3 - Ross Smith
Ross Smith
Height: 6-4
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Amador Valley
Position: Defender

2009 NCAA VIII Award Finalist
2008 & 2009 WCC All-Academic Honoree
2008 NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Scholar Athlete, 2008

A local product from Pleasanton, not only helped Santa Clara win two WCC Championships but was a finalist for the NCAA's Top VIII award given to the most accomplished student-athlete in NCAA Division I. Was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter while also maintaining a 3.89 GPA in Santa Clara's school of Business. He was an NSCAA/adidas All-West Region Scholar athlete, a WCC All-Academic Team honoree and a Presidential Scholar. He ranked among the top 10% in SCU's Business School and is part of the ACE honors program... He has served four years on the Student Athlete Advisory Council and 2 years as its President.

SENIOR (2009): Outstanding student and candidate for the NCAA VIII Award, given to the most accomplished student-athlete in the nation ... 2009 WCC Fall All-Academic Honorable Mention ... played in 19 contests, starting 13 ... scored a goal at LMU (Oct. 16) ... registered an assist vs. USD ... took three shots vs. Stanford (Sep. 17) ... shot twice vs. Long Island (Sep. 7), at California (Sep. 20), at Gonzaga (Oct. 30) and vs. LMU (Nov. 13).

JUNIOR (2008): Saw action in 19 games, starting in 15 ... recorded three points on one goal and one assist ... named WCC All-Academic ... earned NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Scholar Athlete honors ... started in the first two games of the season for the Broncos ... scored his first goal of the year against UIC (Sept. 1) ... earned his first assist of the year on Stephen McCarthy's game-tying goal against San Jose State (Sept. 24).

SOPHOMORE (2007): Made season debut on Aug. 31 vs. Alabama A&M... appeared as a sub vs. Portland Oct. 19 ... came on in central defense vs. Saint Mary's on Nov. 11 ... scored first career goal on Nov. 18 at Portland ... made first postseason appearance on Nov. 28 vs. UCLA in NCAA second round ... made appearance on Dec. 1 vs. Notre Dame in NCAA third round.

FRESHMAN (2006): Made collegiate debut against Niagara on Sept. 4 ... appeared in second straight game on Sept. 8 vs. St. Louis ... appeared in eight matches in first season both as a forward and defender.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 graduate of Amador Valley High School ... played for coaches Ken Villegas and Rob Flores at Amador Valley ... team reached North Coast Section quarterfinals ... named team MVP and captain as a senior ... earned first-team All-EBAL in both junior and senior years ... All-Contra Costa Times and All-Herald East Bay Selection ... helped organize Toy Drives at Amador Valley.

PERSONAL DATA: Son of Paul and Fiona Smith ... born in Dundee, Scotland ... now resides in Pleasanton, Calif. ... has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Ailsa ... likes to snowboard ... also enjoys music, movies and traveling ... major is accounting.