Arizona's Gabi Stoian Named CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for First Week of September 2014

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Release: Sept. 9, 2014      Contact: Pete LaFleur (

Freshman forward one of 14 players on week-3 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Sept. 1-7.

University of Arizona freshman forward Gabi Stoian (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been tabbed for the top honor on the CS360 week-3 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Division I women's soccer, as selected by Stoian is the CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week and is joined by 13 others (listed below) on the 2014 week-3 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, covering games played from Sept. 1-7.

scored twice and assisted on three other goals – with four of those five goals coming in the decisive closing minutes – as the Wildcats registered a pair of noteworthy results at the ASU Sun Devil Classic: 2-2 vs. vs. cs360 #6 Texas A&M (the Aggies scored in the 90th minute to avert the loss) and then 3-1 vs. Oklahoma State, which carried a 1-0 lead into the 84th minute, before Stoian assisted on Lexi Selman's equalizer and then tacked on two goals of her own. 

In the A&M game, Stoian opened the scoring late in the first half and later provide the free-kick assist on Hayley Estopare's 84th-minute header for a 2-1 lead. The Aggies narrowly avoided the upset loss, scoring at 89:27.

(Note: one of the Big 12's top teams in recent years, Oklahoma State has been beset with bad luck and a brutal schedule to open the 2014 season, facing six potential NCAA tournament teams in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida State, Florida, ASU and Arizona

Four of the 14 week-3 Primetime Performers hail from California hometowns, plus two from Arizona and one each from: British Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ontario, Slovenia and Washington. The 14 honorees include five juniors, four seniors, four sophomores and one freshman (five are midfielders, five defenders, three forwards and a player who started at both defensive midfielder and  center back during the week).

(Note: detailed info. on each honoree, and for week-2, is being added to the respective releases, similar to week-1 – which is linked at the top of this page.)

Headshots of all 14 week-3 Honor Roll members are included in the right sidebar, while detailed player capsules (with 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 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).

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

CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll #3     Division I Women
(presented by … for week of Sept. 1-7)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

PAMELA BEGIC  (Florida ... Midfielder ... So. ... Semic, Slovenia ... #22)

JORDAN COBURN  (Virginia Tech ... Defender ... Jr. ... Ellicott City, MD ... #19)

SAVANNAH COINER  (Clemson... Defender ... Sr. ... Rocklin, CA ... #6)

MICHAELA DOOLEY  (Kentucky... Forward ... So. ... Paradise Valley, AZ ... #9)

BROOKE ELBY  (North Carolina … Defensive Midfielder ... Sr. ... Arcadia, CA ... #93)

MCKENZIE GROSSMAN  (Arizona State ... Defender ... So. ... Manhattan Beach, CA ... #19)

SARAH KILLION  (UCLA ... Def. Midfielder ... Sr. ... Fort Wayne, IN ... #16)

KINLEY McNICOLL  (Wisconsin ... Midfielder ... Jr. … Oakville, Ontario … #13)
  (San Francisco … Midfielder/Defense ... Sr. … Newbury Park, CA … #8)
  (Notre Dame ... Defender ... Jr. ... Elk Grove Village, IL ... #24)

LAURA RAYFIELD  (Oklahoma ... Defender ... Jr. ... Auburn, WA ... #5)
  (Georgia ... Midfielder ... So. ... Peachtree City, GA ... #19)

*GABI STOIAN  (Arizona ... Forward ... Fr. ... Scottsdale, AZ ... #9)

ELISE WYATT  (DePaul ... Forward ... Jr. ... Victoria, B.C. ... #7)

* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week


Pamela Begic A280


(Florida ... Midfielder ... So. ... Semic, Slovenia ... #22)
– Imposing six-foot attacking midfielder who showcased her all-around game in Gators' 2-1 Friday-night win at rival Florida State (cs360 #2), scoring the first goal and assisting on the second for early 2-0 lead – amidst an electric, overflow crowd (3.569) in Tallahassee … the rivalry victory ended FSU's 37-game home unbeaten streak (36-0-1) and represented the Seminoles' first regular-season loss (at any site) in 39 games … opened the scoring (25') on pinpoint, one-timer to upper-right corner – set up by Tess Andujar's low cross from the right-endling and Savannah Jordan's redirection back to the top of the box (shot from 16 yards out) … that goal ended Florida's 226-minute scoreless drought vs. FSU … 10 minutes later, worked a give-and-go sequence with sub Betsy Middleton (a transfer from Miami), threading a pass to her left, with Middleton ultimately striking a low 20-yard shot into the far-right side netting … helped Gators maintain 2-1 lead throughout tension-packed second half … the result produced Florida's first win at FSU since 2010, as the Gators maintained their slim lead in the series (12-10, with the home team winning only once since 2007) … the victory helped offset Florida's only loss of the season, which came one week earlier at Oklahoma … her five points this season also include an assist in the 4-0 win at Oklahoma State … earned Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2013 (4G–6A in 23 GP/22 starts) … has played with the Slovenia Senior National Team since 2012, including 2014 for World Cup qualifying games  product of Gimnazija Ljubljana Šiška  and the  ŽNK Radomlje club team.


Jordan Coburn A280

(Virginia Tech ... Defender ... Jr. ... Ellicott City, MD ... #19)
– Veteran center back who led Hokies back line that helped shut down dangerous Georgetown attack, limiting the Hoyas to four total shots (only one on goal) and no corner kicks (GU entered the week #12 in the cs360 top-50, having scored 14 goals in four games) … the Hoyas only shot on frame was a 30-yard boot that produced an unlikely goal … repeatedly showed her closing speed to thwart GU thru-ball attempts … also played lead role in 2-0 shutout vs. UNC Wilmington team that had posted 3-2 upset of cs360 #45 Wake Forest earlier in the weekend … anchor of defense that limited UNCW to a pair of shots on goal (six total shots) and four corners … earlier assisted on goal in 4-0 win over Davidson … has combined with her fellow center back, senior Jodie Zelenky, to play the bulk of the minutes this season (450 and 461, respectively)… part of 6-0 Hokies team that has racked up 24-2 scoring edge while impressively allowing only 4.3 shots (28), 1.5 shots on goal (9) and 2.2 corner kicks (13) per game in 2014 … has started all 53 games of her Virginia Tech career, including historic 2013 season (19-5-3) that ended in the NCAA semifinals … third team all-ACC selection who played 98% of the minutes in 2013 (2,472) for defense that allowed only 22 goals (despite playing in the grueling ACC), with per-game defensive averages of 3.9 shots on goal and 2.6 corners allowed … helped Hokies set school record with 12 shutouts in both 2013 and 2013 … her three assists in 2013 included setting up gamewinning goal vs. #1 Virginia (4-2) … ranked second on team in minutes played as a freshman (1.699; 1G–1A) … product of Centennial High School and the Bethesda Freedom club program.


Savannah Coiner A280

(Clemson... Defender ... Sr. ... Rocklin, CA ... #6)
– Four-year starting center back and team captain who played lead role in Tiges' 1-0 win at arch-rival South Carolina (cs360 #11), a result helped elevate into the national rankings (top-25) for the first time since 2007 … part of defensive core that limited South Carolina to five shots on goal (nine total shots) and four corner kicks in the shutout effort … two days later in home game vs. Conference USA favorite Charlotte, she and her teammates racked up a dominating 35-5 edge in total shots, plus 12-1 in shots on goal and 18-2 in corner kicks – but the Tigers had to settle for a 1-1 final … Charlotte scored on its lone shot on frame – a long-range strike that glanced off the far-left post – but Clemson did not allow any more shots on goal over the final 103 minutes of game time (the Tigers averted the upset loss with an 87th-minute goal) … part of Clemson team that has jumped out to a 5-0-1 start with a 20-3 scoring edge, while allowing only 5.0 shots (30). 2.7 shots on goal and 2.3 corner kicks (14) per game … could end her career as member of first Clemson team since 2007 to reach the NCAA tournament (the Tigers went to the NCAAs 14 straight years, from '94-'07) … started 17 games (one assist) for 2013 team that lowered its goals-against average from 1.98 in 2012 to 0.90 in '13 … also started 16 games in 2012 (1G–1A) and 15 as a freshman in 2011 (16 GP) … product of Rocklin High School and United Prestige team that won 2008 U.S. Club National Championship in 2008 … her father Chuck (father) and mother Heather (track and field) both were varsity athletes back in her native California, at Humboldt State.


