The Washington Stealth announced today the signing of defenseman Bob Snider for the 2011 season. Snider was acquired by the Stealth in an offseason trade with the Philadelphia Wings in exchange for third-year defenseman Brett Manney.
Snider spent his rookie year with the Wings a season ago. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder from Burnaby, B.C., was the 16th overall selection in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft and played in ten games for Philadelphia in 2010. He tallied four assists, 40 loose balls and went 15-for-28 in the face-off circle.
“We’re really excited to have Bob with us for the 2011 season,” said Stealth General Manager Doug Locker. “He’s a very versatile player on the defensive end and at the face-off circle. He gained a lot of experience during his rookie season in Philadelphia and we look forward to seeing him display his talents at training camp.”
The 25-year old Snider spent three summers playing with the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association from 2007-2009. After a solid 2009 regular season with New Westminster, his NLL draft stock continued to rise with a stellar performance in the WLA playoffs. Snider recorded ten points (2g, 8a) in eight games, helping the Salmonbellies earn their second straight WLA crown. Snider also had an outstanding collegiate career at Bellermine University, where he graduated as the school’s all-time leader in groundballs (200) and face-offs won (495-of-939, 52.5%).
The Stealth opens training camp on December 3 as they prepare to defend their National Lacrosse League title. The 2011 campaign begins on January 8, when the team travels to Denver, Colo., to take on West Division rival Colorado Mammoth. The home schedule begins the following evening as the Calgary Roughnecks visit the Comcast Arena at Everett. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877-MY-75-TIX or at www.stealthlax.com.