By Derrick Smith
Athletes do not become the best they can be overnight. It takes many hours, weeks, months, and even years before they begin to see the results of their hard work show up on the field of play. Conner Sneath says that for him becoming the athlete that he is today required a lot.
“It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to help me become the player that I am today,” he said. “Long hours after practice or before games hitting off the tee or the pitching machine.”
Conner is a junior at Frontier High School where he plays shortstop and pitcher for the baseball team. He says that he remembers his first introduction to the game of baseball when he first started to play tee ball.
Throughout his life, Sneath has had several people that have made an impact on his life, but there are a couple of people that have been key in helping him get to where he is today.
“My mom is the biggest role model in my life,” he said. “She always pushes me to be the best I can be. Even when I don’t want to do something, she makes me. And she practices what she preaches. She puts in the extra hours to make sure that me and my sister have the best life possible. She is my biggest supporter on and off the field. Another person that has had an influence on me would be my math teacher, Mrs. Sherman. She has taught me to see the best in people and how to be more understanding of others.”
Away from sports, Conner is also involved in the Future Farmers of America, student council, the National Honor Society, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He says that he has had a lot of great people that have helped him along his journey.
“I have been blessed with great coaches and teammates to help push me every day,” he said. “All glory to God who has put me in all these situations to help me honor Him and show his glory through me.”