6 Sydney McDowell
6 Sydney McDowell
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Auburn, Calif.
High School: Mission Viejo HS/Placer HS
Position: MB
Experience: 2V


TITANS `08: Put together a solid rookie campaign participating in 83 of the Titans' 117 sets, making 23 starts in 24 matches played • Put together her best overall match on Oct. 17 vs. Pacific posting a .600 attack percentage on a season-best 10 kills in 15 swings while also collecting four block assists in the Titans' 3-0 sweep of the Tigers • Entered the Titan record book with 10 block assists on Nov. 4 at Long Beach State, becoming just the fourth person to ever have 10-or-more block assists in a single match. She joined Erin Saddler (2007) and Michele Paul (1990) with 10 each and Laurie Jakemer (1980) who had 11 • Had 21 consecutive matches from Sept. 3 to Nov. 23 with at least one block assist and was unable to pick up one block assist on just two occasions • Finished the season second in blocking (6 BS, 70 BA, 76 TB) behind teammate Alex Wolnisty • Had at least one kill in every match except in the Oct. 25 match at Cal Poly.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three seasons at Placer High School in Auburn, Calif., for Head Coaches Tracy Churchman and Jennifer Wright • Was the team's most improved player and Gatorade Freshman of the Year in 2005 also earning Pioneer Valley League Honorable Mention honors • As a sophomore, she began her two-year run as the team's captain and earned her first of two first-team all-league awards • In 2006 she was named the Pioneer Valley League MVP as she led the Hillmen to a 21-5 overall record, an 11-1 league mark and a 1-1 finish in the CIF playoffs • She also ran track as a sophomore at Placer • Due to school district boundaries and CIF guidelines, she was unable to play her senior season at Mission Viejo High School after her family moved south.

PERSONAL: Born on Apr. 26, 1990, in Placerville, Calif. • Full name is Sydney Anne McDowell • Parents are Bill and Nancy McDowell • Has one brother, Andrew (20) • Majoring in psychology • Favorites include: Tom Petty and Dave Matthew's Band (musical artists), "Gladiator" and "Friday Night Lights" (movies), "Gossip Girl" (TV Show), Lance Armstrong (athlete), Denver Broncos (team) and Chinese chicken salad (food).


Kills - 10, Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Pacific

Total Attempts - 15, Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Pacific

Pct. (5+ kills) - .600, Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Pacific (10-1-15)

Assists - 2, Oct. 11, 2008 at CS Northridge

Service Aces - 2, Sept. 20, 2008 vs. Central Connecticut State

Digs - 4, Oct. 18, 2008 vs. UC Davis

Block Solos - 1, 6 times, last on Nov. 25, 2008 at Loyola Marymount

Block Assists - 10, Nov. 4, 2008 at Long Beach State

Total Blocks - 10, Nov. 4, 2008 at Long Beach State

Points - 12.0, Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Pacific