#29 Sydney Berzon Season 2024
2023 NFCA All-American Third Team
2023 NFCA South All-Region First Team
2023 All-SEC Second Team
2023 SEC Freshman of the Week (2x)
2023 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
FRESHMAN SEASON (2023)
Became the program’s first NFCA All-American freshman pitcher since 2015…Made the NFCA South All-Region First Team, the All-SEC Second Team and was named to the NFCA DI National Freshman of the Year Top 25 list …In 143.0 innings pitched (No. 9 in SEC), registered a 14-8 record behind a 1.91 ERA with a staff-best 127 strikeouts (No. 10 in SEC) in 30 appearances and 17 starts…Her 127 strikeouts is the sixth most for a freshman at LSU in program history…Also tossed 11 complete games, four shutouts and three saves…held opposing batters to a .209 batting average…Had a season-high 10 strikeouts at Ole Miss (March 25)…Won two SEC Freshman of the Week Awards; first was on Feb. 20 after a 2-0 weekend where she logged a 0.68 ERA in 10.1 innings with nine strikeouts in three appearances, second was on March 28 after going 2-0 at Ole Miss with back-to-back complete-game efforts (14.0 innings) where she had a 0.50 ERA with 13 strikeouts, and held opposing batters to a .170 average after relinquishing just eight hits, three walks and one run.
Played at Baylor High School where she became a two-time All-American and Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year…helped her team win two state championship titles as a junior and a freshman… As a junior, Berzon pitched 77 innings and posted a perfect 17-0 record with 179 strikeouts and a 0.47 ERA…She also batted .389 and compiled 28 RBIs and five home runs that season… was a three-time member of the National Honor’s Society…played club ball for Fury Platinum organization ran by former LSU softball player Jill Crawford Higdon… during Berzon’s tenure, Fury has won seven tournaments, including back-to-back Eastern Elite titles (2019-20)…Berzon is the No. 11 recruit in the nation according to Softball America and is ranked T-17 by Extra Inning Softball.
Born Nov. 24, 2003…daughter of Michael and Hilary Berzon…has an older brother named Zachary who was on Hobart and William Smith College Rowing team (2018-2022) …plans to major in Environmental Science and Research.