Big West Honors CSULB’s Snyder as Women’s Water Polo Player of the Week

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Big West Player of the Week

Coriann Snyder is the third winner of the Big West Player of the Week award for LBSU this season.

Freshman 2-Meter Coriann Snyder has been announced as the winner of this week’s Big West Player of the Week for women’s water polo. Snyder helped lead the 49ers to a 3-1 record at the LMU Invitational this past weekend.

No. 10 Long Beach State played four matches this weekend at the LMU Invitational, but Snyder was at her best when the team needed it the most, in a win over No. 18 Princeton and a near-upset of the host Lions, ranked No. 6 in the nation.

In the first match of the weekend against the Tigers, Snyder scored a pair of goals as the 49ers defeated Princeton 7-5. The freshman from Porterville, Calif., also scored a pair of goals as No. 10 Long Beach State nearly toppled No. 6 LMU on the road, losing 5-4, leading all scorers. In blowout wins over Sonoma State and CS San Bernardino, Snyder scored an additional goal while the 49ers primarily went to the bench throughout the second half of each contest.

Snyder’s accolade is the first of her career. The 49ers have had three players honored in 2011, as Krizia Cerda is a two-time honoree this season.

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