For the second time in his first-year season as a Stag, goaltender Will Snyder ‘26 has secured the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week Award. This came after his stellar performance versus Monmouth University, helping the Stags win 15-14 with his 14 saves. Six of his 14 saves came in the final quarter of the game, allowing the Stags to hold onto their lead and win the close contest.
Snyder’s first Rookie of the Week Award came after his first two career starts, which were a 17-5 victory vs Sacred Heart University and a close contest vs the University of Richmond, where the Stags fell short 10-8. Snyder had nine saves in the game versus Sacred Heart, and 11 in the game against Richmond.
When asked about how he feels about winning his second Rookie of the Week, Snyder stated that “It felt amazing. I felt proud to see all my hard work and sacrifice be recognized.”
Then when asked what most helped him to transition into playing at Fairfield, he responded, “Definitely my teammates. Whenever I had any questions about academic life or lacrosse, they were more than willing to help me. They welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home.”
He followed it up by stating that “I have enjoyed the memories and friendships the most, especially the memories in the locker room before practice and after wins. The energy was always great with music playing and guys relaxing [and] watching TV. It was a great escape from the stress of schoolwork.”
Snyder has a .467 save percentage through his first season at Fairfield so far, averaging 11.545 saves per game, including a 16-save performance against Providence College. He has started every contest in net for the Stags this season.
Fellow first-year Will Consoli ‘26 also won the CAA Rookie of the Week award on March 20 of this year. He secured this after his four-goal game against Hofstra University, helping the Stags secure an important victory. Consoli has 30 points on the season, including 23 goals and seven assists.
When asked how it feels that he and Consoli have three CAA Rookie of the Week Awards between them, Snyder stated that “It’s great. Will is an amazing player and I think it helps to show that the future of our team and program is very bright.”The Stags will look to close out their regular season strong with their final game on April 29, at 12 p.m. against Hampton University. For more information, visit fairfieldstags.com.