12 - Noah Smith
Noah Smith
Born: 04/25/1989
Height: 6-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Maria, Calif.
High School: Righetti HS
Position: 2M

UC SANTA BARBARA
2009: Played in 27 games for the Gauchos...Was third on the team with 35 goals scored an ranked 25th in the MPSF with an average of 1.30 goals per game...Had 10 multiple-goal contests including four games with a hat trick or more...Opened the season with eight goals at the Triton Invite including a hat trick against UC San Diego (Sept. 5) and a season-high four goals in the 8-7 win over Pepperdine (Sept. 6)...Posted a hat trick in another one-goal win over Pepperdine (Sept. 20)...Tallied three goals in the 9-8 overtime victory over Concordia (Oct. 4) opening a four-game scoring streak that ended with one of the Gauchos' three goals against USC (Oct. 10)...Longest streak of the season was five games with a goal beginning with a pair in a 9-7 win at UC San Diego (Oct. 16) and ending with a goal in the Oct. 30 victory at Santa Clara...Scored seven goals during that streak...Had goals in seven of the last eight games of the year, including a pair in the 9-8 loss to Pepperdine (Nov. 21)...Led the team with 54 earned penalties or ejections...Tallied seven steals, six field blocks and two assists. 2008: Played in all 27 of the Gauchos' games during his first year in the blue and gold...Tallied a total of 21 goals and scored four in his first game against Cal Lutheran (Sept. 6) at the UCSD Triton Invitational...Had six multi-goal games...Earned 38 penalties or ejections, good for second on the team...Tallied one steal and one field block. 2007: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Righetti High School where he was named the 2006 CIF Division IV Player of the Year and Third Team All-American his senior season...He led his team to four consecutive PAC-7 league championships and earned four All-PAC-7 accolades...He set Righetti's single season and career scoring records with 150 and 420 goals, respectively...He earned league MVP honors following both his junior and senior campaigns and was a three-time All-CIF pick...He also earned MVP honors at the Villa Park Tournament in 2005...Also a standout swimmer, he earned four all-league honors in the sport.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played with the Pepperdine Waves Club Team...Helped the Waves to the 2005 National Age Group Championship for which he received all-tournament team honors...Earned National Junior Olympics All-Tournament honors as well in 2005...Was selected to the Coastal California Zone Team in 2004-05 and 2007...A 2004 member of the United States National Cadet Team.

PERSONAL
Noah Smith was born on April 25, 1989 in Santa Maria, Calif....Parents are Scott and Debra Smith...Intends to major in business while at UCSB...List surfing and music as his interests outside of water polo. 

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