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DSU’s Sydney Anderson Wins USA Lacrosse Magazine “Best Advocate” Award

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

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, “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.”

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