5 Richard Smith
5 - Richard Smith
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Durham, England
High School: Durham Gilesgate Sixth Form Centre
Position: Defender
Major: Chemistry
House Affiliation: Eliot

Senior (2012):
Team co-captain.

Junior (2011):
Saw action in 15 games ... Selected to Capital One Academic All-District team ... Assisted on a goal at Columbia (Nov. 5).

Sophomore (2010):
Started all 16 games he appeared in ... Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team ... Had nine shots on the season.

Freshman (2009):
Played in 13 games, starting 10 ... Named to All-Ivy League second team ... Scored the game-winning goal against Penn in the 68th minute, helping Harvard clinch the Ivy League title (Nov. 15) ... Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week and COOP Student-Athlete of the Week Nov. 16 ... Netted the game winner in 31st minute in Harvard’s win over Monmouth in NCAA second round (Nov. 22).

Before Harvard:

Played centre-back on the varsity soccer team ... Framwellgate team captain from 2000-05 ... Durham Gilesgate Sixth Form Centre team captain 2007-08 ... Helped Sunderland youth team to Premier Youth League championship in 2006-07 ... Led Durham City AFC to the Angrove Northern League First Division championship in 2007-08 ... Helped Durham Gilesgate Sixth Form Centre to County Cup, Tyneside Senior Schools Cup, Durham County League championship and County League Cup in 2007-08 ... Member of Durham City AFC that won the Unibond First Division and Chairman's Cup championships and was a County Cup and Challenge Cup finalist in 2008-09 ... Participated in the England Academy team trials ... Player of the Season for Durham City and Durham Gilesgate Sixth Form Centre in 2007-08 ... Also played rugby, cricket, badminton, tennis and ran track and field ... Member of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth ... Jaguar F1 in Schools Award recipient at the Northern Regional Final of Young Engineers for Britain ... RSC Analytical Chemistry competitor ... Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award recipient ... FA Level 2 soccer coach ... Enjoys traveling, reading and listening to music.