Michaela Reesor brings Team Canada experience to SU

By Samantha Stallings |

Samford volleyball outside hitter Michaela Reesor, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major, had the chance to play with the Canadian Women’s National Team this past summer.

Michaela Reesor played on Canada’s national team. Photo by Natalie Wilkinson

Reesor comes to Samford from Ontario, Canada, and for Reesor, coming to Samford has seemed to be a great choice for her. She experienced a lot of time on the court during her freshman year, and this year she earned a starting position on the team.

Reesor discovered Samford while playing for a club team in Canada.

“We would come to the states to play some tournaments, so coaches would come watch. [Samford] coach Dex is Canadian and he knew my coach,” Reesor said.

“I played against Michaela’s coach, Rob, in college and played with him in some beach volleyball games,” Schroeder said.

Reesor’s journey did not stop at Samford; this past May she tried out for Team Canada for a second time and made the team.

“It was a cool experience,” Reesor said. “I learned a lot from the players on the team since it had such a wide age range.”

Reesor was among the three youngest players on Team Canada. She said one key thing she took away from her experience was “what we call court-smarts from the other players, which is how to handle certain situations on the court.”

Reesor averages 11.25 kills, 9.375 digs, and 3.5 spikes per game thus far in her sophomore year playing for the Bulldogs.

She played this weekend against the Chattanoga Mocs Friday night and against the Furman Paladins Saturday night with a combined 34 kills this and 20 digs.

Reesor and the rest of the Bulldogs play their next game at UNC-Greensboro Oct. 5.

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