Earned a pair of varsity letters at Memorial High School for head coach Beth Gammill.
An All-District 18-5A selection in 2004 and 2005.
Tabbed Academic All-District as a junior.
Claimed the Memorial Coaches Award in 2006.
Full name is Sydney Eve Ackerly.
Born June 6, 1988.
The daughter of Nora and Robert Ackerly.
Has one brother, Ben, and a sister, Eve.
Father played lacrosse for MIT in 1978.
Cousin, Christine Smith Collins, won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, in lightweight double skulls, a rowing competition.