Sydney Taylor

Defensive Specialist

Player profile

  • Hometown Clintonville, Ohio
  • Last School Bishop Watterson
  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 5-9


  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2021-22)

2021 (Freshman)

  • Played in 21 matches and 43 sets as a true freshman
  • Totaled 45 digs on the season, averaging more than one per set
  • Also tallied six aces and seven assists
  • Had a career-high 11 digs in the four-set win against Iowa (11/19)
  • Saw playing time in the NCAA Tournament first-round sweep against Howard (12/3)


  • Four-year letterwinner at Bishop Watterson
  • Three-time district champion
  • Holds the records for career digs at Bishop Watterson
  • Named an Under Armor All-American, All-State and District Co-Player of the Year in 2020
  • Reached the Ohio Final Four in 2020 after earning a regional championship
  • Played club for Mintonette and also spent time on the USA Girl’s Youth National Team
  • Named MVP as Mintonette won the AAU 17P National Championship in 2019
  • Named All-Tournament after winning the USAV 16N National Championship
  • Was a member of the National Honors Society


  • Daughter of John and Susan Taylor
  • Has two brothers, Brady and Riley
  • Her mother played volleyball and her father played football at Ohio University
  • Her brother, Brady, won a national championship with Ohio State
  • Business major