University of Maryland signs Rhode Island captain Amanda Schafer as graduate transfer
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Amanda 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.
Pembroke HS / Rhode Island
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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