Rosie Snyder is a senior captain on the MacArthur girls bowling team. She is an anchor for the 8-1 Generals and entered Wednesday with a 185 average. A four-time All-County selection, Snyder says she will bowl for Molloy College next season alongside Bethpage senior Carly Licht.
Snyder said she has been raising money for prostate cancer research since 2012 through a winter bowling event called Bowling For A Cure, in memory of her late grandfather Joe Prete.
“My grandpa passed away from prostate cancer and it hit my family really hard,” Snyder said. “I wanted to do something and I contacted the American Cancer Society and started a fundraiser. That was a tough time and I wanted to help people that were going through something similar.”
When Snyder isn’t bowling, she’s watching others bowl while working at the front desk and snack bar at Farmingdale Lanes.
Snyder is also a captain of the color guard in the school’s marching band, performing at parades and football games. She enjoys science fiction and is a dog person.
How is this season different from last year?
Being a senior, I mean it’s definitely bittersweet. I love my team so much, I’ve been on the team for four years and it’s been a roller coaster. County-wise, last year I was eighth in individuals and I want to be in the top five and go to states this year.
What are your team goals this season?
Last year for MacArthur, as a team we were second and I definitely want to keep that because Bethpage was good last year and they’ll be good again.
You’re going to be teammates with Carly Licht at Molloy. How did that come about?
The coach wanted both of us. Once he found out her and I were friends and we bowled together on a couple leagues he said, ‘give her my information.’ I love her; she’s one of my favorite people. Aside from bowling, it’s fun to be around her.
What was your New Year’s resolution?
My New Year’s Resolution was to go to states. Everything is revolving around states at this point. Anything can happen, especially at counties.
What’s your favorite show to binge watch?
I actually just finished a season of The 100. It’s kind of hard to explain, but basically 100 kids are sent down to Earth from this spaceship kind of thing. A whole bunch of drama goes on.