Oklahoma's Kaitlyn Fahrner: CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Early Oct. 2014

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Fahrner OU A280



Release: 
Oct. 7, 2014  
Contact: Pete LaFleur 
 (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

OKLAHOMA'S KAITLYN FAHRNER TABBED
CS360 PRIMETIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper one of 19 players on week-7 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Sept. 29-Oct. 5.


Oklahoma redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Fahrner (Las Vegas, Nev.) has been selected as the CS360 National Primetime Performer of the Week for week-7 of the Division I women's soccer season, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Fahrner is joined by 18 others on the week-7 CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, following a stretch of days overflowing with top matchups and noteworthy results (resulting in a higher number of total honorees).


FAHRNER 
(right) – who played a lead role in OU's stunning 1-0, double-OT win at cs360 #11 Texas Tech – is one of several Sooner players who have helped the resurgent squad fashion an 8-3-2 record while notching wins over the likes of Florida (1-0, still the only Gators loss all season), at Nebraska (2-1, in 2 OT) and vs. arch-rival Oklahoma State in shutout style (2-0) – plus the recent win over Texas Tech and an early-season 1-1 game vs. Utah (whose only losses this season came last week, at USC and UCLA). Oklahoma is coming off a 4-13-1 season (1-7 Big 12) and was picked to finish ninth/last in the preseason Big 12 coaches poll.


In the midst of her first collegiate season, Fahrner rose to the big-game challenge vs. a Texas Tech team with plenty to play for, as the Red Raiders have hopes of securing one of the coveted top-8 seeds in the NCAA tournament. The first-year player made six saves in Lubbock, several of the highlight variety and one of them coming late in regulation to ultimately force overtime. Five of those six saves thwarted potent veteran striker Janine Beckie. Fahrner's strong all-around play in the 102-minute thriller – which included facing 15 total shots and six corner kicks, plus snuffing out several other dangerous moments that don't show up on the stat sheet – helped OU post a rare win for any visiting team at Texas Tech, which had been 24-2 at home over the past three seasons.


Two days later, Fahrner made sure her team avoided any sort of letdown at Iowa State, turning in a four-save shutout (while facing four more corners) as the Sooners won another close one, 1-0. ISU had its own top scorer, Koree Willer, but  the OU 'keeper helped keep her off the scoresheet (Willer has eight goals this season and Beckie has nine). Fahrner is the leader of an OU defensive effort that has held 12 of 13 opponents to 0-1 goals, with the lone exception being a 2-1 loss at UC Irvine (which is expected to contend for the Big West Conference titles).


The 19 week-7 Primetime Performers include three California natives, plus two each from hometowns in Colorado, New York and Ohio, along with one each from: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. The 19 honorees include eight sophomores, five freshmen, four seniors and two juniors (seven are forwards, plus four midfielders, four defenders and four goalkeepers).


(Note: we still hope to add detailed info. capsules on each honoree, and for weeks 2-6, to the respective releases, similar to week-1 – which is linked at the top of this page; if those pages are updated, there will be re-tweets with direct links.)


Headshots of all 19 week-7 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 #7    Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … for the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

KELSEY BOOTH  (San Diego State … M ... Sr. … Concord, CA … #3)            * action photo below *
– Third-year starter who played lead role in 3-0 showdown victory for Mountain West Conference favorite SDSU vs. Colorado College (picked 2nd in the MWC), earning praise from coach Mike Frisen for her "phenomenal" play that helped "flip the game on its head" … delivered primary assist on all three goals in that key win (scored by Katie Perry, Mariah Helmer and Morgan Darling), all in a span of 4:06 after the game had been 0-0 thru 52' … also helped avert letdown two days later, with corner-kick assist (on SDSU's first goal, by Jen Rupey) as SDSU erased 2-0 deficit vs. Air Force for 3-2 win in double OT … bested her season assist total (3) entering the weekend, with her career assist total now at 14.

