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Stacy Sykora

Since making her debut in the colours of the USA team in 1999 Stacy Sykora has never been far away from prizes and accolades and has consequently developed into one of the best liberos in the world.

At 176cm tall the little pocket battleship has proven to be inspirational on the court with her commitment to receive and dig as many balls as possible.

Now, one of the most experienced members on the USA team she has a pedigree which reflects her passion for play.

Since gaining a silver medal and the Best Receiver award at the 1999 Norceca Championship Sykora hasn't be far away from the action.

She was part of the team which finished ninth at the 1999 World Cup, sixth at the 2000 World Grand Prix, fourth at the Sydney Olympics, fifth at the 2001 Montreux Volley Masters (where she was also awarded the Best Digger & Receiver titles) and to crown it all a World Grand Prix gold medal in 2001 where she also finished the tournament as the Best Digger & Best Libero. 

Since then Sykora has continued to lead USA's defensive play having been part of the team which finished fifth at the 2001 W. Grand Champions Cup (Best Digger), seventh at the 2002 Montreux Volley Masters, sixth at the 2002 World Grand Prix, second at last year's World Championship and fourth at this year's Montreux Volleymasters.