NLL Entry Draft: Hello, My Name Is … Ben Snider

Ben Snider
Ben Snider

Ben Snider has a job to do in lacrosse and there is no misunderstandings about it. His task is simple in theory, complex in execution but it’s also complete. It’s Snider’s job to stop, and this left-hander does it very well. A defender out of Edmonton, he’s honed his craft the last 2 summers with the Delta Islanders, the first of which ended with an appearance in the BCJALL finals. And while this past summer ended a bit earlier than he had hoped, with a first-round loss in the playoffs, there’s no question Snider has the will and the means to reach the pinnacle of indoor lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League. Priding himself on his work ethic along with an awareness that leads to smart decisions with the ball on the floor, Snider’s got a 6-foot-3, 215-pound body that he’s eager to put to use in the NLL. All he needs now is to hear his name called at Monday’s draft.

Ben Snider

Height: 6’3
Weight: 215 pounds
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
From: Edmonton
Junior A: Delta Islanders

What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? I believe my committed work ethic as well as my size and strength would be the best assets that I would bring with me to the NLL.

One word to describe your game? Relentless

What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? I could see myself playing a defensive role as well as being a player who can make smart decisions with the ball whether that’s making a good first breakout pass or running the ball down the floor to get it to the offense.

What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? I try to model my game after former Edmonton Rush captain Andrew Turner. I grew up watching him and I loved his tough and defensive style of play.

Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Coming back to beat New Westminster after being down 2-0 in a best-of-5 series to make it to the B.C. finals with the Delta Islanders in 2012.

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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