Melbourne, Fla. – Lynn University's Sydney Fields had two career nights on the court to help the women's basketball team improve to 3-0 overall, earning her the program's first Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week recognition, as announced on Monday.
The junior forward averaged 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals to go along with 15.0 points across two Lynn victories. Fields matched her career-high in rebounds against St. Thomas University with seven and then bested that mark by two (nine total) for a new career-high against Florida National University, while also blocking two shots in each game.
Offensively, the Conyers, Ga., native scored 14 points against the STU Bobcats, her first career game scoring double digits, and then tallied a career-high 16 points against Florida National.
Fields is the first Lynn women's basketball player to garner SSC Defensive Player of the Week recognition since the conference began awarding this honor in 2015-16. She is also the first player of the week recipient since Charla Nelson-James was named the SSC Offensive Player of the Week on Dec. 14, 2015.
The Fighting Knights are back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 20, when they host Valdosta State at 2 p.m. Fans can watch the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com.