WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The No. 23-ranked William and Mary Tribe women's soccer team will end the regular season this Friday, October 28 when the College will head to Norfolk to play the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with live stats available at TribeAthletics.com.
Scouting the Tribe
The William and Mary Tribe enter Friday's match with the Monarchs off their first loss in 11 matches, having their 10-match win-streak snapped last Sunday at the hands of the VCU Rams. On the season, the College has posted a record of 14-2-2 on the year including a mark of 9-1 in CAA conference play.
The Tribe's offensive attack this season has been terrific, leading the CAA and ranking 13th in the country with an average of 2.5 goals a match. Leading the charge has been junior captain Mallory Schaffer, who ranks 19th in the nation with 33 points and 15th in the country with 14 goals. Sophomore Dani Rutter has 20 points on five goals and a CAA leading 10 assists, while freshman Emory Camper has also tallied 20 points on seven goals and six assists.
Defensively, the College has been equally spectacular, ranking 20th in the nation in goals-against average at 0.651. The Tribe's backline has been led by senior Diana Weigel and freshman Emily Fredrikson, while goalkeeper Katherine Yount leads the CAA with nine shutouts on the season.
Scouting the Lady Monarchs
The Old Dominion Lady Monarchs come in to Friday's regular-season finale on a four-match losing streak. The Lady Monarchs have posted an overall record of 6-10-2 this season that includes a league mark of 3-6-1. ODU has been eliminated from CAA Tournament contention.
Old Dominion's offense this season has been led by senior Lisa Bernardini, who leads the team with 18 points, six goals, and six assists. Junior Ashlee Coutu has tallied five goals on the year, while senior Victoria Johnson has netted four scores and dished out two helpers.
In goal, junior Brianna Alvarado has started all 18 matches for the Lady Monarchs this season, posting a goals-against average of 2.18. Alvarado has made 76 saves while recording three shutouts.
In the overall series between the Tribe and the Lady Monarchs, William and Mary has posted a record of 19-2-1. The College has won five-straight regular-season matches over Old Dominion, including a 2-1 win over ODU last season. Mallory Schaffer scored both of the College's goals in the win, with Diana Weigel, Audrey Barry, and Lauren Gough all tallying assists.
W&M Reels off
After a 2-2 draw with East Carolina on September 11, William and Mary reeled off 10-straight wins before dropping a 1-0 decision to VCU on October 23. Over the course of the 10-game winning streak, the Tribe outscored its opponents a combined 27-5. The 10 wins were the most in a row for the College since it won 10 straight during the 1999 season.
Tribe Clinches CAA
Regular Season Title
With its 3-1 win over Northeastern on October 16, William and Mary clinched the CAA regular season title. The College will now host the CAA Championship at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on November 3-6. The Tribe will receive a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the match between the No. 4 and No. 5-seeded teams.
NCAA-Record 31st Consecutive Winning Season
With its 2-0 win over Drexel on October 7, William and Mary clinched its 31st-consectuive winning season, extending its own NCAA record. Also with the win, the College won its 10th match of the year, the sixth-straight season W&M has won at least 10 games. Overall, the Tribe has posted 10 or more victories in 27 of its 31 years as a program.
Undefeated at Home in 2011
Simply put, the College was dominant at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field in 2011, posting an 8-0-1 record and outscoring their opponents a combined 27-5. The eight wins tie a school record, while W&M's home winning percentage of .994 breaks the previous mark of .900 set back in 2006. The 2006 season was also the last time the Tribe went undefeated at home, posting an 8-0-2 record.
National, CAA Honors for Second-Straight Week
Junior captain Mallory Schaffer continued her offensive onslaught and was rewarded with national and CAA honors for the second-straight week. Schaffer was named CAA Player of the Week and to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for the second-consecutive week, and was also named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week on October 5.
Against the Princeton Tigers on September 15, junior goalkeeper Katherine Yount had one of her finest performances of the season, making three saves en route to recording her fourth shutout of the season. The 2011 season has been a great one for Yount and the Tribe's defense, as they started the year with three-straight shutout victories.
Schaffer, Camper Lead
Tribe Past Princeton
Headlining the Tribe's effort in its 2-0 win over Princeton on September 16 were junior Mallory Schaffer and freshman Emory Camper, who each had a goal and an assist on the night. Freshman Emily Fredrikson notched her first collegiate point, tallying an assist on Schaffer's score. Junior goalkeeper Katherine Yount made three saves on way to recording her fourth shutout of the season.
