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8 Alexis Shaffer
Alexis  Shaffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Height:
5-7

Position:
M

12/02/2016

Shaffer Named NSCAA All-American

Cavalier senior midfielder earns first team honors from NSCAA

11/30/2016

McNabb, Shaffer Named NSCAA All-Region Selections

Cavalier midfielder named to first team, while UVA defender named second team selection

11/29/2016

Shaffer Named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist

Senior midfielder one of 15 women up for award honoring nation's top player

11/03/2016

Five Cavaliers Garner ACC Women's Soccer Honors

Shaffer named Offensive Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Year to lead honorees

10/09/2016

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

10/29/2015

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

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

10/29/2015

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

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

09/27/2015

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

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

09/24/2015

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

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

09/03/2015

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

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

2015 SEASON
• 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

2014 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

2013 SEASON
• 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

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

CLUB & PREP
• 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 TopDrawerSoccer.com

PERSONAL
• 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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