Ross Smith
Ross Smith
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Milton, Ontario
High School: E.C. Drury
Position: Back
An All-American candidate ... arguably the top defender in New England ... a hard-nosed player who provides toughness in the backfield ... a leader both on and off the field, will serve as the team captain this season ... 2001: Named to the Verizon Academic all-District One team ... earned third-team All-New England honors and was also a first-team all-Atlantic 10 performer ... started every game for Rhode Island, one of only four players to do so ... scored his first collegiate goal in the Rams 2-1 win on the road against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 14) ... notched the game-winning goal in URI's 2-0 win at home versus Temple (Oct. 19) ... anchored a Rhode Island defense that allowed only 19 goals for the season ... 2000: Started 19 of the 20 games played ... tallied his lone point of the season with an assist on the game-winning goal in the Rams 3-0 road victory against Atlatnic 10 foe George Washington ... 1999: Played in 19 games and made 17 starts ... overcame an ankle injury to give the Rams a boost in their run towards the Atlantic 10 title ... played exceptionally well in URI's 7-0 victory over Duquesne in the conference championship match ... Club-High School: Helped club team, Dixie, Mississauga, win the 1998 Ontario Provincial Cup Championship ... team also won the Ontario Provincial League and the Ontario Provincial League Cup in 1997 ... also played basketball, volleyball and rugby for E.C. Drury High ... Personal: Son of Graham and Liz Smith ... born November 4, 1980 in Guelph, Ontario ... an outstanding student, Ross is a physical education major with a 3.6 grade-point average.