WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary junior defender Will Smith was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention team. The Avon, Conn., native capped his junior year earning Colonial Athletic Association Third-Team honors, while he also garnered Capital One Academic All-District accolades from the Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
"Will is very deserving of this recognition," stated head coach Chris Norris. "He is an extremely hard-working, conscientious individual. He embodies the ideal of the true student-athlete. We are very pleased for him and proud to have him as a member of the Tribe."
Smith, who is majoring in government at the College, tallied four points on two goals this year. In the match against Georgia State on Oct. 10, he netted his first collegiate goal in the 60th minute. Against Delaware in the Tribe's final home match of the 2012 season, the defensive stalwart headed in the game winner off a corner kick in the 76th minute, capping W&M's three unanswered goal outburst in the 3-2 victory over the Blue Hens.