Second year as team captain...started in all 18 matches as a junior...has started every match in her Cincinnati career... her lone point came in a 2-1 defeat against DePaul...a mainstay on the Bearcat back line and one of the leaders in the UC locker room.
2006: Team captain ... started all 18 matches on the backline, playing every minute ... anchored defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed 13 fewer goals than the previous year ... recorded assist on game-winner against Oakland ... three of six shots came in win over Cleveland State.
2005: Started all 18 matches, playing in 1,707 of a possible 1,713 minutes (99.6%)...earned honorable mention All-Ohio accolades...named squad's Rookie of the Year...scored first career goal, the game-winner, in 1-0 win against Michigan State.
High School: Led Sycamore High School to the best overall record and best conference finish (2nd) in school history in 2004 ... first team All-Greater Miami Conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... three-time academic all-conference selection.
Club: Captain of Ohio Elite Soccer Club, coached by former Bearcat Tim Lesiak ... led Ohio Elite Club to 2003 U.S Club National Championship ... member of Region II Olympic Development Program ... invited to Elite Soccer Program National Camp ... club teammate of current Bearcat Chelsea Kindschuh.
Personal: Born Feb. 14, 1987 ... daughter of Greg and Linda Sykes.
Academic Major: Journalism.
Honors: Topcat Scholar (Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006)...women's soccer Scholar Athlete of the Quarter (Fall 2005, Winter 2006).
2006 Match-by-Match Stats