AT VIRGINIA: 2003--Played every minute of the season ... had an assist vs. Liberty ... member of defensive unit that averaged just seven shots allowed and under a goal per game. 2002--Started all 22 games ... fourth on team with 1,750 minutes played ... scored a goal vs. Temple and JMU ... member of defense that finished in the top ten nationally in fewest shots allowed per game. 2001--Appeared in all 23 games, starting 22 ... scored one goal and three assists ... scored first career goal in the NCAA quarterfinal match at Santa Clara ... picked up her third assist of the season in the 4-1 victory over William & Mary, assisting on the first goal of the game by Sarah Lane ... played virtually every minute of the season (1,913) ... assisted on Taylor Wood's game-winner against Florida State ... assisted on Laura Gaworecki's game-winner at James Madison for her first career point.
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner and three-time team MVP at Sparta High School ... Sparta's all-time leading scorer with 193 points ... NSCAA All-America selection as a senior ... two-time New Jersey Coaches Association All-State selection ... named one of the top 20 players in New Jersey ... three-time All-Sussex County Interscholastic League selection ... named to the NSCAA All-America team in 2000 ... named West New Jersey Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000 ... was a member of the Under-19 U.S. National Team ... also captain of the basketball team at Sparta ... full name is Jessica Heathfield Trainor ... born February 25, 1983 in Danbury, Conn. ... daughter of Patricia and Thomas Trainor.
Afamefuna Thriving in New RoleMen's Soccer4/24/17After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.'Hoos Head Into Postseason on High NoteWomen's Lacrosse4/22/17In its regular-season finale, Virginia clinched the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament with a 6-5 win over Virginia Tech at Klöckner Stadium.Coleman Making Most of OpportunityFootball4/21/17Lester Coleman, who'll be a redshirt junior in the fall, has emerged as a strong candidate to succeed Nicholas Conte as Virginia's punter.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: 'Hoos Happy to Have Petersen Back in Fold
W. Soccer | 4/4/2017
Courtney Petersen missed Virginia's 2016 season while playing for the United States in the FIFA U...
Virginia Women's Soccer Announces Spring Schedule
W. Soccer | 3/7/2017
The Virginia women’s soccer program announced its spring schedule Tuesday with a six-game...
Three Virginia Student-Athletes Earn ACC Postgraduate Honors
W. Soccer | 2/22/2017
Three Virginia student-athletes have been honored with 2017 ACC Postgraduate Awards, as announced...
Four Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team
W. Soccer | 2/7/2017
Four members of the Virginia women's soccer team were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference...
Shaffer, McNabb Taken In 2017 NWSL Draft
W. Soccer | 1/12/2017
Seniors Alexis Shaffer and Kristen McNabb were both selected in the 2017 NWSL College Draft on...
Shaffer Leads Six UVA Players In Earning VaSID Honors
W. Soccer | 12/20/2016
Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer was named the Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports...
Shaffer Named NSCAA All-American
W. Soccer | 12/02/2016
Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer earned first-team All-America honors from the National Soccer...
Jeff White: Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017
W. Soccer | 12/02/2016
Virginia's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring ...
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