New Haven High School Athletic Department will induct its 2017 Hall of Fame class, Saturday, January 28 during halftime of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game against Columbia City. This year’s inductees include:

Robert Claus class of 1950. Claus was a three-sport athlete and a member of the first NEIC basketball championship in New Haven history. In addition, he held the high jump record for ten years.

Mike Snyder class of 1979 lettered in both tennis and baseball at New Haven High School, but enjoyed even greater success as a relief pitcher for Purdue University as a four-year letterman. Mike’s name still appears on a number of pitching categories that include both season and career ERA and season and career saves by a Boilermaker.

Pat Snyder class of 1982 and younger brother of Mike, was two-year starting center for the Bulldogs who went 20 -2 in his junior and senior years. After high school, Pat turned a walk-on invitation into a four-year scholarship as the long snapper for Purdue University. This talent would lead to a brief career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1987, 88 and 91.

Kristy (Lyons) Rowland class of 1997 still holds the high school long jump for the Bulldogs and was awarded All-Conference Honors in volleyball, basketball and track in earning her athletic blanket at New Haven. After setting school records in points scored on the track team,Kristy went on to play both volleyball and track at Butler University.  Kristy currently works for Northwest Allen and is married to New Haven football coach, Jim Rowland.

POSTED: 01/24/17 at 9:17 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports