COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Head coach Steve Aird announced the addition of setter Samantha Snyder to the 2017 Maryland volleyball roster on Monday.
Snyder spent her first season at American University in 2016 and will have three years of eligibility remaining. She enrolled at Maryland for the spring semester.
"Sam comes from a great volleyball background, including an exceptional high school and club programs,” Aird said. “She is a hard worker and a good setter, and we are excited to add depth to that position. We will experiment with systems this spring and it’s wonderful to have her in the gym.”
While at American, Snyder played in 104 sets as the Eagles won the Patriot League regular season and tournament titles and competed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Playing as primarily a serving specialist, she served 27 aces while adding 34 digs and 22 assists.
A native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Snyder served a career-high five aces vs. Bucknell on Sept. 23.
Snyder played setter for four seasons at Mira Costa High School, where she was named second team all-league and won the Bay League championship. She also competed in beach volleyball for the Laguna Beach club team and won the U16, U17 and U18 Queen of the Beach championships. She won a silver medal at Junior Nationals and also played club for Nike West Volleyball Club.