John Snyder

John Snyder

Year: Junior
Position: Defensive Lineman
Hometown: Lehighton, Pennsylvania
High School: Palmerton
Major: Economics


Why did you choose Moravian College?
I chose Moravian College because it truly felt like home the first time I visited. 

What is your major and why?
I am majoring in Economics and minoring in Sociology. I chose Economics because I knew I wanted to do something in business and I liked how versatile the Economics/Finance track was as a major.

What has been your favorite course at Moravian and why?
My favorite course at Moravian so far was Experience of Literature with Naomia Gal. This class teaches you so much about yourself and helps you grow a lot as an individual.

What are your plans for the future once you finish your degree at Moravian?
I hope to find a career in the Lehigh Valley using my degree.

What is your most memorable moment as a Greyhound?
So far my most memorable moment as a Greyhound was beating a very good Franklin and Marshall team my freshman year.

How has being an athlete helped you as a student and in the classroom?
Being an athlete has has taught me how to manage my time well and to always give my all in anything I do.

What is the hardest part of your sport?
I would say the overall commitment level to the sport, but it is all worth it in the end. 

Why do you wear your jersey number?
50 was given to me when I was a freshman. It didn't mean much to me then, but now I wouldn't want to trade it for any other number.

Name one obstacle or form of adversity you have had to overcome.
Tearing my ACL was the biggest hurdle I have had to overcome so far. 

Why is community service important to your role as a student-athlete at Moravian College?
Community service is important for a student-athlete's because it give us a change to give back to the surrounding area. 

What advice do you have for a prospective Moravian College student-athlete?
My advice would be to not take your time at Moravian for granted because it flies by.

Restaurant? Nick's Pizza
Movie? Remeber the Titans
TV Show? Entourage
Musical Artist? Kenny Chesney
Athlete? Brian Dawkins
Pro Team? Philadelphia Eagles
Hobbies? Fishing
Most Prized Possession? My phone
Biggest Fear? I don't really have one, but I am very superstitious