College Soccer: Cathedral Catholic’s Sydney Sparks signs with Purdue

College Soccer: Cathedral Catholic’s Sydney Sparks signs with Purdue

Surf Soccer class of 2019 Sydney Sparks has signed her National Letter of Intent with NCAA D1 Purdue Women’s Soccer. Sparks is part of the 2019 gradating class at Cathedral Catholic High School. On November 14th, the Surf Soccer family came together to honor their 2019 girls signing class at the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar, California.

Surf’s Sydney Sparks signs with Purdue Women’s Soccer

Sparks committed to Purdue early in her high school career. During an unofficial visit to the Purdue campus, she said she knew Purdue was going to be her future college home.

“You know how they say you just feel like a college is right? That’s exactly how I felt when I got to the Purdue campus.”

“I loved everything about the campus and the soccer facilities. I can’t really say exactly why it felt right, I just KNEW I am meant to go to Purdue. I’m so excited to get there next year.”

Purdue Head Coach Drew Roff says, “Sydney brings a physical presence, excellent technical ability, and a high soccer IQ to the center back position.  Her ability to shut down attacking players individually is outstanding, and she also has a great understanding of how to organize and lead a back four.  At 5’11, she is dominant in the air defensively, as well as a consistent threat in the attack by getting on the end of corners and free kicks.   She is also very comfortable on the ball and will be a key factor in our ability to build out of the back.  Sydney has all of the tools to be an elite center back in the Big Ten Conference, and she is a great fit for how we want to play.  We look forward to Sydney making a big impact on our program early in her career.”

You can read Purdue’s entire signing class announcement HERE.

The entire SoccerNation family congratulates the Sparks family. Best of luck, Boilermaker! #BoilerUp

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