Outfielder calls herself faithful, hardworking, accountable and describes her game with the word desire.
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 40 games, starting 12, nine in left field, one in right field and two as the designated player … batted .170 with four runs, four RBI and a double … scored the game-winning run against Illinois … put together a three-game hit streak from Feb. 14 to Feb. 20 … went 2-for-2 as a pinch hitter/designated player at Northwestern … posted three perfect days at the plate … drew one walk, was hit by a pitch and stole one base … laid down four sacrifice bunts … made good on 11 of 12 chances in the outfield … in Big Ten play, tallied four hits, scoring two runs and accounting for two RBI … drew one walk and was hit by pitch, while also laying down one sacrifice.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 29 games, starting two games - one in right field and one as the designated player ... acted mostly as a pinch hitter or pinch runner ... tallied three hits and drew three walks ... scored six runs and drove in two RBI ... stole one base vs. Green Bay.
2013: Saw action in 24 games, mostly as a pinch runner ... drew a walk in lone plate appearance of the season against Texas A&M Corpus Christi ... saw action in the outfield after coming in to hit in the game ... scored eight runs and swiped five bases.
High School: An all-state selection, earning third team honors as a senior after batting .452 with 42 runs, 20 RBI and 24 stolen bases ... a three-time all-Hoosier Hearland Conference honoree, earning the nod her freshman, junior and senior seasons ... named to the Journal and Courier Small School all-area team after her junior and senior seasons ... led team in batting average en route to MVP honors her final two seasons ... led team to sectional and regional titles and a semi-state runnerup finish in 2012 ... received the Hoosier Heartland Conference Sportsmanship Award and was Carroll High School's Female Sportsmanship Award Winner as a senior ... lettered in basketball her junior and senior years, cross country her freshman and sophomore years and tennis as a sophomore ... received the Indiana Blood Center Award Scholarship ... named Homecoming Queen her senior year ... played summer ball for the Indiana Shockwaves, which competed in ASA/USA 16U Nationals and fifth place in the 18U Open World Series, and the Indy Dreams Gold.
Personal Information: Full name is Sydney Taylor Pencek ... born Jan. 9, 1994 ... parents are Steve and Stephenie Pencek ... has one sister, Sybyl, and one brother, Seth ... plans on majoring in nutrition, fitness, and health science.