Winter’s lost spring

Humboldt's Winter Snyder is a top softball talent who missed out on her senior season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but she still has time left on the field.



April 24, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Humboldt’s Winter Snyder poses on the the Humboldt softball field in the Lady Cubs’ new jerseys that were never worn because of the canceled spring season Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Sometimes the perfect match starts by accident. Humboldt senior Winter Snyder’s pathway to softball success is a testament of this. 

“It was kind of an odd experience,” Snyder said. “I was hanging out with my friends, and they were getting ready to go to a tryout for the Vipers. I was like, ‘I can go with you, it will be cool.’ I was there, and they didn’t have a catcher. I told them I could catch, kind of jokingly.”

As a freshman at Humboldt High, Snyder was already cemented into head coach Brad Piley’s line-up as the team’s catcher. And while Snyder may be an elite talent behind the plate, what makes her even more special is her ability to do it all. 

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