University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Sydney Affolter

Height 5-11
Class Fr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Marist
Instagram @sydney.affolter
Sydney Affolter - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

High School

  • Played at Marist High School under head coach Mary Pat Connolly
  • Three-time all-state, all-region, and East Suburban All-Conference first team honoree
  • ­Two-time state qualifier for Queen of the Hill 3-Point Shootout
  • Named to the Montini Christmas All-Tournament first team as a sophomore as well as the State Farm Holiday Classic and Grow the Game all-tournament teams as a junior
  • Scored her 1000th point and pulled in her 500th rebound during her junior season
  • Averaged 14.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game during her junior season
  • During her sophomore season, she averaged 17.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game
  • As a freshman, she averaged 12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game
  • Contributed to two regional championships (2018, 2020) and helped team to three consecutive second-place finishes in the East Suburban Catholic Conference Championship
  • Played for All Iowa Attack (Dickson Jensen) during the 2020 season, finishing the season with a 48-0 record, Nike Championship, and USJN Pool All Stars recognition
  • Named to the Dean’s List and is a student ambassador


  • Daughter of Shellie and Ed Affolter
  • Has one brothers, Trey, who plays basketball at St. Ambrose University
  • Dad, Ed, played basketball and the University of Illinois Chicago

Coach Bluder on Sydney Affolter…
“Sydney is a strong, versatile guard who can play the 1-4 positions. She plays the game with a grit that is fun to coach and exciting to watch. She’ll be a multi-dimensional threat.”