By Seth Vanderwest
Cornerstone, located in Grand Rapids, is a Christian university that competes in the NAIA.
Snyder has been the varsity goalkeeper at Kent City since her freshman year. Last year, she helped the Eagles earn their highest conference finish in school history with a fourth place in the CSAA Bronze.
“One of the things I appreciate most about Claire is her dedication to the team and her natural ability to lead,” said Kent City coach Kathryn Hawkins. “She not only works hard to build her skills as a keeper, but she is also incredibly intentional when encouraging others and setting a good example. Her leadership is something that has held our team together these past few seasons.”
Snyder graduated earlier this spring as one of Kent City’s valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. She is planning to study nursing at Cornerstone. Claire is the daughter of Brian and Caryn Snyder.
The Cornerstone women’s soccer team struggled last season and finished 2-7-1 in the West Hoosier Athletic Conference and 5-8-2 overall.