Sydney Anderson who is well known for her report on the Hornets’ team bus being stopped and searched on April 20 in Georgia by Liberty County Sherriff’s Office deputies.
Anderson is a DSU lacrosse player and mass communications major, who is writing for The Hornet Newspaper and thehornetonline.com.
USA LACROSSE MAGAZINE VOTERS CHOOSE DSU’S ANDERSON AS BEST ADVOCATE https://t.co/CTlnN7Zq1w
— Delaware St. Hornets (@DSUHornets) December 14, 2022
The story & video caught the attention of major media outlets because it was widely viewed as a potential case of racial profiling. Education and government leaders in Delaware and elsewhere expressed outrage, with the state attorney general asking the U.S. Department of Justice for a civil rights review.
According to delawareonline.com, “Anderson won over three other finalists in a USA Lacrosse Magazine Twitter poll for “Best Advocate” in college women’s lacrosse. It aimed to single out those who “raise significant awareness for causes that either get swept under the rug or are not given adequate resources.”