Athlete of the Week: Sydney Gesink

Feature Q&A with Sydney Gesink


What is your favorite pro sports team? I have liked the Dallas Cowboys since I was young.

What is your favorite college sports team? The University of North Carolina’s basketball team.

Who is your favorite athlete? Jason Witten is my favorite athlete right now.

Do you have a pet? I have three dogs, Jax, Rue, and Rini. We just had nine puppies at our house and more to come in June.

Do you have a nickname? Some people call me Syd and my older sister calls me Squid.

What is your preferred method of social media? I use Snapchat and Instagram the most.

People would be surprised to know that you? I used to play hockey and football when I was younger and really enjoyed them.

Which of your teammates is most intense? I would say Lizzie (Van Es) and Jessie (Hernandez) are the most intense because they always make sure the team is first. They want our team to succeed most of anyone.

Which of your teammates makes you laugh? Lainey (Pomrenke) and Keanna (Post) make me laugh a lot. It is always fun to be around them. We always have a good time.

What do you do on a long bus ride? I bring my big speaker along and we just like to sing and dance the whole way there.

What is your pregame ritual? I usually go off on my own to warm up and then come together with my team to get ready and pumped up for the game.

What is your favorite part of sports? I really like just hanging out and being with my friends. Also, I’m pretty competitive, so winning is always fun.