Height: 6'0"
Weight: 188
Year: Junior
Hometown: East Greenbush, N.Y.
High School: Columbia


  • 2016 Brooks Wallace Award Midseason Watch List
  • 2015 Perfect Game First Team Freshman All-American  
  • 2015 Second Team Freshman All-American
  • 2015 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/23/15)

As a Sophomore (2016): Summer 2016...named's Summer Breakout Prospect...listed as a top prospect in the Cape Cod League by, Perfect Game and Baseball America...named the best defensive infielder in the CCBL by Perfect Game...named an honorable mention Perfect Game/Rawlings Summer All-American...named a Cape Cod League All-Star and All-League selection...helped the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox win its third straight Cape Cod Baseball League title...went 6-for-12 with a home run and three RBI to earn League Championship Series MVP honors...for the CCBL regular season, batted .301 with 12 doubles and two home runs...2016 Season...Started all 57 games, one of two players on the team to do so (Nick Dunn)…batted .259 with 34 RBI, the second most on the team, and 39 runs, tied for second on the squad…hit eight home runs, good enough for second on the team…racked up nine doubles…named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List. The award is given to the nation’s best shortstop…went 1-for-4 at Alabama (2/21)…finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Rhode Island (2/26)…notched a double and an RBI against Rhode Island (2/27)…scored twice and reached base twice against Rhode Island (2/28)…grabbed a hit and a run scored at Delaware (3/1)…went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Tennessee (3/4)…nabbed two hits, including a double, w/ an RBI versus SE Louisiana (3/5)…hit a solo home run at East Carolina (3/6)…reached base twice and scored a run against Delaware (3/8)…went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against George Washington (3/9)…doubled, scored a run and knocked in a run against Bryant (3/11)…went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a triple at Cal State Fullerton (3/19)…hit a solo home run against Liberty (3/22)…went 1-for-4 with a double at Iowa (3/26)…went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against VCU (3/29)…reached base twice and scored a run at VCU (3/30)…went 2-for-3 and reached base four times with a run scored and an RBI against High Point (4/2)…went 1-for-3 with two RBI at Liberty (4/5)…went 1-for-3 with a home run against James Madison (4/6)…went 1-for-2, walked twice, scored three times and hit a solo home run against Ohio State (4/10)…finished 3-for-4 with a run scored at Minnesota (4/15)…went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk at Minnesota (4/16)…grabbed a hit in each game of a three-game set with Purdue (4/22-24)…drove in seven runs, the second most in a single game in school history, and finished 2-for-6 with a grand slam at James Madison (4/26)…went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI at Penn State (4/29)...hit a three-run homer against Illinois (5/7)…went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against Rutgers (5/13)…hit a home run and drove in four runs against Rutgers (5/14)…finished 3-for-5 with a run scored at Michigan State (5/19)…went 1-for-4 with two runs scored at Michigan State (5/21)…went 1-for-4 with an RBI against Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament (5/25)…named to the Perfect Game preseason All-Big Ten team.

As a Freshman (2015): Started 65 games and appeared in all 66 in his first season in College Park, predominantly at shortstop…finished with a .273 average and slugged .422 with an on-base percentage of .358…slammed seven home runs, good enough for t-3 on the team…hit 14 doubles and scored 55 runs, second-best on the squad…notched 35 RBIs and stole a team-high 11 bases…started Maryland’s last 58 games…earned first team Freshman All-American honors from Perfect Game…named a second team Freshman All-American by…started his college career with a two-hit (2B/3B), two RBI performance against Western Kentucky…notched a run, hit and RBI against South Alabama (2/20)…starred in a comeback win over Arkansas going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs…notched two hits, an RBI and a run against Appalachian State (3/1)…went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against UNCW (3/7)…went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBIs while also walking three time against UNCW (3/8)…nabbed two runs and two hits against Princeton (3/16)…recorded two runs against Elon (3/18)…notched a double, run and RBI against Minnesota (3/21)…went 2-for-3 with a run and two walks against Michigan (3/29)…went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs and scored the winning run in a walk-off win over Nebraska (4/5)…notched his second straight game with a home run in a 2-for-4 performance against West Virginia (4/7)…went 6-for-12 in a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton, including a three-hit game (4/18)…went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs against Purdue (4/24)…went 3-for-3 with a home run against Delaware (4/28)…notched a hit, two runs and an RBI against Indiana (5/3)…hit his seventh home run of the season and notched two hits and two RBIs against Ohio State (5/9)…went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI against Liberty (5/12)…recorded two hits in consecutive games against Northwestern (5/15-16)…notched a hit, run and RBI against Michigan State in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament (5/20)…notched a hit against Illinois (5/21)…scored a run, notched a hit and recorded an RBI in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal against Indiana (5/23)…scored a run and notched an RBI in the Big Ten Championship game against Michigan (5/24)…notched two hits and an RBI against Ole Miss (5/29)…recorded a hit and a run against UCLA (5/30)…notched two hits in the NCAA Super Regionals against Virginia (6/5-6).

Before Maryland: Played baseball and basketball for the Blue Devils … helped the baseball team place fourth in New York Class AA Section II as a senior after winning the Suburban Council title as a junior … a second team All-Northeast selection by Perfect Game USA … a first team all-state selection as a shortstop as a senior … named to the 2014 Rawlings High School Gold Glove Team … named the Albany Times Union 2014 Athlete of the Year and a two-time Times Union first team selection … named the Suburban Council MVP … two-time team MVP.

Personal: Son of Daniel and Lisa Smith … born in Troy, N.Y., has twin sisters, Rachel and Renee … father, Daniel, played basketball at Castleton State … earned Magna Cum Laude at Columbia High School … member of the National Honor Society … plans to major in finance.

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