Cirovski on Schmidt: “His familiarity with our style will make him compete for the starting position right away. He has very good leadership abilities, and distribution of the ball is a strength of his game. Kevin is courageous, physical, and a very good shot stopper.”
As a Junior in 2000: Played a total of 16 minutes in two games before having to sit out the remainder of the season with turf toe, and taking a medical redshirt.
As a Sophomore in 1999: Almost a year and a half of waiting paid off for Kevin Schmidt when he answered the call to step in for injured starter Christian Lewis for five games … prior to that, Schmidt had seen his first collegiate action against Marshall on Sept. 29 where he tallied one save and gave up no goals in 29 minutes … during his five-game starting stint, he compiled a 4-1-0 record, giving up three goals and compiling 21 saves.
As a Freshman in 1998: Schmidt was tough in practice as the backup goalie behind Christian Lewis, who played every minute the Terrapins were on the field.
Before Maryland: Attended The Pingry School in Martinsville, N.J. ... played goalkeeper for Miller Bugliari ... a four-year varsity letterwinner in soccer ... led The Pingry School to two state championships and four county championships ... holds school record for shutouts and goals against average ... captain his senior year ... a three-time all-county selection ... a two-time all-state selection ... played in the senior all-star game ... The Pingry School owned a 70-5-2 overall record during his four years.
Personal: Brother Alex played soccer at St. Bonaventure for four years and is currently a fourth grade teacher in New Jersey … younger sister Kelly (16) attends Westfield H.S. ... a business major ... son of John and Colleen Schmidt ... born Jan. 3, 1980, his full name is Kevin Francis Schmidt.
Schmidt's Career Statistics Year M-S Min. Svs. GA SO GAA 1998 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1999 7-5 503 23 4 2 0.72 2000 * 2-0 16 0 0 0 0.00 Career 9-5 519 23 4 2 0.72 *Redshirt Season