This year's Athenaeum Male Athlete of the Year is awarded to senior graduating soccer Axeman Andrew Snyder. The Bridgewater, N.S. native anchored the Axemen defence and led them to a 9-1-2 regular season record, a first-place finish in the AUS standings.
Snyder's Acadia squad allowed just four goals against all season for a goals against average of 0.33 per game. The team tied for first in shutouts with nine in 12 games. In addition to his defensive prowess, Snyder scored three goals and added three assists this season for six points.
Along with being named AUS MVP, he was named an AUS first team all-star for the third consecutive year. Snyder was also named a U SPORTS first team All-Canadian for the second season in a row.
"Andrew is an outstanding centre back in terms of defending ability, athleticism and attitude," said Axemen head coach Findlay MacRae. "He is dominant in the air and on the ground, physically strong and very fast, and technically strong on the ball. This season he has been an excellent anchor in defence and always a threat at set plays in the opponent's box. In addition, Andrew is also an outstanding person who demonstrates leadership by action, and conducts himself with integrity on and off the field."