AS A RS-SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Started 53 of 54 games played, holding a batting average of .258 and a slugging percentage of .311 ... Led the team with 10 stolen bases and was fourth in runs with 31 ... Opened the season by posting two RBIs and a double against Seton Hall on Feb. 17 ... Kicked off an eight-game hit streak where he produced three runs, two RBIs, two doubles and a triple over the stretch ... Produced six hits and scored two runs in the Samford series (March 3-5) ... Scored two runs against UAB on March 11, as well as scored two runs and went 2-for-4 in the win over Pitt on March 21 ... Went 3-for-5 against Big Ten foe Indiana on March 24, recording a double and scoring two runs in the walk-off win ... Stole two bases against Coppin State on March 28 and earned an RBI in the victory ... Racked up three hits for two RBIs and two runs at Purdue on April 1 ... Recorded two RBIs, two runs and a triple three days later on April 4 against Binghamton ... Posted a four-game streak with at least two runs from April 1-6 ... Came away from the Canisius sweep with one hit, three RBIs and two runs ... Stole his fourth base of the season against Michigan on April 14, beginning a three-game streak with at least one stolen base, and tallied a season-high three runs ... Had stellar back-to-back Big Ten series, recording five hits with a double and a run against Iowa and notching three hits, three runs and a stolen base at Minnesota ... Went 3-for-4 in the 6-5 win over Michigan State on May 18, ending the contest with one run, two doubles and a stolen base ... Aided the Lions in the Big Ten Tournament with five hits, an RBI, a double and a stolen base.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Redshirt season.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Stellar freshman season, capped off by inclusion on two postseason Big Ten teams - All-Big Ten third team and All-Freshman Squad (unanimous selection) ... Finished season with a .355 average (second on the team) in 46 games (42 starts) ... Also drove in 37 runs, third most on the team ... Second on the team with 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts ... Finished with four triples ... Impressed in conference play, hitting .419 (39-for-93), 21 RBI and eight stolen bases ... Recorded multiple hits in 13 of his 21 conference starts ... Memorable collegiate debut against Cincinnati on Feb. 26 included a 2-for-5 with a game-tying, two-run triple with two outs in the ninth inning ... Began the game-tying rally in the eighth against Seton Hall on Feb. 27 with a single ... Posted two hits with an RBI and two runs on March 5 against McNeese State ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, two RBI and a run against Dallas Baptist (March 6) ... Was 2-for-3 in the series finale at Texas A&M on March 10 ... Tossed a scoreless inning in first-career pitching appearance a day prior against the Bobcats (March 13) ... Had second consecutive multi-hit game at Texas State on March 14, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI and run scored while driving in the game-tying run ... Hit a big three-run double against Columbia (March 20) to open the scoring ... Impressed against Kent State on March 31, going 2-for-4 with a triple, run scored and career-high tying three RBI ... Finished 2-for-5 with two stolen bases at Illinois on April 2 in first-ever Big Ten game ... Third-straight multi-hit (and multi-RBI) game at Illinois on April 3, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored ... Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored versus Northwestern (April 11) ... Was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored against No. 24 Pitt on April 13 ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 31 - Apr. 13 with 12 hits in that span ... Drove in Lions' only run of the game against the Buckeyes on April 23 ... Reached base three times via two hits and a walk against the Buckeyes (April 24), scoring twice and stealing a base ... Set a career-high with four hits (in six at-bats) at Ohio State on April 25 ... Also named to Collegiate Baseball's National All-Star Lineup ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on May 3 after hitting .632 (12-for-19) in four games, including .667 against Michigan State ... Tied career-high (for third time) with four hits (in five at-bats) in opener versus Iowa (May 7) ... Recorded three hits with career-high three RBI in series opener at Minnesota on May 14 ... Was 32-for-69 (.464) in that span, which included a career-high 11-game hitting streak (and seven straight games of multiple hits) ... Recorded multiple hits in 10 of his final 15 games to up season total to 19 ... Went 3-for-5 in season finale against Michigan on May 22, including a career-high two doubles, two RBI and a run scored.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter on the West Chester East baseball team, the same school as current Nittany Lion Neal Herring ... Named team captain for final two seasons ... All-League and All-Area accolades sophomore to senior year ... Voted 2008 West Chester East Offensive MVP ... Capped off career by being named an All-Southeastern PA honoree and Daily Local Area Player of the Year ... Squad finished 18-4 in winning the league and division titles ... Reached the state semifinals as a sophomore and senior ... Finished with stellar batting averages of .410 (sophomore), .495 (junior) and .550 (senior) ... Outside of baseball, competed in DECA business competitions while in high school ... Also a member of the All Star Baseball Academy, finishing third in the World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, Fla.
PERSONAL: Full name is Steven Edward Snyder ... Born on October 23, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Parents are Scott and Cathy Snyder ... Has two brothers..
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because it had everything I wanted in a school. It had top of the line athletics, great schooling, with an atmosphere like no other University. Also because it's not too far from home so my family would have the opportunity to watch me play."
GETTING TO KNOW STEVE Favorite Thing About Penn State: The atmosphere Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: It is one of the best college baseball facilities in the country. It has everything a player could want. Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Dustin Pedroia Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Hines Ward Favorite Pro Team: Pittsburgh Steelers Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z Favorite Movie: Step Brothers Favorite TV Show: Family Guy Favorite Food: Pasta Childhood Idol: Ken Griffey Jr. Place I'd Like To Visit: Hawai'i If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: "Live the Dream" After Penn State, I Would Like To: Pursue a career in business