WPSL San Diego SeaLions Interview with Owner Lu Snyder
It is, for now, still rare that a woman owns a big-time soccer club but Lu Snyder has always been a trail blazer, paving a path for Women In Soccer.
The San Diego SeaLions, whose first season began in 1988, is one of the oldest women’s soccer clubs in the world and have been a member of the WPSL since the WPSL’s 1998 inaugural season. They are known and respected nationwide for putting on a highly-professional match-day experience for soccer fans. The three-time WPSL champion SeaLion, are excited to get back on the pitch this spring as they look to make another run at a championship.
GoalNation spoke with Owner and Assistant Coach Lu Snyder on the success of the San Diego SeaLions and her experience in the beautiful game.
Six months ago the SeaLions were preparing for their 2016 championship match versus the Boston Breakers Reserves, and although they fell just short of a fourth title then, San Diego’s top-level women’s soccer team is preparing to return to the pitch for their 30th season.
Founded in 1997 with a handful of teams by WPSL Commissioner Jerry Zanelli, the league now fields over 110 teams with the league’s success attributed to his hard work and the efforts of those dedicated people on his team.
One of the people who works tirelessly behind the scenes is San Diego SeaLions Owner and Assistant Coach Lu Snyder.Involved with the WPSL for over 25 years, Snyder was originally the goalkeeper for the San Diego SeaLions.