UCLA's Annie Alvarado: CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week for Oct. 6-12, 2014

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Release: 
Oct. 14, 2014  
Contact: Pete LaFleur 
 (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

UCLA'S ANNIE ALVARADO HONORED AS
CS360 PRIMETIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore forward/midfielder one of 17 players on week-8 Primetime Performers Honor Roll for Oct. 6-12.


UCLA sophomore Annie Alvarado (Newport Beach, Calif) has been tabbed the CS360 National Primetime Performer of the Week for week-8 of the Division I women's soccer season, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com. Alvarado is joined by 16 others on the week-8 CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll.


ALVARADO 
(right) – the lone first-year starter on the defending NCAA champion UCLA squad – played a key role in the showdown 2-1 victory for the top-ranked Bruins vs. cs360 #3 Stanford. Both teams entered the game 10-0-2 with near-identical, dominating season scoring margins (UCLA 26-3; Stanford 26-2). Alvarado helped set up the late equalizer (77'), after flaring a pass out to the right flank. Ally Courtnall then made a long, slanting run to the top of the box and scored inside the far-left post.


Minutes later, Alvarado delivered the decisive goal (85'), despite entering the night with no career points. The sophomore ran down a Sam Mewis thru-ball into the right edge of the box and drilled a low, eight-yard shot inside the far-left post. The thrilling victory extended UCLA's unbeaten streak to 34 games. Alvarado has played primarily in the midfield this season, replacing the graduated Jenna Richmond, but she also recently has earned some important minutes at forward (including for the Stanford game).


The 17 week-8 Primetime Performers include four New Jersey natives, plus three from California and one each from Arizona, Iceland, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The 17 honorees include six seniors, six sophomores, three freshmen and two juniors (six are midfielders, plus five forwards, four defenders and two goalkeepers).


(Note: we still hope to add detailed info. capsules on each honoree, similar to week-1 – which is linked at the top of this page; if other 2014 Primetime pages are updated, there will be re-tweets with direct links.)


Headshots of all 17 week-8 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, time permitting. 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 #8    Division I Women
(presented by 
CollegeSoccer360.com … for the week of Oct. 6-12)
        "It's not so much what you do, as it is when you do it."

*ANNIE ALVARADO  (UCLA … F/M ... So. … Newport Beach, CA … #2)     * action photo below *

– Lone first-year starter who played lead role in showdown victory for defending NCAA champion and top-ranked UCLA vs. cs360 #3 Stanford (2-1) … helped set up late equalizer (77'), after flaring pass out to right flank (Ally Courtnall then made long, slanting run to top of box and scored inside left post) … delivered decisive goal minutes later (85'), despite entering game with no career points, after running down a Sam Mewis thru-ball and drilling low 8-yard shot from edge of box inside far-left post (extending UCLA's unbeaten streak to 34 games).

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CHRISTINA ARCHER  (Washington … DM ... Sr. … Oakland, CA … #14)     * action photo below * 

– Veteran starter who continues to excel at ultimate unsung hero role of defensive midfielder … helped Huskies allow only one goal during key home wins vs. fellow NCAA hopefuls Arizona State (cs360 #24; 2-1) and (41) Arizona (2-0) … combines excellent anticipation and field vision with steady, tireless workrate and ability to spark transition offense … part of defense that limited ASU's top striker Cali Fuquharson to three shots (none on goal; ASU as a team had only five SOG and one corner) before shutting out Arizona team that had scored four goals two days earlier at Washington State.

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MADDIE BOONE  (Liberty … D ... Sr. … Nicholasville, KY … #2)     * action photo below *   

– Center-back leader of Liberty defense that limited opponent scoring chances during pair of pivotal wins over arch-rival Radford (2-1) an at High Point (2-0) … helped hold Radford to eight total shots (only three on goal) and two corner kicks, in matchup of teams picked 1-2 in Big South preseason poll (the Flames and Highlanders have combined to win the past three Big South titles) … High Point (picked 5th) then managed only three shots on goal and three corners.

