Rachel Smith
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
Dos Pueblos HS '13

Last College:
USC

Height:
5-8

Position:
D

Major:
Animal Science & Management

USC (2013): Named a starter in one of her six games played... One of two shots recorded was on goal... Earned one assist.

DOS PUEBLOS HS '13: Earned first team all-league recognition three times... Earned All-CIF Southern Section recognition as a junior and senior... Also captured the Southern Section Academic Award from the CIF in 2012... Second-team all-league selection as a freshman... Smith was the only first-year player to receive league accolades... Scored 40 goals throughout her 72 games played at Dos Pueblos... Also recorded a collective 25 career assists... Santa Barbara Roundtable, a non-profit organization that supports amateur athletics at 15 area schools, named her as its Female Soccer Athlete of the Year last season... Competed for the Santa Barbara Soccer Club... Named to Cal South'sODP summer pool in 2010 and '11... Lifetime member of her school California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born in Tampa, Florida... Parents are Michelle and James Scott Smith... Her older sister, Megan, attended Cal Poly before transferring to Minot State... Both grandfathers played sports at their respective universities; Jim played football at Penn State, Tom Eccleston earned varsity letters at Army... Jim also played football for the Los Angeles Rams... Tom Eccleston, Jr., her uncle, played basketball at Chico State before donning a Milwaukee Bucks jersey... Enjoys hiking, visiting the beach, stargazing andwatching movies... Leading Dos Pueblos to its first-ever victory over rival Buena High School, during the 2010 season, is her proudest personal accomplishment... Not many people know that she cannot stand eating bananas or sushi... Stopping two penalty kicks to help her team win the Cerritos College Memorial Day tournament is her career sports highlight... Smith is not a goalie, and has not played that position at any level... Selected UC Davis due to its academic and athletic reputation... The Los Angeles Coliseum is her favorite facility that she has competed in... "Life is not fair, get over it," is the best piece of advice she has received, courtesy of her mom.