Will Play Alumni Game Friday at 5 p.m.
Batted .250 as a junior with 13 RBIs and 16 hits...played in 41 games with 12 starts...went 2-for-3 against Southern Miss with one RBI and one run ...best game performance came at Ohio State going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run...hit her fifth career home run in the first game of a double header against Ohio...had two runs against College of Charleston.
Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team with a 3.85 accounting degree..started 32 games for the Herd at first base...earned significant playing time in her second year, which was culminated by a stellar performance at the Tar Heel Invitational where she hit a career high three hits, three RBI against Rhode Island...finished the invitation with a .500 batting average...had 22 total RBI on the season with six doubles...tied her three RBI career high with a three home run in one plate appreance against Southern Miss April, 4...had four home runs...hit a pinch-hit walk-off three-run home run in game two against Memphis, April 21.
Played in six games, making her first career start against Appalachian State Feb. 19...Had her first career hit against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 11, going 1-for-1.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Marlington HS for head coach Bill Koch...Was an NBC (Northern Buckeye Conference) and NEO (Northeastern Ohio) first team pick...Was an All-Ohio honorable mention selection...Batted .542 with three home runs and 28 RBI to go along with 27 runs scored, 39 hits and a .602 on-base percentage during her senior season...Received the Most Improved Player Award in 2003...Named 2004 and 2005 Most Valuable Player...Was a second team NBC selection in 2003 and a first team NBC selection in 2004...Named an NEO honorable mention pick in 2004...Played summer ball for the Ohio Rattlers and Ohio Ice.
Full name is Rachel Nicole Schmidt...Born on November 22, 1987...Daughter of Lance and Cheryl Schmidt...Has a younger brother, Jonathan (14)...Majoring in accounting.