Name: Mitchell Snyder
Athlete of the week achievement: Snyder had 16 kills and six service points in a win over Northern Cambria. In the Mountain Lions' victory in the Seneca Valley Invitational this past weekend, he registered 53 kills, 22 service points, 14 blocks and 24 digs.
Season update: Snyder has 228 kills - which leads the team - 171 digs, 117 service points, 36 aces, 51 blocks and a 2.22 serve-receive passing average (based on 3.0).
Coach John Saboe's quote: "Mitchell's game this year has matured to a new level. He has become a real leader on and off the court. He has the potential to take over a game. It's been fun to watch."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Johnston
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: "Step Brothers''
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: "Friends in Low Places'' by Garth Brooks
Outside interests: Video games
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Dwyane Wade
Best athlete I ever played with: Cole Gingrich
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle's Alex Sadler
Most influential person on my athletic career: My mother, Cherrie Snyder, and Coach Saboe
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Seneca Valley Tournament
How I got my start in volleyball: "Through my parents. I've been playing my whole life.''
Future goal: "Win districts and go far in states.''