17 - Sam Sheers
Sam Sheers
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: So.
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
High School: Centerville HS
Position: OH

As a freshman (2011): Played in 13 matches, including three starts…Tallied 35 kills, averaging 1.84 per set…Posted six kills against Grand Canyon (Jan. 30)…Season-high nine kills against Washington Adventist (Feb. 27).

High School: Graduated from Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio…Coached by Monte Moser…Sam was MVP, first-team all-region, second-team all-state, first in service aces for his region and fourth in digs in 2010.

Personal: Born on June 11, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa…Son of Matthew and Sandra Sheers…Has three sisters, Becky, Sarah and Hannah…Played club volleyball for Cincinnati Attack, coached by Rick Kerkoff…Majoring in business administration with a minor in marketing.

More about Sam: Favorite midnight snack: Popcorn…Favorite movie: “Anchorman”…Favorite musical artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Jack Johnson and Kid Cudi…Favorite song: “What I Got”, by Sublime…Favorite sports team: San Diego Chargers…Favorite athlete: LaDanian Tomlinson of the New York Jets…Sam’s most memorable moment in sports: Beating Ball State University…Sam’s advice to kids: “Drugs are for losers, and losers never win”…Favorite color: Navy blue…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Football…Person Sam most admires: His father…Best advice Sam has ever been given: “I can do all things through God, who gives me strength”…The toughest player Sam has ever played against: Chad Mercado, former Lees-McRae Bobcats volleyball player…What people don’t know about Sam: He hates when people call him Sammy…When Sam was a kid, he tried to be like: A dinosaur…When people first meet Sam, they think: He is funny and handsome.