Edward Joseph Snyder ’37
Basketball Team Captain is Three Letter Man Edward was an outstanding athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball, and football. He was captain of the basketball team and was credited with excellent leadership and the ability to play extremely well under pressure. His teammates cited his leadership in taking them to a winning season in 1937. On the baseball diamond, his controlled pitching style earned him the nickname “Steady Eddie,” and he had a variety of pitches he used to overwhelm the batter. Edward was also a fine outfielder and had an impressive batting average. Edward spent three years on the Pingry gridiron as part of a winning football team. 1937 saw his team come from no wins, two losses, and one tie to three wins, two losses, and one tie. Well respected by his peers both on and off the playing field, Edward was voted Most Popular and Best Athlete in his senior year. He rounded out his Pingry experience as vice president of his class, a member of the executive committee, and a member of the Glee Club. Edward went on to become a Jesuit priest and served as a teacher, principal, and athletic director at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey.