Three Tribe Womenís Soccer Players Earn VaSID All-State Honors
Williamsburg, Va. - After stellar seasons on the pitch, three Tribe womenís soccer players were honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) on Thursday, earning All-State honors. Junior Diana Weigel and sophomore Mallory Schaffer were named to the first team, while sophomore Cortlyn Bristol was named to the second team.
The first-team All-State honor is the third this season for Weigel, who was also named to All-Region Second-Team and first-team All-CAA. Weigel started all 19 matches for the Tribe this year and was a stalwart on the Tribeís defense again this season. Weigel also contributed on the offensive end, scoring one goal and dishing out three assists on the season. Weigelís best match of the season came in the Tribeís 3-2 victory over VCU, when the Fairfax, Virginia native recorded a goal and an assist to lead the College to the win.
After a breakout sophomore campaign, Schaffer has also earned three postseason honors this year including the VaSID First-Team All-State accolade. Schaffer was named All-Region Third-Team and also earned a spot on the All-CAA First-Team. An absolute force offensively, Schaffer led the Tribe with 23 points on the strength of a team-high 10 goals and three assists. Schafferís outstanding numbers ranked her in a tie for second in goals in the conference and fifth in the CAA in points. During one four-match stretch this year, Schaffer notched four consecutive goals for William and Mary. On the season, Schaffer led the College with four game-winning scores.
Earning second-team All-State honors this season was Bristol, who also was named to the All-CAA Second-Team. Bristol was again a standout on the offensive side of the pitch for the Tribe in 2010, scoring six goals and tallying five assists, both of which were second best on the team. Bristol tallied a pair of match-winners for the Tribe this season, scoring the decisive goals in W&Mís victories at Towson and at Drexel. Bristolís best match this season came against the Tigers, where she tallied a pair of goals.
All-state teams are selected by active members of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association.