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Meet the Athlete: Evie Schmitz

Ashley Reyes
Senior Evie Schmitz drives towards the basket Feb. 6. Schmitz manages to score a total of 40 points, contributing to a 90-81 win against Waconia.

How long have you been playing basketball?
I’ve been playing since third grade. My brother and I played a lot growing up, that’s what really got me into it. He’d always beat me until I grew up and started to beat him.

How did you start getting into basketball?
I started playing basketball in the rec league. I played a bunch of sports when I was younger and basketball was the one that really stuck with me.

Do you have a pregame routine or anything that you do to prepare for games?
I’d say listening to country music and then an energy drink. I usually try to ride a bike for a little bit just to get my legs warmed up too.

How did it feel to hit 1000 career points?
It felt amazing! It was also kind of emotional because I’ve been playing for a long time and working hard for that. My team was counting down the points, I was twelve points away before the beginning of the game so every time I scored they would tear the points that I had left off of the wall. It was just a very blessed moment.

What helped you achieve 1000 points and the record for the most points scored in a single game?
I would say my teammates, the whole program and the coaches and everybody. Everyone really helped me become the player I am today.

What is one of your favorite memories playing basketball?
I would say beating Benilde in ninth grade because a lot of people thought we weren’t going to beat them and we never really do. I’d say that was probably one of my breakout games in my freshman career. I think it was my best game of my freshman year. Everyone was like “Oh, she’s pretty decent” instead of underestimating me.

Do you have any other goals for this season?
Probably to win a playoff game. I’m hoping it’s a home game and I’d like to just leave it all out on the floor.

What do you think is your biggest strength?
I used to be a good playmaker and passer but I feel like I’ve turned into a really good scorer, so I’d say I’ve turned into a good all around player.

What is your biggest weakness?
I don’t talk a lot on the floor. I’m more of a lead by example player, so I’m trying to be more vocal.

Who do you look up to in basketball? Why?
I used to look up to my brother when he played basketball because he was always the hardest worker, so I’d say my brother even though he doesn’t play anymore. I also really like Luka Doncic, just because he’s not a super athletic guy and I feel like I’m not really either but I feel like we’re both skilled.

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Hi! My name is Madeline Anklam and I’m a senior this year. I enjoy playing tennis and in my free time I like to hang out with friends and listen to music! My favorite food is Punch Pizza and my Starbucks order is an iced matcha latte with vanilla and oatmilk:) I’m excited for Echo this year!
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Ashley Reyes, Echo Staffer
Hi! My name is Ashley, I’m a senior this year, this is my third year on Echo! I'm excited to learn new things about designing and be able to interact and meet new people here. In my free time I enjoy watching tv shows, hanging out with friends, playing volleyball and listen to music. 

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