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Mikayla Shields
Mikayla  Shields

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Lake Nona

Height:
6-0

Position:
RS/OH

Experience:
HS



AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2016 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2016 AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (8/29/16)

  • 2016 (FRESHMAN)
  • Posted one of the best freshman seasons in program history, culminating with a spot on the AVCA All-Region honorable mention team
  • Played in all but one of the team's 106 sets on the season
  • Led the team with 341 kills (3.25 per set) and hit .308, shattering the program's freshman record for hitting percentage in the rally-scoring era
  • Posted one of the best freshman seasons in program history, culminating with a spot on the AVCA All-Region honorable mention team
  • Opened her college career with tournament MVP honors at the College of Charleston Tournament, where she totaled 33 kills and hit .403 over nine sets (8/29)
  • Made the all-tournament team at the Springhill Suites Invitational (9/10), and earned MVP honors again at the Gamecock Invitational (9/17)
  • Had a season-high 23 kills and hit .298 in a five-set comeback win at Mississippi State (11/4)
  • Stunned Georgia with six aces in the three-set win, tied for the second-most in school history for a three-setter (11/6)
  • Hit .368 with 17 kills and 14 digs to help the Gamecocks upset #21 Missouri at home (11/13)
  • Recorded her fifth and final double-double of the season against Arkansas, putting up 18 kills and 10 digs to go with four blocks (11/23)

  • HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Played club volleyball for head coach Danny Eleutiza at OVA/TBVA 17 Asics Red
  • Ranked 36th in the 2015 Max Preps Senior Aces Top 100
  • 2014 Class 7A Player of the Year
  • Led her team to the 2015 East Metro Championship
  • Led her high school team to the 7A regional championship
  • Earned the AP Scholar Award for academics at Lake Nona
  • Also competed in track and field for four years, taking after her parents who each competed in track and field at the University of Pittsburgh. Father Brett is part of the school-record-holding Sprint Hurdle Relay team. Mother Najuma holds the indoor and outdoor high jump records, as well as the pentathlon and heptathlon records

  • PERSONAL
  • Daughter of Brett and Najuma Shields
  • Plans to major in Biological Sciences
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