KANSAS CITY, Kan. - This past week, William and Mary women's soccer junior All-American Mallory Schaffer was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First-Team Academic All-American team. The prestigious honor is the second for Schaffer this season, as she was also named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA and Capital One. Schaffer was the only player from the CAA honored as an Academic All-American.
A standout on the pitch and in the classroom, Schaffer was named the CAA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this month. 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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