Ginny Schafer ’93 Inducted 2008


Ginny   Schafer

The first women's soccer player at Gustavus to be named to the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America Team, Ginny Schafer was a standout sweeper for the Gusties from 1989 to 1992. Regarded as one of the premier defensive players in the nation in her junior and senior seasons, Schafer directed a Gustavus defense that recorded 14 shutouts and limited its opponents to a 1.16 goals per game average in 32 games during her final two seasons. A two-time NSCAA All-America selection (1991, 1992), Schafer was also a three-time All-Conference performer (1990, 1991, 1992) and a two-time All-Midwest Region honoree (1991, 1992). Her teammates selected her as the team's Most Valuable Player three times (1990, 1991, 1992) and captain once in 1992. Schafer helped Gustavus compile a record of 32-22-7 during her career, which was the best record over four years in the program's history up to that point.

After graduating in 1993 with majors in physical education and health, Schafer accepted a teaching position at Fred Moore Middle School in Anoka where she has taught physical education and health for the past 16 years. She received a master's degree in education from Saint Mary's University in 2001. Ginny lives in Maple Grove.