UC SANTA BARBARA
Cristianna Smith will compete for playing time primarily as a defender and wide midfielder in her sophomore season.
Smith saw action in 14 games for the Gauchos in her freshman season...Attempted two shots on the season coming out of the mid- and backfield.
Smith comes to UCSB from Las Cruces High School...A two-time First Team All-District selection...She was also a second team choice as a sophomore...Helped to lead Las Cruces to the 2003 New Mexico State championship and four district titles...Coached by Alex Reyes...At the club level, Smith played for Rio Vista Elite...Helped to lead Rio Vista Elite to New Mexico State Cup championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005...Rio Vista Elite was also State Cup runner-up in 1999 and 2003 and a seven-time Duke City Premier League champion...In 2001, the club was Far West Region champs.
Born December 1, 1986 in Las Cruces, N.M....Hopes to major in biology...Smith was a three-year National Honor Society member and graduated with a 4.0 grade point average...Daughter of Rubén and Elizabeth Smith.