Waseca Woman Helps USA Sitting Volleyball Stay Perfect
Alexis Shifflett was dynamic on Saturday at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio over the weekend. Shifflett who attended Waseca High School helped keep the USA Sitting Volleyball team perfect with a come from behind win against Russia in 5 sets.
Shifflett was born with fibular hemimelia, which according to the Paley Institute is when part or all of the fibular bone is missing, and without her ankle bones on her right leg. At the age of 9 months old, her parents decided to amputate, but that hasn't stopped her from competing!
On Saturday Shifflett and her setting partner, Kaleo Maclay of Hawaii in the third match paced the Americans on Saturday to a 38 kill percent and .279 hitting efficiency according to the official stats kept by the USA Volleyball Team.
Shifflett's bio states that she played softball and volleyball all four years at Waseca High School.
Over the entire weekend, the US Women's Sitting team went 5-0 to bring their overall 2019 record to 12-0.