17 Sylvia Olsby
17 Sylvia Olsby
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: Shorecrest
Position: MF/ F

Coach Falor's Comments

"We love her ability to be creative as a targeting forward. She's improved her ability to hold the ball under pressure and like all good forwards is driven to create shots around the box. She gives our attack an element of deception and has become adept at finishing half chances. Sylvia is often a big part of how we create goal-scoring chances in transition."

2009 - Junior Season

Started 16 of the 18 matches as a forward...scored the game-winning goal in the third minute against Detroit (10/2)...tallied assists against Butler (10/16) and IUPUI (9/5)...had 25 shots during the season with 12 being on goal...recorded a season high three shots on goal at Kent State (8/28)...is third in school history in career goals with eight, fourth in points with 22 and fifth in assists with six.

2008 - Sophomore Season

Played in 19 matches, starting in 12 as a forward...had first assist of the season against Niagara (8/31)...first goal of the season came against Eastern Kentucky (9/14) ensuring the win...shots against IPFW (9/19), Milwaukee (10/10), and Green Bay (10/17)...goals for the season came in games against IUPUI (10/12), Youngstown State (10/24), and Butler (10/26) to confirm the win...is eighth in school history with assist and fourth in points in school history...earned nine points this season...earned third letter.

2007 - Freshman Season

Made an immediate impact in her first season, starting in 16 of the 20 matches...finished third on the team in points (9)... posted three goals and three assists, which tied for second on the team...found the back of the net against DePaul, (8/31) marking the first goal of her career...notched her second goal and dished out an assist in the win over Delaware (9/9)...scored final goal of season against Detroit (9/10)... tallied one assist against IPFW (9/4) and the other against Canisus (9/16)...notched 15 shots, nine being on goal...earned first letter.

High School

Three-time all-league choice in soccer at Shorecrest High, playing for Mindy Dalziel, the sister of CSU head coach Derrek Falor. . . missed most of her senior campaign with a knee injury. . . nominee for the school's athlete of the year in each of her first three season. . . named team's hardest worker as a junior. . . played basketball in her first two seasons and ran the 100 and 200 meters in track as senior. . . played club soccer the last five years for the Evergreen Soccer Academy, which won the state title in 2003.

Personal

Born Oct. 21, 1988 in Seattle, Wash. . . . daughter of Cindy and Kale Olsby. . . has one younger sister. . .member of the Japanese Honor Society in high school and volunteers time working on the jury of Youth Court. . . international business and finance major.