Stacy Sykora, First USA Olympic Libero Silver Medalist 3 Time Olympian

Stacy Sykora also known as "Syko" is the first official Olympian to play in the official libero role for America, a three-time Olympian and silver medalist.

Stacy Sykora, the designated libero for USA Volleyball Team, executes a pass during an exhibition match against top-ranked Brazil at Clune Arena. (Rachel Boettcher, U.S. Air Force)Stacy Sykora, the designated libero for USA Volleyball Team, executes a pass during an exhibition match against top-ranked Brazil at Clune Arena. (Rachel Boettcher, U.S. Air Force)

Stacy Sykora. 

Stacy Sykora (in foreground) is an American Olympic silver medalist and three-time Olympian having played in...

  • 2000 Sydney, 2nd best digger in the Olympics
  • 2004 Voted Best Libero in the Athens Olympics
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic finals and silver medalist 


Volleyball Player Profile:
Stacy Sykora


College Volleyball Accomplishments

  • Two-time All Big 12 at Texas A & M - coached by 1984 Olympic silver medalist Laurie Flachmeier Corbelli
  • Two-time Second Team AVCA All American
  • Asics Volleyball All America Honorable Mention

Stacy Sykora
Olympic Volleyball Player

Stacy Sykora (in foreground) USA Volleyball Olympic Bronze medalist - 2000 Sydney, 2nd best digger in the Olympics, 2004 Voted Best Libero in the Athens OlympicsStacy Sykora (in foreground) USA Volleyball Olympic Bronze medalist - 2000 Sydney, 2nd best digger in the Olympics, 2004 Voted Best Libero in the Athens Olympics


  • Three-time Olympic volleyball team member in 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Bronze medalist - 2000 Sydney, 2nd best digger in the Olympics
  • USA Olympic Volleyball - 2004 Voted Best Libero in the Athens Olympics 
  • USA Volleyball Olympics Silver Medalist  - 2008 Beijing



Stacy Sykora
USA Volleyball Player


First official "libero" in USA Womens Volleyball history

  • 2001 Volleyball World Cup -Voted Best Receiver
  • 2001 World Grand Champions Cup - Voted Best Digger
  • 2001 World Grand Prix - Voted Best Digger, Gold Medalist
  • 2001 NORCECA Championship "Best Receiver"
  • 2004 Olympic Games "Best Defensive Player" 
  • 2003 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2003 World Grand Prix - Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Grand Prix - Gold Medalist
  • 2010 FIVB Womens World Championships - Voted Best Libero and Best Digger
  • 2002 FIVB Womens World Championships - Silver Medalist


Stacy Sykora,
A Professional Volleyball Player


Stacy established herself as a professional volleyball player representing the United States on the following international teams:

Italy - Mirabilandia Teodora Ravenna, Starfin Ravenna, Lines Ecocapitanata Altamura

Brazil - Volei Futuro



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