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#6 Sydney Howard
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School: Cedar Falls
Major: Nursing
Experience: 1 Letter

2012: Played in all 116 sets during the season ... Summit League All-Freshman Team selection ... posted four kills in each of the first two matches of her career vs. Southeast Missouri and at Iowa (8/24) ... also recorded five total blocks vs. Southeast Missouri ... finished with 15 assists in the last three matches of the Hawkeye Challenge ... set a season-high with 20 assists and with five block assists at Gonzaga (8/31) ... added a pair of solo blocks vs. UC Riverside (9/1) ... set career-highs with 22 assists vs.. Green Bay (9/7) and vs. Bradley (9/8) ... set a career-high with six kills vs. North Dakota State (9/16), when she posted a perfect hitting percentage ... tied a season high with five block assists vs. UMKC (10/5) ... tied a career-high with 22 set assists at Western Illinois (10/19) ... set a career-high with 27 set assists and with six total blocks vs. Oakland (10/26) ... tied the total blocks mark and set a career-high with six block assists vs. IPFW (10/27) ... set a career-high with seven kills and tied a career mark with six block assists vs. Iowa State (10/30) ... posted six kills, 15 assists, two digs and one each in solo blocks and block assists in her final match at North Dakota State (11/9)

2011: Redshirted

Before SDSU: A team captain in both her junior and senior seasons ... named team MVP following the 2009 and 2010 seasons ... started all 94 sets in her senior year, posting 751 set assists, 299 digs, 114 kills, 66 blocks and 26 services aces ... first team all-state selection following her senior season ... unanimous first team all-conference and first team all-district selection in each of the last two seasons and first team all-metro in each of the last three seasons ... one of 32 seniors chosen to play in the 2010 Senior All-Star Game ... ranks second in Cedar Falls High School history in career assists and career digs, and third all-time in blocks and services aces ... works part time as a certified nursing assistant at a retirement home