Game Changers Unleashed: The Athlete's Mic - Shaliyah Rhoden (part 1)

Written on 12/02/2023
Llewellyn the Fit Foodie Host

Introducing the incredible journey of Shaliyah Rhoden, a rising star whose athletic prowess and academic dedication illuminate her path to success.

Shaliyah Rhoden:

Sophomore Year Highlights:
In her sophomore year, Shaliyah dominated the court, featuring in all 30 matches and securing 20 starting line-up appearances. She ranked third in kills with an impressive tally of 274, while contributing 30 total blocks. Shaliyah showcased her prowess by achieving double-digit kills in 11 matches, achieving a season-high of 17 kills against North Texas on Sept. 2.

Freshman Year Achievements:
During her freshman year, Shaliyah left an indelible mark, participating in all 31 matches and playing in 112 of 113 sets. Notably, she set a career-high record of 23 kills and seven digs at Seton Hall on Oct. 1. Her stellar performance included 20 double-digit kill feats, leading the Friars with a total of 359 kills. She earned multiple accolades, including appearances on the BIG EAST Honor Roll and being named to the All-BIG EAST Freshman Team.

High School Achievements:
At Sachse High School, Shaliyah was a force to be reckoned with, named Offensive Player of the Year and MVP during her senior season. Her consistent excellence earned her First-Team All-District and Academic All-District honors across all four years, boasting over 1,000 kills throughout her high school career.

Personal Insight:
Born on November 20, Shaliyah is the daughter of Al Rhoden and Chenee Johnson, and she shares her journey with three brothers. Pursuing a double major in Education and Psychology along with a minor in Black Studies, Shaliyah embodies a commitment to both academic and athletic excellence.

Coach's Perspective:
Coach Royer-Johnson praises Shaliyah's agility, jumping ability, and speed, emphasizing her impactful role as an outside hitter for the team. The anticipation for her contribution to PC is palpable.

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