— Lacrosse player —
(1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 35)
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
200 pounds (91 kg)
4th overall, 2006
Geoff Snider (born 2 April 1981) is a Canadian lacrosse player from Calgary, Alberta. He is known as a dominant faceoff man and a very physical player. He currently plays professionally for the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League and the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse.
1 Amateur career
2 Collegiate career
3 Professional career
3.1 NLL career
4 International career
Growing up, Snider played for the Calgary Hornets in the CDLA (Calgary District Lacrosse Association) Snider’s Junior lacrosse career began with the Burnaby Lakers of the British Columbia Junior A Lacrosse League. In 1998, 2000 and 2002, he helped the Lakers win the Minto Cup as Canada’s champion junior men’s lacrosse team. He continues to play with the Senior “A” Coquitlam Adanacs in the Western Lacrosse Association, leading them to win the 2007 WLA championship.
Snider honed his physical game in the summer box lacrosse seasons and in junior hockey. With the a junior ice hockey Calgary Canucks, of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Snider racked up 415 penalty minutes during the 2001-02 season. In lacrosse he has developed a reputation as being one of lacrosse’s top fighters.
Snider attended the University of Denver. In 2006, with the Pioneers he was named a third-team All-American. His 194 recorded groundballs as a senior holds the record for a single season groundballs in NCAA lacrosse. In addition he holds the standard for highest average groundballs per game in a season with 11.41.
Snider was drafted by the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2006 NLL Entry Draft. Snider made an immediate impact on the league and was named the NLL’s January Rookie of the Month. Snider scored 13 points (6G, 7A), collected 53 loose balls and won 53 of 79 face-off attempts in five games during his fi