Rink Rat Profile: Sydney Baldwin


Name: Sydney Baldwin

Team: U.S. Women's Under-18 Team

No: 8

Position: Defense

Birthdate: Jan. 15, 1996

Height: 5-foot-8 

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.

College Team: University of Minnesota (Graduated in 2018)

Pro Team: Minnesota Whitecaps (NWHL)

International: EHV Vienna Sabres (Austria)


USA Hockey Experience

Played in two IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships. Also a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team and played on two U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Teams. Attended four USA Hockey Women's National Festivals 



Nickname: Syd

Other Sports: High school tennis player with the Minnetonka High School varsity tennis team

Team Awards: Three-time participant at the Minnesota State High School Champions (2011-2013)

Hockey Honors: Named the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year and earned Minnesota's Ms. Hockey Award both in 2014.

Hobbies Away From Hockey: Traveling, going to our cabin, being on the lake, hanging with friends and reading. I've also become an avid runner and cyclist.

Favorite Song: I'm a big music fan; there's not much I don't like.

Favorite Book: I love to read but can't think of one book I'd call my favorite.

Favorite Movie: It may seem strange but I like watching movies I've already seen before. I get something out of it every time I watch it. 

Favorite Food: I'm always game for a good burger or a good pizza.

Favorite Place to Visit: Our family cabin


She Said It

"Hockey has opened so many doors for me. I've gotten to travel to so many places because of hockey. It's not the wins and losses that I remember but the relationships and friendships I've made along the way. Most of the people who are my best friends I've met through hockey."


Life After Competition

"I'm currently in the Masters of Nursing program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul where I'm also an assistant coach of women's hockey team. Coaching is something I'm super passionate about right now."





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