Featured Jag: Sydney Halleen

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Name: Sydney Halleen


Major: Business

Sport: Softball

Born and raised in Torrance, Calif., Sydney Halleen is making some noise on the softball field this semester.

In 47 at-bats, she has scored 21 runs on 19 hits and leads the team with six home runs, seven stolen bases and 25 runs batted in.

After graduating from North Torrance High school in 2012, she attended San Jose State University and was a redshirt freshman on the softball team.

After the 2013 season, she decided to transfer to San Jose City College because it was a better opportunity for her to get more playing time.

Hallen started playing softball at 4 years old.

“It was a family thing, all my family grew up playing softball,” she said.

Her role model growing up was her hitting lessons coach, Laura Berg.

Berg was a part of team USA that won gold in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. After retiring, Berg taught hitting, and that is how the two met.

Hallen said the lessons helped her a lot.

Hallen said softball is her favorite, but she enjoys math class.

Aside from softball, she said her favorite food is sushi, her favorite color is pink, her favorite genres of music are house and techno, and she has “a bad habit of shopping.”