Shelley Spires

Shelley  Spires


Mobile, Ala.

High School:
St. Paul's Episcopal



Club Team:
Mobile Storm


75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Saw action in 112 sets...member of the starting rotation during 11 matches...ranked third on the team with 243 kills...recorded a career-high 20 kills at of just two Falcons to reach the 20-kill plateau...recorded double-digit kill totals in seven additional matches...led the team in kills during five contests...posted a career-best .556 hitting percentage against Canisius, recording 11 kills on 18 attempts with just one error...hit at least .400 during five additional matches...led the team in hitting six times...totaled 47 blocks on the year, with nine solo stops and 38 assisted blocks...recorded a career-best four assisted blocks during three home meets (Utah State, San Jose State and Fresno State)...added 36 digs on the year...tallied a career-high three digs against California, Utah State and Boise State...academic all-conference selection.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: St. Paul’s Episcopal High School...four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball...member of three 5A state championship teams...named MVP of the Alabama state tournament as a senior...also earned MVP honors while competing in Alabama’s North vs. South volleyball game...named the Press-Register’s Coastal Volleyball Player of the Year in 2013...two-time member of the Press-Register’s Elite 12 Volleyball Team (2012, 2013)...named to the all-county and all-state teams all four years...holds school records in season kills (695) and career kills (1,868)...served as team captain during senior season...lettered in track from seventh to 12th grade...two-time state champion in the heptathlon (all classifications)...set the Alabama state scoring record of 5,000 points in 2014, winning second title by nearly 700 points...added a runner-up finish in the heptathlon as a sophomore...won 11 individual Alabama 5A state titles (six in the high jump, four in the 400-meter dash and one in the 300-meter hurdles)...earned A-5A all-county selections seven times (three indoor, four outdoor)...three-time all-region selection...six-team all-state honoree (three indoor, three outdoor) after finishing within the top-three of the state championship meet...set school records in the indoor high jump (5’8½”) and 400-meter dash (58.07) as junior...matched school record in the outdoor high jump (5’9¼”) as a senior...served as team captain as a senior...four-time MVP...named the Press-Register/AL.COM Girl’s Regional (Coastal Alabama) Track Performer of the Year on two occasions...awarded the Mobile Optimist Club’s 4A/5A Girl’s Outstanding Track and Field Performer of the Year as a senior...named the Kiwanis Club of Mobile’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year for Mobile County in 2014...honored as the Press-Register/AL.COM Girl’s Regional (Coastal Alabama) Athlete of the Year as a senior...member of the National Honor Society...graduated with a 4.3 GPA...competed for the club level at West Florida Revolution (junior year) and Mobile Storm (senior year).

PERSONAL: Full name is Michelle Jules Spires...goes by Shelley...daughter of Jim and Michelle Spires...has two older brothers – Patrick, a 2010 Academy graduate, former member of the Air Force football team and current A-10 pilot, and Jacob, a quarterback at the University of Alabama...also has one younger brother, Peyton, who is in high school...currently undecided on a major...future career plans include working in the public affairs field...served as a Coach for freshmen...hobbies going to the beach, reading and being outdoors...completed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also traveled home for brother’s July 4th wedding...considers greatest personal moment in sports winning three state championship titles with the volleyball team and winning eight state championships with the track and field team...competed in the high jump with the Air Force track and field team...earned the program’s Newcomer of the Year award...matched the Academy’s outdoor record of 5’9¼” at the Rock Chalk Classic...posted the third-best indoor clearance (5’8¾”) in collegiate debut at the Air Force Holiday Open...member of Cadet Squadron 24.

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