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Caitlin Smith   10
Caitlin Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami Springs, Fla.

High School:
Miami Springs

Height:
5-10

Position:
Center


GENERAL: Team Captain...All around team player...Expected to see minutes inside this year...Has a great sense of the game and communicates well...Good outside shot...Fixture in six on five offense.

2007: Started in all 21 games in which she appeared during her junior season...Ranked second on the team in goals (42) and points (74)...Recorded a career high six assists in back-to-back games against Utica in mid-March...Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week (March 27)...Second Team All-Tournament Siena Invite performer.

2006: Started 27 of 28 games plyed during her sophomore season...Tied for the team lead in goals (37) and ranked third in points (60)...Also made nine saves in limited action in goal...Received the Barry Award for "Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to the Siena Water Polo Program"...Named Second Team All-Siena Invite.

2005: MAAC Co-Rookie of the Year...Led the Saints in goals (70), points (92), shots (173) and drew a team high and then program record 34 ejections...Recorded a school record eight goals in Siena's win over Saint Francis (NY) (4/23)...Recipient of the MAAC Rookie of the Week honor on three occasions (March 22, April 5 & 12)...Most Valuable Offensive Player.

BEFORE SIENA: Attended Miami Springs High School where she played club water polo for Felix Mercado for the Riptides Water Polo Club...Competed in softball and was a two sport varsity athlete in water polo and swimming...Member of GMAC Championship team on three occassions...Named to Second Team All-Dade Water Polo Team her senior year...Named to Fourth Team National All-American Water Polo Team senior year.

PERSONAL: Born December 11, 1985 in Hialeah, Florida...The daughter of Wade and Susan Smith...Has an older brother Jason and an older sister, Tamara...Majoring in History...Chose Siena because of the opportunity to play water polo.

HOWE ON SMITH: "Caitlin knows her role and can be counted on to be a consistent player in all situations. I expect to see great things from her in her final season."

CAREER HIGHS:

GOALS: 8 vs. Saint Francis (NY) (program record---4/23/05)

ASSISTS: 6 (twice)

STEALS: 5 vs. Utica (3/5/05)

EJECTIONS DRAWN: 4 vs. Mercyhurst (4/1/06)

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