Biography:

Sophie Schmidt is a two-time Olympian who was part of Canada’s bronze medal performance at London 2012. Schmidt made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003 as a 14-year-old. The next year she competed at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup. Schmidt debuted for the senior national team as a 16-year-old in April 2005, but continued to play with the U-20 team at the 2006 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championships in 2006 and 2008, winning silver and gold, respectively. Schmidt has competed at three editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2007, 2011 and 2015. She also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara. From 2011 to 2015, Schmidt played in 76 consecutive international matches for Canada.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Elmer and Cornelia Schmidt were both born in Paraguay… Older brother Spencer used to play on the youth national team… Younger brother Bruce… Getting into the Sport: Has been playing soccer since she could run but first played with an organized team at age 8… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, photography, video editing, cooking, hiking… Graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Arts in Life Science and German in December 2010… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Soph… Role model is former American great Michelle Akers for her grit and heart while playing… Favorite Quote: “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…