Robin Smith returns to the Old Dominion coaching staff for her eighth season as an assistant, helping the Lady Monarchs on a volunteer basis during the fall.
Smith, a standout player under Anders, was a main cog in the Old Dominion dynasty of the early 1990s. The All-NCAA Tournament team member and CAA Player of the Year played on three of Old Dominion's eight national championship teams (1990-1992) and was also on the team that finished runner up in 1989.
During her playing career, Smith's squads posted an impressive 98-4-1 record, scoring 539 goals while allowing just 39. A two-time captain and team MVP, Smith was an integral player in what became known in Old Dominion field hockey history as "The Streak," a string of 66 wins and 48 shutouts spanning the 1990-93 seasons and producing three national championships.
Graduating in 1992, Smith made her own mark in the record books as well. During her career, she scored 66 goals and collected 18 assists for 150 career points, placing her ninth in the record books for goals. A four-year letter winner and starter, Smith was honored as an All-CAA player who won the CAA Player of the Year award in 1991. Smith also received a nomination for the prestigious Honda Broderick Award in 1991 and was named Old Dominion's Female Athlete of the Year in 1992.
Smith's individual honors include two-time CFHCA All-American (1991, 1992), CAA Player of the Year (1991), CAA Tournament MVP (1992), All-CAA first team (1991, 1992), All-South Region first team (1990, 1991, 1992), and NCAA All-Tournament team (1990, 1991, 1992). She is also one of 16 former Anders' schooled student-athletes to be named to the ODU Hall Fame being inducted in 2001. In conjunction with the quarter century of the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament in 2005, Smith was also named to the prestigious 25th Anniversary Team.
Smith was a member of the United States National field hockey team from 1990 to 1992 and played on the 12th-ranked 1990 World Cup team and the 1991 bronze medal team at the Pan American Games.
Smith works at Towne Bank in Portsmouth, where she currently resides.