Chris Schneider

Graduating class of 1991

In the summer of 1991, the year of his graduation from Central High School, Chris Schneider achieved a rare sports "hat trick." Schneider became the first New Hampshire male athlete to be named to three All-Star teams in a single year. He was a catcher/first baseman on the New Hampshire team in the Twin State Baseball Classic and played for the Granite State squad in the Alhambra Basketball Classic. Schneider completed the trifecta by competing for New Hampshire in the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup match. At Central, he was a force in the three sports. Schneider patrolled the midfield in soccer, was a catcher on the baseball team, and a guard-forward in basketball. He was equally proficient in the classroom, where he was an honor roll student. Schneider was captain of the basketball, baseball, and soccer teams and an All-State selection in each sport. In basketball, he was a Street and Smith Magazine's Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-American. He helped the Little Green to win three consecutive championships in the annual Queen City Invitational Basketball Tournament and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player in 1990. Schneider was a member of the 1989 Central team, which won the state hoop championship and the 1990 squad which lost in the state final. In his senior year, the Little Green soccer squad compiled a 12-4-1 record and advanced to the semi-finals of the state tournament. That season, Schneider accounted for seven goals and 16 assists and was the team's Most Valuable Player. Along with his baseball accomplishments at Central, he was one of the leading hitters on the Post 79, American Legion, baseball team. A teammate on the Post 79 squad was future major league pitcher Chris Carpenter. Schneider was Central's 1991 "Male Athlete of the Year." After graduation, he entered Brandeis University where he played baseball and basketball. He scored 1,300 career points in basketball and was named to the All-Conference team on two occasions. In 1995, he received the James W. McCully Award, which is presented annually by Brandeis University to the senior who "best exemplifies character, dedication, and good sportsmanship." Schneider graduated from Brandeis in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies. He is employed as Strategic Accounts Director by North American Breweries. He and his wife, Tara, have two sons, Jackson, 18, and Samuel, 14. Jackson is scheduled to graduate from Central High this year.