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  Katelyn Smither

Katelyn Smither

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suffolk, Va.

High School:
Lakeland

Height:
5-5

Position:
Back

Birthdate:
05/16/1987

Major:
Health and Physical Education

2007 (Junior): First Team All-CAA...Appeared in and started all 22 contests...Captured five goals and three assists...Served as the primary striker on penalty corners...Collected a season-high three points with a goal and assist against CAA rival Towson (9/28)...Also posted goals in Lady Monarch victories against #8 Virginia (9/2), Radford (9/22), Hofstra (10/6), and William & Mary (10/28)...Other assists came in wins against Drexel (10/7) and Northeastern in the CAA Tournament (11/3)...Made two defensive saves...Captured stops against Virginia Commonwealth (10.21) and James Madison in the CAA Tournament championship game (11/4)...Tied for seventh in the league in defensive saves... Member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad for the second consecutive year...

2006 (Sophomore): Appeared in and started all 23 contests...Moved to the backfield after playing at forward her freshman season...Collected a goal and six assists...Scored her lone goal against CAA member #20 Hofstra (10/22)...Captured her six assists against six different teams... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association National Academic Squad...

2005 (Freshman): Appeared in all 25 games making 16 starts in her first season with the Lady Monarchs...Named to the CAA All-Rookie Team...Posted eight goals and 16 points in helping Old Dominion return to the Final Four...Sixth on the team in scoring...Recorded a career-high six points with a three-goal effort against Drexel (9/25)...

Prior to Old Dominion: A four-year varsity athlete in field hockey and softball at nearby Lakeland High School...Was a Three-time First Team All-District, First All-Region, and First All-Tidewater honoree....Two-time All-State honoree...Named Southeastern District Player of the Year and Eastern Region Co-Player of the Year twice... Earned Second Team All-District honors twice...Netted 33 goals as a senior and finished her four-year career with 89 goals and 57 assists...Led her team to a combined 65-12-2 record. ...Played catcher for her high school softball team...Named First team All-District honors twice....First Team All-Region her senior year... Member of the Beta Club and was an honors graduate earning academic letters all four years...

Personal: Born May 16, 1987...Daughter of Donna Smither...Has one sister, Kelsey (16)... Majoring in health and physical education.

Career Marks:
Shots: 6 vs. Hofstra (10/6/07)
Goals: 3 vs. Drexel (9/25/05)
Assists: 1 vs. nine teams
Points: 6 vs. Drexel (9/25/05)
Hattricks: Drexel (9/25/05)

Smither's Career Stats:
Year: GP/GS: Shots: Goals: Assists: Points:
2007: 22/22 49 5 3 13
2006: 23/23 12 1 6 8
2005: 25/16 34 8 0 16
TOTALS: 70/61 95 14 9 37

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