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MORGAN BRIAN  (Virginia … M ... Sr. … St. Simons Island, GA … #6)            * action photo below *
– National Team player who showcased her all-around game in 2-1 win at Notre Dame (cs360 #10), including strong individual effort in scoring first goal … intercepted pass from All-America midfielder Cari Roccaro (her close friend and former U.S. U-20 teammate) near midfield, evaded multiple defenders and placed 16-yd, near-post shot to upper-left corner (53') … that goal should have been the gamewinner, but Rocarro stunningly scored on late booming 30-yd strike ('84) before Brittany Ratcliffe's rebound tap-in at 89:40, set up by Makenzy Doniak's leftside run and strong initial shot … made big overall impact on midfield battle at ND, before her impending national-team duty for World Cup qualifying.
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TAYLOR BURKE  (Florida … G ... Sr. … Medina, OH … #0)            * action photo below *
– Allowed only one goal while racking up 15 saves (29 total 
opponent shots) and defensing nine corner kicks, as Gators posted pair of important road wins over CS660 top-50 teams: 1-0 at (9) Texas A&M, in matchup of top SEC teams, and then 3-1 at (38) Arkansas … her big-game, 8-save effort at A&M (always a tough place to play) included a 1-v-1 stop vs. scoring sensation Shea Groom … the Arkansas goal, at 62' with Gators leading 2-0, came on a free-kick scrum sequence … tremendous athlete who is an All-America high jumper and Florida's record-holder at 6–1 3/4.
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KORI CHAPIC  (Penn State … D ... Sr. … Russell, OH … #14)            * action photo below *
– Battle-tested defender (one of five remaining starters from 2012 NCAA runner-up) who played every minute of roadtrip that yielded tightly-contested shutout wins at Minnesota (1-0) and cs360 #12 Wisconsin (2-0) … part of stout back line that held Gophers to five total shots, none on frame … helped limit Badgers (picked 2nd in Big Ten) to four shots on goal (nine total shots) and four corner kicks … part of defense that has allowed multiple goals only once in 2014.

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GRACE CORRELL  (Lehigh … F ... Fr. … Bay Head, NJ … #19)            * action photo below *
– Patriot League newcomer who made a big impact on pair of noteworthy results, factoring into all three goals as Mountain Hawks (picked 7th in league) won 2-1 at arch-rival Lafayette and played to 1-1 result vs. league favorite Boston University … scored both goals at Lafayette (shot top-right 23'; header 77' for 2-0), Lehigh's first win over the Leopards since 2010 … her centering pass assisted on Darby Wiegand's goal (66') for 1-1 game at BU … has scored or assisted on 7-of-9 Lehigh goals this season (4G–3A) … regular-season champ hosts the Patriot League semifinals and final.

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SARAH COY  (Colgate … F ... So. … Boca Raton, FL … #23)            * action photo below *
– Another Patriot League youngster who factored into three different goals during crucial 4-point week for her team, providing boost to Colgate's NCAA tournament resume … registered her first three goals of the season, including early strike for 1-0 lead vs. Army (picked 4th in the league), off an Eliza Doll thru-ball '14 … later scored on driven ball from left wing, as part of two-goal flurry for 4-0 lead ('63; 5-0 final) … in weekend showdown game, her dramatic equalizer (88') delivered 1-1 result vs. Navy (picked 2nd in league), after taking long ball from Emily Pullen and scoring to far-right post.

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CHATHAM DePROSPO  (Louisville … D ... Fr. … Goshen, NY … #11)            * action photo below *
– Rookie whose mid-Sept. shift from attacking midfielder to center back has sparked young Cardinals (four other freshman starters), most recently in 0-0 game at Duke (cs360 #31) … her poised play, alongside fellow newcomer Katrine Bjerke, helped limit Blue Devils to three shots on goal over the 110' … first moved to back line at halftime vs. Kent State (down 2-0; won 3-2) – helping ignite Louisville's 2-1-2 mark over past five games (lone loss vs. FSU) … part of Cardinals team that opened 2014 season with only one returning starter manning her same position from 2013.

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MAX DOWD  (Northeastern … D ... So. … Gig Harbor, WA … #13)            * action photo below *
– Starting right back for team that leads the nation w/ 11 shutouts (5 straight), including recent wins over Towson (4-0) and James Madison (2-0), picked to finish 2nd in Colonial Athletic Assoc. …  scored on diving header vs. Towson (via Bianca Calderone's free kick) and converted PK vs. JMU … Northeastern's 4-0 CAA start includes 1-0 vs. William & Mary (picked 3rd), w/ big game Oct. 11 at CAA fav. Hofstra … part of defensive core that includes three seniors ('keeper Paige Burneet, center backs Calderone and Awnalisa Walker) plus with left back Skylar LeBlanc – a group that has allowed only one goal in last 850' and 3G all season (one in regulation, by BC; OT goals by La Salle and Dartmouth) … the regular-season champion hosts the CAA semifinals and final.

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* KAITLYN FAHRNER  (Oklahoma … G … So./Fr. … Las Vegas, NV … #1)            * action photo below *
– First-year starter who helped Sooners extend their season of resurgence with pair of 1-0 wins, first in double-OT thriller at Texas Tech (cs360 #11) and then at Iowa State in OU's Big-12 opening week … saved all 10 shots she faced during the week while dealing with 25 total shots and defensing 10 corner kicks … five of her six saves at Texas Tech denied potent veteran scorer Janine Beckie, including a tough late stop that helped force OT (one of her several highlights plays in that 102-minute game) … also shut out ISU's Koree Willer (8 goals in 2014; Beckie has 9).

