Schneider Excited for Senior Season

Aug. 30, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - As he enters his fourth and final campaign playing with the UCF men's golf team, Brad Schneider (Valrico, Fla.) has already created an impressive legacy. Schneider has been a member of three Conference USA Championship and three NCAA Regional squads.

Now the fifth-year senior is ready to lead the Knights both on and off the course in 2011-12.

Schneider is the lone senior on the team and along with junior Reid Martin (Mukilteo, Wash.) is one of only two upperclassmen. Head coach Bryce Wallor's team has a bevy of youngsters, and Schneider knows that his leadership will be vital for the Knights this year.

"I am the only senior on the team. We had Nuno (Henriques) and Connor (Arendell) with me last year," he said. "So it is up to me to lead these young guys. I need to show them that we have had so much success here. Hopefully they will follow very quickly, and I think they will because they are very talented. I am looking forward to them having success, and leading the right way."

A year ago, Schneider appeared in all 11 of UCF's tournaments. He recorded a 73.9 stroke average and posted three top-20 finishes. One of his best performances came at the C-USA Championship in Texarkana, Ark., when he tied for seventh at 1-under 215.

UCF won three tournaments last year. During Schneider's career, the Knights have claimed nine event titles.

Despite UCF's youth, Schneider is confident that the Knights will enjoy more accomplishments in 2011-12. The team opens the season on Sept. 10 at the Northern Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove, Ill.

"I am very excited. I am really the only older guy. We have a ton of talent. I am really looking forward to seeing everybody play. This is my fifth year here, and my fourth playing, but it feels just like yesterday that I started here. I am so excited about playing. I am definitely looking forward to having some success this year."