WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary women's soccer head coach John Daly recently talked with TribeAthletics.com about senior co-captain Mallory Schaffer's outstanding career and her candidacy for the 2012 Mac Hermann Trophy and Senior Class Award. The video is available above or by clicking here.
Prior to the start of the 2012 season, Schaffer was named to the Hermann Trophy and Senior Class Award watch lists. On Oct. 17, the Allison Park, Pa., native was selected as one of 10 national finalists for the 2012 women's soccer Senior Class Award, which identifies the Division I student-athlete who best exemplifies success on and off the field. The Senior Class Award winner will be announced during this season's Women's College Cup Championship, which will take place in San Diego, Calf., on Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
Out of the 38 individuals on the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, Schaffer is one of eight semi-finalists to return to the ballot from a year ago. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the peak individual award in intercollegiate soccer and is presented each year in January at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
Since arriving at the College in the fall 2009, Schaffer has established herself as one of the premier players in America. Since her initial season, she has appeared in and started every game for the Green and Gold. Last season, she earned multiple All-America accolades, including a spot on the NSCAA First-Team. Additionally, she was tabbed as the 2011 CAA Player of the Year. Schaffer's 41 career goals and 96 points stand at sixth and seventh, respectively, most all-time in school history.
Tribe soccer returns to action on Nov. 2, when it will compete in the CAA Tournament semifinals, which will be held at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field. The College will face the winner of Sunday's quarterfinal match between Hofstra and Northeastern.