GENERAL: Local product with extensive volleyball background...Top serving specialist...Adds depth to the back row defense where she will compete for playing time as a defensive specialist...Solid passer who could see increased playing time this season...Walk-on.
2011: Played in 26 of 28 matches and 91 sets...Posted 27 aces...Had five aces in wins at Saint Peter's (10/16) and vs. Loyola (Md.) (10/23)...Tallied 50 digs.
2010: Played in two matches and three sets.
2009: Did not appear.
BEFORE SIENA: Named defensive MVP of the Colonial Council as a junior and senior...Selected First Team All-League as a senior, Second Team All-League as a junior and Honorable Mention as a sophomore...Played on the 2007 Adirondack Empire State Team...Member of the 2008 IREVA Junior High Performance Team which competed in the Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz...Three-time High Performance Regional Camp attendee...Co-Captain as a senior when she was named Voorheesville Volleyfest MVP...Selected to attend the 2009 IREVA HP Regional Camp and HP Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. as well as the Women's Junior National A3 camp...Member of the North County Juniors Volleyball Club for four years...MyTV 4/US Army Student-Athlete of the week and subject of a Sports Page feature in the Albany Times Union.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Daughter of Brian and Jean Smith...Has two older brothers: Eugene (27) and Robert (24)...A psychology major at Siena who aspires to be a psychiatrist...Worked various SADD events, serving as treasurer as a senior...Also assisted with operations of high school boys volleyball games.
PIERRE ON SMITH: "Arielle was a very big factor for us last year. She worked hard on developing her serve into a weapon, and we went on several runs behind her service. She has also improved her digging and her passing. I expect her to be on the court again this year."
GETTING TO KNOW ARIELLE:
Follow me on Twitter: @Owlsforever13
What I like most about Siena College: Community
Where do you see yourself in another five years? In medical school
My favorite class at Siena is: Abnormal psychology
My favorite spot on campus is: My bed
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Field hockey
What I like most about Siena volleyball: The team
What I like most about Coach Pierre: His humor
Favorite Coach Pierre Quote: "You got woofed!"
My superstitions are: Changing routines
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Amanda, she understands my humor.
My most overused phrase in text messages is: hahah
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I am mildly allergic to almost everything
My hidden talent is: Flute
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: The Amazing Race, It would be cool to travel those places
What is that one thing, you can't do without? Food and sleep
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Costa Rica - for the canopy tours
The best player I ever played against was: All of the Italian junior national team
My hobbies are: Reading, traveling and arts & crafts J
My biggest fear is: Bats
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: Cerulean