|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
2013: Appeared in every match this season...Ranks third on the team in aces...One of five Bulldogs to record over 100 digs...Recorded season-high three aces in a match twice...Recorded a season-high 10 digs at Columbia on Oct. 19...Had eight digs in NCAA Tournament match against Pac-12's Utah.
Before Yale: A product of Marymount High School and Sunshine Volleyball Club. She was named Most Valuable Senior and team captain for Marymount in 2012, as the team won the CIF-SS Div 1 and California Div 1 Championships. Along the way she was all-tournament at the Durango Fall Classic, first team All SoCal SCVR for VolleyballNow.Net, and one of PrepVolleyball's top 150 Senior Aces. In addition, Marymount was Sunshine League Champions three out of her four years. As a libero at national power Sunshine Volleyball, her club teams have competed in the Open division of Junior Olympics every year since seventh grade, capturing numerous qualifier titles as well. Shepherd was also a two-time selection as one of PrepVolleyball's Defensive Dandies, a list of the top libero/defensive players in the nation.
Appleman on Shepherd: "Shepherd's work ethic and drive are phenomenal. She tops that off with being super-quick, athletic, and having played at the highest high school and club levels, giving her volleyball experience that would put her on the top of anyone's recruiting list."