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SARAH ASHLEY FIRSTENBERG  (North Carolina … F ... So. … Irving, TX … #54)            * action photo below *
– Little-used sophomore reserve (played 43' in 2013 and 107 in first nine games of 2014) before making the most of her opportunities in 3-2 win over Virginia Tech (cs360 #8) … had petitioned coaches for more playing time earlier in the week and was inserted into first-half rotation, rewarding that coaching decision by scoring in 43rd minute for 2-0 lead … ran onto Danae O'Halloran's leftside cross and elavated for impressive header and her first collegiate goal.

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LEXIE MIRENDA  (Saint Francis Univ. … G ... Fr. … Altoona, PA … #1)            * action photo below *
– Saved all 13 shots she faced during pair of tense 1-0 games vs. fellow Northeast Conference contenders, Wagner and Central Connecticut State … her busy day vs. CCSU (picked 3rd in NEC) included 10 saves while dealing with 18 total shots and four corner kicks (0-0 thru 84') … the Red Flash's hopes for winning NEC Tournament/earning NCAAA bid could hinge of winning regular-season title (which earns that team a host role for the 4-team conference tournament).

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KAILEY NORMAN  (Montana … G ... So. … Highlands Ranch, CO … #1)            * action photo below *
– First-year starter who stopped 12 of 13 shots on goal, while handling 14 corner kicks and 26 total shots, as Grizzlies swept tough roadtrip vs. perennial Big Sky Conf. powers Sacramento St. (2-1) and Portland St. (1-0) for first time since '97 (shutout losses in '10 and '12 road games vs. those teams) … made five saves at Sac. St., w/ two key stops in closing minutes (goal w/ Griz up 2-0), team's 2nd win over Sac. St. since '03 … rose to challenge at league fav. PSU, making 7 saves and defensing 8 CKs on tricky turf surface (only non-grass field in league) … that game was 0-0 thru 54' and yielded Montana's first shutout of Vikings since '06 (only third Griz win over PSU since '01) … first-place Montana (picked 5th) is off to 4-0 Big Sky start for first time since '97 (reg.-season champ hosts 6-team Big Sky tourney).

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ALANA O'NEILL  (Syracuse … F ... Fr. … Chester, NY … #5)            * action photo below *
– Versatile reserve newcomer who was shifted to a forward role, with Syracuse coaches looking for someone to "chase and press" … responded by scoring first two goals of her young college career, for 2-0 lead as Orange (picked to finish 11th in ACC) shocked visiting cs360 #30 Boston College, 3-0 … ran onto Maya Pitts' thru-ball and scored into left corner (73'), then headed in a Jackie Firenze corner kick six minutes later.

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CHELSI ROHLOFF  (Nebraska-Omaha … M ... Jr. … Papillion, NE … #6)            * action photo below *
– Scored twice, including game-ending goal a couple minutes before things would have ended in a tie, to deliver UNO (picked 8th in the Summit League) a stunning 3-2 win at overwhelming league favorite Denver … scored for 2-1 lead (61') after running onto Marin Dregelid's long ball, then cashed in a Lydia Holtmann counterattack pass, scoring decisive goal to the lower-left corner at 107:33 (her team-leading 8th goal of the season) … earlier helped Mavericks midfield hold their own in scoreless battle at South Dakota (0-0).
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ADDIE STEINER  (Northwestern … F ... So. … Prairie Village, KS … #21)            * action photo below *
– With the nation's leading scorer (Jannelle Flaws; 14 goals) playing for the opposition, this second-year standout pushed her own season goal total to eight after finding the net twice as Northwestern shut out visiting Illinois (cs360 #23), 2-0 … struck only three minutes into the game, after making run and lifting 20-yard shot over charging 'keeper … tacked on key late insurance goal, again scoring on a long lofted shot (this time from 40 yards) in the 87th minute.
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BRI VISALLI  (Pepperdine … M ... Fr. … San Jose, CA … #13)            * action photo below *
– Scored her first two goals of the season, in pair of 2-1 wins (vs. fellow WCC title contender Santa Clara, and San Francisco), also providing primary assist on late gamewinner vs. cs360 #34 SCU, as Waves' historic start improved to 11-1-1 … collected a deflected ball near the top of the box and scored on her first touch, for late equalizer vs. SCU (75') … five minutes later, raced up the field and slid pass to Lynn Williams for the decisive score (2-1) … later in the week, ran onto pass from Ally Holtz and drilled one-timer from top of the box inside left post, for 2-1 lead (final) vs. USF.

