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NAME: Sydney Jones
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "First two international caps with the U-18 National Team vs. China and the Netherlands in January 2020."
BIRTHDATE: 10/24/2002
HEIGHT: 5'4"
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Sid Jones-Sarah Cornella
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Bobby Puppione ("Helped me learn soccer and be confident.")
FUTURE GOAL: Become a professional soccer player, continue with USWNT.

Driving for another Ohio state soccer championship this year is Lakota West senior Sydney Jones, named by the Enquirer as one of this preseason's Top 10 players in Cincinnati and selected by Top Drawer Soccer to its 2020 Great Lakes All-Region team.

Her junior year, as a defender/midfielder, Sydney scored 13 goals (second in the GMC) and had 20 assists (led the GMC) for 46 points (second in GMC), helping the Firebirds capture the GMC championship and an Ohio state championship, the first state title since 1999. The Firebirds, coached by Brigit Reder, compiled a 22-0-2 overall record, and an undefeated 8-0-1 in league play and were named the Sports Awards' Team of the Year.

Sydney was named first team all-GMC, first team all-city (Enquirer) and was a finalist for's Sports Awards' girls' Soccer Player of the Year. She also was named to the USA Soccer DA Midwest Regional team. She holds several school and conference records.

Sydney is a member of the U18 Women's National Team Player Pool. She also plays for the Cincinnati Development Academy and Cincinnati United Soccer Club. In January 2020, Sydney represented the United States' Youth National Team in the Tri-Continental Tournament against China, Netherlands, and Norway.

A good student who is active in community service, Sydney has committed to play soccer collegiately at The Ohio State University. Her favorite athlete is Rose Lavelle, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is Kindred, favorite movie is Us and most-like-to-meet is Neymar.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Sydney is technically a brilliant player, with a humble, respectful and tenacious attitude and work ethic. High quality player, character, and young lady. She is a next level player."
— Brigit Reder, Soccer Coach

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