#22 Margaret Smith
AS A SENIOR: Named the ILWomenâ?TMs co-National Defender of the Year … recognized as an IWLCA first-team All-America selection … named as a nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophy, the eighth different Notre Dame player to be recognized as a nominee … named a midseason second-team All-American by Inside Lacrosse … named to the All-ILWomen team and WomensLax.comâ?TMs All-America team … selected to play in the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game … named to the IWLCA All-West Region first team … selected as a second-team All-ACC pick … appeared in all 19 games, making 17 starts … served as a team captain in 2014 … led the Irish by a wide margin with 64 ground balls, 47 draw controls and 43 caused turnovers … led the ACC in ground balls and caused turnovers … ranked seventh nationally in ground balls and ninth in caused turnovers … notched a career high with eight draw controls at Virginia Tech … added two goals on the season with tallies against Marquette and No. 16 Virginia … recorded five ground balls six times throughout the season … caused five turnovers in both of the Irishâ?TMs games against Duke … caused 21 turnovers in Notre Dameâ?TMs seven ACC league games, the most of any ACC player in league play … tied for the lead in conference play with 25 ground balls, matched by Dukeâ?TMs Kelsey Duryea … ranked third among active players in 2014 and fourth all-time among Notre Dame players with 168 career ground balls … set the Irish all-time mark for single-season ground balls, topping Holly Mantheiâ?TMs 63 in 1998 … set the Irish record for career caused turnovers with 122 … ranks third all-time among Irish players with 151 draw controls … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Named first-team IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region … named first-team All-BIG EAST … served as a team captain … started all 17 games … had 35 ground balls, 36 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers … the 35 ground balls were third on the team while the 36 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers both ranked second amongst her Irish peers … her 1.94 caused turnovers per game ranked second in the BIG EAST and 11th in the nation … the 33 caused turnovers rank ninth-best in Irish single-season history … also scored 14 goals on the year with one assist for 15 points … had three free position goals and one game-winning goal … named to the Tewaaraton Award’s preseason watch list … scored four goals against No. 13 Ohio State with four ground balls, three draw controls and five caused turnovers … followed that up by scoring twice, including the game-winner, against Duquesne with three caused turnovers, three draw controls and a ground ball… her combined six-goal, five ground-ball, six-draw control, eight-caused turnover week against the Buckeyes and Dukes netted her BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades … in an overtime win at Louisville, had a goal, an assist, three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers … had a free position goal, four draw controls, a ground ball and two caused turnovers against Cincinnati … scored twice against No. 17 Loyola while controlling a season-high six draws, gaining three ground balls and causing three turnovers … one of her two goals against the Greyhounds came in overtime … had five draw controls and three ground balls in the 13-12 win over No. 8 Georgetown … … earned a spot on the BIG EAST’s weekly honor roll after a pair of games against No. 4 Northwestern and Marquette where she combined to collect eight ground balls and cause nine turnovers … was a 2012-13 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a stellar sophomore campaign from the midfield position, earning first team all-BIG EAST and IWLCA West/Midwest All-Region honors as well as third team IWLCA All-American accolades … played in and started 17 games for the Irish … led the team in draw controls (47) and finished second in ground balls (37) and caused turnovers (31) … finished third in the BIG EAST and tied for 14th nationally in caused turnovers a game (1.82) … had career high six caused turnovers in a win against Boston (14-11) … six caused turnovers was two more than any other Irish player forced in a game all year … tied career high in draw controls with six in a 13-12 overtime win at Rutgers … scored game-winning goal with 22 seconds left in overtime against Scarlet Knights … produced 14 games with at least one ground ball, draw control and caused turnover … had 10 games with two or more ground balls … collected two or more draw controls in 13 games, including 12 straight from Feb. 25-April 21 … had eight games with two or more caused turnovers … scooped up four or more ground balls in wins over No. 6 Stanford (17-14), No. 10 Ohio State (16-7), Boston and Connecticut (16-9), including a season high five against the Huskies … had five or more draw controls in wins over Duquesne (17-7), Boston and Rutgers … had four caused turnovers in a 12-11 win over No. 18 Vanderbilt … also scored 12 goals and dished out three assists … went a perfect 3-for-3 from the free position … scored a hat trick in a win over Duquesne, and scored a pair of goals in a regular season loss at Loyola … named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times – after a three goal, three ground ball, five draw control and two caused turnover performance in a win over Duquesne, after a one goal, one assist, four ground ball, five draw control and six caused turnover showing in a win over Boston and after a three goal, five ground ball, 10 draw control and four caused turnover performance in a weekend split against Rutgers and Loyola … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Found way onto field as a freshman, taking over a starting spot midway through the season and starting 11 of the last 12 games, while seeing action in all 19 contests … finished fifth on the team with 32 ground balls, third with 21 draw controls and fourth with 15 caused turnovers … had season-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers in a 15-4 win at Villanova … notched season-high six draw controls in a 15-12 win at Georgetown in the BIG EAST semifinals … had four ground balls against Syracuse, five against Vanderbilt and three in a 17-6 win at Cincinnati … earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL:Three-sport standout athlete at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. … won the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Trophy as school’s top female athlete her senior year … earned four letters insoccer, three in lacrosse and one in basketball during her career … overcame a serious injury suffered as a freshman in soccer to have an outstanding high school career … won the Jill Bearman Award for overcoming adversity four-year starter at center midfield in soccer, scoring 20 career goals … served as team captain as a senior and was an all-state selection that year … played point guard as a senior on the basketball team … outstanding midfield defender on lacrosse team … helped McDonough to conference and regional championships in 2009 and 2010 … team was ranked second and first in the nation respectively in those seasons by Laxpower … served as team captain her senior year … had 34 goals and 13 assists with 50 ground balls … selected all-IAAM, all-Baltimore Metro and all-county as a junior after recording 29 goals, 11 assists, 52 ground balls, 52 draw controls and 39 interceptions … selected first team U.S. Lacrosse All-American following that season … played in Under Armour All-American game … participated in the Champions Challenge in the summer of 2010 with current teammates Kaitlyn Brosco and Molly Shawhan … was ranked seventh among the top 25 incoming freshmen in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine … joined by Brosco (3rd overall) and Dooley (23rd) on the list … played club lacrosse for six years … member of the M & D 2010 Black team … won back-to-back national championships in `07 and` 08 … named most valuable player of the 2009 Vail Shootout … full name is Margaret Ann Smith … daughter of Patrick and Sue Smith … has one brother, Andrew … born in Baltimore, Md. … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in sociology … also working on a supplementary major from the College of Arts & Letters in peace studies.
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