Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Squad posts 3.0+ grade-point average, volunteers 300+ hours
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."