UND W Soccer BIO
Emily Smithson
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Emily Smithson 1876500
Position: Defender
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Eastern High School
Major: Community Nutrition

2017 (Senior): Named to the Big Sky Conference Fall All-Academic Team ... Appeared in all 18 games and started 13 of them … Ranked seventh on the squad in minutes played (1211) … Led all UND defenders and ranked sixth among all Fighting Hawks with eight shots … Earned fourth letter.

2016 (Junior): Appeared in 14 games, including nine starts … Scored one goal and added a pair of assists to tie for third on the team in points (4) … All four of her points came in UND’s 4-1 win over Southern Utah (Oct. 9) and her goal stood as the game-winner … Tied for second on the team in shots on goal (7) and was tied for fifth in shots (13) … Earned third letter.

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 16 games and started 15 … Played all 90+ minutes in 10 of those games … Logged 1,253 minutes of playing time … Earned second letter.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in all 17 games and started 16 ... Scored her first collegiate goal in a 1-1 tie against Northern Iowa on Sept. 14 ... Led the team in minutes played with 1455 ... Played the entire 90+ in 13 of 17 games ... Finished second on the team in SOG% with six of her eight totals shots finding the target (.750) ... Earned first letter. 

Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School in Ada, Mich. … Four-year letterwinner in soccer as a defender/midfielder … Started varsity as a freshman … Two-year captain (2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons) … Received all-conference and all-district honors … Received all-state honorable mention in 2012-13 … Played as a defender for Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Club Soccer team … 2011 Super Y National Champions … 2013 Michigan State Cup Champions … Member of Forest Hills Eastern all-state golf team.

Personal: Majoring in community nutrition … Daughter of Gary and Amy Smithson.

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