Rachelle Smith
Hometown:
Valley Center, Calif.

High School:
Valley Center HS '06

Height:
5-8

Position:
Atk

Major:
Communication

2010: Appeared in 25 games for 427 minutes, missing a midseason stretch due to injury... Scored 20 goals with 10 assists and 13 steals... Shot perfect 6-for-6 with 2 picks at Sonoma State during Seawolf Splash (2/20)... Hit second hat trick at Fresno Pacific (3/26).

2009: Played in all 33 games for 578 minutes... Shot 21-for-46 (.457) with 10 assists, 28 steals and 13 field blocks... Scored season-high 2 goals on three occasions... Shot 2-for-2 with 2 blocks at Cal State Bakersfield (2/15), then matched those numbers a week later vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/21)... Later stuck the Gauchos for 2 assists and 2 steals in conference win (3/28).

2008: Logged 379 minutes in 36 games played... Scored 15 goal with 22 assists... Added 29 steals and 6 drawn exclusions... Had four multi-goal games, including two at LMU Invitational (3/7-3/8)... Posted 2 steals in Aggies' NCAA first-round win over San Diego State (5/9)... Tallied 9 steals during Aggie Shootout, including 3 each vs. Cal State East Bay (4/5) and Cal State San Bernardino (4/6).

2007: Redshirted.

VALLEY CENTER HS '06: Two-sport standout, honored in both water polo and swimming... Set school career records for goals (304), assists (166), steals (253), drawn ejections (180), 4-meter ejections drawn (19) and sprints won (189)... Led Valley League in goals (130), steals (70), drawn exclusions (77) and 4-meters drawn (8) as a senior... Earned league Player of the Year, first-team All-North County and All-San Diego Section honorable mention that season... Scored 110 goals with 53 assists, 66 steals and 81 drawn ejections as a junior, capturing first-team All-Valley League distinction... Earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore, recording 42 goals, 55 assists and 83 steals... Named Valley League Swimmer of the Year in 2005... Advanced to section finals in 50 free and 100 free during each of final two seasons... Won CIF-SDS title in 200 free relay in 2004... Also played club ball for North San Diego Stars in Vista, Calif.

PERSONAL: Born in Escondido, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Brian & Jamie Smith... Older brother, Alex, plays water polo for Palomar College... Career highlight was winning Valley League Player of the Year honors in 2006.