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Matthew Smidt
Matthew  Smidt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown West

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 179

Position:
Goalie

02/20/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

06/01/2016

Buckeyes Wrap Outstanding Season Off the Field

Squad posts 3.0+ grade-point average, volunteers 300+ hours

05/10/2016

First Group of Buckeyes Departs Wednesday for Soles4Souls Trip to Jamaica

02/18/2017

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

09/13/2016

2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

Ohio State Career: Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice ... traveled with Soles4Souls to Bolovia in Summer 2016.

2017 (Junior Season): Saw action in four games ... played final three quarters vs. UMass Feb. 18 and had 11 saves on 15 shots in 8-7 win ... started both games at Midwest Lacrosse Classic and totaled 15 saves, backstopping Buckeyes to two victories; eight stops against Marquette March 3 and seven in win over Bellarmine March 5 ... Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2016 (Sophomore Season): Played Feb. 13 vs. Detroit and did not face a shot ... had a groundball and one goal allowed vs. Bellarmine March 6 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.

2015 (Freshman Season): Did not see game action ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Bulls ... all-county and all-division selection as a senior after posting a 70 percent save percentage and 4.4 goals-against average .... Squad won Suffolk County Division I title ... 65 percent save percentage as a junior and earned all-division accolades ... team was Suffolk County Big 6 champion in 2011, ‘12 and ‘13 and county finalist in 2012 and ‘10 ... started half of team’s games as a sophomore and had a 68 percent save percentage ... selected for Suffolk County rising sophomore, junior and senior showcase and was showcase MVP goalie as both a junior and senior ... played for Team Smithtown West club program ... member of National Honor Society and Athletes Helping Athletes ... selected to Leadership Class for his school and received the Gold Cord, which is given to a student with an overall gpa of 4.0 or higher throughout high school.

Personal: Son of Michael and Amy ... has a sister, Allison ... biology major ... enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the gym and listening to music.

Smidt on why he chose Ohio State:
"During the recruiting process, I visited a number of schools and was introduced to a number of coaches. When I visited The Ohio State University, I felt like I was home. The athletic facilities and the coaching staff, as well as the academics, made my decision an easy one."

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