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Sydney McKenna ‘17 Recruiting Profile

  • Assumption High School
  • Louisville, KY
  • Field Hockey
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Sydney McKenna's Field Hockey Recruiting Profile
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Mile Time
2 Mile Time
  • 2015 Shooting Star Highlights

Personal Statement

My biggest motivations in life are not only my family, faith and friends, but field hockey. Everything I do is to make me a better field hockey player and to achieve my goal of playing college hockey.  In the offseason, I am constantly running or doing some sort of training to keep my endurance strong and my body stronger. I do personal training with Corey Taylor's Sports Performance Program used by high level athletes who want to be successful with their sports.  Even when I think I've got something down perfectly, I will always strive to do it even better. There's always something for me to improve on when it comes to endurance and field hockey.  Ever since I started playing in middle school, I've wanted to play college field hockey.  Division I is what I'd prefer to play, but I am open to exploring other options and opportunities. I will push myself to be the best player and student I can be and to be a leader on the team and in the classroom.  I am a junior at Assumption High School (tranferred from duPont Manual High School) and have also participated in many other sports. I was previously a top nationally ranked swimmer. I swam year-round and it taught me that if you never give up on your dreams, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.  I was state champion multiple times and, at the time, had so much fun doing a sport that I really enjoyed.  The attitude and perserverance I had with swimming is exactly how I feel about field hockey.  I'm very athletic and I have quick stick skills and speed on the field. Specifically, I can offer the team the skills of a forward or even a mid.  I prefer to play forward because I've played that all my life, but I will play wherever the coach and team needs me.  To overall describe myself, I believe I am a girl with great motivation, lots of passion for my sport, and am driven to be the best I can be in the thing I love most: field hockey. For my academics, I work hard to maintain a 4.1.  Competitive academics in college are a huge priority for me, because I would prefer to go somewhere that really challenges me and keeps pushing me. I settle for nothing less than my best in academics, sports, and my life. I hope to become a great role model to many other players, student athletes, and my family. I love the following quote and try to live by it every day.  It inspires and helps to drive me whether I am on the field or in the classroom:
"Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else."    Vince Lombardi


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, Ranked #10 in Nation (Assumption). Our Team record was 24-2-0. I had 21 goals 8 assists for the season
  • Team Awards:
    State 3rd Place, Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, Starting Forward
  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #20
  • Individual Awards:
    Scored 5 Goals, 5 Assists for Season, 1st Team Academic All State, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs, Regional Champs
  • 2014 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #41
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-State, Scored 18 goals/ 9 assists, Several All Tournament Awards, Voted MVP Offensive Player
  • 2013 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #40
  • Individual Awards:
    Team Captain, MVP Offensive Player Freshman Team, Various all Tournament Team Awards, Scored 25+ goals this season
  • Team Awards:
    Don't have State Champs for Teams other than Varsity, Conference 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2016 IFHCK (Warriors Select)
  • Notes: This is the top U19 Team for IFHCK
  • 2015 IFHCK (U19 )
  • Notes: I am playing on IFHCK's U19 Elite Travel Team (top team).
  • 2014 IFHCK (U19 and U16)
  • Notes: Switched to IFHCK in Feb. 2014. I am playing on their U19 & U16 Elite Travel Team (top team). IFHCK is more competitive and offers a higher level of play and coaching for players looking to play Division 1 in College.
  • 2013 Bluegrass Premiere (U14)
  • Notes: Played for Bluegrass Premiere from April of 2013 through Feb. 2014
  • 2012 IFHCK (KY) (U14)
  • Notes: First Club Team experience. Started with IFHCK spring of 2012. Starting as a center Mid on their top travel team. Played at Disney Jr Showcase and various regional tournaments.

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Yasser Hayat
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Brittney Parish
  • High School Head Coach
  • Debbie Judd

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • 2014 MVP duPont Manual High School Swim Team. Helped team win the 2014 KY State High School Team Championships 3/2014. Top 10 in state in most events. Swam competitively in USA swimming for 7+ years - at one point was 28 in nation in 50 Free.



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High School Information

High School:
Assumption High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Yes to Advanced program classes. Honors classes are a lower level.
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Human Geography (Freshman Year) Sophomore Year - AP Macroeconomics & AP World History. Junior Year - AP US History, Dual Credit PreCalculus
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2015 NFHCA Academic All American and awarded Scholar of Distinction
  • Award
    • 2014 KHSAA Academic All State 1st Team
  • Award
    • 2015 KHSAA Academic All State 1st Team
  • Award
    • Principal's Honor Roll Freshman & Sophomore years
  • Award
    • Beta Club. Maxima cum Laude and Silver Medalist - National Latin Exam.
  • Activity
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Activity
    • YClub
  • Activity
    • Beta Club
  • Activity
    • Golden Retriever Rescue Volunteer (GRRAND)
  • Activity
    • Very Active in my church - Southeast Christian Church
  • Activity
    • Wayside Christian Mission volunteer
  • Activity
    • American Humane Society Volunteer.

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Statistic 2015 Varsity Te 2015 IFHCK 2014 Varsity Te 2014 Junior Var 2014 IFHCK 2013 Freshman T
Goals 21 12 5 18 18 27
Assists 8 9 5 9 12 7-10
Record 24-2-0
Games Played Starting Forward All games thru May 14 , 2015 All All All All


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