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Squires to play soccer for Gophers

Hudson’s Sydney Squires, center, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday, Feb 5, to join the University of Minnesota soccer team beginning in the fall. Her mother Mary, left, and younger sister Ashley joined her at the signing ceremony. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

Hudson’s Sydney Squires signed a national letter of intent to attend college and play soccer at the University of Minnesota starting next fall, Gopher head coach Stefanie Golan announced last week.

Squires is one of nine newcomers who committed to Minnesota on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Squires, a senior at Hudson High School, is the only Wisconsin native to join the Gophers this upcoming season,

Squires played club soccer at St. Croix Academy where she helped her team earn a Minnesota State Cup Championship in 2013 as well as a Midwest Regional League championship in 2012, and a Disney Showcase Championship in 2013.

“Sydney Squires is the goal scorer of the group,” Golan said about the Gopher recruiting class. “She is athletic and fit with a tremendous work rate and has a knack for scoring goals. She can score in the run of play, off service, with her head, and works extremely hard to be consistently dangerous. On top of that, she has the fitness base and work rate to do what we need on the defensive side of the ball, and we are excited to help her grow as a player over her four years as a Gopher.”

The Gophers finished the 2013 season at 11-8-2 with a trip to both the Big Ten Tournament and their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2010. 

In addition to shining on the soccer field with St. Croix Academy, Squires is also a gifted hockey and tennis student-athlete at Hudson High School. She is a three-time All-Big Rivers Conference and All-State honorable mention selection in hockey and earned three letters in tennis, where she was named to the All-BRC team and qualified for the state tournament her junior and senior years. She is the daughter of Mary and Joe Squires.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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