1st Annual Sydney L. Jeter Memorial Game “Play for Jeter”
I can not express what this night or the words spoken for Sydney meant to our family
Hi, I’m Mycah Miller and on behalf of the Lady Tiger Soccer team, Coaches Keogh, Palmer and Bartley, I would like to welcome you to the crosstown showdown and the Sydney L. Jeter memorial Game. Tonight we Play for Jeter! Like many of you here tonight Sydney and her family spent many nights and weekends on the soccer field. At this time we ask that The Jeter Family as well as the Bryan High Lady Vikings and their coaches and the College Station High School Lady Cougars and Coach Pryor and Pollard join us on the field. We also invite any individual that played with or coached Sydney on a recreational, school or club team to please join us on the field
Hello, my name is Alex Steward and like many of you here tonight I had the privilege of playing soccer with Sydney, or as we called her, Jeter. I met Jeter 5 years ago when she first came with my club team to play in a soccer tournament. From the moment I met her I was instantly impressed with her fearless, spunky attitude. In one of the games we played that weekend she managed to make a girl twice her size very mad at her and she couldn’t have been more pleased with herself. I mean I was small, but she was smaller, but for some reason that was never an issue with Jeter. She was as big as she wanted to be and she would stand up to anyone and everyone if she felt strongly enough about it. Jeter was an amazing person who touched so many lives. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to know such an incredible young woman. I included a picture of Sydney from the tournament that weekend.
Hi, I am Hannah Steward and I had the privilege of playing not only on a competitive team with Sydney, but also on the high school team as well. Now I’ll be honest, soccer is fun and all, but days and days of soccer drills can become a little monotonous (No offense Palmer) Luckily we had Jeter around. It was just implied that she would make things more entertaining. At the beginning of the year she and I decided to have “theme days” and we would come to practice speaking only in rhymes or in similes. I remember the worst of them all was definitely opposite day. One of us would run down the field wide open yelling “don’t pass it to me, don’t pass it to me!” Oddly enough neither of us had a productive practice that day. My favorite story though had to be the ladybug. One day out on the turf Sydney bent down and picked up a ladybug that crawled on to her shoe, she turned to me and said completely straight faced, “this is Freduardo I think I am going to adopt him but we will have to talk about his fashion, red just isn’t his color.” She carried him around all through practice and once when she dropped him she had to stop the entire practice to make sure he wouldn’t get stepped on. And that’s just how Jeter was. Not only was she hilarious and fun to be around, she was fiercely protective of the ones she loved, always making sure you were okay even if you were just a little Ladybug.
Macie closed the remembrance with this beautiful prayer
Here are a few other pictures from the game that night
The coaches in attendance: Stuart Keogh, Joe Palmer, Stoney Pryor, Jimmy Pollard, Keaton Henson, Elvis Tekow, Bill Miller, and Kim Stewart