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Elites of the East MVP athlete signs with Seawolves Volleyball

Author: S. Guimond

Posted on May 18, 2021

Category: ACAA , Volleyball , Varsity Sports

Sydney Flower has officially signed with the Seawolves women’s volleyball team for the upcoming season.

Sydney is a graduate of Fredericton High school and won’t have to travel too far for the next chapter in her life. She is from Hanwell, Fredericton and has a wealth of volleyball experience to add to the Seawolves squad. She has played Team New Brunswick since 2017, Atlantic Tournament Allstar U15, Tournament MVP for Elites of the East (2018), FHS Junior Varsity MVP (2018) and attended the Canada Cup in Halifax representing New Brunswick (2019). Not only does she have a variety of athletic achievements she has also maintained an above 95% average in her academics, receiving many honors certificates.

Sydney truly loves the team aspect of volleyball, on and off the court, she looks forward to practices and always has fun. She appreciates the opportunities that volleyball has afforded her through participation, travel and meeting new people. She knows that the speed of the game gets faster at the university level and because of this she has set some goals for the 2021-22 season.

“My goals are to improve my knowledge of the game and continue working on my strength and fitness levels. I look forward to getting started, meeting my new teammates, and making a positive impact on the team!”.

Sydney has noted that volleyball runs in the family, her sister who is her biggest role model plays as well. She grew up watching her games which is what drew her interest in playing. Her sister is her number one fan, best friend, and biggest support system.

She chose UNB Saint John not only for the strong academics but because of the strong community atmosphere, and its not too far from home. Once Sydney arrives in the fall, she will be taking the Bachelor of Health, Biomedical Sciences and Health program.

Head Coach, Colin Chambers had his attention drawn to Sydney by Cherie Schriver, owner of Sportsmatch. Sportsmatch is a company that offers services to athletes to get noticed by volleyball coaches through mentoring, monitoring and facilitation. It became clear to Coach Chambers that the middle position would be the greatest area of need for next season, so he reached out to Sydney for some video clips. He was thankful that Sydney decided the Seawolves were a good fit for her after getting to know some of the current players.

“Sydney is a strong student; she enjoys the satisfaction of working hard with teammates toward achieving a common goal and is happy to sacrifice for the collective success of the team”.

He expects Sydney’s enthusiastic energy will serve as a spark for exactly what the team needs to reach the next level of intensity in their training and performance. Strategically, he hopes she can provide some stability to the middle position to help spread out opponents’ blockers and open up offensive options. Sydney’s wealth of experience as a middle combined with her eagerness to learn from teammates will help to facilitate a self-sustaining cycle of improvement.

Welcome to the Seawolves Family Sydney!