Stanford Left Back Stephanie Amack Tabbed CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Third Week of Sept. 2014


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Release: 
Sept. 24, 2014      
Contact: Pete LaFleur 
 (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

STANFORD'S STEPHANIE AMACK HONORED
AS CS360 PRIMETIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore left back one of 12 players on week-5 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Sept. 15-21.
 


Stanford sophomore left back Stephanie Amack (Pleasanton, Calif.) is the CS360 Primetime Performer for week-5 of the Division I women's soccer season, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Amack is joined by 11 others on the week-5 CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll.


AMACK 
– one of the top young outside backs in the college game –is part of a Stanford defense that has yet to allow a goal while holding its first nine opponents to an average of 2.6 shots on goal and 2.2 corner kicks. In last week's pair of quality wins over arch-rival Santa Clara (cs360 #27; 3-0) and Big West Conference favorite Cal Poly (2-0), she and the rest of the Cardinal back line yielded only three total shots on goal and five corner kicks.


Beyond her defensive  contributions, Amack scored on a header and added an assist in the win over SCU, as Stanford won its South Bay rivalry series game for the 10th straight time. The Broncos managed only five show (two on goal) and three corners, while Cal Poly was limited to one shot on frame (seven total shots) and a pair of CKs. Amack's imposing 5-foot-10 presence also has been showcased in her starting role with the U.S. Under-20 National Team.


Three of the 14 week-5 Primetime Performers hail from California hometowns, plus one each from: Germany, Iceland, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. The 12 honorees include six seniors, along with four juniors and two sophomores (five are defenders, four midfielders, three midfielders and one goalkeeper).


(Note: detailed info. on each honoree, and for weeks 2-4,are being added to the respective releases, similar to week-1 – which is linked at the top of this page.)


Headshots of all 12 week-5 Honor Roll members are included in the right sidebar, while detailed player capsules (with action photos) are in the process of being featured at the bottom of this page. The listing immediately below includes a short synopsis for each honoree.

... 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 #5     Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … week of Sept. 15-21)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."


*STEPHANIE AMACK  (Stanford … D ... So. … Pleasanton, CA … #26)
One of the top young outside backs in the college game, as part of Stanford defense that has yet to allow a goal while holding its first nine opponents to an average of 2.6 shots on goal and 2.2 corner kicks (3 SOG, 5 CK in pair of games last week) … scored on a header and added an assist in 3-0 win over arch-rival Santa Clara (cs360 #27), with SCU managing only 5 total shots (2 on goal) and 3 corners… also helped shut down Big West fav. Cal Poly (7 shots, 1 SOG, 2 CK) in 2-0 win … imposing 5-foot-10 presence who is starting outside back with U.S. Under-20 National Team.

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JOANNA BOYLES  (North Carolina … M ... So. … Raleigh, NC … #10) 
– Combined with fellow so. midfielder Cameron Castleberry (each 1G–1A) to spark historic comeback at cs360 #12 Notre Dame, as UNC won 3-2 in 2 OT (ND's first loss ever after taking 2-0 lead) … tied game in 76th minute with stunning 24-yard free kick bent to upper-right corner … cycled ball to Castleberry in right corner, leading to Cat Nigro's GWG (101').
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CAMERON CARTER  (Arkansas … G ... So. … Waco, TX … #1) 
– Rose to the occasion with eight big-game saves in double-OT, 2-1 win over visiting Kentucky (cs360 #34) … 'Cats only goal came on triple-header sequence, as Ark. defense was unable to clear the zone … saved all four shots on goal from All-American Arin Gilliland … her busy day included navigating around 18 total Kentucky shots and six corner kicks.
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KELSEY DINGES  (Miami (OH) … M ... Sr. … Smithton, IL … #6) 
– Veteran offensive leader whose clutch, tie-breaking goal (62') thwarted Illinois State's rally for 3-2 win over ISU squad picked to win a fourth straight Missouri Valley Conference title … earlier had scored both goals in 2-1 win over Marshall … has registered game-winning goal in all four victories of team's current win streak, as Redhawks ready for MAC play.
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SHEA GROOM  (Texas A&M … M ... Sr. … Liberty, MO … #6) 
– Delivered second hat trick of her A&M career, as Aggies win 3-0 vs. visiting Tennessee (cs360 #44) to avenge three straight 1-0 losses vs. the Lady Vols … scored on a free-kick header (59'), then on a shot after a sequence that included a teammate throw-in and header (59') before cashing in long-ball (89'; would have been PK due to contact from defender).

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SOPHIE HOWARD  (UCF … D ... Jr. … Frankhurt, Germany … #26)
– Center back who anchored defense that impressively allowed only one shot on goal (12 shots total) during pair of quality wins, 1-0 vs. Long Beach State (cs360 #49) and 4-0 vs. (41) Ole Miss … helped maintain 0-0 score vs. LBSU, before her long ball assisted on Tatiana Coleman's decisive goal (51') … LBSU managed only six shots (none on goal) and a pair of corners … part of defensive that limited Ole Miss to six total shots, only one on frame.

