Nov. 30, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Seniors Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) and Kristen McNabb (Montville, N.J.) earned All-Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the organization announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30).
Shaffer was named a first-team selection, while McNabb earned second-team honors.
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.
McNabb helped anchor a defensive back line that posted 11 shutout victories on the season and held opponents to 18 goals. She scored four goals, including a pair of game-winners, to help the Cavaliers to a 15-5-2 record and the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the 12th consecutive season. McNabb hit the game-winner against No. 17 Virginia Tech in a two-goal performance and also hit the game-winning goal against Boston College.