Sydney Schneider Parents Ernie And Andrea Are Her Motivation

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The soccer player Sydney Schneider is the daughter of Ernie and Andrea. Her biological parents separated when she was a child.

Schneider was raised by her mother and her stepfather, David Kapinos, in the Dayton section of South Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Her parents stand as her ultimate motivation and the wellspring of inspiration that fuels her life’s journey.

Professional Soccer Player, Sydney Schneider
Professional Soccer Player, Sydney Schneider (Source: Instagram)

Born on August 31, 1999, Sydney Michelle Schneider is a professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for the Czech Women’s First League club Sparta Prague.

New Jersey-born soccer player attended South Brunswick High School. Talking about her college career, she signed a letter of intent to join the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in February 2017.

Schneider was drafted 29th overall by Washington Spirit in the 2021 NWSL Draft. She was named to the Jamaican squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

 She was named player of the match against Costa Rica in their second match.

Best known for her role as a goalkeeper for her country’s national and club teams, Sydney gained attention during her 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup performances.

Sydney Schneider’s Parents

The goalkeeper belongs to a diverse and multicultural family background, reflecting her Jamaican, Greek, and German heritage.

Her biological father is of German descent, while her Jamaican roots come from her maternal grandparents, making her a third-generation Jamaican.

The proud mother of goalkeeper, Andrea was born and raised in Massachusetts, with a Jamaican-born dad from St. Ann’s Bay (in the parish of St. Ann) and a Jamaican mom from Irish Town (in St. Andrew).

Sydney Schneider With Her Mother, Andrea
Sydney Schneider With Her Mother, Andrea (Source: Twitter)

Previously known as Schneider (nee Wisdom), Sydney’s mother is now Kapinos after marrying David, who is of Greek heritage.

Currently, she teaches fifth grade at Brooks Crossing Elementary School in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. 

Despite the fact that Sydney’s biological parents are no longer together, she has consistently received unwavering support from both of them, allowing her to thrive and succeed.

Growing up, whenever she doubted herself and her abilities, her parents were always there to calm her down. She stated:

“When she was like, “I’m not sure if I’m gonna be good enough,’ I’d respond and say “Guess what-go anyways. IF you weren’t really good, they wouldn’t have asked you”, says Sydney’s mother, Andrea.

Kapinos was unwavering in her approach of offering tough love to her daughter while also being a soothing presence, successfully calming Schneider’s anxieties.

The unwavering love and support from the player’s parents played an integral role in shaping her into the confident and accomplished individual she is today.

Sydney Schneider Gear UP For FIFA Women’s World Cup

The former UNCE women’s soccer goalkeeper made her debut in the FIFA Women’s World Cup back in 2019.

She is now making herself ready for her second appearance. This time, she is resolute in her determination to make a significant impact.

Sydney Schneider During A Game
Sydney Schneider During A Game (Source: Instagram)

Jamaica’s Group F in the tournament includes some powerhouse teams like Brazil and France, but the Jamaican Women’s National Team is ready to compete.

With immense excitement, Schneider embraces the opportunity to represent her country, wholeheartedly dedicating herself to propelling the global progress of women’s soccer.

Smriti Khadka
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