Michaela Dooley A280

(Kentucky... Forward ... So. ... Paradise Valley, AZ ... #9)
– Sophomore transfer who ignited the Wildcats offense during week that included 2-0 win at rival Louisville, followed by 3-0 home victory over Ohio Valley Conference favorite Morehead State … delivered late goal and an assist – both in the final seven minutes – to help deliver win over the Cardinals, then scored in first half vs. Morehead … with game at Louisville nearing overtime, in front of nearly 4,200 fans at the sparkling new Lynn Stadium, she elevated at the top of the six-yard box, connected with Danielle Fitzgerald's 40-yard service and snapped a header into the left side of the goal for the late 1-0 lead (84') … three minutes later, slotted thru-ball that sprung Zoe Swift for counterattack goal and 2-0 final to win the "Kentucky Darby" rivalry game vs. Louisville for a fourth straight year (all 2-0) … registered a point in a third straight game to cap scoring in win over Morehead (31'), knocking in a cross from Maddie Lockridge … second-leading scorer (3G–4A) on Wildcats team that has opened 5-1-0 … appeared in all 20 games, starting 18, as a freshman at the University of San Diego in 2013 (6G–1A) … product of Xavier College Preparatory and the SC del Sol club team.


Brooke Elby A280

(North Carolina … Defensive Midfielder
Sr. ... Arcadia, CA ... #93)
– Senior who has emerged as a regular starter at the holding/defensive midfielder role, after making a handful of starts during her first three seasons while playing all over the field for the Tar Heels … earned defensive MVP honors at the Duke Nike Classic, after playing central role in 1-0 overtime win over cs360 #8 Penn State and a 2-1 victory vs. (22) Arkansas … helped UNC allow only five shots on goal and six corner kicks all weekend, spanning 192 minutes of game time, while also assisting on Summer Green's goal for an early lead vs. the Razorbacks … played all 102 minutes in shutout vs. PSU team that had totaled 12 goals in its other four games this season (the Heels limited the Nittany Lions to three shots on goal and three corners … went on to play all but four minutes in win over Arkansas, as UNC held Razorbacks to four total shots (two of them on goal) and three corners … worked a two-player game with Green in the left corner before slipping ball to Green, who bent a 19-yard shot over Arkansas 'keeper Cameron Carter for 1-0 lead in 17th minute … has started all six games this season, playing all but 32 minutes, as UNC has allowed only three goals while facing three top-10 teams and five in the top 20 … made arguably the biggest play of the 2012 NCAA title season in 2-1, double-overtime win at BYU – sprinting from midfield to deny potential game-winning goal in first OT, clearing the ball off the line at the last second on a breakaway … her 13 career points (3G–7A, in 69 GP/15 GS) include 1G–2A as a junior (22 GP/2 GS), 1G–3A as a sophomore on the 2012 NCAA title team (22 GP/5 GS) and 1G–1A as a freshman, in 19 games with a pair of starts … product of Flintridge Preparatory School, where she also competed in track and field, along with the Orange Soccer Club and Arsenal FC.


Mckenzie Grossman A280

(Arizona State ... Defender ... So. ... Manhattan Beach, CA ... #19)

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Sarak Killion dribble A280

(UCLA ... Defensive Midfielder ... Sr. ... Fort Wayne, IN ... #16)

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Kinley McNicoll A280

(Wisconsin ... Midfielder ... Jr. … Oakville, Ontario … #13)

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Jaciara Mello A280

(San Francisco … Midfielder/Defense
Sr. … Newbury Park, CA … #8)

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Katie Naughton A280

(Notre Dame ... Defender ... Jr. ... Elk Grove Village, IL ... #24)

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Laura Rayfield A280

(Oklahoma ... Defender ... Jr. ... Auburn, WA ... #5)

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Gabby Seiler A280

(Georgia ... Midfielder ... So. ... Peachtree City, GA ... #19)

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Gabi Stoian A280

CS360 Primetime Player of the Week 
(Arizona ... Forward ... Fr. ... Scottsdale, AZ ... #9)

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Elise Wyatt A280

(DePaul ... Forward ... Jr. ... Victoria, B.C. ... #7)

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