2018: Started all 26 matches that she played in ... Earned Big South Player of the Week and Big South Defensive Player of the Week Honors ... Set the school record with 87 block assists in a single season ... Her 1.01 blocks per set ranks second in PC record book, her 109 total blocks third, and her 22 block solos are tied for sixth in a single season ... Tied the single game block assists record (8) and the total blocks record (9) against California Baptist ... Led the Blue Hose with a .305 hitting percentage on 195 kills, the fifth most on the team ... Recorded six matches with double-digit kills, including her season-best 15 against Gardner-Webb ... Her 147 blocks rank eighth in PC's record book.
2017: Played and started in 20 matches, with an injury sidelining her for much of the season ... Recorded double-digit kills in four matches, including against Liberty where she finished with a career-high 18 ... Recorded a career-best 42 attacks that match as well ... Finished third on the team in blocks, her career-high of six coming against the Flames ...Fifth on the team in kills and attack percentage ...
High School: Her volleyball team went 45-7, 14-0 in the region ... Ranked 85th in the country and 2nd in the state of South Carolina ... Her HS team was Region Champion in 2013, 14, 15, and 16, as well as State runner up, in 2013 ... Wando was State Champion in 2014 and 2015 ... Four-year Volleyball Letterman, a 2016 North/South All-Star Team Selection, as well as a 4A and 5A All-State Team member ... 2015 High School Sports Report-SCHSL Class AAAA Player of the Year ... 2015 PREPVOLLEYBALL.COM National Junior of the Year Finalist and Class of 2017 Top 50 Junior Recruit ... Earned several All-Tournament honors and was a 2015 MAXPREPS Player of the Year … A 2015 All-Region Player of the Year and 2015 All-Low Country First Team member ... Has amassed 700 career kills and 385 blocks ... A member of the Beta Club and Spanish Club, she recently earned an AVCA academic team award ... In her free time she has volunteered with Palmetto Pride, Wando Volleyball Youth Camps, and the "Read like a Sports Star" elementary literacy program
Personal: Born Sydney Parker De Jong in Charleston, S.C. ... Parents are Michael and Karen De Jong ... Has a sister, Samantha ... She chose PC because of the atmosphere and the people ... PC felt right for her as soon as she got on campus ... At PC she felt like she can become a better person, student, and athlete ... She loved it instantly and knew that she wanted to be a student athlete there ... Is looking at majoring in Biology.