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Dave Smith

Midfield
Position
5'9''
Height
175 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Medford, N.J.
Hometown
Shawnee
High School

TIFFANY ON SMITH
2019 – “Little can detract this captain from realizing his intended target, both with defensive assignments on the field and with his direct, no-nonsense approach leading his teammates off of it.” 2018 – “Every program needs them – the glue guys.  They set aside personal agendas in the pursuit of the team’s goals while wearing multiple hats as they play a variety of roles.  Simply put, David will do whatever it takes and whatever is asked of him – he defines grit. David is a trusted cog in our defensive machine as a short-stick defensive midfielder.  At the faceoff-X, there is no questioning the desire David competes with as he grinds to create loose balls and gain possession.”

2019
• One of UVA’s three captains
• Played in all 20 of UVA’s games as a SSDM
• Dished out three assists on the season
• Recorded two assists at Princeton
• Also recorded an assist against Notre Dame in the ACC title game
• Part of a defense that held Yale, the nation’s No. 2 scoring offense, to its lowest output of the year (9 goals) in the NCAA title game
• Picked up two ground balls in the NCAA title game
• Picked up four ground balls against Utah
• Caused three turnovers at Princeton

2018
• Appeared in 17 of UVA’s 18 games
• Missed the season-opening game against Loyola with an injury
• Saw time on faceoff wing, SSDM and took some faceoffs too
• Dished out four assists
• Picked up 31 ground balls and caused five turnovers
• Tallied one assist against Princeton, Dartmouth, Richmond and Duke
• Won one faceoff against Richmond in his only draw
• Picked up three ground balls against Vermont, Duke, North Carolina, Richmond, Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth

2017
• Appeared in all 15 of UVA’s games
• Saw time on faceoff wing, SSDM and took some faceoffs too
• Scored two goals and dished out one assist
• Picked up 27 ground balls
• Scored first collegiate goal at Loyola
• Scored once at Johns Hopkins
• Tallied an assist against North Carolina
• Picked up four ground balls against Notre Dame
• Won three faceoffs at Loyola

2016
• Appeared in seven of UVA’s 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against High Point
• Won 8-of-15 faceoffs
• Was 5-of-7 on faceoffs against VMI

HIGH SCHOOL
• A 2015 graduate of Shawnee High School in Medford, N.J.
• Four-year starter in lacrosse at Shawnee
• Scored 118 career goals and dished out 62 career assists
• Picked up 784 career ground balls
• In 2015 won 79 percent of his faceoffs
• Named the Courier-Post‘s 2015 player of the year
• Three-time all-county and three-time all-state honoree
• Two-time All-American
• In 2013 broke the Shawnee record for ground balls in a season (236), previously owned by former UVA All-American Chris LaPierre
• Won faceoffs at an 82 percent clip in 2014
• Three-year starter at outside linebacker for the Shawnee football team
• Collected 163 career tackles, 13 career sacks and five career interceptions as he helped Shawnee to back-to-back state titles
• On academic honor roll at Shawnee

PERSONAL
• Son of Dave and Jeanne Smith
• Has one sister, Codi
• Enjoys playing pond hockey