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Zach Schneider

School

Florida Atlantic University

Position
Pitcher
Major
Criminal Justice

Classroom

In the classroom, Zach Schneider is on track to graduate with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. As a junior college transfer, he arrived to FAU having earned his associate of arts degree. He has always been in good academic standing at FAU.

Character

Schneider is extremely selfless. In a day and age where there could be considered more entitlement than ever before, Schneider is the total opposite. He earns everything he gets and never asks for anything in return; he just wants the team to win. He will pitch in any role that is asked of him, no matter the situation. Schneider never makes any excuses or complains about how tough or impossible the situation may be. He is a total team guy with a “we” over “me” mentality.

Schneider is a leader with integrity. He is the type of person who leads by his actions, not his words. He is always on time, always handles his business the right way and has respect for his teammates, any staff and all of the coaches. He puts his head down and goes to work every day, and he can always be trusted to do the right thing.

Lastly, Schneider is the ultimate competitor. Even though the game of baseball entails so much failure, he demands perfection of himself and his performances. Through his selflessness, integrity and competitiveness, Schneider definitely exemplifies true character.

Community

During his time at FAU, Schneider has participated in various community service events including the Hydrocephalus Association Walk, No Shave November and Boca Little League.

Competition

Schneider was extremely successful in his debut year with the squad, taking on the role of closer and earning the following honors: NCBWA second-team All-American, first-team All-Region by ABCA/Rawlings and first-team All-Conference USA. He led the league and was ranked seventh in Division I with 15 saves, in addition to a 7-1 record and a 2.61 ERA. That save total is the second-highest single-season mark in program history and already places Schneider third on the all-time career list, and his seven wins ranked third on the team and sixth in C-USA. He did not allow an earned run in his first nine outings and in 17 of his first 18 appearances. Against C-USA foes, he sported a spotless 0.00 ERA with five saves in 10 games and eight strikeouts in 12 innings pitched. Prior to this season, he has already been named Preseason C-USA All-Conference, second-team Preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball, third-team NCBWA Preseason All-America and to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List.