Syd Schultz


Serena Omangi

Sydney Schultz ready to make a pass

Dom Nelson

For years Senior Sydney Schultz has dominated the girls basketball scene, but as of late she has been on a roll, along with her own team. Last year, Schultz surpassed 1000 points in her high school career, doing it as a junior. This year, Schultz became the all-time girls basketball scoring leader, surpassing the mark of 1523 points. Not only has she been making it rain, but she has helped lead her team into a lengthy season, with a sections win over Rochester John Marshall. Schultz scored 31 of the 64 points in the 64-56 win. Schultz is definitely proud of her accomplishments on the stats sheet, as she should be, but she hopes girls learn from her that scoring points aren’t everything. Schultz says, “There are so many parts to the game that a team needs. Whether it be great passes, rebounds, defense, or leadership.”

Some may wonder how Schultz puts up 20 to 30 points on a daily basis, Schultz says, “I just continue to work hard and look for those baskets that don’t always come easily.” There is no doubt that Schultz is a very hard worker and has a strong dedication to her sport. Girls basketball coach Dan Leer says, “Syd is an incredible competitor and incredibly athletic, which is a dangerous combination for opposing teams. Plus, she’s got a great heart and a genuine soul.” Leer has a point, but leading such an accomplished career doesn’t come with some setbacks. Schultz says, “I’ve had some injuries and what I’ve learned is that you just need to keep pushing through it.”

 Scoring 1000 points and being the all-time girls basketball leading scorer is of very high-distinction, and Schultz has not been alone through her historic high school career. Schultz says, “My friends and family have all pushed me to be my best and they are the reason that I was so successful in my high school career.”