Name: Alexis Shifflett
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Setter
Height: 5-4
DOB: 5/12/1996
Birthplace: Owatonna, Minn.
Hometown: Waseca, Minn.
High School: Waseca High School
College: Waseca High School
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition Tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2013: ParaVolley Pan American Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships (Gold), Moscow Open Cup (Gold)
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  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Awarded the 2016 Wilma Rudolph Award as a part of the 2016 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • Named the 2015 USA Volleyball Female Sitting Team Most Improved Player
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  • Lexi was born with fibular hemimelia, and was born without her ankle bones and a few toes on her right leg. At 9 months old, her parents decided to amputate.
  • She played softball and volleyball all four years of high school and previously participated in gymnastics and dance
  • Her favorite athlete is three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings