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Ashton Schaffer


Senior - Defense
Midlothian, TX
Alliance Bulldogs

2013-14 Alternate Captain
2014-15 Captain
2015-16 Captain

November 2014 ACHA/Great Skate Sportsmanship Award

Pointstreak statistics page

2015-16: Although Schaffer only played during the first half of the season, prior to her December 2015 graduation, she seemed to find a new gear during the final 11 games of her career. Her fourth and final career goal (and her first and only on the power play) came in the second game of the campaign, at Massachusetts on October 10, 2015. One month later, on November 7, 2015, she picked up a pair of assists in a home win over Northeastern, her second multi-point outing.

2014-15: After being the sole Lady Ice Lion to play in each of the first 49 games in team history, Schaffer finally missed a pair of games, on November 22 and 23, 2014 at Northeastern, due to a scheduling conflict. Still, she played in all others, primarily partnering with Madison Smiddy, and helped provide one of Division 1's most reliable and effective tandems, as Penn State was one of just seven teams to allow two goals or fewer per game. Schaffer grabbed her first career D1 goal on a transitional drive to open the scoring in an eventual shutout win over Ohio State on January 17, 2015. She also added five assists, including on both January 30 and 31, 2015 against Navy and Northeastern, respectively, to create a run of three points in four contests.

2013-14: Schaffer was minted as an assistant captain as a junior, formalizing her leadership responsibilities, and she responded with the most prolific season of her collegiate career to date. She scored her first goal on November 22, 2013 against Slippery Rock, then added a second on a contest-clinching drive against West Region top seed North Dakota State on March 14, 2014 - while also helping to shut down division player of the year Kacie Johnson on the other end. Schaffer had a three-game point-scoring streak from November 17-December 7, 2013, notching assists in a pair of matchups with Delaware both before and after her SRU tally. Penn State was once again among the nation's best defensive teams with the Texan playing big minutes, as the Lady Ice Lions allowed just 30 goals in 25 games, or 1.2 per outing.

2012-13: With a greatly increased role (both on and off the ice) Schaffer thrived in the Lady Ice Lions' inaugural season, emerging as a tough and physical, but clean, defender capable of shutting down half of the ice. The play of Schaffer and her fellow blueliners was vital to Penn State's surprising run to the national championship game, as the team surrendered just 21 goals in a 14-game season. Half of her quartet of assists came in the Lady Ice Lions' first official home game, a win against Slippery Rock in Altoona on December 9, 2012.

2011-12: As a freshman, Schaffer played for the Lady Icers program in ACHA Division 1 and helped the team to the ECWHL regular season championship - a feat that involved toppling perennial power Rhode Island for just the second time since PSU joined the league in 2003. She collected a pair of assists, on October 1, 2011 versus Buffalo and in a draw at NCAA Division III Chatham on November 5, 2011. Shaffer skated six times against NCAA squads, including Division I Robert Morris on September 23, 2011.

Career Statistics:
Season GP G A Pts. PIM PP SH GW
2011-12
14
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
2012-13
14
0
4
4
12
0
0
0
2013-14
25
2
4
6
14
0
0
0
2014-15
25
1
5
6
12
0
0
1
2015-16
11
1
2
3
2
1
0
0
Career
89
4
17
21
40
1
0
1