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Player Spotlight | Sydney Brinkman

By Ohio Elite, 04/04/18, 10:30AM EDT


Whether she is dribbling down the field or skating with the boys, Sydney Brinkman competes ferociously.  This 2008 Academy member also finds the time to tickle the ivories and enjoy Truffles.

NAME | Sydney Brinkman

TEAM | 2008 Girls Academy

SCHOOL | Summit Country Day

SIBLINGS | Beckett (2010 YDA Team) & Truffles (pet bunny)

Sydney does a little bit of everything from bake to skate to read to travel.  She has been to Australia, France,  and Switzerland with her family.  This fan of the US Women's Hockey team shared a little bit about herself.

What is your favorite book? The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

What is your favorite subject in school? Art and math

Do you have a favorite athlete? Meghan Duggan (hockey) and Sydney Leroux (soccer)

What do you enjoy about Ohio Elite?  I enjoy learning how to improve in soccer. I am also thankful for great teammates and also great coaches who encourage me to work hard and be a better player.

We heard you also play hockey. Who do you play for?  I play for the Cincinnati Swords on the 2008 travel team. I was the only girl on my team this past season.

What position(s) do you play in hockey?  I play mostly right wing, but I can also play center and defense.

How did you get involved in hockey?  My mom and her family played hockey when they were younger, and I wanted to play too. I started skating when I was 4.

Did you watch the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey?  Yes! I watched all of their games, and I was so excited when they won the gold medal! I loved the move that Jocelyne Lamoureux did in the shootout to win it.

Do you have a favorite NHL team? Who?  I like watching the St. Louis Blues because my dad grew up in St. Louis.

What do you do outside of sports?   I've been playing the piano since I was 4 1/2, and I practice every day. I also love to bake cakes and cupcakes.