East Islip High School golfer Kim Schmidt will be teeing up for the State University of New York at Albany (also known as UAlbany) next season. The senior recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the upstate school, which was founded in 1844.
Schmidt is looking forward to being a part of legendary head coach Richard "Doc" Sauers’ successful Great Danes golf program in Albany. “Coach Sauers is great,” she said about the man who was one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history before taking over the UAlbany women’s golf team nine seasons ago.
A standout on the large EI varsity squad of 16 players, Schmidt posted a team-low score of 42 this season for East Islip. She has been playing golf since she was seven years old.