Dec 8, 2010

William and Mary Tribe women’s soccer players named All-Region

Williamsburg, Va. - William and Mary Tribe women’s soccer players Diana Weigel and Mallory Schaffer were named All-Region on Monday after fantastic seasons in 2010. As a team, the Tribe was also recognized on Monday, earning the 2010 NSCAA Team Academic Award.

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Weigel, who also earned All-Region honors in 2008, was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second-Team this year. The honor is the second for Weigel this year, as she was named First-Team All-CAA for the second-consecutive year. Weigel started all 19 matches for the Tribe this year and was a stalwart on the Tribe’s defense again this season. Weigel also contributed on the offensive end, scoring one goal and dishing out three assists on the season. Weigel’s best match of the season came in the Tribe’s 3-2 victory over VCU, when the Fairfax, Virginia native recorded a goal and an assist to lead the College to the win.

Schaffer has a breakout season for the College this year, earning a spot on the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third-Team. After a solid rookie year, Schaffer had a terrific season for the Tribe in 2010, earning All-CAA First Team honors. An absolute force offensively, Schaffer led the Tribe with 23 points on the strength of a team-high 10 goals and three assists. Schaffer’s outstanding numbers ranked her in a tie for second in goals in the conference and fifth in the CAA in points. When Schaffer scored this season for the College, it came in bunches at the sophomore tallied four matches with two goals. During one four-match stretch this year, Schaffer notched four consecutive goals for William and Mary. On the season, Schaffer led the College with four game-winning scores.

A total of 639 soccer teams (195 men, 444 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year, and William and Mary women’s soccer was among those. The Tribe earned the award for the fifth time in school history, the first since the 2006 season.