Boy's Latin HS (Ohio State)
At Delaware: Second-year member of Blue Hen squad after transfer from Ohio State University...will look to move into starting spot on Delaware attack unit this spring....will remain a key member of the UD extra-man offensive unit...active player with strong ability to score...changed number from 31 to 2 this spring.
2010 Season: Began season at midfielder but moved into spot on attack unit as season went along...saw action in 15 games in a backup role...recorded one goal and dished out four assists...had five shots on goal and also contributed two groundballs...scored first career goal at Delaware in regular season win over Drexel...dished out assists in each of the first three games of the season against Saint Joseph's, UMBC, and Johns Hopkins and in the CAA semifinal win over Drexel.
At Ohio State: Played one season for the Buckeyes in 2009 and helped lead the squad to a record of 8-8...appeared in just one game as he had two shots and one groundball in a season-opening 21-1 win over Detroit...missed the rest of the season.
High School: Three-year starter on team that advanced to championship three times...had 14 goals and seven assists as a junior and 21 goals senior year...lacrosse team won 36-consecutive games...advanced to the championship in each sport he played...won MIAA soccer titles in 2007 and 2008...led league in save percentage as a soccer goalie and earned Most Improved Player honor...team captain for lacrosse and soccer...also played basketball.
Personal: Eric Gerstell Smith...son of Fred and Vanessa...history major at Delaware...has two older brothers, Alex, a standout faceoff man for Delaware who currently plays Major League Lacrosse, and Jason...Alex is one of Delaware's all-time great players who was a three-time All-American, set numerous school and NCAA faceoff records, and led the 2007 team to the NCAA Final Four...Alex was named to the Colonial Athletic Association Silver Anniversary Top 25 as one of the top 25 athletes in the history of the CAA in all sports...would like to attend Maryland Dental School and take over his mother’s practice...enjoys the outdoors and has a hunting, fishing and riding ranch in Montana.
Career-High Goals: 1 vs. Drexel-I, 2010
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