Sydel Alicia Curry-Lee, widely known as Sydel Curry, is a former American college volleyball player who left an indelible mark on the sport. Born on October 20, 1994, in Charlotte, she grew up in a family of athletes. Her father, Dell Curry, was a renowned NBA player, while her mother, Sonya Curry, excelled in volleyball. Following in their footsteps, Sydel began playing volleyball at the tender age of five. Her dedication and talent led her to success at every stage of her life, both academically and on the volleyball court.
Sydel Curry Early Life and Education:
Raised in Charlotte alongside her two older brothers, Stephen and Seth, who later became NBA stars for the Nets and the Golden State Warriors, respectively, Sydel had a supportive and sports-oriented upbringing. She attended Charlotte Christian School, where her athletic prowess shone through on the volleyball court. Over four years, she led the school’s volleyball team to two Southern Section Division IV championships, earning numerous accolades and honors, including the NSCAA High School All-American and Parade Magazine All-American titles in 2013.
Sydel Curry Career:
Sydel’s passion for volleyball didn’t stop at the high school level. She continued to excel in the sport while competing for the Carolina Union club team. Her talent earned her the prestigious Golden Boot award for most assists scored in the US Youth Volleyball Association’s national championship tournament. Eventually, she played for the Elon Phoenix women’s volleyball team in the CAA Conference, where she made a significant impact. In her junior season in 2016, she led the CAA in both total assists (1,170) and assists per set, showcasing her exceptional skills and dedication to the game.