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31 - Nick Smith
Nick Smith
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.J.
High School: Taft School (Conn.)
Position: Midfielder
House Affiliation: Currier

2009 (Senior):
Team captain ... Appeared in all 13 games, starting seven ... Led the team with 55 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers ... Ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 4.23 ground balls per game ... Snared three ground balls in win at Stony Brook (Feb. 28) ... Had a ground ball against Massachusetts (March 7) ... Grabbed a career-high 15 ground balls, won 14 face-offs, scored a goal and caused three turnovers in 18-7 win over Hartford (March 13); Named Coop Student-Athlete of the Week and selected to Ivy League honor roll for effort (March 16) ... Collected three ground balls and handed out an assist in win over Penn (March 21) ... Caused a turnover and had four ground balls at Georgetown (March 25) ... Had three ground balls against Presbyterian (March 27) ... Collected a ground ball and caused two turnovers at Cornell (April 4) ... Picked up seven ground balls, won a face-off and caused a turnover at Princeton (April 11) ... Grabbed five ground balls and caused two turnovers against Brown (April 15) ... Scored a goal, picked up five ground balls and caused a turnover in win over Holy Cross (April 18) ... Tallied a goal and picked up three ground balls against Yale (April 25) ... Grabbed five ground balls and caused a turnover in victory at Dartmouth (May 2).

2008 (Junior):
Started all 14 games ... Led Harvard with 59 ground balls ... Won 97 of 179 faceoffs (.542) ... Had an assist and five ground balls against Cornell (April 5) ... Scored a goal and had three ground balls at Denver (March 29) ... Grabbed five ground balls at Duke (March 25) ... Collected seven ground balls in 9-6 victory over Stony Brook (March 1); also won 11 of 18 faceoffs ... Scored first goal of year at Penn (March 22) ... Collected assists in wins against Fairfield (March 15) and at Holy Cross (April 19) ... Had six ground balls at Siena (Feb. 23) ... Grabbed five ground balls in four consecutive games (March 8-22) ... Had three ground balls vs. Princeton (April 12) ... Grabbed two ground balls at Yale (April 26) ... Won seven faceoffs and grabbed ground ball at Brown (April 16) ... Collected four ground balls and won seven faceoffs against Dartmouth (May 3).

2007 (Sophomore):
Saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore as a shortstick defensive midfielder ... Had two ground balls in five different games ... Had two GBs and two caused turnovers in the 12-9 win against Holy Cross April 21 ... Scored a goal as part of the Crimson's 7-6 win against Penn March 24 ... Had an assist against Fairfield March 18.

2006 (Freshman):
Made six appearances at longstick midfielder as a freshman ... Had three ground balls each against Yale and Hofstra.

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at The Taft School ... Also lettered in football ... Captain of lacrosse team ... All-New England selection as a senior.

Personal:
Father, Richard '74, was a member of the Crimson's men's crew ... Sister, Emily '04, played ice hockey at Harvard ... Grandfather, James, also attended Harvard ... Spent three months teaching English to Tibetan refugees in 2004 and 2005 ... Hobbies include mountaineering and biking.

Career Statistics:

OFFENSE               GP    G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG% GWG  UP  DN  GB  TO  CT Faceoff  Pct. Pen-PIM


2006................ 6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 7 1 0 0-0 .000 4-3.5


2007................ 12 1 1 2 4 .250 1 .250 0 0 0 12 1 5 0-0 .000 6-4.5


2008................ 14 2 3 5 10 .200 6 .600 0 0 0 59 10 4 97-179 .542 2-1.5


2009................ 13 3 1 4 12 .250 8 .667 0 0 0 55 5 15 15-28 .536 2-1.0


TOTAL............... 45 6 5 11 27 .222 15 .556 0 0 0 133 17 24 112-207 .541 14-10.5