Jill Hockenbury Snowdon

About This Inductee

Jill was a four-year varsity basketball player at Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre. She played point guard all four years, scoring over 800 career points. The team won the District 2 Class AAA basketball championship in her sophomore and senior years. She captained 1994 team that won the Eastern Regional Championship and played in the 1994 Class AAA state championship. She was a Wyoming Valley Conference honorable mention All-Star and played in the annual Senior All-State Classic. Jill was also a three-year starter at forward for Bishop Hoban’s girls soccer team. She took her junior season off to a run track, where she qualified in the District 2 events for the 100, 200 and 4X100 relay. She was a Wyoming Valley Conference first-team All-Star in soccer and was twice named Bishop Hoban’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Jill finished her high school soccer career with 37 goals, was second in scoring in the conference as a senior with 17 goals and was the team’s leading scorer. Jill played one season of soccer at Penn State Wilkes-Barre on the men’s team. She started at forward and scored one goal. She then transferred to King’s College as a sophomore and played varsity soccer for three full seasons, setting the following records which still stand today: goals scored in a season (15), goals scored in a career (37), assists in a career (24), assists in a season (9), points scored in a career (98), points scored in a season (39). Jill was named a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference All-Star and was the first King’s College student/athlete to play three varsity sports in a year. Jill played basketball at King’s College for one full season and was on the school’s first ever woman’s lacrosse team for one full season. Jill has been employed at the Citizens’ Voice as a sports writer since 1998. She won the first place award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Press Awards for a feature article in 2001 and recently won a second place award for feature writing presented by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. She was the recipient of the Jim McCarthy Media Award presented by the Killer Bees Athletic Association in 2005. Jill also received the Chappy Zimmerman Award for dedication and service to local baseball by the Teener League of the Wyoming Valley Baseball Organization in 2007 and was the recipient of the District 2 Nicholas Media Award for dedication to covering District 2 scholastic sports in 2008. Currently residing in Dallas, Jill is married to Brent Snowdon. They are the parents of two – William George (6) and Sarah Elizabeth (3).