By Stuart Zaas | 8/15/13 3:00 PM
DENVER–Midfielder Drew Snider has been named the Warrior MLL Most Improved Player of the Year based on votes from the MLL’s coaches and general managers, the league announced on Thursday.
“This award means a lot to me,” said Snider. “We’re having a great season thus far and the credit goes to my teammates, my supportive coaching staff and this wonderful organization. I couldn’t be happier.”
Snider improved his point output from 12 points in 2012 to 46 points in 2013. That 34-point increase represented the second-highest improvement in that category among all MLL players, behind his teammate Chris Bocklet (+35). The next closest was Ryan Young at +22. Snider’s goal output went from 10 to 31. That 21-goal increase was also the second-most in the league behind Bocket’s +25.
“Snider is the prototypical player in this League,” Outlaws coach Jim Stagnitta said. “He has such a diverse skill set and he will continue to get better. We’ve asked him to do several things this season especially in the last few games when we asked him to play a little more defense. We gave him a bigger role to play and are very pleased with his versatility and performance.”
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