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Schaffer, Harpe and Bristol Earn All-State Accolades
Updated: Friday 12/19/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary women's soccer seniors Mallory Schaffer, Kiersten Harpe and Cortlyn Bristol were honored by the Virginia Association of Sports Information Directors (VaSID) with All-State honors on Wednesday.  Schaffer and Harpe garnered first-team accolades, while Bristol earned second-team honors.

Schaffer earns VaSID First-Team distinctions for the third consecutive season after finishing the year with 23 points on 10 goals and three assists.  In 2012, the Allison Park, Pa., native became only the third player, all from the College, in Colonial Athletic Association history to repeat as conference player of the year.   The 2012 Senior Class Award Finalist also earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Senior Class Second-Team All-America accolades.  Schaffer ends an impressive career ranking seventh in school history in points (96) and sixth in goals (41).

Harpe garners VaSID First-Team distinctions for the first time in her career.  This fall, the Lake Mary, Fla., native earned first-team All-CAA and first-team all-region accolades.  The leader of a stout Green and Gold backline, Harpe was part of a W&M defensive unit that allowed just 14 goals, which ranked second in the CAA.  Harpe finished her career making 65 starts in 71 appearances for the College.

A native of Chantilly, Va., Bristol lands on the VaSID Second Team for the second year in a row.  The 2012 All-CAA First-Team selection had a season to remember as she finished the year with 13 assists, which ranked third in the nation.  Additionally, she garnered second-team all-region honors and was twice named the CAA Player of the Week.  Her 13 assists in 2012 are tied with Ann Cook '97 for W&M's fifth-best single-season total, while her 28 career helpers are tied with Natilie Neaton '95 for fourth most in program history.

With their first-team distinctions, Schaffer and Harper are the 15th and 16th players from the College to garner VaSID First-Team distinctions, while Bristol is the 10th player to earn second-team accolades.












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