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Clayton Snyder
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Clayton Snyder

Hometown:
Seal Beach, Calif.

High School:
Los Alamitos HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
C

Experience:
4V

CAREER: Scored 119 goals in his four-year career, good for 21st on Pepperdine's all-time list.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Was selected as an All-American honorable mention and to the All-MPSF second team as a senior ... Finished third on the team with 26 goals ... Scored a season-high four goals against Long Beach State at the SoCal Tournament ... Had three goals in games against USC and UCLA ... Scored multiple goals in a game eight times ... Scored a goal in sudden death to beat Long Beach State in the in the fifth-place game at the SoCal Tournament ... Notched five goals at the MPSF Tournament ... Made the MPSF All-Academic team for the second time.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Made the All-MPSF third team as a junior ... Scored 26 goals, fifth-best on the team, in 25 games ... Had nine multiple-goal games ... Scored three goals against Pomona-Pitzer, UC Irvine and Harvard ... Made the MPSF All-Academic team.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Finished third on the team with 42 goals as a sophomore ... Had 10 multiple-goal games ... Scored five goals against Brown, Pacific and UC San Diego.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Finished fifth on the team in scoring as a true freshman with 25 goals ... Had eight multi-goal games ... Had a stretch late in the season where he scored a goal in seven straight games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School in 2006 ... Played varsity water polo for three years ... A three-time All-CIF Southern Section Division II and All-Sunset League selection ... Named CIF Division II co-Player of the Year and Sunset League MVP as a senior ... Helped the team to the 2004 CIF championship and three Sunset League titles ... Team was also a CIF finalist in 2003 and 2005 ... Also competed in swimming for four seasons.

CLUB: Played for Long Beach Shore Water Polo Club from 2005-06 ... Member of the SoCal Water Polo Club from 2001-02 ... Played for the Golden West Water Polo Club from 1996-2000 ... Competed for the Seal Beach Water Polo Club from 1995-96.

PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Glenda Snyder ... Brother of Douglas and Devin ... Majoring in film studies with a minor in Italian ... Was a cast member in the Lizzie McGuire series and movie ... Chose Pepperdine for "the players, the coaches and the atmosphere."

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing the guitar ... Favorite pro athlete is Francesco Totti ... Favorite pro sports team is the Detroit Lions ... Favorite book is How Soccer Explains the World ... Favorite television show is Metalocalypse ... Favorite movie is Monty Python's Holy Grail ... Favorite musical artists are Daft Punk and Weezer ... Enjoys water polo because "it's a combination of basketball, wrestling, soccer and swimming with a requirement for rigorous physical and mental training. Water polo is the epitome of a competitive team sport and when played the right way, can be absolutely beautiful."

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