RICHMOND, Va. - Another week, another award for William and Mary Tribe women's soccer standout Mallory Schaffer, as the junior midfielder was honored as the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's soccer, the conference office announced on Monday. With the award, Schaffer becomes just the second Tribe player to earn the accolade, joining Abby Lauer who won in 2008.
A Third-Team Capital One Academic All-American honoree, the Allison Park, Pennsylvania native was also a First-Team Academic All-District honoree this season. Schaffer, a biology and pre-med major at the College, is also a three-time recipient of the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award.
On the field, Schaffer was just as spectacular as she was on the field, earning First-Team NSCAA and Second-Team Soccer America All-American honors. The CAA and VaSID Player of the Year, Schaffer led the conference with 17 goals and 40 points. A-First-Team All-CAA honoree, Schaffer also dished out six assists and netted a league-high six game-winning goals.
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.
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