Midfield Sophie Schmidt is a 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist and has been a member of the senior national team since 2007. She appeared in all three matches for Canada at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup (scoring a goal), started all four matches at the 2008 Olympic Games, and won a 2011 Pan American Games gold medal. She captained the Canadian Under-20 team at the 2006 FIFA World Championships in Russia.
Schmidt has become one of the most consistent players on Canada’s squad as she was the lone player to appear in all 24 of Canada’s international “A” matches in the 2011 season, thus setting the national record for matches in a season, leading the team with 1,944 minutes on the international scene.
From Abbotsford, B.C., Schmidt spent six seasons playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps, winning a W-League title in 2006 while playing a big role in the team’s undefeated regular season and run to the W-League final in 2010.
Idols (in sport or other):
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Playing guitar, Theatre productions, Hiking
College/ University (year graduated):
University of Portland (2010)
Focus of studies:
Life Science and German
Favourite quote / motto:
“Have I not commanded you; be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you always.” Joshua 1:9