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2016-17 Basketball Season Ticket Renewal
#17 Justin Schmidt
Position: Defender
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Volcano Vista
Experience: 3 Letters
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0015 Season (Senior): Started 18 games, missing just one contest … named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team … Earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors … scored one goal and notched three assist on the season … scored his goal on a sensational free kick from 30 yards out in a 3-2 loss to UCLA (10/4) … had an assist in Washington’s comeback win over Dartmouth on a cross to a Quentin Pearson header (9/18) … assisted on Danny Gavin’s game winner against San Diego State with a switch that started the attack (10/2) … also assisted on a Kyle Coffee goal in a 2-1 loss at UCLA (11/8) … had 14 shots on the season and played a team-high 1,737 minutes…earned Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-12 honors.

2014 Season (Junior): Started all of the Huskies’ 20 games…had three goals (2 game-winning) and contributed 7 assists during the season…scored first goal of season with his head off a corner from Moberg against Penn… recorded his second assist of the season and game winning assist against USF… scored off corner kick against No. 18 Stanford… recorded an assist in game against No. 14 UCLA… knotted another assist off his corner to Lange against SDSU (10/19/14)…. Recorded another assist to Lange off a corner kick versus No. 6 UCLA…recorded game winning assist to Roldan in game against SDSU (10/26/14).

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 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.

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: "Justin has become one of the top defenders in the Pac-12 over the past few seasons.  He is a shutdown defender, but also is a player that makes incredible runs out of the back. Coming back for a 5th year, he will be the leader of our defense."


2013-14 22-22 2 7 19
2014-15 20-20 3 7 18
2015-16 18-18 1 3 14
CAREER 60-60 6 17 51

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