Soccer America's National Team of the Week
On September 2-4, freshman Emory Camper was an unstoppable force offensively, helping the College win the 2011 Tribe Nike Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Invitational. On Friday, September 2, Camper came off the bench to score a pair of goals, including the game winner, in W&M's win over No. 13 Georgetown. The on Sunday, September 4, Camper was at it once again, notching her third goal of the weekend in the Tribe's 2-2 draw with Villanova. For her efforts, Camper was named MVP of the tournament, all-tournament team, and CAA Rookie of the Week.
W&M Wins the Nike
Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Invitational
After battling the Villanova Wildcats to a 2-2 draw and defeating No. 13 Georgetown, 3-1, the Tribe claimed its second tournament crown of the season, winning the Nike Tribe Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Invitational. Earlier this season, W&M won the VCU Tournament after defeating Marshall and Appalachian State.
Tribe Upends No. 13
Georgetown, 3-1, in Williamsburg
Freshman Emory Camper scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, while junior Cortlyn Bristol also netted a goal and tallied an assist on September 2, leading the Tribe to the win. Freshman Aly Shaughnessy and senior Diana Weigel also recorded assists in the victory. Junior keeper Katherine Yount was terrific in goal for the College, making four saves while surrendering just one score.
Fredrikson Named CAA Rookie of the Week
W&M freshman Emily Fredrikson, an Ashburn, Virginia native, was a key component in the Tribe posting a pair of shutout victories this past weekend in the VCU Tournament. On August 26, the College beat Appalachian State, 2-0, before defeating Marshall on August 28, 4-0. For her efforts, Fredrikson was named the VCU Tournament MVP and to the All-Tournament team.
W&M Starts Season
with Three-Straight Shutout Wins
With its 4-0 win over Marshall on August 28, the Tribe has opened the season with three-straight shutout wins for just the second time in program history. The last time the College accomplished the feat was during the 1993 season when W&M started the year with four-straight shutout victories.
Tribe Wins VCU
Tournament with Pair of Victories
After posting a 2-0 win over Appalachian State and a 4-0 victory over Marshall at the VCU Tournament, August 26-28, the College was declared champions of the VCU Tournament. Freshman Emily Fredrikson was named tournament MVP, while junior Mallory Schaffer, sophomore Dani Rutter, and freshman Emily Camper joined Fredrikson on the all-tournament team.
CAA Player of the Week
W&M junior Cortlyn Bristol, a Preseason All-CAA selection, started her junior campaign with a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in the Tribe's 5-0 win over St. John's on August 19. Bristol opened the scoring with a goal in the 42nd minute and then added another in the 63rd minute. The match-winning score was the sixth of Bristol's career.
Tribe Opens Season
with 5-0 Win over St. John's
Juniors Mallory Schaffer and Cortlyn Bristol each had a pair of goals to lead the Tribe to the win on August 19, while freshman Anna Madden had a goal and an assist in her first collegiate match. Sophomore Dani Rutter and freshman Emory Camper each had a pair of assists, while senior Diana Weigel and junior Jackie Blake-Hedges also had helpers in the victory. The Tribe's five-goal win over the Red Storm was the biggest for the College in a season-opening victory since the Green and Gold defeated American, 8-0, to start the 1996 campaign. Overall, the five-goal win ties for the fourth-largest season-opening victory in program history.
Four Tribe Players
Earn Preseason All-CAA Honors
Senior Diana Weigel, junior Mallory Schaffer, junior Cortlyn Bristol, and sophomore Audrey Barry were all named to the Preseason All-CAA team prior to the 2011 season. In 2010, Schaffer and Weigel earned First-Team All-CAA honors, while Cortlyn Bristol earned second-team all-conference accolades and Audrey Barry earned Third-Team All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie distinctions.
Tribe Picked to
Finish Third in Preseason Poll
The William and Mary Tribe was picked to finish third in the CAA in a preseason poll conducted by the conference's coaches before the 2011 season. With seven first place votes, James Madison was picked to win the league, while Hofstra finished just three points ahead of the College in second with 108 points and two first place votes. With three first place votes, the Tribe was 19 points ahead of fourth-place Northeastern.