Simply put, the fit was right for Sheffield as she quickly bonded with coaches and player on a recruiting visit.
“I wanted to go to a Christian school for a long time as I got into the Word (the Bible) and stuff like that,” she said. “And I met the coaches, Coach Amber (assistant coach Amber Campbell), and she was amazing. She was like the sweetest person ever.
“I had a chance to practice with them and all the girls were super nice,” Sheffield continued. And the campus is beautiful. And I have family in town and it just felt like the right fit.”
Bulldog volleyball coach James Kerrell is happy for Sheffield and believes the Ram coaches will love her even more as she works into their system.
“It’s a monkey off her back,” he said. “Now she can just play and not have to worry about anything else. They are getting a great player. She’s going to bring them great talent and a good work ethic. She’s just a talented player and a great person.”
It’s her work ethic that Sheffield believes will help her the most as she takes a step up in competition. “I feel like I’m going to put a lot of work in and just do what I can to make the team better,” she said. “I feel like college is definitely going to be a bigger challenge. The players have more range and it’s a higher level. But I think the competition I played against here (at Crestview) and in travel ball is going to get me ready for that.”