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21 Mary Grace Schmidt
  • 2009 Big 12 All-Newcomer team
  • 2009 TopDrawerSoccer All-Rookie second team
  • 2010 Academic All-Big 12 second team
  • 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (8/25/09)

2011 - JUNIOR: A team co-captain who saw action in the defensive midfield in 16 games, starting in nine ... Fired 11 shots on the season, including a season-best two against McNeese State (Sept. 5) ... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... Helped the defense in holding opponents to under half the amount of shots taken by the Aggies.

2010 - SOPHOMORE: Played in 22 of A&M's 23 games, starting in 20 on the backline ... Earned one point with an assist vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 19) ... Tallied eight shots on the season, with one on frame vs. North Dakota State in the NCAA first round (Nov. 12) ... Named to Academic All-Big 12 second team.

2009 -- FRESHMAN: Started in 23 matches and saw playing time in all 25 of A&M's games ... Big 12 All-Newcomer team ... TopDrawerSoccer All-Rookie second team ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Aug. 25) ... Helped the Aggies to 10 shutouts ... First collegiate goal was a game-winner in first match against No. 8 USC (Aug. 22) ... Took a career-high five shots against Sam Houston State (Sept. 20) ... Assisted the game-winning goal at Baylor (Sept. 25) ... Received the team's "Newcomer of the Year" award, which is given to the freshman or other first-time Aggie who had the largest impact on the team's success.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 2008 National Championships ... 2008 Regional Cup Champions ... 2008 Cal South National Cup Finalists ... Two-time Cal South National Cup Champions ... Two-time Cal South State Cup Finalists ... Two-time Regional Cup Finalists ... Two-time Far West Regional League Champions (2007) ... Three-time Coast Soccer League Cup Champions ... Five-time Surf Cup Champions ... 2005 Nike Manchester United Cup Champions ... 2005 Gothia Cup Champions ... 2006 Jefferson Cup Champions ... U.S. Women's National Team (WNT) Pool/Camp (2005-07) ... Member of the Cal South State Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team from 2002-08 ... Region IV ODP Champions from 2005-08 ... ODP Region IV Team/Pool from 2005-08 ... Attended Adidas ESP Camp ... Four-year member of Mater Dei varsity soccer team ... Team captain her senior year ... Her freshman and sophomore years, Mater Dei was the Serra League Champions ... As a junior and senior her team won the Trinity League Championship ... In 2007 Mater Dei was the CIF Division I Champions ... Awarded the Southern California Coaches Award ... Named CIF LA84 second team ... Two-time first team All-Trinity League honors ... Earned second team OC Register Award ... Named first team All-Serra League ... Named track team MVP as a freshman

PERSONAL: Mary Grace Schmidt was born March 12, 1991 in Orange, Calif. ... Daughter of Joseph and Debra Schmidt of Orange, Calif. ... Hasthree siblings,Catherine (26), Joseph (17) and Margaret (13) ... Her father, Joseph, played football at USD and her older sister, Catherine, ran track at Notre Dame ... Maintained a 3.75 GPA ... Received Scholar Athlete Award for four years ... Member of National Society of High School Scholars ... ASB Spirit Commissioner from 2008-09 ... Members of CSF, Renaissance Club, Campus Ministry and a Eucharist Minister ... Member of the Interact Club and the Harry Potter Club ... NHS member ... Mater Dei Special Olympics Volunteer ... Mater Dei Campus Ministry Retreat Leader ... St. John's Middle School Youth Group Leader ... Youth Group Retreat Leader ... Sunday School Leader ... Fall Festival Volunteer ... St. Norbert Church Confirmation Retreat Leader ... Octoberfest Volunteer ... Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach ... Breast Cancer Fundraising ... Played a role in the senior musical - Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat ... Chose Texas A&M because "it has an unbelievable soccer program, the team is friendly, welcoming, kind competitive and close, the campus is beautiful and the coaches are great!" ... University studies major.

Position: Defender
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Experience: 3 Letters
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