D-2 Championship-Week CS360 Primetime Performers

                CLICK HERE for listing of all 22 championship-week Primetime Performers (D-1/2/3 men & women)

Previous 2011 Primetime Performer Releases (D-2 women and men):
Sept. 13 ... Oct. 12 ... Oct. 19 ... Oct. 26 (link being rebuilt) ...  Nov. 16 ... Nov. 23

Other 2011 Final Primetime Pages (w/ archives): D-I Women ... D-I Men ... D-3 Men & Women

 ..... CLICK HERE for 2010 CS360 Primetime Performer Archive ... CLICK HERE for 2009 archive

Release: Dec. 16, 2011      Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)


Carmelina Puopolo A 250

Saint Rose sophomore forward Carmelina Puopolo (Scarborough, Ontario) and Fort Lewis senior midfielder Joey Madigan (Centennial, Colo.) received top honors for the final edition of the CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week for Division II women's and men's soccer, as selected by CollegeSoccer360.com (six total honorees, listed below). Puopolo and Madigan, who helped lead their teams to 2011 NCAA titles, are the final CS360 Primetime Players of the Week and are joined by four others on the Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll for the 2011 College Cup championship week, held at Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola Fla. (player info. and photos below; headshots in right-sidebar).  

... 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 is key to the team's postseason achievements.

• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent, contribution to team success and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments.

Joey Madigan A 250

• Exhibited strong leadership and/or involved in clutch performances, such as gamewinning goals, noteworthy comebacks, late scores, momentum-shifting play, all-around performance, 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.

Saint Rose sophomore forward Carmelina Puepolo (above) and Fort Lewis senior midfielder Joey Madigan (left).

Note – Most of the photos on this page are courtesy of the respective schools (thanks to the Durango Herald for the Fort Lewis photos).

CS360 Primetime Performers Final Weekly Honor Roll   (Division 2)
(presented by CollegeSoccer360.com ... for championship week games, on Dec. 1 and 3, 2011)       
               "It's not so much what your do, as it is when you do it."

Ashley Botts A 250

Division 2 Women ... 

ASHLEY BOTTS  (Grand Valley State/Allendale, MI ... F ... Jr. ... Beloit, WI ... #4)
..... Pushed her career points total to 122 (49G-24A), with a goal and assist during the championship week ... her pass from the right corner led directly to Maria Brown's near-post header, as top-ranked GVSU struck quickly (0:53) in semifinal vs. Chico State (1-1; 3-2 PKs) ... opened the scoring two days later with her 20th goal of season ('33), cashing in a loose-ball situation on shot inside near-left post, for 1-0 lead on #10 Saint Rose (which went on to beat top-ranled GVSU, 2-1) ... named the 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (3.64 cumulative GPA, as biology major), also collecting NSCAA first team All-America honors ... product of Boylan Catholic High School. 

Brianna Furner A 250

(Cal State Chico ... G ... Fr. ... 
San Carlos, CA ... #0)
..... Ended her impressive rookie season with another big-game effort, making nine saves in the run of play and two more in the PK shootout – nearly carrying Chico past top-ranked and unbeaten Grand Valley State (1-1; GV 3-2 PKs) ... allowed a 1st-minute goal on Maria Brown's near-post flick header but shut out GVSU for the final 109 minutes (four of her saves came in overtime) ... finished season with 0.79 goals-against average and .809 save pct. (89 SV, 21 GA) while logging all 2,391 minutes of the season.

*CARMELINA PUOPOLO      pictured at top of page
(Saint Rose/Albany, NY ... F ... So. ... Scarborough, Ontario ... #5)
..... Scored three times during the national championship week, capping her first team All-America season that included a D2-leading 51 points (19G-13A) ... opened scoring in 2-0 semifinal vs. #7 Armstrong Atlantic, after bending rightside corner kick directly inside the far post ... scored twice in 11-minute span to spark comeback in 2-1 title game vs. top-seeded and previously unbeaten Grand Valley State ... one-timed a leftfooted volley to tie GVSU earlly in second half ('48), then took pass from Molly Harpster, pulled away from pursuit and fired home 10-yard shot for what held up as her 10th gamewinning goal of the season (56') ... totaled 10G-11A as a freshman ... product of Cardinal Newman High School.

* – Primetime Player of the Week

Harald Gracholski A 250 C

Division 2 Men ... 

(Lynn/Boca Raton, FL ... M ... Grad. ... Cologne, Germany ... #9)
..... Repeat honoree among the Primetime Performers, after scoring twice for the #20-ranked Fighting Knights in D2 title game vs #3 Fort Lewis (3-2 loss, in OT) ... opened scoring by striking a 25-yard free kick that curved around the defensive wall and inside the right post (14') ... later forged 2-2 tie (72'), taking free-kick tap pass from Martin Wehlert and blasting 30-yard shot inside left post (his 13th goal of the season) ... earlier helped upset #2 Franklin Pierce in 1-0 semifinal game.

Kosta Kordistos A 250

(Fort Lewis/Durango, CO ... F ... Fr. ... Lippstadt, Germany ... #7)
..... Promising rookie who missed much of 2011 season due to injury but came to play in Pensacola, scoring in 3-0 semifinal vs. #21 Millersville and again in title-game battle vs. #20 Lynn (3-2/OT) ... ran onto thru-ball from Cory Dean and one-timed a leftfooted shot from left side, scoring from 12 yards out for 2-1 lead in the final ('32), his 9th goal in limited duty this season ... earlier had redirected Joey Madigan's leftside cross for 2-0 lead on Millersville (62').

*JOEY MADIGAN        pictured at top of page
(Fort Lewis/Durango, CO ... M ... Sr. ... Centennial, CO ... #11)     
..... His well-placed corner kick led directly to Berrek Blackwell's header early in overtime (92'), giving #3-ranked Fort Lewis a 3-2 win over #20 Lynn in the NCAA Division II title game (Skyhawks won despite being outshot 12-3) ... earlier had key assist in semifinal vs. #21 Millersville, as Kosta Kordistos redirected his leftside cross for insurance goal (62') in what was a 1-0 battle prior to that key goal (3-0 final) ... finished second on team with 22 points (7G-8A, in 25 starts), en route to earning NSCAA second team All-America honors ... played two seasons at Georgia Southern before transfering to Ft. Lewis ... product of Arapahoe High School.

* – Primetime Player of the Week