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Mary Shaffer

Cincinnati, Ohio
Saint Ursula Academy
High School
Mary Shaffer - Women's Volleyball - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in 27 matches, including 13 starts, and played in 100 sets as a right side hitter
  • Finished third on the team in total kills (163) and kills per set (1.63)
  • Fourth on the team in total blocks (50.0) and fifth in blocks per set (0.50)
  • Hit. 464 with a season-high 17 kills in UVA’s win over Charlotte (Sept. 9)
  • Hit .391 with 14 kills in UVA’s sweep over Eastern Michigan (Sept. 3)
  • Tallied five double-digit kill performances
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in 28 matches, including 26 starts, and played in 99 sets
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Third on the team in kills per set (1.91) and total kills (189)
  • Fourth on the team in hitting percentage (.175)
  • Tournament MVP of UVA’s second home tournament (Sept. 17-18)
  • Posted a career-high 14 kills against Clemson (Oct. 10) and Bellarmine (Sept. 17)
  • Recorded a career-high eight digs against Ohio State (Sept. 11)
  • Notched a career-best six blocks in four matches: Hofstra (Aug. 28), Akron (Sept. 3), at Wake Forest (Nov. 12) and at Boston College (Nov. 26)
  • Posted double-digit kills in sweeps over Bellarmine, Georgetown and Fairleigh Dickinson, including 14 kills against BU (Sept. 17).
  • All-Tournament Team selection in UVA’s first home tournament (Sept. 3-4)
  • Maryland Invite (Aug. 27-28) all-tournament selection
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient
  • Appeared on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top-10 Plays – at No. 3 – for keeping a ball in play with her foot before registering a block assist


  • Appeared in two matches and appeared in three sets
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient


  • AVCA High School All-America Honorable Mention
  • First-team All-State in 2019 and second-team selection in 2018
  • Two-time All-District and All-Girls Catholic first team selections


  • Played six seasons for Tri-State Elite


  • Majoring in Commerce
  • Daughter of Robert and Janie Shaffer
  • Mother, Janie, played volleyball at Duke and was a three-time ACC champion
  • Janie Shaffer was recruited by then-Kentucky assistant coach and current Florida head coach Mary Wise, who Virginia head coach Shannon Wells served under as the associate head coach at UF