Dec. 2, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior midfielder Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) earned first-team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the organization announced on Friday (Dec. 2).
It marks the seventh consecutive season for the Cavaliers to have a first-team All-America selection from the NSCAA and the 14th consecutive season for Virginia to have an All-America selection by the organization.
Shaffer was a first-team All-Region selection by the NSCAA earlier this week.
A midfielder, Shaffer paced the Cavalier offense in 2016 with a team-leading 13 goals, seven assists and 32 points. She hit three game-winning goals and notched her first hat trick of the season in a win over Pittsburgh. Her game-winners came against Michigan State, at No. 20 Notre Dame and Monmouth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
She was named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy honoring the top collegiate soccer player earlier this week. Virginia has had a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy for the previous four seasons, claiming the award twice in 2013 and 2014.
Cavaliers Looking to Build MomentumWomen's Basketball11/22/17Virginia (2-3) will play twice this weekend in the Cavalier Classic at John Paul Jones Arena: Saturday against Harvard and Sunday against Duquesne.'Hoos Eager to Seize Opportunity Friday NightFootball11/21/17At 8 p.m. Friday, in the annual battle for the Commonwealth Clash, UVA (6-5 overall, 3-4 ACC) meets Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3) at Scott Stadium.Hunter Dazzles as 'Hoos Stay UnbeatenMen's Basketball11/19/17Behind a career-high 23 points from redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter, unbeaten Virginia defeated Monmouth 73-53 on Sunday at JPJ.
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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.
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