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.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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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.
Shaffer Named NSCAA All-American
W. Soccer | 12/2/2016
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W. Soccer | 12/2/2016
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W. Soccer | 11/30/2016
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W. Soccer | 11/29/2016
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W. Soccer | 11/20/2016
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W. Soccer | 11/19/2016
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W. Soccer | 11/18/2016
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Jeff White: Shaffer's Star Continues to Rise at UVA
W. Soccer | 11/17/2016
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