Liam Schmelzle
Liam Schmelzle
Year: So.
Hometown: Saint Louis Park, Minn.
High School: Saint Louis Park
Team: Men

Honors: 2016 USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team

As a Freshman: Team's top finisher in four of the team's 11 individual events … took fifth overall in the 9.2K time trial with a 26:29 at Laval on Nov. 22 … finished the 1.5K classic sprint in 3:54.41 and the 10K freestyle in 24:26 at the Bates Carnival on Jan. 15-16 … finished 49th in 46:31.7 during mass-start 15K classic and part of duo that took 26th in the team sprint freestyle with an 18:45.3 at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 23-24 …  finished 40th overall in the 10K classic, logging a 26:55.2, and took 41st overall in the 10K freestyle with a 23:42.6 at the Vermont Carnival on Feb. 6-7 … finished 43rd overall by recording a 50:47.7 in the mass-start 20K classic at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 13 … finished the 10K freestyle in 26:50.7, and the 5K classic pursuit in 15:15.3 at the Williams Carnival on Feb. 19-20, finished 47th for the weekend with a composite time of 42:05.3 … took 33rd overall in the 10K freestyle with a 24:04.9, and finished the mass-start 20K classic in 53:15.3 at the Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 26-27.

High School: Competed in cross country, track & field and Nordic skiing at Saint Louis Park High School ... two-time captain ... four-time all-conference selection ... tabbed as an all-state Nordic skier ... graduated with high honors ... academic all-conference qualifier ... competed in the Junior National championships for Nordic skiing.

Personal: Liam Robert Schmelzle ... son of Theodore and Nancy Schmelzle ... majoring in economics and minoring in accounting ... Dean's List student ... also a member of the Saint Michael's men's cross country team.