Sydney Bronner

#5 Sydney Bronner

Pos. MH
Ht. 6-1
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Frankenmuth, Mich.
High School Frankenmuth

2017: Appeared in 32 of the Crusaders' 33 matches as a junior, playing in 111 sets ... paced Valpo with 110 blocks (0.99/set) and ranked second among regulars with a .250 hititng percentage, totaling 209 kills ... finished third in the MVC in blocks ... reached double figures in kills five times and posted five or more blocks nine times ... set new career best with eight blocks to go with eight kills in win over Rhode Island Aug. 26 ... named to All-Tournament Team at Cornell Invitational Sept. 8-9 ... kicked off tournament with five blocks against St. John's, and then registered seven kills and four blocks in win over Binghamton ... enjoyed standout match to conclude tournament, setting new career highs with 12 kills (on .524 hitting) and 10 blocks against Cornell to post first career double-double ... 10 blocks was a Valpo season-best and was the first double-figure effort in the category by a Crusader since October of 2014 ... picked up nine kills on .500 hitting in Sept. 13 win over Eastern Illinois ... named Tournament MVP of Western Illinois' BWW Invitational for her efforts in a pair of Valpo victories Sept. 15 ... tallied eight kills and four blocks in win over the host Leathernecks, and then smashed career best with 18 kills in four-set win over McNeese ... registered seven blocks in MVC debut against #22 UNI Sept. 22 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 23 after finishing with six blocks in sweep at Drake Oct. 20 and eight blocks at #25 UNI Oct. 21 ... stood out offensively in next-to-last regular season weekend, hitting .464 with 13 kills in a win at Evansville Nov. 10 and following with 14 kills the next night at Indiana State ... also totaled six blocks against the Purple Aces ... closed regular season by hitting .438 with eight kills in sweep of Southern Illinois Nov. 18 ... finished year with 11 kills in MVC Tournament at Illinois State Nov. 23 ... named an MVC Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete.

2016: Saw action in 33 of Valpo's 34 matches as a sophomore, playing in 113 sets ... led Crusaders with 105 blocks (0.93/set) and a .234 hitting percentage ... also tallied 92 kills ... posted five or more kills on seven occasions ... totaled at least five blocks seven times ... recorded six blocks in back-to-back matches Sept. 2 at Troy and Sept. 3 at Austin Peay ... went seven consecutive matches Sept. 2-13 without committing an attack error, hitting .413 during that stretch ... tied career high with kills at Wright State Oct. 8 ... also matched season high with six blocks against the Raiders ... posted seven kills in return engagement against WSU at the ARC on Oct. 21 ... closed out season with six blocks in the Horizon League Championship against Northern Kentucky Nov. 18 ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Appeared in 17 matches as a rookie for Valpo, playing a total of 41 sets ... hit .239 with 1.07 kills/set and 0.78 blocks/set ... opened career with three kills and three blocks in win over Eastern Kentucky Aug. 29 ... hit .389 with seven kills and three blocks in Sept. 4 win over Rider ... posted season-best eight kills on .500 hitting and also recorded four blocks in sweep of Savannah State Sept. 12 ... recorded season-high seven blocks at Milwaukee on Nov. 7 while also finishing with five kills on .300 hitting ... tallied four blocks in win in regular season finale over Cleveland State Nov. 14 ... posted five blocks and three kills versus Milwaukee in win in opening match at Horizon League Championship Nov. 20.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Eagles ... a Third Team All-State honoree as a senior, tallying 413 kills and 113 blocks ... earned All-Region and All-Area honors in each of her final two seasons, and was a three-time All-Conference honoree ... named to PrepVolleyball.com Top Sophomores special mention list in 2012 ... also a track and field standout, where she was a four-time letterwinner ... won Michigan state titles in the 300m hurdles as a senior and the high jump as a junior ... also a three-time state champion as a member of relay teams from Frankenmuth ... holds three school records and two individual MHSAA state records in track and field ... played club volleyball for Oakland Elite.

Personal: Sydney is the daughter of Matt and Jill Bronner ... major is elementary education.