Sam Snyder
Sam Snyder
Year: SO
Hometown: Hopewell N.J.
High School: Hopewell Valley
Position: Throws

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): OUTDOOR: Competed in the discus (163'9) at the NCAA East Preliminaries… Finished second in the discus (171’2) at the Atlantic 10 Championship. Also threw a distance of 51’11 in the shot put to finish fourth… Finished third in the college discus (175’5) and in the Eastern shot put (53’2.75) at the Penn Relays… Was victorious in the discus with a mark of 172’11 at Holy Cross… Won the discus (170’8) and finished third in the shot put (50’6.25) at the UConn Classic… Finished second in the shot put (51’8.5) and third in the discus (163’4) at the Brown Invitational… At the Sam Howell Invitational, finished sixth in the discus (165’4)… Finished second in the discus (171’3) and third in the shot put (50’7.25) at the UConn Invitational.

INDOOR:
 
Placed fifth in the shot put (15.56m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship… Finished second in the shot put (51’1) at the Coaches Tribute Invitational… Placed tenth in the shot put (52’0.5) at the Terrier Invitational… Finished second in the shot put (53’1) at the Sorlien Invitational… Placed third in the shot put (51'3) at the Harvard Open on Dec. 8.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN): OUTDOOR: 
At the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational, placed third in the discuss throw (46.69m) and fifth in the shot put (14.58m)... At Princeton finished 15th in the discus throw by tossing 46.60m (152-11)... At the UNH Wildcat Invitational, took second in the discus (48.32m) and fourth in the shot put (15.55m).

INDOOR:
 At the Sorlien Invite, earned second in the shot put (15.21m)... At Navy, took third in the shot put (14.69m)... At the Atlantic 10 Indoor's, placed third in the shot put... In the New England Indoor Championships, placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 15.95m. 

HIGH SCHOOL:
 Attended Hopewell Valley High School... Ran outdoor track 2008-11, earning four letters... Played basketball 2009-10, earning two letters... Ran indoor track 2011, earning one letter... Captained track 2011... 2011 indoor state section champion in shot put... 2011 outdoor discuss/shot put state sectional champion.

PERSONAL:
 Born June 11, 1993... Son of Sharon and James Snyder... Has one older sister, Alex, who attends Loyola Maryland (2010-14)... Enjoys track, surfing and sports... Favorite team is the St. Louis Rams... Majoring in kinesiology with interest in becoming a strength coach.