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DAGNY BRYNJARSDOTTIR  (Florida State … M ... Sr. … Hella, Iceland … #7)     * action photo below * 

– Flashed her all-around skills during lategoing of 2-1 showdown win over visiting Virginia Tech (cs360 #8), strengthening FSU's hold on a  potential top-4 NCAA national seed … made slashing run to left side before delivering blind back-heel drop pass for direct assist on Marta Bakowska's opening goal ('82) … VT tied the game 0:32 later, but she rose to the occasion (literally and figuratively) in the 87th, tracking Megan Campbell's long leftside throw-in and using her 5-11 frame to connect on a snap header from the top of the six-yard box inside the near-left post (her 8th goal of season; 36th career), pictured below … also helped post 2-0 win over Syracuse earlier in the week.

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GABBY BYORTH  (Clemson … D ... So. … Dublin, OH … #27)     * action photo below *  

– Second-year right back who played key role as part of Clemson defense that turned in an impressive week of domination in pair of 1-0 home wins over Duke (cs360 #36) and Syracuse, as Tigers allowed only three shots on goal  and three corner kicks spanning the shutouts … the back line also includes her twin sister Emily at left back, plus center backs Savannah Coiner and Claire Wagner … helped Clemson allow only 11 total shots (two by Syracuse) … the Tigers – a mainstay in the NCAAs from 1994-2007 – now are 10-2-2 and poised to end their six-year NCAA tournament drought.

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DANIELLE COLAPRICO  (Virginia … M ... Sr. … Freehold, NJ … #24)     * action photo below * 

– Had a goal and two assists in both games, as UVa flexed its offensive muscle with pair of six-goal games (6-3 vs. cs360 #35 Boston College and 6-0 vs. N.C. State) … typically fills more of a flank midfielder position in UVa's 4-4-2 formation but assumed more of attacking midfielder role due to absence of Morgan Brian (who departed recently for World Cup qualifying) … free-kick assist on Emily Sonnett's header for 2-1 lead vs. BC (16'), later adding thru-ball assist on Makenzy Doniak goal (28'; 4-1) and scoring on 1-timer via Doniak pass (63'; 5-3) … tapped in a Olivia Hazelrigg cross vs. N.C. State, adding assists to Kaili Torres and Meghan Cox (via a corner kick) … 36 career assists (11 in 2014).

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DAPHNE CORBOZ  (Georgetown … M ... Sr. … Greenbrook, NJ … #6)     * action photo below * 

– Added to her status as possibly the best all-around offensive player in Georgetown history (now 42G–35A), after assisting on all four goals (in a varsity of ways) as Hoyas routed growing rival and fellow BIG EAST title contender Marquette, 4-0 … provided cross on her sister Rachel's header that opened scoring (48'), later assisting on another goal by her sister via a combination passing sequence (3-0) … also dribbled through traffic en route to primary assist on Emily Morgan goal (2-0) and had corner-kick assist on Taylor Pak's capping goal … directed an efficient Hoyas offense that scored four times despite only 11 total shots, six of them on goal … her 119 career points include 7G–16A in 2014.

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KRISTEN DODSON  (Auburn … F ... Fr. … Aurora, IL … #35)     * action photo below *   

– Rookie frontrunner who opened scoring early in the second half, then assisted on second goal as NCAA hopeful Auburn picked up valuable quality win over visiting cs360 #28 Missouri, 3-2 … one-timed fellow freshman Ellie Leek's endline pass with shot into left side of goal for 1-0 lead ('52) … later helped cycle ball to Tori Ball, who surprised 'keeper with long chip for 2-0 lead … team-high eight assists, plus three goals.

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LAURA DOUGALL  (Buffalo … G ... Fr. … Pickering, Ontario … #1)     * action photo below *  

– Freshman 'keeper who continued her strong debut season by allowing only one goal during busy weekend during tense pair of tie games: 0-0 vs. Northern Illinois (which started MAC play 3-0-1) and 1-1 vs. defending champion/league favorite Western Michigan … her nine saves included six vs. WMU, two of them diving stops to preserve the tie … defensed 19 corners kicks spanning the nine games, including nine by WMU (which also launched 17 total shots) … has helped Buffalo fashion the best MAC start (4-0-2) in the program's history (MAC tournament semifinals/final will be at top remaining seed after quarterfinals).

