Pioneer Focus is a new feature for the sports section which will highlight a Pioneer athlete’s accomplishments each week.
PEDIGREE: The inaugural Pioneer Focus goes to 5-foot-10 forward Lindsy Snyder for her impact on the significant improvement of this year’s women’s basketball team.
The freshman from Millersburg, Ohio has helped the team to a 9-11 record by averaging nearly a double-double this winter with 12.9 points per game on a 55.6 field goal shooting percentage and 9.6 rebounds per game.
Despite losing both games last week to rival Walsh University and Notre Dame College, Snyder continued her strong play as she led the team in scoring each night. Against Walsh she threw in 18 points and eight rebounds and against Notre Dame she stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
She has also twice been named Athlete of the Week by the Pioneers Athletic Department for her efforts this season.
Get to know Snyder, the early childhood education and intervention specialist major:
Q: Favorite Food?
Q: Favorite movie?
A: Last Song
Q: Biggest superstition?
A: I straighten my hair for every game.
Q: MP3 or iPod?
Q: Favorite fast food outlet?
A: Taco Bell
Q: Who is your biggest role model and why?
A: My dad because he is such a hard worker.
Q: Who is the most influential coach you have had?
A: Coach Ogi, my seventh grade and varsity assistant coach for three years, because he made me get better and wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Q: What is your favorite class and favorite professor?
A: Psychology of Human Learning and Assistant Professor of Education Jeffrey Beine.
Q: Least favorite rule at Malone?
A: No walking in towels back to your room.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Having a family and teaching elementary in the West Holmes school district.