Sydney Cherney

#1 Sydney Cherney

HT. 5'8"
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Knoxville, Tenn.

2022 (Senior): Appeared in 24 matches with four starts ... Played in 70 sets ... Totaled 110 digs to become one of five players to record 100+ digs for the fourth straight season ... Posted 1.57 digs per set ... Also tallied 180 of 189 receptions for a .952 percentage ... Had a season-high 11 digs against UNCG (Oct. 7) ... Had 14 assists on the season, including multi-assist games against Furman, Wofford and twice against Mercer ... Had one kill against Northeastern in neutral-site action ... Had four service aces, three of which came in conference play and two of which came in separate games against Wofford. 

Fall 2021 (Junior): Appeared in 27 of the 28 matches with eight starts during the season ... One of five ETSU players to record 100+ digs in the season ... Posted a season-high 12 digs in the sweep over Winthrop (Sept. 11) ... Notched her second and final double-digit dig performance against UNCG (Sept. 25) ... Recorded her lone ace of the season at App State (Sept. 4).

Spring 2021 (Sophomore)*: Appeared in all 16 matches with 15 starts in a season where ETSU only played in SoCon contests due to COVID-19 … Led the team with an average of 3.71 digs per set and a total of 219 digs … Recorded double-digits digs in 14 matches with a season-high of 28 vs UNCG (Feb. 14) … Finished second on the team with 45 assists with a season-high of eight vs. UNCG (Mar. 14).

2019 (Freshman): Appeared in 29 matches and started in four ... Made her college debut on August 30 at Jacksonville State ... Recorded double-digit digs in nine matches including 30 digs on Feb. 21 to set a career best ... Averaged 2.12 digs per set ... Totaled 206 digs ... Named to the Tennessee Classic All-Tournament Team ... SoCon Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 23.

Prior to ETSU: Attended Farragut High School and was the class officer … Earned the TSSAAA Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Award all four years … Named to the All Regional Tournament Team and the All-Tournament Team for two years … Named to the All-District Defensive Specialists … Three-year winner of the All-District First Team honors … Named to the All-KIL team all four years … Earned the All-District Service Award.

Personal: Born on July 21, 2001 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Daughter of Paul and Anne Cherney … Chose ETSU because she loved the athletic community at ETSU and it felt like one big family … Majoring in Marketing.

* Played conference-only schedule due to COVID-19 pandemic