15 Sydney Leimbach
15 Sydney Leimbach
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: Marist
Position: MH

Career:
After two years in the program, she has played in 50 matches and tallied 161 sets of play ... Claims an attack percentage of .341 (331-86--718) and a blocks-per-set average of 0.75 ... Eight matches of double-figure kills.

Sophomore (2016):
Blossomed into a key performer for the Eagles ... Just one of three Emory players to play in all 39 matches ... Captured Honorable Mention All-America honors ... All-South Region selection ... First Team All-UAA ... Second on the team and on the UAA ladder with a .342 (279-73--603) hitting percentage ... Eight outings of double-figure kills ... Averaged 0.73 blocks per set, ranking second on the team and ninth on the conference chart ... 279 total kills was 12th among league performers ... Averaged 2.11 kills per set, placing 25th on the league list ... Hit .350 or higher on 20 occasions ... Paced Emory in kills in five matches ... Topped the squad with a then career-best 15 terminations and hit .609 (15-1--23) vs. Chicago (Oct. 15) in the UAA Round Robin II ... Tied that 15-kills total in a 3-1 triumph at No. 10 Juniata (Oct. 22), ending that contest with an attack percentage of .542 (15-2--24) ... Hit .455 or better in six straight matches (Oct. 15 - Oct. 22), finishing with an effort of .525 (58-6--99) in that stretch ... Led all players with 12 kills, finished with a hitting mark of .647 (12-1--17) and rang up a team-high four (0-4) total blocks in a 3-0 verdict at Birmingham Southern (Sept. 24) ... Helped the Eagles to a 3-1 triumph vs. Rochester (Oct. 1) during the UAA Round Robin I, hitting .524 with 12 kills (second on the team) and just one miscue in 21 attempts ... Recorded a a career-high nine (3-6) total blocks, the high-water mark by an Emory player during the season, and her 11 kills were second on the squad in a five-set battle vs. No. 15 Eastern (Oct. 22) ... No. 2 on the team with five (0-5) total blocks vs. Brockport (Nov. 13) at the NCAA Regional Final ... Pounded out a match-best 13 terminations and compiled a .409 hitting percentage (13-4--22) vs. Berry (Oct. 29) ... 10 matches with four or more blocks ... Came through with a .667 attack percentage (9-1--12) and a team-high tying four (1-3) blocks in a 3-0 outcome vs. NYU (Oct. 1).

Freshman (2015):
Played in 11 matches and totaled 29 sets of action ... Second on the squad with a season-high tying nine kills in a 3-0 win vs. Oglethorpe ... Nine terminations and hit .438 (9-2--16) in a 3-0 verdict over Covenant College (Sept. 11) ... Posted six kills, hit .545 (6-0--11) and her season-best six blocks (0-6) paced the team in a 3-0 triumph vs. Susquehana (Sept. 12) ... Played in all four sets and finshed with three block assists and five kills in a 3-1 outcome over Berry College (Sept. 15).

High School
:
Local product who played four years of volleyball at Marist High School … Was coached by Kendall Crum … As a senior, she was named the state’s Class AAAA Player of the Year after helping Marist to a state championship, finishing the year with an overall slate of 36-10 … Blasted away for 377 kills, hit .409 and totaled 102 blocks her final season … Honorable Mention All-American as picked by PrepVolleyball.com  … Selected as team MVP and won her program’s Team Scholar Athlete award her final season … Named to all-state and all-area teams, 2013-15 … Helped the 2013 squad to a runner-up finish in the Class AAAA State Tournament … AP Scholar with honors … Member of the National Honor Society … French Honor Society … Also competed in basketball and track and field while at Marist … Played club volleyball for Tsunami where  she was coached by Joe Goodson.  

Personal:
Daughter of Jim and Linda Leimbach ... Born Nov. 24 ... Majors in psychology. 

Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPG SA DIGS TB BPS
2016 132-39 279 2.11 0 17 96 0.73
2015 29 - 11 52 1.79 1 8 25 0.86
TOTAL 161-50 331  2.06 1  25 121  0.75

 

Sydney Leimbach Career-High Kills Matches

Opponent SP Kills Date
Juniata 4 15 10/22/2016
Chicago 4 15 10/15/2016
Berry 3 13 10/29/2016
Rochester 4 13 10/1/2016
Birmingham Southern 3 12 9/24/2016