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8 Alexis Shaffer
Alexis  Shaffer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Height:
5-7

Position:
M


02/07/2017

Four Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team

Latsko, McNabb, Shaffer and Stearns honored for academic and athletic achievement

01/12/2017

Shaffer, McNabb Taken In 2017 NWSL Draft

Shaffer selected 25th by Kansas City, McNabb selected 37th by Seattle

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

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)

2016
ACC Offensive Player of the Year
ACC Midfielder of the Year
NSCAA First Team All-America selection
All-ACC First Team selection
Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy
Started all 22 games
Selected by FC Kansas City with 25th pick of the NWSL Draft
Team-leader in goals (13) and assists (7)
Hit three game-winning goals
Hit game-winning goal vs. Michigan State (8/25), at #20 Notre Dame (10/9) and Monmouth (11/11)
Named to the ACC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team

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
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

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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