U-M Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sydney Dalmass

Jan. 7, 2014

Following the signing of U-M's second recruiting class, all 10 members are being featured in a student-athlete spotlight, breaking down each future Wolverine, on and off the field.

Sydney Dalmass is a three-time varsity letterwinner (2011, '12, '13) and will play her final season at Moorestown High School (Moorestown, N.J.) this spring.

In her three years on the team, Dalmass had led her team to a 73-4-0 overall record en route to three consecutive Group III N.J. South sectional and state championships. The Quakers also captured back-to-back Tournament of Champions crowns in 2012 and 2013. Moorestown completed the 2013 season ranked No. 2 in the nation by LaxPower.com, finishing in the nation's top 10 for the 14th consecutive year to make them the winningest lacrosse program in the nation over the last 13 years.

As a junior in 2013, Dalmass tallied 22 goals and six assists, and was named a first team Burlington County All-Star. In her sophomore year, she recorded 27 goals and 13 assists on her way to being selected a second team Burlington County All-Star.

Dalmass was selected to play in the US Lacrosse National Tournament for New Jersey South Team One as a sophomore and junior after participating in the event as a member of Team Two as a freshman.

The right-handed midfielder also participated in club lacrosse for South Jersey Select Pink 2014.

Collegiate lacrosse runs in the Dalmass family as her sister Samantha played collegiate lacrosse at Lafayette College for two years (2010, '11), and her other sister Haleigh currently plays lacrosse for the University of Southern California.


Dalmass photo Sydney Dalmass
Moorestown, N.J.
Moorestown High School

What attracted you to the University of Michigan?
"What attracted me to the University of Michigan was that it's rich in athletic history and academic excellence, and is located in an awesome college town."

What are your thoughts about continuing to help Michigan build its women's lacrosse program?
"I am very excited to be a part of Michigan women's lacrosse history and building a team that leaves a long legacy."

What do you like about Michigan/Ann Arbor from what you've seen so far?
I love when you walk down the street in Ann Arbor that everyone is wearing some kind of Michigan apparel. Ann Arbor is filled with school spirit and I can't wait to be a part of it."

What is your favorite lacrosse moment of all-time?
One of my favorite lacrosse moments of all-time was being able to win the Tournament of Champions my sophomore year with my sister."

How did you first get involved in lacrosse?
I first got involved in lacrosse when I was in kindergarten. I would have to go to my older sister's practices and my mom would pass with me while waiting for their practices to end to pass the time."

Who is your role model, and why?
My role models are my family members because I can always look up to them."

What do you enjoy doing when you're not playing lacrosse?
When I am not playing lacrosse I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, eating and sleeping."

Favorite food ... Veal Milanese
Favorite band/artist ... Brett Dennen
Favorite movie ... Chasing Mavericks
Favorite TV show ... Castle
Favorite book ... Hunger Games
Favorite subject/class taken ... Math
Favorite professional athlete ... Kevin Pierce
Favorite place to visit/vacation ... Steamboat, Colo., or Manhattan Beach, Calf.
Favorite sport besides lacrosse ... Football
Favorite holiday ... Thanksgiving

• Previous Spotlight: Kat Geffken (12/19/13)

Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423