20 - Katie Smith
Katie Smith
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei HS
Position: Forward/Defender
UC SANTA BARBARA 2007: Katie Smith is expected to be a regular part of the starting lineup as she has been for each of her first two seasons...While she is a regular defender, she could see some action as a forward in 2007. 2006: Smith was one of just three players to play in and start all 20 games for UCSB in 2006...Another member of a defensive unit which limited the opposition to just 18 goals and a goals against average of 0.84...Assisted on a pair of goals, one each in wins over Tulsa and at Cal State Fullerton. 2005: In her inaugural season as a Gaucho, Smith displayed a knack for net, scoring twice out of the Gaucho midfield and assisting on two other goals during the season...Took 12 shots in 2005, the fifth highest total on the team...Scored her first goal as a Gaucho in the semifinal match of the Maryland/Adidas Classic, a game-winner in the 62nd minute...Scored her second goal of the season against Hawaii and recorded assists against Arizona and UC Irvine. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Smith prepped at Mater Dei High School...She was a First Team All-CIF Division I selection as a senior...A two-time First Team All-Serra League choice...Selected Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2004 and 2005...Led Mater Dei in scoring with 10 goals and 11 assists for 31 points as a senior...Smith helped her high school to the CIF Division I finals as a senior, and to the quarterfinals as a sophomore and junior...Played for Matt West...At the club level, she played for the Laguna Hills Eclipse...Helped the Eclipse to the 2005 U18 National State Cup title...Smith participated in the 2004 ODP Region IV Camp in Idaho. PERSONAL
Born May 31, 1987 in Fullerton, Calif... .Plans to major in law and society and would someday like to get into law enforcement...Also competed in track and field as a high school athlete...Graduated with First Honors from Mater Dei...Earned an Individual Academic Award in Religious Studies...Daughter of Paul and Donna Smith.