This is the FC Denver Green Army ‘Meet the Player’ series; where we  introduce who we are, where we come from, and why we play.

Sara Schmidt is FC Denver.

Sara is an on-the-field leader for our FC Denver Women’s team. Some leaders organize and motivate verbally at half-time. Others manage team affairs in the leadup to game-day. Sara displays her leadership by the example she sets on the field of play. Sara builds confidence and commitment within the team by the tone she sets in the game. Her commitment and competitiveness have earned her the trust and respect of  her teammates, which is especially noticeable during the most competitive moments of the game. She possesses both the skill to dictate a game and the spirit to make plays happen, which makes her an integral part of the success of our Women’s team. We are a better team and a better club for Sara’s involvement.

I AM: Sara Schmidt
BORN: August 14th
IN: Cincinnati, OH
POSITION: Center Mid
COLLEGE: Xavier University
MY SOCCER STORY: In short, my mom gave me a pair of cleats when I was three and I have been playing ever since.
MEMORABLE FCD TEAMMATE: It’s hard to pick just one, but I do give major props to G (Gianna) for keeping us organized these last few years.
BEST FCD MEMORY: Vegas… enough said.
SOMETHING ME: I hold the record at my high school for scoring the most goals in a season.
OFF-FIELD HOBBIES: Snowboarding, running marathons, and at live music.
#WHYWEPLAY: There is something about the game that helps me feel balanced, and the friends I have made are incredible.