Women's Soccer / Goalkeeper / Junior / West Bloomfield, Mich.
Majors: Politicial Science and Psychology
Sydney Jones is a junior goalkeeper on the Maroon women's soccer team. Jones is part of a goalkeeping corps that has totaled five shutouts with a 0.90 goals against average and a .771 save percentage so far this year. UChicago boasts a 10-1-1 overall record and is currently ranked 13th in NCAA Division III.
Head Coach Amy Reifert: "Sydney Jones is a consummate teammate and competitor. Sydney competes and works every day in training to improve as a player and challenge her teammates to be their very best. Sydney also brings an incredibly positive attitude and energy to training and games. As a backup goalkeeper, her support of our team from the bench is remarkable. Sydney is the voice of encouragement and positivity who we depend on to elevate our play. A tremendous leader, she sets the example for how an 'amazing teammate' should train, support each other and be a friend. Our team is better each and every day thanks to Sydney Jones."
Teammate Katie Donovan: "Sydney Jones is always bringing the best energy to our team on and off the field. I know that I speak for all of us when I say that she is an irreplaceable part of the team. You can always count on Sydney to make us all laugh with her absurd stories and witty remarks. She always brings the intensity on the field and wows us all with her selflessness of play. Every time she steps on the field and makes a save, we all know that she's doing it for the team, not herself, which is something we all admire her for. I honestly don't know what I would do without her on the team. Keep it up, Syd!"
Other WAA nominees
Karina Kling (Volleyball)
- Head Coach Sharon Dingman: "Karina entered the match versus UW-Eau Claire and had an immediate impact with her blocking. The cool thing is she works so hard on blocking every day, so to see it all come together for her in a very important match at a very important time was inspiring. She repeated that performance versus Millikin. She was instrumental in us winning two big matches! Karina is an amazing teammate and loves representing the Maroons."
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