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

Career:
Closed out a four-year career playing in 99 matches and registering 318 sets of play ... Stands 9th on the program's all-time chart with a .337 (736-202--1583) hitting percentage and 13th in blocks average (0.84 bps) ... 21 matches of double-figure kills.

Senior (2018):
Fine senior season that saw her total 95 sets of play over 30 matches .... Second Team All-UAA honoree ... Finished seventh among UAA players with an attack perentage of .331 (240-69--516) ... Seven outings of 10 or more kills ... Hit .400 or higher in 12 matches ... Named UAA Player of the Week (Nov. 12) after earning a berth on the NCAA Mount Berry Regional All-Tournament Team ... Averaged a team-high 3.89 kills per set and hit a blistering .564 (35-4—55) during the Regional's the three matches -- hit over .500 in all three contests including .591 against Mary Hardin-Baylor, finishing with a career-high tying 16 terminations, which led all players, with three errors in 22 swings ... In the Regional opener against Meredith, she hit .588 totaling 10 kills with no miscues in 17 attempts ... Hit .545 (7-1--11) and topped all players with six (1-5) blocks vs. Calvin in the title contest of the NCAA D-III Championships ... Hit a blistering .750 after tying for second on the team with nine kills with no errors in 12 attempts vs. Rochester (Sept. 29) ... Paced Emory with 13 terminations, hitting .600 (13-1--20) in the process, and added a team-high four (2-2) blocks vs. Birmingham Southern  (Oct. 27) ... Average of 2.53 kills per set placed her 15th among UAA leaders ... Second on the squad with 10 terminations vs. Brandeis (Nov. 2) in the quarterfinals of the UAA Championships ... No. 2 on the team's scoresheet and fifth on the league ladder in blocks average (0.92 bps) ... Led or tied for the team lead in blocks in 16 contests ... Nine matches with four or more blocks ... Totaled a career-high 11 blocks (0-11), the high-water mark by an Eagle during the year and tying the fourth-highest individual match total in school history, while chalking up a dozen kills, vs. Juniata (Sept. 14).

Junior (2017):
Saw her season cut short after being sidelined with an injury midway through the campaign ... Ended the year competing in 62 sets over 19 matches ... Averaged 2.66 kills per set, hit .338 (165-47--349) and averaged 0.97 blocks per set ... Recorded six matches of double-figure terminations ... Team leader in kills in four contests ... Helped the Eagles to a 3-1 victory vs. Heidelberg (Sept. 23), leading all players with a career-high 16 kills while finishing with an attack percentage of .583 (16-2--24), the second-highest mark by an Emory player during the year -- also paced the team with a season-high tying eight (4-4) blocks ... Chalked up nine matches with four or more blocks ... Second on the team with seven kills, hit .333 (7-1--18) and registered eight blocks (0-8) in a 3-0 triumph in a 3-0 win vs. Covenant (Sept. 23) ... Hit .389 (10-3--18) and topped the squad with four blocks (2-2) in a sweep of No. 6 Juniata (Sept. 16) ... Produced a team-leading 12 terminations en route to a .346 (12-3--26) attack percentage and led the Eagles with five (3-2) blocks in a sweep of Berry (Oct. 10) ... Landed a spot on the Emory Clasic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 8-9), playing in 11 of a possible 12 sets and hitting .500 (32-6--52) and averaging 1.3 blocks per game ... Hit .600 (7-1--10) and led Emory with four (0-4) blocks in a sweep of Millsaps ... Tallied a team-leading nine kills and hit .389 (9-2--18) in a 3-0 victory vs. Brandeis (Sept. 30) at the UAA RR I.

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 ... A double majors at Emory in psychology and English. 

Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPG SA DIGS TB BPS
2018 95-30 240 2.53 1 7 87 0.92
2017 62-19 165 2.66 0 8 60 0.97
2016 132-39 279 2.11 0 17 96 0.73
2015 29 - 11 52 1.79 1 8 25 0.86
TOTAL 318-99 736 2.31 2  40 268  0.84

 

Sydney Leimbach Career-High Kills Matches

Opponent SP Kills Date
Mary Hardin-Baylor 3 16 11/22/2018
Heidelberg 4 16 9/23/2017
Juniata 4 15 10/22/2016
Chicago 4 15 10/15/2016
Birmingham Southern 4 13 10/27/2018
Berry 3 13 10/29/2016
Rochester 4 13 10/1/2016
Juniata 5 12 9/14/2018
Berry College 3 12 10/10/2017
Birmingham Southern 3 12 9/24/2016