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NICKY WALDECK  (Michigan … F ... So. … Chicago, IL … #25)            * action photo below *
– Delivered hat trick in 34-minute span of game time, fueling 3-1 comeback victory over defending Big Ten champions Nebraska, then adding another goal for 2-1 lead in 4-2 win over Iowa (also a 2013 NCAA tournament team) … tied game vs. Huskers after finishing dribble sequence around the 'keeper (31'), then scoring again 1-v-1 after 'keeper charged out (42') and completing hat trick on one-touch shot to far-post (65') … snapped in a header goal (51') for 2-1 lead in eventual win over the Hawkeyes, as Wolverines (picked 5th in Big Ten coaches poll) improved to 6-1 in conference play.

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RYAN WALKER-HARTSHORN  (Stanford … F ... So. … Oakland, CA … #8)            * action photo below *

– We rarely see hat tricks scored against a CS360 top-50 team, but that's what this lanky Cardinal sophomore did in a Friday-night 4-1 win over visiting (37) Washington … joined three all-time Stanford greats (Sarah Rafanelli in '90; Erin Martin '93; Kelley O'Hara '09) as the only players in program history with multiple hat tricks in same season (9-14-14 vs. Dayton) … scored her three goals in 22-minute span of game time: 12 yards off 'keeper (25'), combo play in box 29' (from Chi Ubogagu and Meg Turner) and shot inside box to left side 47' (assist–Laura Leidle) … also helped edge cs360 #29 Washington, 1-0 … leads unbeaten Cardinal (10-0-2) with eight goals in 2014.

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SUSIE WHITE  (Washington State … D … Jr./So.. … Highlands Ranch, CO … #10)            * action photo below *
– Veteran center back who helped WSU nearly register points at both ends of always-challenging Bay Area trip, with 1-0 win at California (cs360 #14) followed with loss by same score at (3) Stanford, as the unbeaten Cardinal averted overtime by scoring in the 84th minute … part of Cougars defensive effort that yielded only seven shots on goal all weekend, including two in the shutout of the Bears (who managed only six total shots and five corner kicks) … helped WSU defense nearly match the Sunday shutout effort of the Stanford back line, which has allowed only two goals all season.

* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week
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Booth A280

KELSEY BOOTH  
(San Diego State … M ... Sr. … Concord, CA … #3)


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Morgan Brian A280 dribble

MORGAN BRIAN  
(Virginia … M ... Sr. … St. Simons Island, GA … #6)


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Taylor Burke A280

TAYLOR BURKE  
(Florida … G ... Sr. … Medina, OH … #0)


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Kori Chapic A280

KORI CHAPIC  
(Penn State … D ... Sr. … Russell, OH … #14)


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Grace Correll A280

GRACE CORRELL  
(Lehigh … F ... Fr. … Bay Head, NJ … #19)


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Coy Colgate A280

SARAH COY  
(Colgate … F ... So. … Boca Raton, FL … #23)


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Chatham DeProspo kick A280

CHATHAM DePROSPO  

(Louisville … D ... Fr. … Goshen, NY … #11)


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Max Dowd run A280

MAX DOWD  

(Northeastern … D ... So. … Gig Harbor, WA … #13)


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Fahrner OU A280

KAITLYN FAHRNER
CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week

(Oklahoma … G … So./Fr. … Las Vegas, NV … #1)


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SA Firstenberg A280

SARAH ASHLEY FIRSTENBERG  

(North Carolina … F ... So. … Irving, TX … #54)


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Lexie Mirenda A280

LEXIE MIRENDA  

(St. Francis (PA) … G ... Fr. … Altoona, PA … #1)


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Kailey Norman A280

KAILEY NORMAN  

(Montana … G ... So. … Highlands Ranch, CO … #1)


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O'Neill SYR A280

ALANA O'NEILL  

(Syracuse …F ... Fr. … Chester, NY … #5)


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Chelsea Rohloff A280

CHELSI ROHLOFF  

(Nebraska-Omaha … M ... Jr. … Papillion, NE … #6)


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Steiner NW A280

ADDIE STEINER  

(Northwestern … F ... So. … Prairie Village, KS … #21)


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Bri Visalli kick A280

BRI VISALLI  

(Pepperdine … M ... Fr. … San Jose, CA … #13)


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Nicky Waldeck dribble A280

NICKY WALDECK  
(Michigan … F ... So. … Chicago, IL … #25)


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Ryan Walker-Hartshorn A280

RYAN WALKER-HARTSHORN  
(Stanford … F ... So. … Oakland, CA … #8)


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Susie White header A280

SUSIE WHITE  
(Washington St. … D … Jr./So.. … Highlands Ranch, CO … #10)


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 editor@collegesoccer360.com