Volleyball’s Hannah Schmidt Named UMBC Athlete of the Month for October
Sophomore Hannah Schmidt
BALTIMORE – Sophomore outside hitter Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) of the volleyball team was named UMBC’s Athlete of the Month for October 2012 in a poll conducted from November 1-8. Schmidt won the vote over men’s soccer’s Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall), women’s soccer’s Amira Walcott (Beltsville, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt), cross country’s Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood) and Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll), and swimming and diving’s Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) and Corinna Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye).
In six October matches, Schmidt led the Retrievers to a 4-2 mark by putting away a team-high 76 kills to go along with 66 digs, the third-highest amount on the team. For the month, she recorded a .192 hitting percentage and also served 13 aces, including four each at Hartford and at Providence. In addition, Schmidt notched four double-doubles and also set a career high in kills with 19 winners in UMBC’s four-set win over Binghamton on Oct. 19.
For the year, Schmidt tops the team with 278 kills and is second on the squad with 277 digs. She also leads the America East with 43 service aces.