Sydney Pencek
Sydney  Pencek


Burlington, Ind.

High School:




87 Boilers Named Academic All-B1G

Purdue finished with 212 all-academic picks in 2015-16


Spring 2016 Graduates

81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree


Senior Salute

A full recap of the careers of seven Boilermakers


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Meet the Boilers: Valone, Parsons, Pencek

Get to know infielder CJ Parsons, outfielders Sydney Pencek, Lexi Valone

2016: Academic All-Big Ten … saw action in 46 games, starting 17 in center field and one in left field … acted as pinch runner or substitute in the outfield in 28 games … scored 11 runs, including the game winner against UC Santa Barbara and the game-tying score against Wisconsin … drove in two RBI and stole two bases … drew one walk, was hit by a pitch twice … batted.167 with six hits, including a two-hit effort again St. Bonaventure … boasted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, making good on all 31 chances.

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.

Fun Facts
Sweet or salty: Sweet
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Cooking or eating: Eating
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Quiet country
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: The Bahamas
Place I dream of visiting someday: Sydney, Australia (and not just because that's my name)
Person I look up to most & why: Anyone serving in the military because of their sacrifice for our country
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Throwing someone out at home
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Hitting an RBI
Favorite thing about my position: Stealing a base-hit with a dive
Three words that describe me: Hard-working, faithful, polished
One word to describe my game: Sacrifice
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: Minnesota
My most memorable sports moment: Catching a ball in right field and throwing the runner out at home
Celebrity crush: David Beckham
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Julianne Hough
Person I would like to have dinner with: My Grandma Pencek
Best non-athletic talent: Braiding Hair
My stupid human trick is: I can cross one eye
Dream job: Physical Therapist
Song I have to listen to before a game: Trust in You by Lauren Daigle
Favorite thing about playing at Boilermaker Softball Stadium: The perfectly smooth outfield
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Penn State
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: Mom and Dad

Favorite things
Favorite sweet treat: Chocolate covered strawberries
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Oreo
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: Gymnastics
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Movie: The Last Song
Favorite Book: Safe Haven
Favorite Musical Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite type of pizza: BBQ Pepperoni
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Food: Mexican or Pizza
Favorite place on campus: My House
Favorite city: Nashville, Tennessee
Favorite outdoor activity: riding my bicycle
Favorite animal/furry friend: My golden-doodle, Bronx
Favorite class at Purdue: Exercise Physiology
Favorite Purdue professor: Dr. Bill Harper


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