Dallastown High School graduate Sydney Terroso enjoyed a standout freshman season as the goaltender for the Yale University field hockey team.
Terroso's efforts were recognized recently with a pair of awards at the Yale field hockey team’s annual postseason banquet.
Terroso earned the Yale Senior Award and shared the Amanda Walton Award with senior back Kiwi Comizio.
The Senior Award that Terroso received is awarded by the senior class to a freshman team member who reflects a positive contribution to the team's philosophy and whose individual character encourages the future direction and excellence of Yale field hockey.
Terroso was stellar in her debut season with the Bulldogs, posting a .784 save percentage that ranked eighth in the country and second in the Ivy League. She averaged 7.06 saves per game (15th nationally) and had a 1.89 goals-against average. She was previously named to the All-Ivy League First Team.
Terroso made a season-high 17 saves Sept. 23 against nationally-ranked Harvard. That was the most saves in a game for a Yale goalie since Emilie Katz stopped 21 against Syracuse in 2015.
Terroso spent the entire season as Yale’s lone goalie — overcoming illness on several occasions to play — after a preseason injury sidelined junior Chaney Kalinich. The rookie emerged as the backbone of a defense that had just one healthy senior, earning praise for her maturity and leadership.
A member of Davenport College at Yale, Terroso played for 1993 Yale field hockey alum Anne Lehman Dillman with Lanco Premier Field Hockey Club.
The Amanda Walton Award that Terroso shared with Comizio is given by the Yale players and coaching staff to a team member or members who demonstrate the ability to confront challenges, displaying the courage to overcome them, while inspiring teammates with her work ethic and unselfish attitude.
The Walton award is named after 2002 Yale graduate Amanda Walton, who has been an inspiration to the Bulldogs. After her sophomore year at Yale, Walton — a field hockey and lacrosse player — was involved in an automobile accident that put her career on hold. She overcame a coma and physical injuries with hard work and dedication.
The 2017 Bulldogs finished with the program's best won-lost record (9-8) since the 2011 Ivy League championship season.