Snow College sophomore Sydnie Martindale has announced she has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Brigham Young University. Martindale will enroll at BYU in January and will begin working out with the Cougars during winter semester.
“I am so honored to have this opportunity to play at BYU,” Martindale said. “It is a dream come true. I’m so thankful for the experience I have had at Snow College to prepare me for this opportunity. All my teammates and coaches there have all be instrumental in helping me get to this point. I’m really excited for this opportunity.”
Martindale was the two-time Region 18 Defensive Player of the Year. She led the Badgers this past season with 486 digs on the season, averaging 4.96 digs per set. She was also credited with a team-best 29 aces on the season. Martindale, a native of Heber City, Utah, had 18 matches with 15 or more digs throughout the season, including a season-high 40 digs against Utah State Eastern on October 1. Martindale finished the season with back-to-back 20-dig matches at the Region 18 Tournament.
“Sydnie has been such an important part of our program this past season,” Snow College head coach Jeff Reynolds said. “We are so excited for her and the opportunity she has ahead of her. Sydnie is a very special player and I believe, without question, that Syd will be extremely successful at BYU. She will for sure be one of the crowd favorites. You can’t help but love this kid. In addition to being an outstanding defensive player, Syd is a remarkable young lady. She is as genuine and true as anyone you’ll ever meet. She comes from such a wonderful family. We’re going to miss Syd and her family. We wish her all the success in the world.”