Sep 16, 2012

Tribe Senior Mallory Schaffer Soccer America's Team of the Week


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - After netting a score and an assist against Richmond and tallying the game-winner at Auburn, William and Mary senior midfielder Mallory Schaffer was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week on Thursday.  For her efforts, Schaffer was also named CAA Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 3.

Against the Spiders, Schaffer assisted in junior Dani Rutter's eighth career goal, as the Tribe went ahead 2-0 in the 86th minute.  In the closing moments of the contest, Schaffer connected on her 34th career score, heading in a corner kick from Rutter, as W&M downed Richmond, 3-0.  In the match at Auburn, the Allison Park, Pa., native netted the game-winner on a PK in the 29th minute.  The 2-0 win against the Tigers was the College's seventh triumph over SEC competition and head coach John Daly's 350th career victory.

Through seven matches this season, Schaffer leads the Tribe with 11 points, coming off a team-high five goals and one assist.  She ranks second in the CAA in goals and points, while leading the league in game-winning goals with two. For her career, it's Schaffer's second distinction being named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week.

W&M returns to Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Sunday, Sept. 16, in a 2 p.m. clash against Davidson.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.