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#17 Justin Schmidt
Position: Defender
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Volcano Vista
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2013 Season (Sophomore): Started all 22 games at center back ... named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention ... earned Second Team Academic All-Pac-12 honors ... scored two goals and contributed 7 assists on the season ... major part of the Husky defense that allowed just 17 goals all season.

2012 Season (Freshman): Redshirted the season.

High School/Club
Four-year letter winner at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Named District Player of the Year along with his club and high school teammate, and fellow Husky signee, Tyler Miller ... Named All-Metro First Team by the Albuquerque Journal ... Also named to the Albuquerque Journal Super Seven in 2011 .... Earned All-State Honorable Mention in 2008 and Second-Team All-State in 2010 and 2011 ... Named team MVP in both 2008 and 2011 ... Helped his team to the District Championship in 2010 and 2011 ... Received the Hawk Academic Athletic Achievement Award and Academic All-District honors all four years ... Played club soccer with the New Mexico Rush Nike '94 Argonauts, winning five State Championships since 2005 ... Won the West Region IV Championship in 2011 ... Named a TopDrawerSoccer.com Player to Watch ... Named to the National League Team in 2010 and 2011 ... 2011 WCDA All-Tournament Finals Team member ... Also played football in high school, earning two varsity letters in his freshman and sophomore years ... First-Team All-District and All-State in 2009 ... Named Third-Team All-Metro Placekicker in 2009.

Personal
Originally from Everett, Wash. ... Hobbies include running, biking, weight lifting, yoga, hiking, playing piano, ping pong, and swimming ... Favorite Athlete is wrestler and MMA fighter Kyle Maynard, who is a congenial amputee and lives by the motto: "No excuses"... Also recruited by University of New Mexico, Trinity, Davidson, Harvard, William and Mary, and Georgetown.

Coach Clark on Schmidt: "He is an adventurous left back that loves to go forward and get into the attack. He serves a great ball and could become a force on the left flank. He is physically ready for the college game, and this shows with how good he is in one-on-one situations."

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