Building momentum in the aftermath of the Las Vegas Sin’s season opener against the Los Angeles Temptation, SI.com featured veteran player Cynthia Schmidt. Appearing on the site’s Extra Mustard segment, blending various aspects of pop culture, while incorporating entertainment, Schmidt was part of the daily Babe of the Day feature.
Considering that SI.com’s companion magazine, Sports Illustrated, is famous for its annual Swimsuit Issue, Sin fans would certainly welcome the concept of Schmidt possibly gracing its pages. Representing a great career milestone for Schmidt, it not only raises the profile of her club team, but it may generate many new fans.
Such recognition builds on the momentum set by fellow player Alli Alberts. Having enjoyed a postgame beer in the aftermath of being named the Player of the Game, Alberts made national news. Video footage would go viral online, reaching over 1 million hits, generating interest from as far as Russia.
Known affectionately as Megatron, the Indianapolis-raised Schmidt displayed strong athletic aptitude in her youth, competing in soccer, softball, swim and track. Also a 2011 alum of ROTC with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, she graduated with a major in Criminal Justice. Commissioned in 2010 as a Military Intelligence Officer, Schmidt is more than must a pretty face.
Before relocating to Las Vegas, Schmidt already had some experience on the gridiron. In 2012, she competed for the Indy Crash in the Women’s Football Alliance, where the club finished with a 6-4 record. Of note, she ranked among the top 10 on the Crash in receiving yardage.
A Western Conference All-Star Selection in 2014, her background with the United States Army is testament to he strong leadership she brings to the gridiron. As a side note, she is not the only competitor in the Legends Football League with a military background. Atlanta Steam defensive captain Leanne Hardin is a member of the United States Air Force.
Among one of the most popular members of the Sin roster, her charisma and love of the game are complemented by an impressive athletic ability and film star looks. Despite the Sin losing the season opener against the Temptation, Schmidt contributed with a 26-yard reception. Of note, she will be relied upon to provide prime time performances for new head coach Willie Garrett as the Sin look to qualify for the postseason.