4 Cody Schmitt
4 Cody Schmitt
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Champlin Park, Minn.
High School: Champlin Park
Position: D

Entering the Season: Postseason awards candidate...two-year starter...anchors the Bulldogs defense...already ranks third all-time at Adrian with 59 caused turnovers in just 32 games played, and within reach of breaking the school's career benchmark of 74 held by Brandon MacDonald, set from 2010-13...coming off a career year last year...

2015 (Sophomore Year): Earned a spot on the All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team as a long-stick midfielder...ranked second in the MIAA with 32 caused turnovers and seventh with 60 ground balls...appeared in all 16 games...despite playing primarily in the defensive zone, still scored five goals and had four assists for nine total points--all career highs...also won 64 face-offs for ninth in the league...

2014 (Freshman Year): Named second-team All-MIAA...ranked sixth in the MIAA and 97th nationally in caused turnovers per game (1.71)...ranked fourth on the team with 46 ground balls...led the team with 10 penalties for 9-1/2 minutes...played in 17 matches and made 16 starts...scored a goal against Augustana on Mar. 8...had a season-high seven ground balls at Olivet on Apr. 15...had four ground balls and caused three turnovers against Albion in the MIAA Tournament final on May 3...led the squad with 27 caused turnovers on the season.

Personal: Majoring in business...born in Maple Grove, Minn., on July 14, 1994...son of Dave and Brenda Schmitt...prepped at Champlin Park High School, graduating in 2013...earned four varsity lacrosse letters and one varsity hockey letter for the Rebels...won a sectional championship in lacrosse in 2013 and placed third in the state tournament...named all-conference as a junior and senior...named all-region and all-state as a senior...member of the school’s Honor Roll...member of the Business Professionals of America...Favorites: sports teams--NHL's Minnesota Wild, NFL's Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League; athletes--Ryan Suter and Zach Parise; TV shows--Tosh.0 and Workaholics; movies--The Dark Knight, Varsity Blues and Anchorman; musicians--Kid Cudi, Alice in Chains and Lynryd Skynyrd...