11  Rachel Schmidt
Rachel Schmidt
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alliance, Ohio

High School:
Marlington HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
1B

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2008 (Junior):
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.

2007 (Sophomore):
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.

2006 (Freshman):
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.

High School:
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.

Personal:
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.