She’s arguably the most forward-frustrating, never-say-quit member of the Rangers’ backfield. Alex, this is your player profile.
Name: Alexandria Schmidt
Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
What is your thing about or place in Tacoma?
Point Defiance, it reminds me of running on the bluffs in Santa Barbara.
When did you make your competitive debut for the Rangers?
October 31, 2015…naturally it was pouring rain.
What is your favorite thing about the club?
Signing my waiver.
Do you prefer Gaelic Football or Hurling? What Position?
I definitely started out preferring football because it came more naturally, but now I have really come to enjoy hurling because it’s really challenging for me.
What was your previous club(s)?
What is your ‘motivation’ music?
The Unicorn Song!
What would you change about your game?
I want to consistently be able to make contact with the hurl and sliotar in hurling, and work on my kicking distance in football.
What is your funniest GAA/Rangers quote or memory?
Standing on the table at Pacific Brewing singing Irish songs with some of the guys.
What are your hobbies and interests outside the Rangers?
I love painting and photography.
What is the best piece of advice you were given?
“Look at the sliotar when you hit it” – Rory
If you could host a dinner with any 3 guests (alive or dead), who would you invite?
(Alex apparently doesn’t ‘do’ dinner. – Ed.)
What is your proudest GAA/Rangers memory or accomplishment?
Helping the team win a tournament for the first time in Willamette (Corvallis) for hurling.
In 10 years the Rangers will be:
Letting me play in nationals…