"One Game at a Time"

A Q&A with Sydney Henry '19
Wildcat Nation: How many years have you been on the varsity soccer team at VA?

This is my fourth year.

Wildcat Nation: What are some accomplishments for you and the team?

Our biggest accomplishment as a team has been winning two back-to-back NEPSAC championships.

Wildcat Nation: What's it like to be a student-athlete at Vermont Academy?

It’s a great responsibility. It’s a lot of time and energy, but being able to represent VA and my family on and off the field in such a positive way has been a privilege.

Wildcat Nation: What is your favorite class right now?

Statistics with Mr. Mayhew.

Wildcat Nation: What position are you playing this year, and how is that different from the past?

Changing to a center midfielder has definitely made me step up more as a leader on the field. Controlling the middle is key to our game, and I take that responsibility seriously.

Wildcat Nation: How is this transition going?

Sydney Henry '19:  It's been challenging, but fun.

Wildcat Nation: Do you have a game day routine?

Before every game, I have a handshake I have to do with Kalty '20 [Colgate commit]. In addition, I always put an orange headband on before going up to the field.

Wildcat Nation: What makes Coach Edwards a great coach?

She understands and sees each player's strengths and weaknesses and uses that to make you a better player, pushing you in a way that will make you physically and mentally stronger on and off the field.

Wildcat Nation: Do you all talk about chasing the three-peat? Or it is something that just goes without saying?

None of us talk about chasing the three-peat. It’s definitely in the back of our minds, but right now we are focused on taking it one game at a time.

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.