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NCAA May 28, 2022

University of Maryland signs Rhode Island captain Amanda Schafer as graduate transfer

COLLEGE PARK, MDAmanda Schafer, who was a team captain and four-year starter on defense at the University of Rhode Island, has signed to play at Maryland as a graduate student.

Schafer started 50 games for the Rams during her four years. She graduated with a degree in Communications from Rhode Island will pursue a Master’s degree at Maryland.

Amanda Schafer
Pembroke, Mass.
Pembroke HS / Rhode Island
FC Boston

On Instagram: @amandaschaferr
On Twitter: @amandaschafer7

As a senior at Rhode Island (2021) 

  • Started 15 games in 17 appearances.
  • Took seven total shots on the year, with two on the frame.
  • Defense posted a 1.07 goals against average.

As a junior at Rhode Island (2020) 

  • Made seven starts in 12 games for the Rams.
  • Part of a defense that allowed just 1.25 goals per game.

As a sophomore at Rhode Island (2019)

  • Named captain for the 2019 season.
  • Played in 15 games, making 11 starts on defense.
  • Helped the Rams to a 1.10 GAA.

As a freshman at Rhode Island (2018)

  • Started 17 of 18 games during her rookie season.
  • Scored her first-career goal against St. Bonaventure (10/11).

Prior To College

  • Attended Pembroke High School in Pembroke, Mass.
  • Captained her soccer and hockey teams.
  • Named All-Scholastic (2017).
  • Named League MVP.
  • Named All-Star (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Earned All-State 2017.
  • Named Team MVP (2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Earned Team Most Offensive Player (2015, 2016, 2017) and Team Most Defensive Player (2014).
  • Was the league’s top scorer (2017).
  • Named All-Scholastic.
  • Member of the White Ribbon Club and Key Club.
  • Was a member of the hockey team that went undefeated to the semifinals in 2017.
  • Member of the FC Boston (2012-2018).
  • First Eastern Massachusetts All-Star (2015, 2016, 2017).


  • Born October 4, 1999.
  • Daughter of Andrea and Peter Schafer.
  • Has one older sister, Alex, and one older brother, Zachary and they both attend the University of Massachusetts.
  • Enjoys surfing, skiing, and hanging out with her friends.
  • Graduated with a degree in Communications from Rhode Island.

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