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Sydney Zandi

M/D
Position
5'5''
Height
Senior
Class
West Chester, Pa.
Hometown
B. Reed Henderson HS
High School

2019 SEASON
• Played 21 games on the season with five starts – including starts in the final four matches of the year
• Tallied 11 points on the season with five goals and an assist
• Hit the game-winning goal at No. 8 Penn State (9/15), scoring 0:26 seconds after PSU equalizer
• The goal at PSU was the second-fastest answering goal in program history at 26 seconds
• Assisted on game-winning goal vs. No. 9 Duke (11/3)  in ACC Tournament quarterfinal match
• Played a career-long 87 minutes vs. No. 5 FSU (11/8) in the ACC Tournament semifinals
• Hit the game-winning goal in the NCAA Tournament opening win over Radford (11/16)
• Took a career-high five shots in that game against the Highlanders
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018 SEASON
• Started all 21 games played on the season
• Tallied two goals and four assist for a total of eight points
• Turned in a career-best two-assist game vs. Wake Forest (9/30)
• Assisted on the game-winner vs. the Deacs
• Hit the game-winning goal at Notre Dame (10/7)
• Played 1,259 minutes, including a season-long 81 minutes at Clemson (9/20)

2017 SEASON
• Competed in all 23 matches on the season
• Played a season-long 66 minutes in the win at No. 2 West Virginia (8/24)
• Played 947 minutes on the season
• Took a season-high two shots against Liberty (8/27)

PREP AND CLUB CAREER
• Member of the 2016 U17 USWNT
• 2016 U17 USWNT advanced to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
• Also competed with U14, U15 and U19 WNT
• Ranked No. 13 in the IMG Top 150 players of the class of 2017
• Selected to compete in the High School All-America game as a senior
• Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year and named TDS All-America as a sophomore
• Member of the U19 Women’s National Team
• Four-time First Team All Chest-Mont selection
• Two-time NSCAA All-American (2015, 2016)
• Scored 45 career goals with 26 career assists
• Four-year letterwinner at Henderson High School under Craig Scangarella
• Played club soccer with Penn Fusion

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Karl Zandi
• Has an older brother, Zach, and an older sister, Addy
• Father, Karl, played soccer at West Chester University
• Uncle, Peter, played soccer at Penn
• Active in Helping Hands and Students Helping Students outreach
• Recipient of the Fang Family Women’s Soccer endowed scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year