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#6 Sheaffer Skadsen
Position: Defense
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
High School: Skyview HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Skadsen Photos

2013, 2014, 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

2014 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

2015 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (9/29)

2015 District 8 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American

2015 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2015 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2015: Skadsen was the cornerstone of the Arizona team this season … She logged the most minutes of anyone on the team with a grand total of 2,011 … She was only on the bench for 13 minutes during the season, and those 13 minutes came in the season opener … Was the last line of the Arizona defense and thrived in every match … Earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week in late September for her efforts against Washington … She scored three goals on the season, and every one of them came at a crucial moment … Scored the equalizer against Texas Tech in the 89th minute … Scored the equalizer against Colorado in the 84th minute … Put the Northern Colorado match away in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with her penalty kick that gave Arizona a 2-0 lead in the 74th minute.

 

2014: Outside of goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman, nobody logged more minutes on the pitch for the Wildcats than center back Sheaffer Skadsen … She played in 20 of the 21 matches and started in all of them … The only match she missed, versus Nevada, was due to family reasons … Skadsen, the leader of the defense, also contributed in the attack, scoring two goals on the year, both coming from the penalty spot … Of her eight shots, three were on target. 

2013: Competed and started all 20 matches, playing an important role for the Wildcat defense … Attempted 10 shots, including four on goal … Earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention accolades by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

2012: Played in nine matches, logging a total of 167 minutes ... Attempted three shots, including two on goal.

Prep: Oregon ODP Player of the Year ... Region Player of the Year ... Lead her team to Washington State semifinalis ... Member of the Oregon ODP State team five times ... Player on the National Pool in 2008 ... Nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year twice ... Nationally ranked No. 45.

Personal: Daughter of Brent and Chris Skadsen ... Has four siblings: Kramer, Mckenzie, Chaney and Ashton … Majoring in physiology.