Women's Volleyball


Sarah  Schmid
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Sarah Schmid


Highlands Ranch, Colo.

High School:
Regis Jesuit HS

Last College:


Middle Blocker



Season Recap: Best Season Record in Program History

"I'm proud of our team and the season that we had." - Coach Jesse Mahoney


Denver Wins Summit League Championship

The Pioneers swept the Jaguars (32-30, 25-19, 26-24)


DU Volleyball Teams Up With Reading Partners

The Pioneer volleyball team program is making a difference in the community by working with an organization call Reading Partners


Season Preview: A View From Training Camp


  • AVCA Division I Midwest Region Honorable Mention (2015).
  • The Summit League All-League Team (2015).
  • The Summit League All-Tournament Team (2015).
  • The Summit League Academic All-League Team (2015).
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Second Team (2015).
  • The Summit League Female Athlete of the Month (Aug/Sept 2015).
  • The Summit League Offensive Player of the Week (11/9/15).
  • The Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (09/28/15).
  • The Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (09/08/15).
  • The Summit League Offensive Player of the Week (2014).
  • The Summit League All-League Team (2014).
  • The Summit League Championship All-Tournament Team (2014).
  • The Summit League All-League Honorable Mention (2013).
  • The Summit League All-Tournament Team (2013).
  • The Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (09/30/13).

Career Highs:

  •  Kills: 18, North Dakota State (10/18/15)
  •  Attacks: 32, UTEP (9/20/14)
  •  Hitting percentage: .714, UIC (9/18/15)
  •  Assists: 3, two times, last Omaha (11/22/15)
  •  Service aces: 4, two times, last Oral Roberts (11/13/15)
  •  Digs: 8, Oral Roberts (11/13/15)
  •  Blocks: 10, two times, last IUPUI (9/26/15)
  •  Block solo: 2, three times, last IUPUI (11/6/15)
  •  Block assists: 10, IUPUI (9/26/15)


  • Played in 125 of Denver’s 128 sets.
  • Led the Pioneers with 134 blocks, finishing 68th in the nation.
  • Previously led the country with 90 blocks through September 29.
  • Led Denver with a .413 hitting percentage, the 14th-best hitting percentage in the country.
  • Recorded 267 kills, 28 service aces, 16 assists and 72 digs.
  • Named to the Denver Invitational All-Tournament Team.

  • Started in all 34 matches, seeing action in all 120 of 122 total sets.
  • Recorded 253 total kills at 2.1 kills per set.
  • Also had 101 blocks, 10 service aces, 47 digs and 9 assists.
  • Had the team's highest attack rate (.370).
  • Best attack rate in a game was .652 against South Dakota (10/12/2014).


  • Started in all 30 matches, seeing action in all 109 sets.
  • Finished with 207 kills, averaging 1.90 per set, to go along with a .350 attack percentage.
  • Also finished with four assists, two service aces, 14 digs and 105 total blocks.
  • Finished the season ranked No. 68 in the nation and No. 6 in the Pioneer Record Books in hitting percentage (.350).
  • Recorded a career-high 17 kills and tied her career-high in attacks (27) against South Dakota (11/23/13) in The Summit League Volleyball Championships.
  • Finished with a .600 attack percentage against Colorado State (09/10/13).
  • Finished with a career-high seven total blocks against Air Force (08/30/13), at UIC (09/07/13) and against South Dakota (11/23/13) at the Summit League Championships.


  • Composed a stellar freshman season, making an immediate impact as a middle blocker.
  • Started in every match and played in all 119 sets.
  • Led the team with 379 kills and was the most efficient Rutgers hitter with a hitting mark of .355, the fourth-best mark in the BIG EAST.
  • Topped the team with 89 blocks (0.75 per set).
  • Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (9/17) after being named the Penn Invitational MVP and tallying 3.76 kills per set in four matches.
  • Earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition (9/10).


  • Played varsity volleyball for four years at Regis Jesuit High School.
  • Earned numerous awards senior year, including Denver Post All-Colorado Team, Denver Post 5A All-State -Colorado Team and 5A Colorado Coaches All-State Team.
  • Participated in 5A All-State Games.
  • Named team captain, First Team All-Continental League, team MVP and Academic First Team All-State junior and senior seasons.
  • Selected Denver Post 5A All-State Honorable Mention as a junior.
  • Earned "Final Four" recognition in Colorado State High School Volleyball Championships.
  • Played club volleyball for Front Range VBC for five years, qualifying for Junior Nationals five times.
  • Won the bronze medal in the Open Division at Junior Olympics in 2012.
  • Highest Honors Honor Roll all four years at Regis Jesuit.
  • National Honor Society and Ambassadors club member.
  • Earned Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit for Honor in Science and Mathematics and Juan Alvarez Award for Spanish junior year.
  • Won Loyola Leadership Award freshman year.
  • Volunteered time with organizations such as the Special Olympics, Mullen Home, Little Sisters of the Poor and the Saddle Up Foundation.


  • Born Jan. 14, 1994 in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Daughter of Joe and Becky.
  • Father was on track team at Colorado State University.
  • Has one brother, John, and one sister, Kristin.
  • Sister swam for the University of Denver.
  • Psychology major.



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