Sydney Hilley seeting for Athletes Unlimited at Wisconsin/Zach Schuster photo

This is the Nike Hot Seat, a continuing series of interviews with Nike-sponsored volleyball players.
Previously on the Nike Hot Seat: Molly McCageDani DrewsJustine Wong-OrantesJordan LarsonZoe FleckChiaka OgboguMorgan HentzKara BajemaClaire ChausseeJordyn Poulter, Haleigh Washington and Hannah Tapp.

Sydney Hilley, who grew up in an athletic family in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, became an NCAA champion at Wisconsin. The setter was a two-time first-team All-American.

She’s played professionally in Türkiye and Puerto Rico and this past spring she played with Athletes Unlimited on its spring tour, which included a match at Wisconsin.

The tour, she said, convinced her that “I want to keep playing.” She has a full-time job, too, in the real world, but also coaches, giving lessons and working camps and clinics. contributor and former Northwestern defensive-specialist Emily Ehman is a volleyball analyst for the Big Ten Network, ESPN and Volleyball World.


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