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ASHLEY HATCH  (BYU … F ... So. … Gilbert, AZ … #33)     * action photo below * 

– Delivered a big-game hat trick in 3-0 win over visiting Portland, a perennial WCC power picked in the preseason to challenge BYU for the league title … also provided assist on cross to Elena Medeiros for 1-0 lead vs. Gonzaga (2-0 final), which had posted 2-0 upset earlier in the week at San Diego … scored early vs. Portland (5'; assisted by Niki Fernandes), then drilled 20-yard leftfooted shot that tucked under the crossbar ('14) … completed first hat trick by a BYU player since 2005, after taking leftside pass from Rachel Bingham and scoring inside left post … her 11 goals this season have helped BYU (eight-game win streak) recover from uncharacteristic slow start (1-3-2).

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AMANDA HILL  (West Virginia … M ... Jr. … Washington, PA … #27)     * action photo below *   

– Often unheralded but extremely valuable director of WVU midfield, coming off a strong all-around game as Mountaineers doubled up visiting Texas Tech (cs360 #15), 4-2, in matchup of teams that sat atop Big 12 preseason poll … that result could boost WVU's potential push to earn an NCAA top-8 national seed … provided primary assist on the eventual decisive goal (3-1; '60), at a key juncture with WVU down to 10 players for the final 35' … played perfect lead pass that connected midstride with Cari Price, who one-timed her shot inside the left spot.

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JULIE MOONEY  (Murray State … F ... Sr. … St. Peters, MO … #3)     * action photo below *

– Scored first three goals of the game (becoming first Murray State player with multiple hat tricks in a season) as Racers turned in a stunning 5-0 rout vs. visiting Morehead State, the Ohio Valley Conference favorite after returning its entire starting lineup from 2013 … scored on hard shot to lower left corner (13'; assisted by Pavlina Nepokojovo), then converted a penalty kick (36') and scored via a Taylor Stevens cross (62') … also helped beat Eastern Kentucky, 2-0 … earlier posted hat trick in 3-1 win over IUPUI (Sept. 19).

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ERICA MURPHY  (Monmouth … F ... So. … Millstone Township, NJ … #24)     * action photo below *

– Scored overtime goal vs. Manhattan (2-1), then tacked on two more goals to put away rival Fairfield (4-0) in pair of road wins for the Metro Atlantic (MAAC) favorite Hawks … the results pushed Monmouth atop the MAAC standings, in good shape to win the league and host the conf. tournament (Fairfield was picked 2nd in the MAAC) … headed in a Julie Spracklin cross with 0:36 left in first OT vs. Manhattan … later cashed in an Alexis McTamney pass (38') and headed in an Alexa Freguletti free kick to cap key win over Fairfield (which entered the game 10-2-1 overall, 4-0 in the MAAC).

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BRIANNE REED  (Rutgers … D ... Jr. … Tinton Falls, NJ … #22)     * action photo below *

– Named to Primetime Performers for second time this season, after again anchoring defense from center back spot, as RU posted huge win at perennial Big Ten favorite Penn State (cs360 #7) … facing a team averaging 2.9 goals per game, she helped limit PSU to three shots on goal (only 10 total shots) – including only one shot (off-target) by top veteran scorer Mallory Weber … leads a defense riding a 434-minute shutout streak … Big Ten newcomer Rutgers was picked to finish tied for 8th in the preseason conference poll (14 teams) but has started 6-1-1 in league play (10-1-1 overall).

