Sunday, February 08, 2015

Marta Named Gatorade D.C. Soccer POY

Marta Sniezek named D.C. Gatorade girls’ soccer player of the year

Brandon Parker,, February 6, 2015

 Marta Sniezek has been named the District of Columbia’s Gatorade girls’ soccer player of the year.
The National Cathedral senior became the seventh girls’ soccer player from the school to earn the honor after scoring 26 goals and tallying five assists this past fall. Sniezek pushed her career goal total to 54 by scoring twice in National Cathedral’s 3-2 win in the DCIAA championship. She and her teammates finished No. 9 in The Post rankings.
Friday’s announcement marks the second time that Sniezek has won Gatorade player of the year. Last winter, she earned the distinction on the basketball court  after leading the area in scoring for the second straight year.
Sniezek has been named first-team All-Met in both soccer and basketball, and is signed to play the latter at Stanford. The talented guard is currently averaging 26.8 points per game for National Cathedral on the hardwood.


D.C. Girls Soccer Gatorade Player Of the Year: Marta Sniezek, February 5, 2015

THE WINNER: Marta Sniezek
School: National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-7
Athletic achievement: She led the Eagles to a 13-4-4 record and the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament championship this past season. The 2013-14 Gatorade Washington D.C. Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Sniezek scored 26 goals and passed for five assists including a pair of goals in NCS’ 3-2 win over St. John’s in the DCIAA title game. A 2014 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection and a three-time First Team All-Independent School League honoree, she concluded her prep soccer career with 54 goals.
Academic excellence: Sniezek has maintained a 3.05 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Haiti Relief Fund and with So Others May Eat, delivering food and medical supplies to families in need.
“Marta Sniezek is an incredibly impressive athlete,” said Chloe Beizer, head coach of the Maret School. “She’s completely dominant in the air, very strong on the ball and ultra-competitive. She was their go-to player and their playmaker. She’s a game-changer.”
THE FUTURE: Sniezek has signed to play basketball at Stanford.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Georgetown Visitation too much for Marta's National Cathedral

National Cathedral's Marta Sniezek, left, calls for a time out as she and a Visitation's player tie up the ball during Georgetown Visitation's defeat of National Cathedral 55 - 48 in girls basketball at the National Cathedral School in Washington DC, January 29, 2014.

Mark Giannotto,, January 29, 2015

Georgetown Visitation and National Cathedral both entered undefeated in conference play.
As the fourth-ranked Cubs scored an exciting 55-48 victory over No. 7 National Cathedral to grab control of the Independent School League regular season title race.
The Georgetown Visitation Cubs (18-1, 8-0 ISL) offset a 28-point outburst by Marta Sniezek.
For much of the first half, Sniezek appeared capable of winning the game by herself. National Cathedral (12-1, 6-1), which lost to Georgetown Visitation four times last year, jumped to an 8-0 lead and Sniezek scored all 10 of her team’s second-quarter points. She hit an array of shots from all over the floor during a back-and-forth first half. A late three-pointer gave her 16 points and tied the score at 26 at halftime.
Georgetown Visitation responded and its zone stiffened in the second half. Sniezek went scoreless in the third quarter. “We all kind of collapsed on her and made sure she got the most focus from our defense”.
During Georgetown Visitation’s decisive fourth-quarter surge, Sniezek simply wore down. She missed two free throws, an open three-pointer and a layin on consecutive fourth-quarter possessions.
Then one last 10-point flurry from Sniezek in the final 70 seconds.