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JACIE JERMIER  (Marquette … M/D ... Jr. … McFarland, WI … #3) 
– Versatile player who played key role in pair of key midseason wins, as Marquette (now 4-5-1) climbed back closer to .500 with win over previously-unbeaten Kansas (cs360 #22; 1-0) and LSU (2-1) … scored on early free kick for eventual gamewinner in tight battle vs. KU … helped limit Jayhawks to three shots on goal and four corner kicks in that resume-boosting victory.

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KATIE MARKESBERY  (Xavier … G ... Sr. … Cincinnati, OH … #1) 
– Saved all nine shots she faced – including a clutch penalty-kick stop – while leading Musketeers to 0-0 result vs. Morehead State, the Ohio Valley Conference favorite that returned its entire starting lineup from 2013 and recently beat Louisville … dealt with 16 total shots and seven Morehead corner kicks during the pressure-packed 110 minutes.

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KAI MILLER  (Boston Univ. … D ... Sr. … Carpinteria, CA … #19) 
– Veteran left back who played key role in Patriot League opener vs. visiting Navy, a 1-0 win for preseason favorite BU over the top contender for the title … part of strong team defensive effort that limited Navy's dangerous diagonal service, with BU ultimately allowing only six shots (two on goal) … team captain and leader of back line, helping ease the transition for freshman center back Alyvia Wimmer.

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MEGHAN O'ROURKE  (San Diego … D ... Sr. … Solana Beach, CA … #5) 
– Veteran central defender whose steady play helped USD register pair of potentially season-changing 2-0 wins, vs. arch-rival San Diego State (cs360 #33) and (25) Oklahoma … helped limit SDSU to six shots on goal in that intense rivalry battle … part of USD defense that yielded only two shots on goal and four corner kicks by the Sooners.

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ERICA SKROSKI  (Rutgers … D ... Jr. … Galloway, NJ… #3) 
– Center back who anchored back line during pair of key 1-0 victories (vs. Michigan State and cs360 #16 Michigan) for the Big Ten newcomer … her strong play helped keep RU in the game vs. MSU, until the lone goal came in the 89th minute (MSU was limited to 7 shots, 4 on goal, and 2 corner kicks) … part of defensive effort that impressively held Michigan without a shot on goal (7 total shots, 4 CKs).

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BERGLIND THORVALDSDOTTIR  (Florida State … F ... Jr./So. … Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland… #10) 
– Doubled her season goal total after finding the net three times, during pair of quality wins on northeast trip: 3-2 at Connecticut (cs360 #36) and 2-0 at (18) Boston College in ACC opener … her pair of goals sparked comeback from 2-0 deficit at UConn … converted one-time rlate in first half for final 2-0 margin vs. BC.

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* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week 


Stephanie Amack A280

STEPHANIE AMACK 
CS360 Primetime Player of the Week

(Stanford … D ... So. … Pleasanton, CA … #26) 

* detailed player info. being added *
















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Joanna Boyles A280

JOANNA BOYLES  
(North Carolina … M ... So. … Raleigh, NC … #10) 

* detailed player info. being added *










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Cameron Carter A280

CAMERON CARTER  
(Arkansas … G ... So. … Waco, TX … #1) 


* detailed player info. being added *




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Kelsey Dinges A280

KELSEY DINGES  
(Miami (OH) … M ... Sr. … Smithton, IL … #6) 


* detailed player info. being added *

























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Shea Groom A280

SHEA GROOM  
(Texas A&M … M ... Sr. … Liberty, MO … #6) 


* detailed player info. being added *






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sophie howard  A280

SOPHIE HOWARD  
(UCF … D ... Jr. … Frankhurt, Germany … #26) 


* detailed player info. being added *













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Jacie Jermier A280

JACIE JERMIER  
(Marquette … M/D ... Jr. … McFarland, WI … #3) 


* detailed player info. being added *








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Katie Markesbery A280

KATIE MARKESBERY  
(Xavier … G ... Sr. … Cincinnati, OH … #1) 


* detailed player info. being added *

















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Kai Miller A280

KAI MILLER  
(Boston Univ. … D ... Sr. … Carpinteria, CA … #19) 


* detailed player info. being added *















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Meghan O'Rourke A280

MEGHAN O'ROURKE  
(San Diego … D ... Sr. … Solana Beach, CA … #5) 


* detailed player info. being added *







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Erica Skroski A280

ERICA SKROSKI  
(Rutgers … D ... Jr. … Galloway, NJ… #3) 


* detailed player info. being added *
















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Berglind Thorvaldsdottir A280

BERGLIND THORVALDSDOTTIR  
(Florida State … F ... Jr./So. … Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland… #10) 


* detailed player info. being added *












 editor@collegesoccer360.com