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TEAM CO-CAPTAIN (2016)
MAC HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST (2016)
ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (2016)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION FIRST TEAM (2015)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK HONOREE (11/24/15)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2015)
Team co-captain...Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to the start of the season...Academic All-Big Ten...All-Big Ten Third Team (Forward) honoree...Started all 21 matches for the Nittany Lions...Recorded 17 points on six goals and five assists...Finished second on the team in points (17) and goals (six)...Finished tied for second on the team in assists (five)...Tied a career-best two goals and four points in a 2-1 win against Nebraska (9/25)...Netted a goal and an assist in Penn State's 6-0 victory over Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/11)...Ended the season ranked 21st all-time at Penn State in points (64)...Finished the year tied for 17th all-time at Penn State in goals scored (25).
Academic All-Big Ten...NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team...Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team (Forward)...TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week honoree (11/24)...Started 24 of 27 matches...Scored six game-winning goals...Over the final 17 games of the season, Schafer scored in nine games...Tallied at least one point in 11 of the final 17 games of the season...Finished the season with the team lead and Big Ten lead in goals (13) and points (30)...Dished out four assists...Scored twice in a 4-2 win over Arkansas (8/30)...Recorded the fastest Nittany Lion goal in 2015 - 5:00 - against UAlbany (11/13)...Tallied three-straight matches with a goal twice (10/8-10-15 & 11/13-11/22)...Tied a career-high four shots against Loyola Marymount (8/23), Maryland (10/8) and Ohio State (11/22)...Netted a goal and an assist against Boston U (11/20).
Started eight games in 24 appearances...Recorded six goals and five assists for 17 points on the season...Scored the game-winning goal twice: vs. UConn (8/29) and at Michigan (10/16)...Big Ten Freshman of the Week for her game-winner at Michigan...Three-point performance (one goal, one assist) vs. Bucknell (9/23)...Two-goal performance against UConn (8/29), resulting in Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors...Assisted on goals in back-to-back contests against Purdue (9/12) and Indiana (9/14)...Logged 1,300 minutes on the season, including 90 minutes vs. Iowa (10/26).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned four letters at Neshaminy for head coach Rachel Clemens...2014 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year...Graduated with the school's records in career goals scored (102) and assists (78)...Four-time all-region, first team all-state and Suburban One National League Player of the Year honorees...Three-time NSCAA All-America and Bucks County courier Times Player of the Year picks...Two-year Pennsylvania State Coaches Association State Player of the Year and Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the Year selections...In 2014, scored 33 goals and tacked on 18 assists, both single season school records...Helped lead Neshaminy to a 25-0 record and Class AAA state title, scoring the overtime game-winner in the state title game...Also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Competed for FC Bucks under head coach Ed Leigh...Team reached the 2012 ECNL Championship playoff bracket in 2012 and the Pennsylvania State Cup Championship in 2013.
Megan Elizabeth Schafer was born on August 19, 1996, in Philadelphia...Parents are Marianne and Rich Schafer...Has one brother, Richie, and a sister, Kristen...Grandfather played football, basketball and ran track at St. Joseph's...Communication sciences and disorders major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"When I came on my first visit my sophomore year, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. It just has so much to offer. After graduating with a Penn State degree, I have a higher chance of finding a job quicker."