2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster
#13 Marta Sniezek
Hometown McLean, VA
High School National Cathedral
AT NOTRE DAME
GRADUATE SEASON (2019-20)
- Started in all 30 games in which she played. Averaged 36.2 minutes, which ranked 4th in the ACC.
- Averaged 4.9 ppg.
- The defensive catalyst of the team, Sniezek took 34 charges, which shattered the record set by Kristina Nelson in the 2017-18 championship season (20). Furthermore, Sniezek once had a streak of taking a charge in 13 straight games.
- Averaged 1.7 steals/game, which ranked 8th in the ACC.
- Averaged 5.5 assists/game which ranked 16th in the nation and 2nd in the ACC – only behind Virginia Tech’s Taja Cole. Her 1.3 A/TO ratio ranked 13th in the league.
- Dished out a career high 14 assists (with just 2 turnovers) against UNC on Feb. 27. It tied for the third most all-time in a single game at ND, with Mary Gavin still holding the top mark with 17 set back in 1987.
- Her 14 assists not only marked the highest in the ACC this season, but tied for the fourth most in all of Division I. Three different players have each dished out 15 assists this year.
- Finished with 3 double-digit assist performances on the year, which tied Virginia Tech’s Taja Cole for the most in the league.
- Ended the season with back-to-back games with double-digit points – marked just the fourth time in her career and second time at Notre Dame.
- Came up huge down the stretch to power the upset over No. 19 Florida State (3/1). Sniezek scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter, including the eventual game-winner with 41 seconds left.
- Tied her season high in rebounds (7) for the third time vs. Syracuse on Feb. 23.
- Took 3 charges at Georgia Tech and converted some critical free-throws in the 4th to help the Irish win 59-51.
- Tied her career high in steals with six at Syracuse on Jan. 5 to go with her 10 assists.
- Notched a career high 14 points at No. 4 UConn (12/8).
- Took 4 charges against South Dakota State and then took 4 charges the very next day vs. USF in Cancun.
- Irish up three with two minutes remaining against Toledo (11/20), Sniezek recorded a clutch steal which Walker converted to points, extending the lead to 54-49, for the eventual 54-51 win.
As a Junior (2017-18)
- Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention (Coaches)
- Appeared in all 35 games and started 32
- Scored 5.5 points, grabbed 3.5 rebounds and handed out 4.3 assists in 27.7 minutes per game
- 10th in the Pac-12 and 118th in the nation in assists per game
- Also 10th in the league in assist to turnover ratio (1.92)
- Led Stanford in assists in 26 games
- Scored in double figures six times, including a career-high 13 in wins over No. 25 Arizona State (1/26) and Washington (2/23)
- Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in a victory against USC (12/31)
- Dished out five or more assists in 15 games, including a season-high nine against No. 7 Tennessee (12/21)
- Made three 3-pointers for the first time at No. 25 Arizona State (1/7) and matched it at home against Utah (2/9)
- Had four three-steal games against Kent State (11/23), Arizona (1/5), No. 25 Arizona State (1/7) and USC (1/19)
- Scored 11 points in a win over Utah (2/9) and put together 10-point outings against Kent State (11/23), No. 25 Arizona State (1/7) and USC (3/2)
- Averaged 6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in Pac-12 play
- In three NCAA Tournament games, scored 6.3 points per game to go with 4.3 assists
As a Sophomore (2016-17)
- Played in all 38 games and started nine
- Tied for sixth in school single-season history in games played (38)
- Averaged 4.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game
- Assist average bettered only by Nicole Powell, Milena Flores, Jeanette Pohlen and Amber Orrange at Stanford since 2000
- Seventh in the Pac-12 in assists and ninth in assist to turnover ratio (1.82)
- Had 17 games with at least five assists, including a season-high 10 in the opener against Cal Poly (11/11)
- Played at least 20 minutes without committing a turnover five times
- Handed out 75 assists against just 28 turnovers in the final 16 games of the year
- Her 2.68 assist to turnover ratio from Feb. 1 to the end of the season was 12th nationally
- Averaged 5.6 assists in the NCAA Tournament, sixth-best among players that advanced past the first weekend
- Had a game-high eight assists and no turnovers in Stanford’s Elite Eight comeback against No. 2 Notre Dame (3/26)
- Scored 11 points in a win over Wichita State (11/25)
- Grabbed eight rebounds in a victory against Oregon (1/6)
- Had a career-high six steals two days later against No. 16 Oregon State (1/8)
As a Freshman (2015-16)
