Women's Soccer
Sydney Hiance - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 00


  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • High school Highlands

Career Statistics

2007 Game-by-Game
2008 Game-by-Game
2009 Game-by-Game
2010 Game-by-Game

The Hiance File

Full Name: Sydney Hiance
Nickname: Syd
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Parents: Scott and Vicki Hiance
Siblings: Sarah, Jake
Club Team/Coach: Cincinnati Classics/Clay Revis
High School Mascot: Bluebird

Q & A

What is your nickname, why? Syd, It’s the shortened version of Sydney.
What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing sports in the backyard with all the neighbors.
Why did you choose UK? It had the whole package, close to home, great education, and I loved the girls.
Serena or Venus? Serena
What is your favorite television show? LOST, hands down the best show in the world. One day I will visit the island.
If you could be a superhero, who would it be? Storm
What is the funniest memory you have of one of your teammates? Seasoned Broccoli by Catie Lester. Hands down hilarious.
Who is your favorite athlete? LeBron without a doubt.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Elementary School Teacher
What was the last book you read in its entirety on your own? Promise Me by Harlan Coben
What is your favorite movie? P.S. I Love You
What is something surprising that few people know about you? I’m obsessed with the Disney Channel.
What is your favorite food? Peanut Butter
Who is your role model? My parents, brother and sister.
What is the coolest city you have been to? Calvert City, Kentucky….only people who have been here will understand this.
What is your favorite class? Any music class.
What is your earliest soccer memory? Playing for the St. Catherine Colts at this old field in Fort Thomas. We were awesome.
If you could do one community service project, what would it be? I would like to go to a less fortunate city and help establish a safe place for kids to be able to go after school to get help with homework. Preferably in a sweet foreign country!
If you could change one thing about the city of Lexington, what would it be? I think we need a professional basketball team!
What is your favorite thing about being a student-athlete at UK? We get fed delicious food!!!
If there was a movie of your life, who would play you? Blake Lively
Do you have any pre-game habits? Too many to count…but my favorite is listening to my music which is normally classical!
Better 3-hour blockbuster, Titanic, Lord of the Rings or Avatar? AVATAR!!!
Beets — Fruit? Vegetable? Or item best left on the shelf? Always leave it on the shelf.

2009: Started 16 matches as a sophomore … Allowed only two goals through first five matches … Recorded a personal best seven shutouts this season, tied for third most in school history … Ranks fourth on UK’s all-time shutout list with 15 career clean sheets

2008: SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/29) … Academic All-SEC … Started first 15 games of the season, logging 1389 minutes … Faced a career high 24 shots against North Carolina … Recorded shutouts against Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Auburn and Alabama … Had a stretch of 322:58 minutes where she didn’t allow a goal … Recorded eight cleansheets on the season, moving into fifth on UK’s all-time shutout list with eight

2007: SEC Freshman of the Week (9/24) and (11/2) … Freshman Academic All-SEC … Freshman goalie played in 16 games this season, earning 15 starts … Allowed 19 goals … Made 68 saves, with her career-high (10) coming against Florida and LSU while facing 197 shots … Tallied 1,377 minutes on the season … Ranked sixth in the SEC saves/game (4.25) … Collected four shutouts on the season, vs. Morehead State, No. 22 Louisville, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt … Played a season and career-high 110 minutes three times, coming in games at Marshall, at No. 22 Louisville and against No. 24 LSU … Shutout against Ole Miss was her first career clean sheet in the SEC

Pre-College: 2006 NSCAA/Adidas All-American and 2006 Miss Kentucky Soccer award winner … Played along side fellow UK signee Alicia Browning at Highlands High School in Ft. Thomas, Ky. where they guided the team to back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006 … Two-time First Team all-state performer and was also the two-time Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year … In her junior and senior seasons, Hiance posted 40 shutouts while recording goals against averages of 0.26 her junior year and 0.20 her senior season … Tied state record for shutouts in a season with 20 in 2006, a record she established in 2005 with 20 clean sheets … 2006 Kentucky High School Coaches Association Outstanding Senior Female Soccer Player of the State … Also in the ODP mixed regional pool in 2005 … Teammate of UK teammates Alicia Browning and Kelly Browning with the Classics Hammer club team … A member of the National Honor Society

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