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GCHS’s FORREST SCHMITT SIGNS WITH UNION COLLEGE

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Athlete: Forrest Schmitt
Sports: soccer
Number of years playing this sport: 12
Position: forward
Parents: Lea and Dave Schmitt
School committed to: Union College
College coach name: Tyler Brock
Reason for selecting and signing with this school: “I felt a connection with the coach. He’s a really nice guy and he showed a genuine interest in me. We both have diabetes so he understands some of the struggles I’ve faced with it. After visiting the campus and practicing with the team, I liked the atmosphere and the overall feeling of the program. Union also awarded me a presidential scholarship based on academics, which will certainly help with the cost of college.
Highlights/accomplishments/awards from your high school years: Two-time Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational All-Tournament Team. Varsity co-captain junior and senior year; set record for the most goals (19) scored in a single season in my senior year. Also in my senior season - 32nd All-District Tournament team. All Northern Kentucky Team honorable mention.

What will you miss most about your playing time in high school?: “I’ll definitely miss my teammates. They have become some of my best friends over the years that we have played together. I have hundreds of great memories from playing here and no matter what, we always had fun playing. I’m also going to miss my dad being my coach. He’s always been there on the sideline to help me when I’m playing bad and to celebrate with me when I’m playing good.”
What are your expectations playing at the collegiate level?: “All I want to do is go and help the team win, however I can.”

Future plans: I want to be an environmental lawyer like my dad. I plan on studying envioronmental sciences and/or biology at Union and then going on to get my law degree.

Coach comments: “We are very excited about Forrest joing our program. He brings in some good size up top and a great work rate. Forrest has a nice touch on the ball and can help the team build and grow the attack through the midfield,” Coach Tyler Brock.