Redlands lacrosse player honored

University of Redlands sophomore midfielder Christy Smith (St. Louis Park, MN) landed on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/US Lacrosse All-West Region First Team.

During the 2009 campaign, Smith led the Bulldogs in every statistical category for field players.  In 13 games, she tallied 48 goals and 13 assists for 61 points.  She picked up 49 ground balls and captured 54 draw controls.  With her stellar defense, she forced opponents to make 22 turnovers.

Nationally, she landed 24th in draw controls per game at 4.15 and ranked 36th in ground balls per game at 3.77.  Smith also finished out the season among the top 100 in Division III for goals per game (52nd) and caused turnovers (73rd).

In addition, Smith played a crucial role in the Bulldogs’ final ranking of eighth in the nation for draw controls at 15.93 per game.

Currently, Smith sits among various top-10 lists at the University of Redlands for single-season and career records.  In just two years, she owns the mark for career points per game (4.79) as well as career goals (116).

This is Smith’s second All-Region award in as many years, following last season’s spot on the First Team.

Smith is now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American teams, which will be announced on May 22.