UMES Softball versus North Carolina A&T State University at the North Carolina A&T Tournament (Photos by Michael Simmons)
UMES Softball v. Rider University at the North Carolina A&T Tournament (Photos by Michael Simmons)
High School/Club: A four-year lettermen in softball ... Two-Time First Team All-Rio Hondo League (2011 & 2012) ... In 2012, Ciara batted .367 with a .587 slugging percentage, .446 on-base percentage (OBP), and three home runs ... Varsity captain (2012) ... Led the team in batting average & top 10 in the Rio Hondo League (2012) ... Top 10 slugging percentage in the Rio Hondo League (2012) ... Offensive Player of the Year (2012) ... Won American Pastime Defensive Player of the Year twice (2011 & 2012) ... Rookie of the Year (2010) ... Made the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs twice (2010 & 2011) ... Team Captain of the American Pastime San Gabriel Valley (SGV) 18 & under Club in San Dimas, CA ... Made honor roll and scholar athlete (2012) ... Involved with Key Club, Interactive, Sudoku Club, Speech & Debate Club, Physics Club, and Women's Right Activist Club ... An assistant softball coach for the Temple City 10 & under softball team.
Personal: Nickname is CC ... Born August 26, 1995 in Montebello, CA ... Daughter of Allison and Christopher Schnyder ... Has one sister, Cymia ... Major is Environmental Science ... Pre-game routine/superstition is never crossing bats and touching white lines ... Plans to become a Coastal/Marine Environmental Project Manager after graduation ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "If you ever feel like giving up, just remember there might just be a little girl watching that wants to be just like you. Don't let her down." ... Hobbies outside of sports are basketball, dancing, poetry, drawing, skating, and singing ... Favorite Book/Author is Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss ... Favorite Movies are Love & Basketball and Stick It ... Personal best sports moment is her first career at-bat in high school where she hit a home run on the first pitch ... Most influential person is her father because of his continuous support ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishments are earning a perfect score on both US History and Psychology finals (2012) ... Personal athletic goals for the season are hitting the ball opposite field, throwing a minimum 75% base-runners out caught stealing, and finishing with a batting average over .350 ... Personal athletic goals before graduation are hitting for the cycle, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year, leading the team in Runs-Batted In (RBIs), batting average, and fielding percentage, and winning the MEAC Championship ... Ciara loves the clutch situations and she will doing anything to help the team win any way possible.