MOUNT PLEASANT - Junior defender Katie Slaughter has been named a "Primetime Performer" by CollegeSoccer360.com, the publication announced Monday.
Slaughter tallied the game-winning assist in Friday's key 1-0 win over Mid-American Conference leader Toledo. With the score tied, 0-0, and under 15 minutes to play, the junior found Ashley Mejilla inside the 18-yard box where she fired a shot into the back of the yet to hand the Rockets their first conference loss of the season. Slaughter also played 90 minutes in each of the Chippewas' 1-0 victories over the weekend, helping the Maroon and Gold post their 11th and 12th shutouts of the season.
CollegeSoccer360.com's selects "primetime performers" based upon those that played in a game involving a top-50 team from the CS360 composite national rankings. Preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the player's accomplishments. The player must also exhibit strong leadership and/or be involved in clutch performances.
The Chippewas sit just two points behind Toledo with one game remaining in the regular season. With a win Thursday at Eastern Michigan and a Toledo loss to Ball State, CMU would claim its third-straight MAC regular season title outright. The two teams would share the title if CMU were to win and Toledo were to draw. A Toledo win gives the Rockets the title outright.