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Do you have any nicknames? Syd, Sydders, “dagger butt”
Why did you come to Virginia? The amazing mix of academics and athletics blew me away, but the girls on the team were the selling point. I am so thankful for our amazing team dynamic and chemistry, it is unbeatable.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I was a state champion in competitive acting
What is your most treasured possession? My pictures
What is your greatest fear? Drowning
What is your greatest non-athletic talent? I am a fabulous doodler!
What is a non-athletic talent you’d like to have? I would love to be able to ballroom dance
Historical figure you’d like to meet? Audrey Hepburn
Athlete you admire the most? My brother, Tommy. He is the hardest worker I know and has given me unbeatable advice about my career as an athlete.
What is your biggest pet peeve? When girls play sports with their hair down
Two words to describe you on the court: Enthusiastic and hardworking
Two words to describe you off the court: Goofy and outgoing

What is your favorite:
Movie? Tommy Boy
Food? Cereal
Magazine? Cosmopolitan
TV show? Entourage
Cartoon character? Dory from finding Nemo
Dessert? WOW COW!! Or Cheesecake factory’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake! Or puppy chow ahhhhh too many!
Store at the mall? Forever 21
Vacation spot? Silver Lake, MI

What is/was your worst:
Summer job? Volleyball drill? Vacation spot? High school senior spring break destination, Pennsylvania. All my friend’s high school senior spring break destination, Mexico.
Dessert? Fake ice milk

Volleyball related…
What is your dream volleyball experience? Win ACCs, get a ring, and go the NCAA tournament to upset a number one seed!
What is the greatest thing about being a student-athlete? I get to surround myself and be pushed by incredible, driven, people
What is the hardest thing about being a student-athlete? There is only so much time!
What is a must have on road trips? Music
Pre-game rituals? Listening to pump-up songs in the locker room, of course accompanied by ridiculous dancing.
What do you put on your hotdog? Usually I am a standard ketchup and mustard kind of girl, BUT if I am at A&W root beer stand in Michigan load on the chili and onions!!
Peanut butter – crunchy or smooth? I have converted to crunchy since college (thanks kellbell), however I am obsessed with peanut butter and think there is a time, place, and food appropriate for both. Peanut Butter is a pantry MUST have.
If you were the eighth dwarf, what would your name be? Smiley

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