Frederic senior Hannah Schmidt entered Frederic’s Feb. 25 playoff game against Mercer with 999 career points over her four seasons, and maybe never has an early-game free throw drawn such a reaction for the Vikings. Schmidt reached the four-figure realm by drawing a foul and going to the free-throw line for another pair of attempts, the second of which was converted and garnered the appropriate reaction for Frederic fans. “The crowd went wild when (Schmidt) hit the free throw in the first half,” Frederic athletic director Ethan Bergstrom said. That single point put Schmidt in a select group that included just three other players, two of whom were in attendance to welcome their club’s newest member. Sisters Amy Fossum and Cassie McKenzie congratulated the senior, who still had work remaining after the free throw. Schmidt was a first-team pick in the Lakeland West’s all-conference selections for her junior year and challenged Unity’s Raegan Sorensen in voting for top player. Schmidt also was an honorable mention in her sophomore season, when teammate Kalyn Miller-Robertson representing Frederic’s lone first-team selection. Schmidt averaged nearly 15 points per game for the 2019-2020 season and also led the team in rebounding at more than nine per game. She is shown with her proud parents, Troy and Becky Schmidt. - Photos courtesy Cecilia Pardun

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