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Meet the Mid Presented by Verizon Wireless ... Gavin Snyder

Gavin Snyder will compete for time in goal this fall.

Gavin Snyder will compete for time in goal this fall.

Aug. 10, 2011

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- NavySports.com recently sat down with Navy sophomore goalkeeper Gavin Snyder to find out more about the men's soccer player from Severna Park, Md. Snyder was a high school rival of yesterday's Meet The Mid (Guy Skord) and his best sporting event he has ever attended was the Army-Navy football game.

The Navy men's soccer team opens its 2011 season on Friday, Aug. 26 with an 8:00 pm match a VCU and on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Old Dominion. The home opener will be the following Thursday (Sept. 1) against Fairleigh Dickinson beginning at 7:00 pm at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

Nickname: None

Superstitions: None

Best Player I Have Played Against: Martin Sanchez (Navy)

Team I Would Like to Play Not on Our Schedule and Why: UCLA to go to the west Coast to play them

Dream Job: Running a Soccer Camp franchise

Biggest Fear: Heights

Best Sporting Event I Have Ever Attended: Army vs. Navy football

Best Book I Have Ever Read Is: Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner)

My Hometown is Famous For: Being better than Guy Skord's high school of Broadneck

Most Famous Alum From My High School: Steve Bisciotti (owner of the Baltimore Ravens)

In 10 Years, I See Myself: I will cross that bridge when I get to it

Best Friend From Another Team: Joe Henke (MIT)

 

 

People Would Be Surprised to Know That: I have red hair

Why Did You Choose Navy: My dad and grandfather were both officers in the Navy. I'm just following in their footsteps.

What Has Surprised Me The Most About The Academy Is: The wide variety of people that attend the academy

Right Now My Service Selection Would Be: Marine Corps

After My Service Commitment I Hope To: Get an MBA

I Could Trade Places With One Of My Teammates It Would Be: Nick Dubee

If I Could Be A Coach For A Day I Would: Make everyone step in goal for a little bit in order to get a new perspective.

Best Thing About Playing Navy Soccer: Friday nights with the team

Three People (Dead or Alive) You Would Like To Have Dinner With: Tim Howard, Alex Morgan and Jesus Christ

Hobbies: None

Prized Possession: None

My Favorite Summer Vacation Was: Paradise Island, Bahamas

Favorite Food: Greek Salad

Favorite Movie: Zoolander

Favorite TV Show: Scrubs

Favorite Pro Athlete: Ray Lewis

Favorite Soccer Player: Tim Howard

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Baltimore Ravens

Favorite Website: Facebook.com

Favorite Class at I Have Taken at Navy: Naval History with Capt. Thompson

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