Meet the newcomers: Sydney Shutter
June 26, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- Sydney Shutter has spent the last two seasons as a starter for the Lonestars ECNL U18 squad and a three-year varsity starter at James Bowie High School in Austin.
Shutter served as team captain as a senior and earned all-district honors as a junior. She paced Bowie to district titles as a sophomore and junior. Bowie also finished third at the UIL State Championship.
In 2010 she was the leading scorer for the USYSNC State Champions Austin United Caps Premier 94. Shutter earned academic all-district for three seasons.
Shutter recently spent some time with TexasSports.com as she prepares for her freshman season with the Longhorns.
As a native Texan and Austinite, are you excited to attend The University of Texas and represent the burnt orange in competition? It's definitely a dream come true. I feel special getting to represent UT, because at my high school, it's a big deal to sign there.
What goals and dreams do you want to pursue athletically while at UT? As a player, I've mostly played forward, and I would say one of my more significant traits is my cross passes. I like to play out wide and attack. I also try to be very vocal on the field. You'll recognize me by how much I talk. One of my goals, as a freshman, is to earn my way on the field. I'd like to become one of the leaders on the team.
What excites you about training under Coach Kelly and her staff? I'm really excited for their enthusiasm. I've never seen anything like it, and it's inspired me to act the same way.
What are your early impressions of the summer conditioning plan, and what are your goals personally before you arrive for preseason? It's been very intense, and I'm really liking that. I didn't know what to expect, but I'm really impressed with it. My goal is to be one of the fittest players on the team. I'm going to work at it hard and make sure that I'm doing it correctly.
What are your academic plans while studying at UT? I don't know what I'm going to major in yet, but I definitely know that I want to keep as close to a 4.0 GPA as I can. I want to go in my first year with an open mind to all majors and then narrow it down, and possibly decide what I want to do for the rest of my life.