#17 - Janelle Sykes
Position: MB
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clifton, Va.
Previous School: Trinity Christian School
Height: 6-3
Previous School: Trinity Christian High School
Club Team: NVVA

Just the Facts
Full Name: Janelle Renee Sykes
Born: October 14, 1993
Hometown: Clifton, Va.
Parents: Dean and Darlene Sykes
Major: Exercise Science

2012 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in 10 matches, including five starts, for the Rams.
  • Hit .211 and averaged 1.00 kills per set.
  • Despite limited action, averaged 1.08 blocks per set.
  • Provided a career-best five kills and seven blocks in a win over Gardner-Webb on Aug. 25.
  • Established a new career-high with eight total blocks in a win at Rhode Island on Sept. 28. 

2011 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in nine matches and a total of nine sets.
  • Recorded 12 kills and nine blocks.
  • Made collegiate debut Sept. 3, 2011 in a match with Xavier at Maryland.
  • Registered four kills and three blocks in a sweep of Howard on Sept. 27.

Prior to VCU

  • Played three years of volleyball at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, Va.
  • Helped steer the Guardians to a conference champion as a sophomore.
  • Served as team captain as a senior and was the Coaches Award recipient.

Getting to Know Janelle Sykes

  • Serves on VCU's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
  • Was nominated for VCU Strength and Conditioning's "Iron Ram" award in 2012.
  • Also played high school soccer and basketball.
  • Also considered Delaware and Temple.
  • Aspires to be an athletic trainer.

JANELLE SYKES - CAREER STATISTICS

  Season                SP-MP      K    K/S     E    TA    Pct     A   A/S    SA  SA/S    SE
  2011................  17-9      12   0.71     6    26   .231     1  0.06     0  0.00     0
  2012................  25-10     25   1.00     9    76   .211     0  0.00     0  0.00     0
  TOTAL...............  42-19     37   0.88    15   102   .216     1  0.02     0  0.00     0

  Season                 DIG   D/S    RE    BS    BA    TB   B/S    BE   BHE  Points Pts/S
  2011................     1  0.06     0     1     8     9  0.53     0     0    17.0  1.00 
  2012................     7  0.28     0     1    26    27  1.08     7     0    39.0  1.56 
  TOTAL...............     8  0.19     0     2    34    36  0.86     7     0    56.0  1.33 


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