Nov. 14, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Goalkeeper Shannon Coley was named the CollegeSoccer360.com National Primetime Player of the Week, the online publication announced on Wednesday. Coley was integral in helping the Golden Grizzlies advance past No. 4 seed Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
The fifth-year senior from Auburn Hills, Mich. saved three consecutive PKs, as Oakland won the shootout against OSU 3-1 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. By beating the Buckeyes, Oakland became the only team to defeat a nationally-seeded team in the opening round of this year's tournament.
In addition to her outstanding effort during the shootout, Coley also recorded six saves during the 110 minutes of open play. That included 90 minutes of regulation and two pressure-packed overtime periods. The Golden Grizzlies ended the match tied 1-1.
Coley was also named to the CS360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for the first week of the NCAA Tournament. Which features top players from all of NCAA Division I. Click the following link for a complete listing of the CS360.com Primetime Performers of the Week.
The Golden Grizzlies travel to Tallahassee, Fla. for the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Oakland faces Texas A&M on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex.