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All-American and Major League Lacrosse Champion Doc Schneider was named a men's lacrosse assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts on Jan. 8, 2010. Schneider had a decorated career as a goalie under head coach Greg Cannella during a four-year career with the Minutemen and enters his fifth season on the UMass staff in 2014.
"We are thrilled that Doc is a part of our staff," said Cannella, who enters his 16th season as the head coach of the Minutemen. "Doc is a UMass guy through and through. He had an unbelievable playing career here and we know that will translate into success as a coach. Doc is a great leader and very passionate person. He worked with us as a volunteer coach in the fall and really did a great job working with the goalies and the defense."
As an assistant coach, Schneider is responsible for directing the defense and goalie unit. Through Schneider's tutelage, three-year starting goalie Tim McCormack developed into a USILA All-American and First Team All-New England selection in 2012. Schneider simultaneously directed the Minutemen defense, which featured All-America selections Jake Smith (2012-13), Tom Celentani (2012) and Diogo Godoi (2010).
Player Info - Doc Schneider
2009 USILA SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (UMass' highest goalie honor since Sal LoCascio was second-teammer in 1989).
2009 ECAC GOALIE OF THE YEAR.
2009 ALL-ECAC FIRST TEAM.
Played in 2009 North-South All-Star Game.
NEILA Scholar-Athlete Team.
2009 UMass Male Athlete Of The Year.
2009 Tewaaraton Trophy Final Nominee (one of 21 overall, one three goalies with Brown's Jordan Burke and Notre Dame's Scottie Rodgers).
Named Inside Lacrosse's No. 1 Clutch Goalie in 2009.
Preseason All-American senior goaltender who led the Minutemen to their first ever National Championship Game as a freshman. Is one of three senior captains.
Second in career saves at UMass with 753. Second only to Sal LoCascio (931), who holds the NCAA record.
Six-time ECAC Defensive Player Of Week (Mar. 2, 9, 23, 30, April 13, May 3).
LaxNews College Beat National Player Of Week on Mar. 22.
Posted impressive 65.3 save percentage and 7.43 GAA.
Save pct. ranked eighth all-time in season at UMass.
205 saves, ranked eight-most in a season at UMass.
Ranked SECOND in save percentage and sixth in the NCAA in goals against average.
Listed first in the ECAC in GAA and first in save pct and second in saves per game (13.67).
In ECAC games, had 71.2 save percentage and 6.55 GAA.
Allowed six goals on fewer in seven of 15 games.
Seven games with 15 or more saves.
In NCAA First Round at #4 Princeton (5/10), made 13 saves, many sensational in his final college game.
In ECAC-clinching win at Rutgers (5/2), made 19 saves.
Posted 17 saves against #3 Syracuse (4/25).
Didn't allow a goal in his final 22:45 at Fairfield (4/21) in making 12 saves. Allowed just four goals in his time.
Racked up 18 saves against Georgetown (4/18) including 26:55 of holding Hoyas scoreless.
Named ECAC Defensive Player Of Week after Hobart game.
Career-high 21 saves allowing just six goals in OT win at Hobart (4/11).
Allowed career-low two goals, while making nine saves in win over St. John's (4/4).
Earned fourth ECAC Defensive Player of Week after 15 saves in over Penn State (3/28). Made 12 in second half alone.
Season-best 17 saves, including 11 in the second half of huge win at #12 Loyola (3/21), allowing just six goals.
Posted 14 saves vs. #18 Brown (3/14).
Struggled at Albany (3/10) allowing a season-high 12 goals. Did have seven saves, many of the sensational variety.
Earned second ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honor in a row after big game at Harvard.
Allowed a career-low three goals while making 14 saves in win at #11 Harvard (3/7).
Made 14 saves, only allowing four goals vs. Yale (2/28). Named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his effort.
Made eight saves at Hofstra (2/21), including many spectacular stops late in the game, to keep UMass within reach.
Stopped seven shots while only allowing six goals in season-opener vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).
2008 - Junior: Three year starting goalie finished 2008 with an 8.42 goals against average and 59.5 save percentage ... All-New England selection ... Stellar junior season propelled him to fourth all-time at UMass in career saves with 548 (fifth player in UMass history with 500 career saves) and is 14 saves shy of No. 3 Tom LoPresti (562) on all-time list ... Has at least 12 saves in 25 of 46 career games ... Led ECAC in saves per game with 12.1 ... Ranked second in the ECAC in save percentage and fourth in GAA ... Ranked eighth in the NCAA in save percentage, and 22nd in GAA ... Posted 15th-best single-season save total with 169 ... Named Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week on 2/25. Additionally, was ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the Week ... Named LaxNews.com College Beat National Player of Week on 4/21 after Georgetown game with 20 saves ... Made 11 saves including several show-stoppers vs. Rutgers (5/3) in season finale ... Stopped 11 shots against Fairfield (4/22) ... Made career-high 20 saves at #5 Georgetown (4/19). 20 saves was fourth-most in a game in all of NCAA in 2008 ... In OT win, posted 10 saves, allowing just seven vs. Hobart (4/12) ... Racked up 15 saves, giving up eight goals at St. John's (4/5). Made five saves in fourth quarter for second game in row ... Named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on 3/31 after 12 saves in win at Penn State ... Allowed just five goals, making 12 saves at Penn State (3/29). Posted five saves in fourth quarter to hold on for win ... Made 11 saves at Sacred Heart (3/18) ... Allowed just four goals for the second time this season at Brown (3/15) to tie career-low for third time ... Posted 16 saves vs. Albany (3/11), allowing just four goals in first 45 minutes ... Eight saves in pouring rain vs. Harvard (3/8) ... Made 13 saves, allowing just seven goals at Yale (3/2) ... Opened the year with career-high tying 19 saves against Hofstra (2/23). Gave up career-tying best four goals in win.
2007 - Sophomore: Named second-team All ECAC Performer ... named to All-New England First Team ... 2007 Tewaaraton Trophy Candidate ... Face-Off Magazine Preseason Hon. Mention All-American ... returning starting goalie who rose to national prominence in leading UMass to National Finals last season as a freshman ... ranked 13th in NCAA in goals against average with 7.94 through 14 games ... 11th in nation in save percentage at 58.9. ... in 2007, his 159 saves, ranked as 16th-best year in UMass history ... with 20-12 career record, ranks 10th among all active goalies in career wins ... ninth in career saves at UMass with 379, No. 8 on list is Ted Kellerman (432) ... had at least 12 saves in eight different games in 2007 including five of last nine games ... has at least 12 saves in 19 of 32 career games ... did not allow more than 10 goals in 13 of 14 games in '07 ... over three games (Apr. 21-28) had a 66.7 save percentage and 7.33 goals against average ... ECAC Co-Defensive Player of Week and UMass Athlete of Week on April 30 ... on ESPNU, tied career-high with 19 saves to help beat #12 Syracuse (4/28). ... made 14 saves including many sensational point-blank stops at Fairfield (4/24). ... stopped 11 shots vs. #6 Georgetown (4/21) including several at point-blank range to keep UMass in the game ... made 14 saves and allowed just seven goals against St. John's (4/7) ... named ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on April 2 ... stopped 15 shots vs. Penn State (3/31), had an 75.0 percent save percentage giving up just five goals ... made 12 saves and allowed career-low four goals against Sacred Heart (3/20) ... tallied 12 saves giving up just seven against Brown (3/17) ... posted 12 stops at Harvard (3/10), giving up 10 goals ... against Yale (3/3), allowed just seven goals, made 12 saves ... opened the year with nine saves in return to Long Island at Hofstra (2/24), giving up eight goals.
2006 - Freshman: Named to 2006 NCAA All-Tournament Team in leading UMass to its best season of all-time ... 2006 New England Rookie of the Year ... Inside Lacrosse All-Rookie Team ... was the only true freshman goalie among NCAA Quarterfinal and Semifinal teams ... 220 saves ranked as the fourth-best season at UMass and makes him only the second person to have that many saves in a season as All-American Sal LoCascio has the top three marks ... second in the nation in saves per game at 12.2 and second overall in total saves with 220 ... ranked seventh in nation in save percentage at 60.3% ... had an 8.13 GAA in 18 starts, playing all but 13:36 as a freshman ... had at least 12 saves in 11 of 18 games during the season ... against the nation's top scoring team, made 17 saves vs. Virginia (5/29) in NCAA Championship game ... in NCAA Semifinal win over Maryland (5/27), made 15 saves including seven in the fourth quarter while equaling season-best in goals allowed, just five, tying his season low ... stopped eight shots vs. Hofstra (5/20) in NCAA Quarterfinal including key stop of Mike Unterstein in overtime, leading to Jim Connolly's game-winning goal to send UMass to Semifinals ... made 10 saves including one in the final minute to preserve NCAA First Round win at Cornell (5/13) ... allowed season-low five goals, making seven saves vs. Rutgers (5/6) ... had eight saves at Syracuse (4/29) ... made five clutch saves in fourth quarter including one at the final horn against Fairfield (4/25), finished with eight saves and six goals allowed ... allowed eight games, making nine saves at Georgetown (4/22) ... Made 13 saves while allowing just six goals vs. Hobart (4/15) ... named ECAC Rookie of the Week on April 10 ... made 15 saves and allowed just five goals at St. John's (4/8) ... career-high 19 saves in win over Loyola (3/25), allowing just seven goals ... posted 12 saves, allowing eight goals in win over Sacred Heart (3/21) ... made at least 14 saves in first four collegiate starts ... made 14 stops against Albany (3/14) ... 17 saves vs. Harvard (3/11) giving up just seven goals ... had 28 total saves, 14 a piece in first two college games at Yale (3/4) and vs. Hofstra (2/26).
Before UMass: All-American goalie at Massapequa High School for coach Steve Mollot ... Nassau County Goalie of the Year as a senior after leading the Chiefs to a 16-4 record ... All-Long Island, all-county and all-academic team selection as a senior ... Posted a 68.0 save percentage in his final scholastic campaign ... Finished his high school career with a 66.0 save percentage ... Helped the Chiefs to a 12-5 record and aided the defense in only allowing 7.0 goals against as a junior ... Was a South Shore All-County Honorable Mention selection by Newsday ... Also named a Peak 200 All-Star.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan David Schneider ... Goes by a family nickname, 'Doc' ... Son of Roni and Irwin Schneider ... Brother of Eric, who goes by 'Ace' ... Born on April 25, 1987 in Manhattan, N.Y.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS Svs. GA Sv.% Min. GAA W-L GB Pen. 2006 18/18 220 145 60.3 1069:31 8.13 13-5 30 2/1:30 2007 14/14 159 111 58.9 838:44 7.94 7-7 19 0/0:00 2008 14/14 169 115 59.5 819:41 8.42 5-9 29 0/0:00 2009 15/15 205 109 65.3 880:24 7.43 9-6 30 1/1:00 Totals 61/61 753 480 61.1 3609:20 7.98 34-27 108 3/2:30