Sydney Baldwin and Caitlin Reilly will continue their hockey careers in Vienna, Austria, during the 2018-19 season
Sydney Baldwin was named one of two Lindahl Outstanding Student-Athlete Achievement Award recipients at the Golden Goldys
Sydney Baldwin has been named a CCM/AHCA First Team All-American for 2017-18
Minnesota made the program's 11th-straight NCAA postseason appearance but fell to Wisconsin on the road Saturday
The WCHA has named Sydney Baldwin the league's overall player of the year for 2017-18
2017-18 • Senior Season: Named co-captain • named CCM/AHCA First Team All-American, Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, WCHA Player of the Year, WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, and All-WCHA First Team honoree • named four-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Month (October, November, January, and February) • named WCHA Scholar-Athlete and WCHA All-Academic honoree • ranked third among NCAA defense averaging 0.84 points per game • led all WCHA defense with 22 points, nine goals, 76 blocked shots, and 67 shots on goal in 24 league games • ranked second on the team with 32 points (12g-20a) in 38 games played • had seven multi-point games, including a team-high four multi-assist games • led the team with 104 blocked shots and a +24 plus/minus • ranked fourth on the team with 110 shots on goal • had a season-high three assists in 5-5 OT tie at Ohio State (Oct. 7) • named NCAA Third Star and WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after tying her career high with a four-point series (1g-3a) in road sweep at Bemidji State (Oct. 13-14) • had six points (4g-2a) during a five-game point streak (Jan. 12-26) • recorded back-to-back two-goal games in 5-2 win at St. Cloud State (Feb. 3) and 4-3 loss at Wisconsin (Feb. 16) • had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 23-24) • named to WCHA Final Faceoff all-tournament team after 2-0 semifinal win over Ohio State (March 3) and 3-1 championship game win over Wisconsin (March 4) • ended her career tied for seventh among all-time Gopher defense with 24 career goals and tied for 10th among all-time Gopher defense with 81 career points.
2016-17 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked third on the team with a +29 plus/minus rating • tallied two assists in series sweep against UMD (Oct. 14-15) • had a goal and an assist in series sweep over Minnesota State (Nov. 4-6) • had two points (1g-1a) in the series against Ohio State (Jan. 20-21) • posted two assists, including a game-winning assist, in the series sweep at Minnesota State (Feb. 3-4) • posted two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in the 6-2 win against North Dakota (Feb. 11) • posted an assist on Patti Marshall’s game-winning goal during the 3-1 WCHA First Round win against Bemidji State (Feb. 24) • tallied an assist on Sarah Potomak’s goal in the Frozen Four semifinal game against Clarkson (March 17).
2015-16 • Sophomore Season: Named WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • posted a career-best 22 points (5g-17a) • ranked fifth on the team with a plus/minus of +46 • recorded career-high four assists and set a single-game program record with a +8 plus/minus rating in 11-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 10) • recorded two assists in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • had three assists in sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 13-14) • scored first goal of the season, a power-play game-winner, in 4-1 win over Yale (Nov. 21) • invited to 2015 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp (Dec. 28-Jan. 1) • had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 3-1 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 9) • had two points (1g-1a) in series sweep at Bemidji State (Jan. 29-30) • scored one goal in 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • had two assists in 6-2 win at UMD (Feb. 13) • scored one goal in 4-0 win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • had assist in 5-0 WCHA First Round win vs. Ohio State (Feb. 27) • scored game-winning goal in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-Off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5) • recorded an assist in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12).
2014-15 • Freshman Season: Named to WCHA All-Rookie Team • appeared in all 41 games and recorded 11 points (5g-6a) • ranked third on the team with 52 blocked shots • ranked seventh on the team with a +32 plus/minus rating • had three multi-point games • made collegiate debut in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • registered first career point with an assist in 4-0 win against Minnesota State (Nov. 22) • had first multi-point game of her career (1g-1a) and scored her first collegiate goal in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 6) • had a goal and an assist in 10-0 win over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4) for back-to-back two-point games (Dec. 6-Jan. 4) • scored third career goal in 7-3 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 16) • assisted a Meghan Lorence goal in 7-1 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 24) • had a career-best three points (2g-1a) with her first multi-goal game in 10-0 WCHA First Round win over Minnesota State (Feb. 27).
High School/Club: Named 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey • named Star Tribune 2014 Metro Player of the Year • four-time All-Lake Conference honoree • two-time all-metro first team honoree • three-time all-state honoree • led Minnetonka to an unprecedented three-straight Minnesota Class AA State titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013 • named to Minnesota Class AA all-tournament team in 2011, 2012 and 2013 • registered 12 goals and 31 points as a senior and finished her varsity career with 112 points on 39 goals and 73 assists • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver with Team USA at the 2013 and 2014 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • participated in 2012 and 2013 Women's Under-18 Series vs. Canada • attended USA Hockey Development Camps • played for the Minnesota Whitecaps and competed in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League.
Personal: Born Jan. 15, 1996 • daughter of Dick and Gail Baldwin • has an older brother, Garret, and an older sister, Paige • majoring in health services management and human resources development • enjoys traveling, tennis, the outdoors, fishing, reading, and movies.
Fans Share Favorite Moments of 2017-18
5/18/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
Join fellow Gophers fans in looking back at some of the most memorable moments of the 2017-18 season.
Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods
5/17/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
The eight Gopher honorees represent six sports with men's gymnastics and women's hockey each having two representatives.
Minnesota Whitecaps Join NWHL
5/16/2018 - W. Ice Hockey
The National Women's Hockey League announced its expansion to five teams with the acquisition of the Minnesota Whitecaps.