Sydney Edmond Commits to Bethune-Cookman
Sarah was able to spend some time with new Terps softball coach Mark Montgomery before and after the 30 Under 30 ceremony which was held at halftime of the University of Maryland vs Iowa basketball game on January 30, 2020. Mark comes to Maryland from Louisiana Tech where he led the team to 5 consecutive 30 plus win seasons.
A member of the original 2008 Black Ice team, Sarah Calta, went on to play softball at the University of Maryland where she was named to the 2016 All Big 10 team, as well as being honored as a 2-time Academic Achievement Award winner, and 4-time Academic All-Conference Winner. Sarah continues to give back to the Black Ice organization by participating in clinics, and/or attending team practices when she is back in town.
Maryland Black Ice standout Sydney Edmond signed her letter of commitment to Bethune-Cookman University and becomes a part of a Wildcat program that has won consecutive MEAC championships in 2018 and 2019.
Coach Laura Watten, a four time MEAC coach of the year and considered one of the nation's best recruiters is "extremely excited to bring Sydney to Florida as a member of our Wildcat family. She is an amazing athlete, who will make an immediate, positive impact on our program, while also harnessing the potential to set and break records at BCU."
Terrance Edmond, Sydney's father and coach of the Back Ice 18U team, is proud of Sydney's development into one of the region's best players. "Sydney dedicated 8 years to playing club softball and excelled to being one of the best defensive players I've ever seen!"
Maryland Black Ice Alumna, Sarah Calta, was introduced as a member of The Terrapin Club’s 30 Under 30 program for 2020. The 30 Under 30 program recognizes University of Maryland alumni under the age of 30 for their achievements, and impact on their profession.
"It was an honor to receive the 30 under 30 award from the Terrapin Club this year! It was cool to get recognized for my professional life. When I was going to college at the University of Maryland academics was important to me. At that time I knew I wanted to go to Chiropractic school, I took it seriously."
Sarah is currently working on her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University in Georgia after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2017 with a Kinesiology degree.
Keith Calta heads a Maryland Black Ice softball program that has produced numerous college all-conference athletes and sees a great future for Sydney at BCU. "Sydney is well deserving of this opportunity to play at Bethune-Cookman. She's been a leader on our team, always helping her teammates. She is one of the best athletes to come through the Black Ice organization. She will be playing against some of the best teams in the country. On behalf of our organization, I'd like to wish Sydney and her family the very best."
"Without my playing experience with the Maryland Black Ice. I would have never had the opportunity to play Softball at the University of Maryland. Softball taught me a good work ethic, perseverance, and determination. All qualities that I will need when I open my own business. I am blessed for the experiences I have gotten because I know they will make me a better doctor to my patients."