Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Schneider's Big Day

Bob Schneider's performance against Harvard back in April ranks No. 11 on the goprincetontigers.com countdown of the top 12 events of 2008.

It's a well-deserved honor for Schneider, who was awesome in that game. He scored four goals that day, tying the game with 1:20 to play and then winning it in the overtime. Princeton never led at any point of that game until Schneider's goal in the OT.

The game-winner came one possession after Harvard's Zach Widbin came from behind the net and was one-on-one with Tiger goalie Alex Hewit, who stuffed Widbin to keep the game alive.

As for Schneider, his senior year saw him erupt into a dominant scorer; Schneider scored 20 goals in 2008 after having 19 for his first three years combined. He finished second on the team in goals and points, and almost all of his goals were lasers from the outside.

Princeton lacrosse has a history of having players, especially midfielders, have huge senior years after not having big career numbers prior to that. Looking for a candidate in 2009? How about Rich Sgalardi, who has seven career goals but figures to more than match that this coming spring.

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