Sydney Terroso ’21, one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Yale field hockey history, has joined the staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2021 season. Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, announced the move Monday.
In addition to multiple All-Ivy League Honors (she was a first-team selection in her first year and a second-team selection as a sophomore and as a junior), Terroso earned three team awards.
In her first year she earned the Senior Award — awarded by the senior class to a first-year team member who reflects positive contribution to the team’s philosophy and whose individual character encourages the future direction and excellence of Yale Field Hockey.
She also earned a share of the Amanda Walton Award, given by the Yale players and coaching staff to that team member who demonstrates the ability to confront challenges, displaying the courage to overcome them, while inspiring teammates with her work ethic and unselfish attitude. That season she ranked eighth in the nation in save percentage (.784) and 15th in saves per game (7.06). She made a career-high 17 saves vs. Harvard.
Terroso then earned the Coaches’ Award — given to the player who exemplifies principles, direction and persistence in pursuit of field hockey excellence at Yale — as a junior. That year she finished 16th in the nation in saves per game (5.82) and 24th in the nation in save percentage (.739).
Terroso was also a two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selection. She received a B.S. from Yale in psychology and is now a postgraduate associate in the Child Study Center at Yale.
A native of York, Pa., Terroso is a graduate of Dallastown Area and played for Yale field hockey alum Anne Lehman Dillman ’94 with Lanco Premier Field Hockey Club. She was in Davenport College as an undergraduate. She joins current assistant coaches Mary Beth Beiler ’13 and Kristen O’Rourke on Yale’s staff under Stuper.