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention (Coaches)
- Appeared in all 35 games and made nine starts
- Averaged 2.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game
- Fifth in the Pac-12 with a 1.73 assist-to-turnover ratio
- 13th in the conference in assists per game (3.1)
- Became the eighth Stanford freshman to reach 100 assists (109)
- Fourth Stanford freshman to tally 100+ assists in the past 20 seasons (Amber Orrange, Ros Gold-Onwude, Nicole Powell)
- In the final 15 games of the season, averaged 5.0 assists with a 2.85 assist-to-turnover ratio
- Tallied at least five assists in a game seven times, all in the last 15 games of the year
- In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 7.3 points and 5.3 assists
- Had 10 points, six assists and just one turnover in the Elite Eight against Washington (3/27)
- Scored in double figures for the first time with 11 on 5-of-8 shooting in Stanford’s Sweet 16 upset of top-seeded Notre Dame (3/25)
- Handed out nine of Stanford’s 20 assists in its NCAA Tournament win against San Francisco (3/19)
- Most assists for a Stanford player in the tournament since Amber Orrange had nine against South Dakota on March 22, 2014
- Had 13 assists and zero turnovers in the Pac-12 Tournament against Washington (3/4)
- Assist total was a Pac-12 Tournament single-game record and is tied for third in Stanford program history, only equaled by Jennifer Azzi and Sonja Henning
- 13 assists were the most for a Stanford player since Sonja Henning on March 1, 1991 at Cal (15)
- Averaged 5.5 assists in home wins over No. 25 Washington (1/29) and Washington State (1/31)
- Earned her third and fourth starts of the season in Pac-12 home wins over Utah (1/8) and Colorado (1/10)
- Played 29 minutes in a win over No. 14 Tennessee (12/16), putting in nine points, including a 5-of-9 effort at the line
- Started the season opener at UC Davis (11/13), becoming the 12th true freshman to start a season opener for Stanford since 2000-01
Prior to Stanford
- A 2015 graduate of National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.
- 2015 Parade All-American
- Two-time Washington D.C. Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year (2014 and 2015)
- 2015 Washington D.C. Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year and NSCAA High School Soccer All-American
- Only female to win Gatorade Player of the Year in two different sports in Washington, D.C. history
- 2015 WBCA High School All-America Honorable Mention
- McDonald’s All-America nominee
- A five-star talent, rated as the 38th best player in the country according to ESPN HoopGurlz and 61st by Prospects Nation
- 2015 All-USA Team Basketball D.C. Player of the Year (USA TODAY)
- 2015 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection in both basketball and soccer
- Finished her basketball career with a school record 2,346 points
- Averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior in 2015
- Three-time team captain
- Four-time first team All-Independent School League selection
- As a junior in 2014, led the Washington, D.C. metro area averaging 30.6 points per game to go along with 8.5 rebounds per game, 6.7 assists per game and 6.6 steals per game
- 2013-14 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame “Ring of Honor” recipient
- 2014 DCSportsFan Player of the Year
- MVP of the 2015 DCIAA Soccer Championship for her two-goal performance in National Cathedral’s 3-2 win over St. John’s
- Soccer team won three DCIAA soccer championships (2013, 2014 and 2015)
- Total high school soccer production included 50 career goals and 17 assists
- Played club basketball for the Fairfax Stars from 2004-14
- AAU Nike Elite Premier Showcase Team (2014 and 2012)
- AAU National Champions (2009 and 2010)
- Finished third at the AAU National Championship in 2011 and fourth at Nike Nationals in 2013
- Born in Washington, D.C.
- Daughter of Edwina and David Sniezek
- Second youngest in a family with nine siblings.
- Brother, John Paul, played football at the Naval Academy in 2006
- Sister, Sarah, played basketball at Bryn Mawr College
- Brother, Michael, played basketball for Mary Washington
- Brother, Matthew, was a wide receiver at William & Mary
- Volunteered locally on behalf of the Haiti Relief Fund and Jill’s House offering services to children with special needs
- Also volunteered with So Others May Eat, delivering food and medical supplies to families in need in the greater D.C. area
- Honor student and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars
- Recipient of the Independent School Scholarship from 2011-13 for merit and leadership
- Three-time Fairfax Stars “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award”