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Jack Schmelzinger

Jack Schmelzinger is a sophomore journalism and economics major from Orchard Park, New York. 

Jack started writing for TMS at the beginning of his freshman year, and he’s been the Asst. Sports Editor since the end of last school year. 

He loves to cover sports on campus, especially baseball and hockey. He hopes to pursue a career writing sports. 

Jack spends his free time playing hockey with friends and agonizing over his favorite professional sports teams, the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. 

Penalty Box Thoughts - Episode 1

Join Patrick Geshan and Jack Schmelzinger for the first ever episode of Penalty Box Thoughts, a podcast on Miami RedHawks hockey. This is a spinoff of The Miami Student's sports podcast, Press Box Thoughts. This episode, the boys sit down with Derek Daschke, senior defenseman and the captain of this year's 'Hawks. The episode also includes a review of the team's first series against Ferris State and a preview of this weekend's series against Michigan State.

The Miami RedHawks stand at center ice for the Star Spangled Banner before a Feb. 12 contest against St. Cloud State.

Miami Hockey set for exciting season

Chris Bergeron enters his third year at the helm of the Miami RedHawks still looking for his first winning season. It hasn’t been an easy task for Bergeron, taking over a team that finished seventh or lower (of eight) in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) in the the three seasons preceding his hire. The RedHawks hit the ice for the first time on October 2 against Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan. After another weekend series at Michigan State, Miami finally returns to Cady Arena for its home opener against cross-state rival Bowling Green on October 22. 

Senior forward Noor Breedijk makes a pass during an April 16 win vs. Appalachian State.

Field Hockey Sweeps Weekend

For the first time this season, Miami field hockey had a perfect weekend. Friday, the team moved to 2-0 in Mid-American Conference (MAC) play with a shutout win over Longwood University. Sunday, the team fared well again and beat non-conference opponent Saint Francis 4-0. 

Sophomore striker Claudia Negrete Garcia celebrates a goal in Miami's Sept. 4 3-1 win vs. Rider University.

Miami Field Hockey splits over Weekend

After being nationally ranked to start the season, Miami University field hockey is now 2-5 after winning one of two games this weekend in Virginia. Friday, the RedHawks lost to No. 11 Virginia, 2-0, and Sunday the team shut out Richmond, winning 3-0.