17 - Sam Sheers
Sam Sheers
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Position: Outside Hitter
Previous School: Centerville HS

As a sophomore (2012): Played in eight matches, including two starts…Tallied 25 kills, averaging 1.67 per set…Season-highs of eight kills and eight digs to go along with a .421 hitting percentage at Mount St. Joseph (Jan. 14)…Posted 19 assists against Washington Adventist (Mar. 30)…Recorded seven kills against King (Apr. 4).

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…Played club volleyball for Cincinnati Attack…Coached by Rick Kerkoff.

Personal: Born on June 11, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa…Son of Matthew and Sandra Sheers…Has three sisters, Becky (28), Sarah (26), and Hannah (22)…Majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

More about Sam: Favorite book: The Bible…Favorite midnight snack: Cookout…Favorite movie: “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”…Favorite musical artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Jack Johnson, Kid Cudi, Audioslave…Favorite song: “What I Got”, by Sublime…Favorite sports team: San Diego Chargers…Favorite athlete: Former NFL running back LaDanian Tomlinson…Sam’s most memorable moment in sports: Beating Ball State University…Sam can’t imagine a week without: John Lucas…Sam’s advice to kids: “Hugs not drugs”…Favorite color: Navy blue…Favorite food: Breakfast burrito with pork green chili…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Football…Person Sam most admires: His father, Matt, and sister, Sarah…Best advice Sam has ever been given: “Everyone love everyone”…The toughest player Sam has ever played against: Former Bobcat Chad Mercado…What people don’t know about Sam: He has a man crush on John Lucas…When Sam was a kid, he tried to be like: A dinosaur…When people first meet Sam, they think: He is incredibly good-looking and funny.