Fairfield Women's Lacrosse BIO
Chelsey Sidaras
Player Profile:
Chelsey Sidaras 1795285
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mastic Beach, N.Y.
High School: William Floyd

2016: MAAC All-Academic… MAAC Defensive Player of the Week (5/2)… MAAC All-Championship Team… Started all 18 games for the Stags as a senior… Posted 119 saves, a .403 save percentage, and a 10.00 goals against average… Had a season high 12 saves against Boston University on February 20th… Allowed a season low three goals against Quinnipiac on April 20th.

2015: ECAC Division I All-Star Second Team... IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team… All-MAAC First Team… MAAC Championship Most Valuable Player… MAAC All-Championship Team… MAAC All-Academic Team… Sidaras earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team honors after manning the net for the Stags in 18 of 19 games this season, with 18 starts. She was a fixture in the defensive unit, picking up a second-highest 34 ground balls and causing eight turnovers. Sidaras faced 323 shots this season and recorded 130 saves in 1026:52 of action which earned her a second consecutive All-MAAC First Team accolade. She currently holds Fairfield’s single-season record for goals-against average, and ranks second this year with 7.30. In Fairfield’s career charts, Sidaras ranks third in wins (26), fourth in games played (45), and ranks fifth in saves (269), minutes played (2,205:26) and games started (36). Sidaras recorded eight saves in the 2015 MAAC Championship contest and earned the championship Most Valuable Player and All-Championship Team honors. She was also a MAAC All-Academic Team selection. In the Stags’ second program NCAA Tournament appearance, Sidaras recorded seven saves against No. 11 Princeton.

2014: All-MAAC First Team… MAAC All-Academic Team… Sidaras had an impressive sophomore campaign as the Stags’ starting goalkeeper. She tallied 102 saves with a save percentage of .459. Sidaras recorded 995:31 in goal, starting in all 17 contests. She faced 312 shots and finished the season with a goals against average of 7.23. She was also active in the defensive unit, grabbing 39 ground balls and causing 11 turnovers. At the conclusion of the season, she tied for fifth on Fairfield’s career goalkeeper wins chart with 12 victories. Sidaras also tied the top spot for Fairfield’s single-game record for fewest goals allowed with just one at Holy Cross.

2013: Sidaras served as the reserve goalkeeper for the Stags during her rookie campaign. She manned the net for Fairfield in 10 contests, with one start, where she picked up 16 ground balls and caused two turnovers. Sidaras clocked 243:03 in goal, tallying 37 saves with a save percentage of .544. She faced 90 shots and had a goals against average of 7.65. Sidaras finished her rookie campaign with a 1-1 record.  

Before Fairfield: Sidaras comes to Fairfield after lettering five seasons at William Floyd High School, where she served as a team captain her final three seasons.  As a senior, she earned All-County and All-Tournament accolades, along with her second consecutive Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor.  During her junior campaign, Sidaras led the squad to 14 wins and was a US Lacrosse All-America selection, an ESPN All-America Honorable Mention, and a Second Team All-Long Island selection. Sidaras also earned Academic All-America accolades during her career and was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Mary and Joseph Sidaras… Has two older brothers, Joe and Nicholas… Brother, Joe, played football at Hofstra and Wagner… Brother, Nicholas, played lacrosse at NYIT… Member of the Health Professions Program… Major is Biochemistry.

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