Highly-Touted Midfielder Sydney Kingston Signs With @MemphisWSoccer
Feb. 6, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis women’s soccer head coach Brooks Monaghan announced Thursday that Dallas Sting midfielder Sydney Kingston has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Tigers for the 2014-15 season. Kingston is the first announced signee.
“Sydney is a player that we are looking to play in the midfield for us,” Monaghan said. “She is also someone that we see as versatile. “She is a box-to-box midfielder that will bring some scrappiness to our team. She is a tough, physical player that is not scared to put a tackle in. She’s extremely hard-working and brings the technical ability we look for in a midfielder. The great thing about Sydney is not only is she a gifted soccer player, but she is a great kid that is highly driven in the classroom. We are very excited about her joining the Tiger family.”
Kingston, ranked No. 113 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s IMG Academy 150, is a four-year letterwinner at Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas. She helped the team to the 2010-11 Texas Class 4A State Championship. A two-time District MVP, Kingston also took home First Team All-Region honors in 2012. She eared Second Team All-State and First Team All-Region in 2011 and was a Dallas Morning News Second Team All-Area selection in 2013.
Kingston plays club soccer for the Dallas Sting and led the squad to the 2013 National Championship final. Other club honors with Kingston playing midfield included; 2010 State Cup Final, 2010 USYS Region III Championship, 2010 USYS National Championship finalist, 2011 Lake Highlands Division I Championship, 2011 State Cup Champion, 2011 USYS Region III Championship, 2011 USYS Third Place National Champion and 2012 National Championship finalist.
Sydney is the daughter of Roger and Holly Kingston. Her father played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Kingston will graduate in the top five percent of her high school class and has been accepted into the Honors program at the University of Memphis.
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