By Craig Forsythe
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/8/11
William Floyd senior goalie Chelsea Sidaras has committed to play Division I lacrosse at Fairfield University.
Chelsea Sidaras log:
High School: William Floyd
Graduation Year: 2012
College Choice: Fairfield University
Club Affiliation: Yellow Jackets
Major lacrosse and academic honors, service projects:
9th grade Special Olympics and Cedar Lodge Nursing Home volunteer. Suffolk County Lacrosse Unsung Hero Award and member of the Youth and Government as well as the Student Government Council.
10th grade, elementary school tutor, captain of the Varsity team at William Floyd, All-County Honorable Mention and member of the Gold Medal winning New York State Empire Lacrosse Team. Foreign Language Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Student Government Class Council. Youth lacrosse coach and volunteer at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving Day and at Stony Brook Hospital Pediatric Ctr.
11th grade, captain of the varsity team, All-County Lacrosse Player & All-Tournament Lacrosse Player, All-American lacrosse player, Academic All-American Lacrosse Player, and member of the National School Girls Team. Foreign language honor society, student government class council, student government executive board, and national honor society.
12th grade, captain of the varsity team, Youth Lacrosse Volunteer, and voted most athletic by WFHS Senior Class. School president, member of the national honor society, Homecoming Nominee.
What will you major in/study? “I am undecided, but am interested in Pre-Med.”
Why did you choose Fairfield? “I love the campus. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s close to home, and I really like the coaches and the girls on the Fairfield lacrosse team. I visited a lot of campuses and I knew immediately that Fairfield was the right place for me. They are very into serving people and doing missionary work, which is something that I love and want to be a part of.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? “Last year two key players graduated, Octavia Williams (who attends Johns Hopkins) and Jackie Andersen (Dowling). We have our work cut out for us this year so we will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, we were in the Stony Brook Fall tournament this past weekend and we will be participating in a winter league along with gym clinics throughout the fall.”
Additional comments: “I really want to thank my Dad, who has pushed me to be my best. He has attended all of my travel tournaments over the last few years along with every single game, whether it is the regular season or winter league. He critiques my play (whether I like it or not) and always gives me good advice. I do believe that it is because of my dad that I play with such passion and intensity.”
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