KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The honors continue to roll in for William and Mary Tribe junior Mallory Schaffer on Friday, as she was named a First-Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Schaffer is the 14th player in W&M history to be named an All-American and the honor is the 30th total All-American accolade in school history. The last player to earn first-team distinction was Ann Cook following her terrific 1997 campaign.
"I am really delighted for her," Tribe head coach John Daly remarked. "It's a great testament to the fantastic season that she had for us. Mallory has been a tremendous leader for us both on and off the field and it's a terrific individual honor for a tremendous person."
The First-Team All-American honor is just one of the many accolades earned by Schaffer following her stellar junior campaign. The Allison Park, Pennsylvania native was also named First-Team All-Region, CAA Player of the Year, First-Team All-CAA, and a Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Schaffer led the CAA in goals with 17 and points with 40. Her six assists on the year ranked in a tie for seventh, while her six game-winning goals were the most in the conference.
Schaffer's best stretch of the season came in six games spanning from September 11 to October 2. In those six matches, Schaffer scored at least one goal each game, racking up nine goals in total. The Tribe's junior captain also liked to score in bunches in 2011, racking up two goals in five separate matches.
Not only did Schaffer excel on the field, but also off it. Schaffer was named a Third-Team Academic All-American by Capital One/CoSIDA, as well as First-Team Academic All-District.
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