High school: Knightdale
Parents: Alex and Susan Snotherly
Position: Center Midfield/Forward
Also Considered: Wingate University, UNC-Asheville
Why Lenoir-Rhyne: Beyond new head coach Gary Higgins, who was hired in January, Elizabeth said she liked the atmosphere and another important aspect of the Hickory-based university – the soccer field itself.
Most Memorable: Long bus rides back from long games with the Knightdale team, “when me and Morgan Wiggs were trying to sleep and our crazy teammates were singing at the top of their lungs the whole way home,” she said.
Notable: In battling with ACL injuries, Elizabeth was only able to play her sophomore and junior seasons. The Knights could have used the help of the future college player in their playoff-producing seasons in 2012 and 2015. She commonly displayed her ability to see the field and wow the crowd with her placement of shots and passes. She finished her two years with seven goals and seven assists.
Former Knightdale coach Collin Dalton: Dalton, who was Elizabeth’s only coach at Knightdale, said her ability to control the ball is key in a successful possessive attack. “Her stats do not show her value on the final scoring end,” Dalton said. “Without her on the field, her team was without one of their strongest players.” The coach noted her ability provide accurate crosses from the flanks, giving players in the box continuous opportunity to score from the air. He said her defense was key no matter her position on the field. “She played a lot as a midfielder and as a defender and had a consistent composure that allowed her to make high-quality reads on her opponent, often allowing her to win back possession for her team,” Dalton said. “The challenges at the college level will provide Elizabeth with new opportunities to perfect her skill set and continue to improve her overall game. I know Elizabeth will rise above to conquer those challenges and will do anything to help her team win at the highest level.”
Compiled by Aaron Moody