ... Sr. ... Silver Lake, OH ... #15)
..... Factored into first three goals (1st  goal; 2 primary/set-play assists) in 4-1 win at one of nation's top seeds, North Carolina (most goals allowed by UNC in 29 years of NCAA play)
SAMANTHA BAKER  (Georgetown ... F ... Jr. ... Long Beach, CA ... #14)
..... Changed the game w/ regularity due to her booming throw-ins and then scored directly off a rightside corner-kick at 89:16 (her 3rd CK goal of season), for 1-0 win at Minnesota
HANNAH CERRONE  (Boston College ... D ... Sr. ... Wappingers Falls, NY ... #11)
..... Veteran backliner who helped shut down West Virginia (5 SH/2 SOG/3 CK) in 4-0 win
DANIELLE de SERIERE  (UC Irvine ... G ... Sr. ... Cerritos, CA ... #33)
..... Totaled 9 saves in 103 shutout minutes, before heartbreaking loss to Washington (1-0; 2 OT); also had to deal w/ 16 total shots and 6 CKs from UW
MIST ELIASDOTTIR  (Florida Tech ... G ... Jr. ... Keflavik, Iceland ... #1 ... D-2)
..... 7 saves in run-of-play at #17 Tampa (17 SV; 6 CKs) & stopped 2 PKs (1-1; 3-2 PKs); added 4 saves in reg./OT vs. Lenior-Rhyne, stopped PK in rd-2 & made rd-6 kick (1-1; 5-4) 
BRIANNA HINNENKAM  (St. Edwards ... F ... Jr. ... Lockhart, TX ... #36 ... D-2)
..... Scored twice (37' for 2-0; '79 one-timer/3-2) as Hilltoppers handed #2-ranked and previously unbeaten Central Missouri a 3-2 loss, in rd-of-16 (South-Central Regional final)
HAYLEY JOHNSON  (UC San Diego ... D ... So. ... Santa Rosa, CA ... #19 ... D-2)
..... Helped beat #9 Seattle-Pacific (1-0) for West Regional title, then provided well-placed, low corner-kick service to assist on Annette Ilg's GWG at #8 St. Edwards (1-0)
BROOKE KNOWLTON  (Boston College ... F ... Sr. ... Rexford, NY ... #16)
..... Senior striker who scored twice (22' for 1-0; 56') in rd-of-16 win over West Virginia (4-0)
JENNY KNOX  (Otterbein ... D ... Sr. ... Gahanna, OH ... #15 ... D-3)
..... Helped Cardinals allow only one goal in 220 min. (13 SH/4 SOG/6 CKs all.) vs. #4 Loras (0-0; 3-1 PKs; 8 SH/1 SOG/4 CK) & #20 Denison (1-1; 3-1 PKs; 5 SH/3 SOG/2 CK)
RACHEL LIM  (Florida State ... M ... Sr. ... Boca Raton, FL ... #28)
..... Veteran slowed by injury who answered call when All-American Amanda DaCosta left early (4'; ill) vs. Marquette; opened scoring (8'; 1st goal of '10) & logged key minutes (3-0)
KRISTA LOPEZ  (Oklahoma State ... F ... Jr. ... Carrolton, TX ... #2)
..... Primary assist on Megan Marchesano goal vs. Duke ('37), then scored her 15th goal of season (62'; off Kristen Kelly cross) as OSU secured 1st-ever quarterfinal appearance (2-0)
SARAH MARTINEZ  (Washington ... M ... Jr. ... Des Moines, WA ... #5)
..... Led midfield battle at UC Irvine (16-7 shot edge; 10-4 SOG; 6-2 CKs) and assisted on Allie Beahan's winning goal in second/final overtime (104'; 1-0)
MELINDA MERCADO  (Oklahoma State ... D ... Jr. ... Sapulpa, OK .... #19)
..... Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, helped hold Duke to four shots-on-goal (2-0 win)
ERIN MRUZ  (Grand Valley State ... M ... Jr. ... Gurnee, IL ... #7 ... D-2)
..... Helped beat #15 Wisconsin-Parkside (3-0), then had direct involvement in first three goals of impressive 5-0 rout vs. #3 Ft. Lewis (assist to Kristen Eible 26'; goals 32' and 47')
BRELYNN NASYPANY  (William Smith ... F ... Sr. ... Herlimer, NY ... #9 ... D-3)
..... Her header provided primary assist on Chelsea England's eventual GWG vs. #13 Oneonta (2-1); scored 18th goal of season (65'; ast-Renee Jensen) vs. #9 Williams (1-0)
CHRISTEN PRESS  (Stanford ... F ... Sr. ... Palos Verdes Estates, CA ... #23)
..... Pushed season goal total to 25 (29'; 60') while providing key leadership vs. UCLA (3-0)
JESSICA SCHUVEILLER  (Notre Dame ... D ... Jr. ... Plano, TX ... #12)
..... Led defense in high-pressure role (fellow center back Lauren Fowlkes shifted to M/F), as Irish limited homestanding UNC (one of nat'l #1 seeds) to six shots-on-goal, in 4-1 win
LAUREN STEUER  (Ohio State ... M ... Sr. ... Cincinnati, OH ... #23)
..... Primary assist on Danica Wu goal for 2-0 lead, then scored eventual GWG (rebound; 1st goal of season) as Buckeyes shocked host Virginia (one of national #2 seeds), 3-2
CORINNE WULF  (Messiah ... F ... So. ... Columbus, OH ... #15 ... D-3)
..... Scored first two goals in 3-0 win over #16 Dickinson (8'; 59') and opened scoring again, vs. #11 Johns Hopkins (11'; assist-Alex Brandt), as Falcons won 2-1 quarterfinal battle

* Augustin is the Division I Primetime Player of the Week
* Eliasdottir is the Division II Primetime Player of the Week
* Nasypany is the Division III Primetime Player of the Week

Note: action-photo collage below includes player sorted by last name (left-to-right; top-to-bottom) ... all photos courtesy of the respective schools ... full info./bio. capsules for all 19 players may be added above, at a later date, time permitting.

Rose Augustin A230
Samantha Baker A230

Hannah Cerrone A230
Danielle deseriere A230

Mist Eliasdotter A230
Brianna Hinnenkamp A230

Hayley Johnson A230B

Rachel Lim A230

Sarah Martinez A230

Erin Mruz A230


Lauren Steuer A230