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CATHERINE SCHMIDT  (IUPUI … G ... Fr. … Zionsville, IN … #0)     * action photo below *   

– Rose to big-game challenge by saving all nine shots she faced, in 2-0 win over visiting Denver (the Summit League defending champs and prohibitive league favorite in 2014) … added three saves, with lone goal allowed coming on a penalty kick, in 3-1 win at rival Fort Wayne (IPFW), completing IUPUI's first back-to-back Summit League wins since '11 … Jags are in position to challenge for spot in four-team Summit League tournament, despite being picked to finish 7th.

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JOSEE STIEVER  (Minnesota … M ... So. … Cedarburg, WI … #11)     * action photo below *  

– Scored in both games, as NCAA hopeful Gophers picked up pair of quality wins: 3-1 vs. Nebraska (defending Big Ten champions) and 2-1 at cs360 #30 Illinois … scored equalizer shortly before halftime vs. the Huskers (42'), via right-corner serve from Simone Kolander … volleyed in Katie Thyken's rightside cross for 1-0 lead at Illinois (51'), helping counter yet another goal from Illini scoring sensation Jannelle Flaws.

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JESSICA VALADEZ  (Grand Canyon … D ... So. … Camarillo, CA … #10)     * action photo below * 

– Center back who anchored defense that impressively posted road shutouts against the top teams in the Western Athletic Conference preseason poll: 1-0 at Seattle and 2-0 at Utah Valley … also played key role on offensive end at Utah Valley, as her early shot (assist) led to Milla Benedetti's rebound goal in the second minute … the two upsets by the Antelopes could impact the WAC regular-season title, although Grand Canyon is in second year of four-year transition to Division I and is not eligible for 2014 WAC tournament … part of back line that includes fellow center back Rachel Mina, left back Rachel Mina and right back Nikki Stanley.


* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week
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Annie Alvarado A280

ANNIE ALVARADO
CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week
(UCLA … F/M ... So. … Newport Beach, CA … #2) 

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Christina Archer A280

CHRISTINA ARCHER  
(Washington … DM ... Sr. … Oakland, CA … #14) 

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Maddie Boone A280

MADDIE BOONE  
(Liberty … D ... Sr. … Nicholasville, KY … #2)  

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Dagny Brynjarsdottir header A280

DAGNY BRYNJARSDOTTIR  
(Florida State … M ... Sr. … Hella, Iceland … #7) 

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Gabby Byorth A280

GABBY BYORTH  
(Clemson … D ... So. … Dublin, OH … #27)
 

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Danielle Colaprico A280

DANIELLE COLAPRICO  
(Virginia … M ... Sr. … Freehold, NJ … #24) 

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Daphne Corboz A280

DAPHNE CORBOZ  
(Georgetown … M ... Sr. … Greenbrook, NJ … #6) 

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Kristen Dodson A280

KRISTEN DODSON  
(Auburn … F ... Fr. … Aurora, IL … #35)   

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Laura Dougall A280

LAURA DOUGALL  
(Buffalo … G ... Fr. … Pickering, Ontario … #1)  

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Ashley Hatch A280

ASHLEY HATCH  (BYU … F ... So. … Gilbert, AZ … #33)  

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Amanda Hill A280

AMANDA HILL  
(West Virginia … M ... Jr. … Washington, PA … #27)   

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Julie Mooney dribble A280

JULIE MOONEY  
(Murray State … M/F ... Sr. … St. Peters, MO … #3)

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Erica Murpjy kick A280

ERICA MURPHY  
(Monmouth … F ... So. … Millstone Township, NJ … #24)

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Bri Reed on ball A280

BRIANNE REED  
(Rutgers … D ... Jr. … Tinton Falls, NJ … #22)

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Cat Schmidt A280

CATHERINE SCHMIDT  
(IUPUI … G ... Fr. … Zionsville, IN … #0)  

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Josee Stiever A280

JOSEE STIEVER  
(Minnesota … M ... So. … Cedarburg, WI … #11)
 

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Jessica Valadez A280

JESSICA VALADEZ  
(Grand Canyon … D ... So. … Camarillo, CA … #10) 

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* – CS360 National Primetime Player of the Week
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 editor@collegesoccer360.com