Sydel Alicia Curry (born October 20, 1994) is an American former college volleyball player who played for the Elon University women's volleyball team of the Colonial Athletic Association Conference. She is the daughter of former NBA player Dell Curry, and the younger sister of current NBA players Stephen and Seth Curry.
High School Edit
Like her older brothers, Curry attended Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Curry was a four-year starter for Charlotte Christian and the team captain for three of those years. The team advanced to the state quarterfinals for three seasons and she helped post a new school record for most wins in a season in 2012. Curry was a four-time CISAA All-Conference selection (2009-12) and a two-time NCISAA All-State selection (2011-12). Also Curry played club for Carolina Union, attending nationals with the team in 2012. She chose Elon University over UNC-Greensboro.
“As a volleyball player, I would say I add a sense of calmness to the court but also a sense of competitiveness because I love to win,” Curry said. “I work really hard to be the best I can be and to also allow my teammates to excel, as well. Being a setter, that’s a huge part of what I do and that’s what I love to do.”
She played college women's volleyball at Elon University. During her four years at Elon, the Lady Phoenix posted a horrific 31-68 record, but her junior year the team went 18-15. She finished her career in eighth place on the Elon assists list with 2,381. Her 851 helpers in 2015 is the eleventh-highest single-season mark in school history while her 1,170 assists are the fifth-most in program history. In her junior year, Curry led the CAA in total assists (1,170) and assists per set (10.35).
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Personal Life Edit
Curry's father, Dell, is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Both of her parents were athletes at Virginia Tech; Dell played basketball and Curry's mother, Sonya, played volleyball. Both of her older brothers are NBA players: Stephen plays for the Golden State Warriors and Seth plays for the Portland Trailblazers. In 2017, she became engaged to basketball player Damion Lee.
Awards and HonorsEdit
- Four-time CISAA All-Conference selection (2009-12)
- Three-time NCISAA All-State selection (2011-12)