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Will Smith Earns All-CAA Honors
Updated: Monday 11/08/2012 (ET)
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Philadelphia, Pa. - William and Mary junior defender Will Smith was selected to the All Colonial Athletic Association Third-Team on Thursday night at the league's annual awards banquet hosted at Drexel University.  The distinction is the second for Smith, who earned second-team accolades last season.

"We are very happy for and proud of Will," stated head coach Chris Norris. "He is a talented student-athlete, but most importantly he works extremely hard, is very professional and puts the needs of the team first. We are certainly happy to have him back for another year as his ability and leadership will be critical to our progress."

The stalwart of the Tribe's back line, Smith started all 18 matches for the Green and Gold this season.  The Avon, Mass., native scored his first collegiate goal against Georgia State on Oct. 10.  In the 60th minute, off of junior Roshan Patel's free kick from 45 yards away, Smith corralled the service and proceeded to shelve the Tribe's only goal of the contest.

The two-time all-league performer also scored the game-winner in W&M's last home match against Delaware.  With the match tied at 2-2, senior Ben Anderson's corner kick set piece found Smith, who headed in the difference maker in the 70th minute.

Smith's inclusion on the All-CAA Third Team makes it the sixth consecutive year that a member of the Tribe has taken home postseason all-league honors.  Additionally, he is the 16th player in school history to earn multiple All-CAA distinctions.       

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