Matthew Smidt
Matthew  Smidt


Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown West

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 179



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Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7


2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

2016 Golf Outing, Alumni Game and Banquet

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

AS A SENIOR (2018)
• Started the first eight games of the year, playing a total of 465:35.
• Made a career high 15 saves against No. 20 Boston University and followed that up with 12 stops the next week against Hofstra.
• Had seven more saves in six of his eight starts.
• 8.25 goals-against average, 69 saves and .519 save percentage.
• Graduated with his degree in biology.
• Started the season-opener against Cleveland State (2/3/18) made made seven saves while allowing just two second-half goals.
• Made a career-high 15 saves and held No. 20 Boston University to just one first-half goal in a 15-9 win over the Terriers (2/10/18).
• Stopped 12 shots against Hofstra (2/17/18) and helped hold the Pride scoreless for 13:47 of the fourth quarter in a 9-7 victory.

AS A JUNIOR (2017)
• 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.

• 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.

• Did not see game action.
• An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

• 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.

• 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.”