Sep 18, 2012

Tribe senior Mallory Schaffer CAA Player of the Week

Tribe senior midfielder Mallory Schaffer (Courtesy of TribeAthletics.com)


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary women's soccer senior midfielder Mallory Schaffer was named the CAA Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.  Against Davidson, in the Tribe's lone match of the week, the Allison Park, Pa., native scored a pair of goals to go along with an assist.  The accolade marked Schaffer's fourth career CAA Player of the Week distinction and second of the year.

In the match against the Wildcats, the All-American connected on the Tribe's second score of the afternoon when junior Audrey Barry sent a cross from the right endline to the back post, finding Schaffer, who proceeded to punch through her first goal of the contest.  Schaffer struck again in the 45th minute, as she blasted home freshman Nicole Baxter's through ball, giving the Tribe a 3-0 lead at intermission.  Her assist culminated on the Tribe's first tally of the match as she sent a cross to sophomore Emory Camper, who then connected on her first goal of the season.

For the year, Schaffer has registered a CAA-leading seven goals and 16 points.  For her career, the reigning CAA Player of the Year has netted 38 goals, which is tied with Lindsay Nohl '96 for seventh most in school history, while her 89 career points stand at eighth all-time in the Tribe record books.

The Tribe returns to action Thursday, Sept. 20, when it welcomes VCU to Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly in a rematch of last season's CAA Championship game.  The match with the Rams is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.