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Natalie Smith
Natalie  Smith

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Ursula Academy

Height:
5-6

Position:
GK

Birthdate:
11/06/1993


08/24/2016

@GoBearcatsWSOC Faces Evansville in First Road Match of 2016

Bearcats posted two, one-goal victories over rivals to open the season

08/22/2016

WSOC: Gavorski’s Game Winner Leads UC to Riverboat Rivalry Victory

Junior nets second winner in as many matches to open the 2016 season

08/22/2016

WSOC: LoPresti Nabs American Athletic Rookie of the Week Honors

GK Smith also selected for the weekly honor roll following 2-1 (2ot) victory over Dayton

08/19/2016

WSOC: Gavorski's Double OT Strike Sends `Cardiac Cats' to Victory

Junior's blast from 25-yards out seals win with 11 seconds remaining in contest

08/18/2016

Conference-Best 273 Bearcats Named American Athletic All-Academic

Cincinnati led the league for the second year in a row and increased its total by 28

09/29/2014

Cincinnati vs. Temple - 9/18/14

Cincinnati vs. Temple - 9/18/14

09/23/2014

Cincinnati vs. Syracuse - 9/21/14

Cincinnati vs. Syracuse - 9/21/14

09/23/2014

Cincinnati vs. Xavier - 9/14/14

Cincinnati vs. Xavier - 9/14/14

09/15/2014

Cincinnati vs. St. Francis - 9/7/14

Cincinnati vs. St. Francis - 9/7/14

15 Bearcats Strong

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Honors/Awards:
Three-time American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week (9/23/13, 8/31/15, 10/5/15)
2013 OCSA All-Ohio
2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic
2012 BIG EAST All-Academic

2015 (RS Junior): Split goalkeeping duties throughout the season, starting 11 of the 12 matches she appeared… posted five shutouts in those 12 matches and finished the campaign with a 5-4-2 overall record… allowed 11 goals for a 0.91 goals-against average on the year… that GAA ranks as the 10th-best in UC’s single season record chart… twice was named the American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week with the first coming 8/31/15 following a five-save, 1-0 shutout over previously undefeated Providence at home (8/30)… also garnered the recognition after shutting-out No. 18 USF, 1-0, while posting a season-high 10 saves on the day… got the starting nod in four of the team’s season-high nine-match unbeaten streak, allowing two goals (3-2 win at Duquesne) before shutting out Xavier (9/20), Houston (9/27) and USF.

2014 (RS Sophomore): Played in 15 matches with 14 starts… had a record of 8-6-1 with four individual shutouts and two shared… had a goals-against average of 1.35… garnered three saves in the season-opening win over Samford (8/22)… posted a shutout and had four saves against Mississippi State (8/24)… started and played the majority of the minutes in a pair of shared shutout wins with Utley against Eastern Kentucky (9/5) and St. Francis (9/7)… played all 110 minutes and had three saves in a draw with Marshall (9/12)… shutout crosstown rival Xavier (9/14)… saved one shot in the win over Syracuse (9/21)… posted back-to-back shutouts against UConn (9/28) and East Carolina (10/3).

2013 (RS Freshman): Had 15 starts at goalkeeper and held a 7-7-1 record with two shutouts… finished second in the American with 53 saves in league games and a saves-per-game average of 5.89… posted a 4-3-1 record in conference matches… selected to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team… made first career start at Miami (8/23)… garnered her first career win over Kent State (9/15)… shutout Cornell (9/20) and Providence (9/22) in the same weekend to earn American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors… tallied four saves in UC's 3-2 double-overtime victory versus Memphis (9/29)… snatched six saves in the 1-1 draw with league champion UCF (10/11)… had a career-high 11 saves in the double overtime loss to Connecticut (10/17).

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: A two-time first-team all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League selection her junior and senior years… named a first-team all-Southwest Ohio recipient after recording 10 shutouts her junior year… guided St. Ursula Academy to a No. 12 national ranking by ESPN Rise her senior season… led team to No. 1 ranking by the NCSAA and No. 2 by ESPN Rise in 2010 after posting nine shutouts… competed for the club team Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Elite.

Personal: Natalie Camille Smith… daughter of Kent and Maureen Smith… has one brother, Kelley Luke… chose UC over Purdue, OSU, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Toledo, Miami (OH), Ohio and Dayton.

Season GP Minutes Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2013 18 1458 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
2014 15 1336 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
2015 12 1082 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
TOTAL 45 3876 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

Season GP Minutes GA GAAvg Saves Save% W L T Sho
2013 16 1502:53 25 1.50 76 .752 7 7 1 2
2014 15 1335:59 20 1.35 25 .556 8 6 1 4.2
2015 12 1082:20 11 0.91 48 .814 5 4 2 5
TOTAL 43 3921:12 56 1.29 149 .727 20 17 4 11.2