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Penn State tunes up for 2016 season against Towson at Holuba Hall
Penn State women’s lacrosse checks in at No. 6 to start the 2016 season
Defending Big Ten Tournament champions selected second behind defending national champion Maryland; Smith, Carter and Smucker named to watch list
Penn State earns a preseason rank of No. 6 by Inside Lacrosse; Smucker named Preseason All-America First Team, three other Lions earn third-team recognition
The defending Big Ten Tournament champions are set to face nine NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago; PSU to host defending national champions in regular-season finale
The No. 7 Penn State women's lacrosse team fell, 11-8, in the NCAA Quarterfinals at No. 2 UNC. Photos by Spencer Herlong.
2015 IWLCA ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM
2015 BIG TEN GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR
2015 ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
2015 BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Named to the IWCLA All-Region First Team, IWCLA All-America Third Team, All-Big Ten Team, Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year and a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 16, April 13, April 20) ... Appeared in all 21 games, starting 20 ... Notched career-bests in GAA (9.47) and save percentage (.467) ... Had five games with at least 10 saves beginning with the season opener vs. Lehigh (Feb. 14) ... Recorded Penn State's first shutout in nearly 26 years with a six-save performance vs. Duquesne (Feb. 24) ... Made a season-high 15 stops in a victory over Vanderbilt (March 15) ... Had 10 saves in a crucial 14-10 win at Northwestern (April 19) ... Had 11 saves in an NCAA First Round game vs. Johns Hopkins (May 8) ... Made 14 saves in an NCAA Second Round win at Virginia (May 10) ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Appeared in 14 games, starting 11 ... Notched a 9.52 goals-against average and a .420 save percentage ... Recorded a season-high 16 saves against Virginia (March 1) ... Notched 10 saves against Maryland (Feb. 22) ... Tallied seven saves in a tough 5-4 loss to Northwestern (April 4).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Started all 21 games ... Led Penn State to a 14-7 record ... Collected an 11.20 goals-against average and .352 save percentage ... Captured a season-high 12 saves against Cornell (March 13).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year starter at Regis Jesuit High School ... Also played for Team 180 club team.
Daughter of Robert and Victoria Smith ... Has an older brother, Drew, and a younger brother, William ... Also played rugby in high school ... Earned all-state honors as a sophomore ... Born Aug. 2, 1994 in Fairfax, Va.
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