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    Brendan Gruenwald-Schmitz
    Brendan Gruenwald-Schmitz


    Burlington, Wis.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 170



    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 102 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year


    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    Gruenwald-Schmitz Game-by-Game Stats

    2013: Academic All-Big Ten...Saw action for `Cats in NIU Tournament vs. Green Bay (9/13).

    2012: Did not see game action.

    High School: Three-time First-Team All-Southern Lakes Conference selection ... Named Badger High School Athlete of the Year ... Posted 27 career shutouts, 280 saves, 0.85 goals-against average ... Team captain ... Badger High School won four conference and regional titles during his four years ... Also two-time sectional finalist and two years undefeated in conference ... Played basketball and golf all four years and was a kicker/punter for a year on the football team ... First-Team All-Conference his lone year playing football ... Club/ODP: Played 12 years with the Lakers Soccer Club ... Team was State Premier League Champions and third place at the State Cup.

    Personal: Born Brendan Ross Gruenwald-Scmitz ... Son of Cindy Gruenwald and Art Schmitz ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin, Notre Dame ... Played against current NU teammate Peter Horner ... Participated in NU College Soccer Training Center and one day prep camp ... Class valedictorian at Badger H.S. ... Wisconsin All-State Scholar ... National Honor Society member ... Wisconsin academic excellence scholar ... DECA State Competitor ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.