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8 Alexis Shaffer
Alexis  Shaffer


Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope




No. 8 Virginia Nets 1-0 Victory At No. 20 Notre Dame

Shaffer converts PK to lift UVA to first win by a visiting team at Notre Dame this season


No. 8 Virginia Posts 6-0 Victory Over Pittsburgh

Shaffer notches hat trick while Ziemer adds two goals and pair of assists


McNabb, Shaffer Tabbed Preseason All-ACC

Cavalier seniors lead squad picked to finish second in ACC preseason poll


Cavaliers Claim Multiple All-ACC Honors

Doniak, Sonnett, Swanson collect individual honors


No. 2 Virginia Defeats No. 1 Florida State 1-0

Shaffer penalty kick pushes Cavaliers past Seminoles


Women's Soccer vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)


Women's Soccer vs. Louisville (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer vs. Louisville (by Matt Riley)


Women's Soccer vs. Duke (by Kelsey Grant)

Cavaliers end home stand with a 1-0 win over No. 19 Duke!


Women's Soccer vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)


Women's Soccer Exhibition vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer Exhibition vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

• Second-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region selection
• All-ACC Second Team selection
• Started all 23 matches
• Played the full time in seven matches
• Five game-winning goals: Old Dominion (9/13), #19 Duke (9/27), at Wake Forest (10/11) and #1 Florida State (10/25), UNCW (11/20)
• Two assists on game-winning goals:  Harvard (9/11) and at #5 Clemson (10/8)
• Hit a PK at #8 UCLA (9/4) to tie the match
• Hit PK for the game-winner vs. #1 FSU (10/25)
• Scored two goals at Pitt (10/31) for first multi-goal game of the season


• Second-Team VaSID All-State
• Appeared in all 26 games, starting 17
• GWG vs. Richmond and at Alabama
• Goal and assist vs. Boston College
• Goal and assist vs. Pitt
• Goal vs. Marshall
• Goal vs. Kentucky
• Goal vs. Texas A&M in College Cup
• Game-winning assist vs UNC in ACC semis
• Assist vs. Villanova and Tennessee
• Had a career-long four-game point streak to open the season
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Appeared in all 26 games, starting one
• Had three goals and nine assists for 15 points
• Goal and assist vs. Rutgers (1st career goal)
• Goal vs. Syracuse and at Wake Forest
• Assisted both goals in NCAA win over Wake
• Two assists at NC State, vs. Miami
• Had first career assist vs. Richmond
• GW Assist vs. Georgetown in NCAA 2nd rd
• Ranked fourth in ACC with 9 assists

• Member of the United States U-23 National Team
• Has also represented the U.S. at the U-18 level

• Two-time NSCAA Youth All-American
• Two-time NSCAA High School All-American
• 2013 Elite Soccer Report Spring Player of the Year
• 2012 & 2013 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year
• Led Green Hope to 2013 North Carolina 4A State Championship, earning Championship MVP honors
• Raleigh News & Observer Player of the Year
• Helped club team, CASL Chelsea Ladies 94, to multiple state championships
• Member of two ECNL National Championship teams
• Ranked the No. 15 recruit in 2013 class by

• Full name is Alexis Paige Shaffer
• Daughter of David and Stacy Shaffer
• Father played basketball at Clemson and Florida State and was selected by the Portland Trailblazers in the fourth round of the 1986 NBA Draft
• Grandfather, Lee Shaffer, was a basketball All-American at North Carolina, earning 1960 ACC Player of the Year honors before playing three seasons in the NBA for the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers
• Older brother, Shawn, plays basketball at William Peace University
• Older sister, Ashley, plays soccer at Georgetown
• Has a younger brother, Ryan



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