Name: Alexis (Lexi) Shifflett
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Setter
Height: 5-4
Birthplace: Owatonna, Minn.
Hometown: Waseca, Minn.
High School: Waseca High School
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: USA Exhibitions vs Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Russia at USAV Nationals; Parapan American Games (Gold); ParaVolley World Super 6 (Gold)
  • 2018: USA Exhibitions vs Russia and Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Nationals
  • 2017: World ParaVolley World Super 6 (Silver)
  • 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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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • 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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  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.
  • Played standing volleyball and also softball for Waseca High School in Minnesota
  • Took over as starting setter in 2017 while Kaleo Kanahele was away from the team having a baby
Personal: Parents are John and Katie Shifflett...Has sisters named Natalie and Michaela...Played softball and volleyball all four years at Waseca High School and previously participated in gymnastics and dance...Favorite athlete is three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings.