|High School:||Mission Viejo HS/Placer HS|
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).
McDOWELL's CAREER HIGHS
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
Digs - 4, Oct. 18, 2008 vs. UC Davis
Block Solos - 1, 6 times, last on Nov. 25, 2008 at Loyola
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