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Senior Spotlight — Kelly Schmidt

Kelly Schmidt's ultimate sports fantasy would be to play soccer at Washington University.
Kelly Schmidt's ultimate sports fantasy would be to play soccer at Washington University.

Name: Kelly Schmidt.

Nickname: Kell.

School:  Princeton High School.

Date/place of birth:  May 4, 1996. Aurora.

Hometown: Princeton.

Family: Mom, Barb Valle; Stepdad, Cam Valle; brother, Ben Schmidt; stepsisters Kristin and Sarah Valle.

Sports: Volleyball, basketball, and soccer.

Favorite sport and why: Soccer because it was the first sport I really saw any success in and I have the most friends in it.

Likes: Food, sleep and music.

Dislikes: Free time.

Favorite food and where to get it: A steak burrito from Mickey’s Massive Burrito or pancakes from the Truck Stop.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Eric Tinley, because he’s always encouraged me to keep working hard and improving even when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My great-grandparents, Elza and Vivian Moses, because they exemplified compassion, generosity, and unconditional love.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: cat, JD.

Last song I listened to: King of Amarillo by Issues.

People would be surprised to know: I really like Brussel sprouts.

I stay home to watch: Dance Moms.

When I need luck for a big game, I: play with my two headed troll, Hanz and Franz.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): Alexis Mink, because we’re the same person and I’m pretty funny.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: Thank goodness she’s gone. 

Most embarrassing moment: Leaving one of my soccer cleats at the school the day of regional finals

Most unforgettable moment: Singing with Concert Choir at the IMEA All-State Convention.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Playing soccer at Washington University.

What I would like to do in life: Make a difference.

Three words that best describe myself: Very, very hungry.

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