#8 Setter

Sydney Hilley

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Holds Wisconsin career assists record (6,138)

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Personal: Hilley's dedication to both academics and athletics is evident as she graduated from Wisconsin with degrees in genetics and genomics in December 2020. She continued her educational journey by earning a master's degree in applied biotechnology. Sporting talent runs in her family, with her mother, Christy, having played volleyball at North Dakota State in 1986, and her father, Mike, having played basketball at North Dakota State from 1986 to 1990. Her older brother, Alex, contributed to the family's athletic legacy by playing club volleyball at North Dakota State. The tradition continues with her younger sister, Sami, who is a junior on the volleyball team at Wisconsin-River Falls. Beyond volleyball, Hilley has a dog named Zena and enjoys a variety of hobbies, including reading, watching TV shows and movies, and spending quality time with friends and family. She chose to wear No. 8 as a tribute to her mother, who also donned that jersey number during her volleyball career. Sydney Hilley recognizes Wisconsin head volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield as a person who has made a significant difference in her life. If not for her volleyball career, Hilley aspires to be a scientist. Her childhood interests spanned multiple sports, including soccer and basketball, in addition to volleyball.

Height 6'
Hometown Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Pronouns She/Her


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