Lenhart Receives University Leadership Award

Desert Speed School athlete and Brandeis University soccer captain Sydney Lenhart was recognized recently for her on-campus leadership to go along with her athletic performance, according to a university press release.

The Morris Sepinuck Award is presented to the varsity athlete who not only displays outstanding sportsmanship but also makes a significant contribution to the athletic program and to campus life at Brandeis. This year’s winner was Sydney Lenhart of Tucson, Arizona, and the women’s soccer team.

Lenhart served as a women’ soccer team captain in 2023, and she was a member of the 2021 squad that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament. She is a two-time All-Region selection at forward and was an All-UAA team member as a junior who has 14 career goals and 33 points.

Off the field, Lenhart received the 2021 Lead ‘Em Up Leadership Award, given to top student-athletes in the country who participate in the Lead ‘Em Up leadership development organization. She has done just about every job under the sun in the Athletic department, always with a sunny attitude and infectious curiosity about every little detail going on behind the scenes, whether working as an intramural supervisor to setting up and breaking down a fencing meet to learning how to do baseball and softball statistics.

(Photo credit: Brandeis University)