Name: Michelle Schiffler
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker
Height: 6-0
Birthplace: Lake Wales, Fla.
Hometown: Lake Wales, Fla.
High School: Frostproof Junior-Senior High School
College: University of Georgia
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
  • 2012: Paralympic Games in London (Silver)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
  • 2010: WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First Place)
  • 2012: Shanghai Exhibition Tournament; Netherlands Exhibition; Volleyball Masters (Gold)
  • 2011: ECVD Continental Cup (Gold)
  • 2010: WOVD World Cup (Gold); Parapan American Championship (Gold)
  • 2009: Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold)
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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Has won eight gold medals with Team USA since 2010
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Right arm amputee below the elbow
  • Played in 11 sets of the 2012 Paralympics as a substitute. Finished with 14 points on 10 kills, one block and three aces.
  • Played basketball without her prosthetic arm and volleyball with it during high school before she started in sitting volleyball.
Personal: Married Alexander Schiffler in 2011. Alexander competed for Germany in sitting volleyball at the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Paralympic Games, and they also played on the same club team in Germany... Most admired person is her mother because “she taught me to me to have an open mind, strong will, and yet to be empathetic through her example."... The happiest moments of her life were her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, Marlena, in 2015... Graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, and also was named to the Dean’s List and Provost’s List