Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith

Player Profile

Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Walt Whitman


Middle Blocker


One of Maryland's all-time leading middle blockers ... ranks second all-time for solo blocks (87) and second for block assists (515), total blocks (602) and all-time career hitting percentage (.320) ... All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team (2005) ... AVCA All-East Region Team (2005) ... All-ACC First Team (2005) ... Preseason All-ACC First Team (2005) ... team co-captain in 2005 ... great size and athleticism ... provided a significant scoring threat in the middle.

AS A JUNIOR (2004)
One of four Terps to play in all 126 games and 33 matches ... led the team in solo blocks (26), total blocks (184) and blocks per game (1.46) ... finished the year ranked second in the ACC for blocks ... reached double figures in kills 15 times and had at least 10 blocks on four separate occasions ... tied her career high with 10 blocks at Penn State (Dec. 4) in the NCAA Tournament ... hit .526 with 12 kills in opening round vs. Towson (Dec. 3) ... set an ACC Tournament record with 30 blocks over four matches ... best performance of the conference tourney came against Duke (Nov. 20) when she posted 10 kills, four digs and nine blocks ... nearly registered a triple double against Virginia (Oct. 26) with 10 kills, a career-high nine digs and nine blocks ... also had two aces against the Cavaliers ... had back-to-back solid outings against Miami (Oct. 9) and at Clemson (Oct. 15) with 11 and 12 kills, respectively ... blasted a season-high 19 kills and hit .607 at Wake Forest (Sept. 25) ... double-double vs. Butler (Sept. 18) with 13 kills and 10 blocks ... notched 11 kills in Terps' victory over Ball State (Sept. 10) at the Nebraska Invitational ... had seven kills and matched a season- and career-high with 10 blocks at Houston (Sept. 3).

One of four Terrapins to play in all 133 games and 35 matches ... led the team in attack percentage (.352) and solo blocks (27) ... second on the team in total blocks with 161 (1.21 per game) and third in kills with 367 (2.76 per game) ... reached double figure kills 20 times ... hit a career-best tying .667 in her first career NCAA Tournament match vs. American (Dec. 5) ... helped the Terrapins secure the ACC Tournament crown with 13 kills and nine blocks in the championship match vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 23) ... tallied a then career-high six digs against Clemson (Nov. 22) in the semifinals of the conference tournament ... had a 17-kill game while hitting .455 vs. Virginia (Nov. 11) ... also notched nine blocks against the Wahoos ... set a career-high with 20 kills vs. SMU (Sept. 20) at the Loyola-Chicago Invitational en route to being named to the all-tournament team.

One of the team's leading blockers, averaging a team-high 0.94 blocks per game ... played in 98 games and recorded 92 blocks (19 solo) ... was productive on offense as well, averaging over 1.5 kills per game ... finished the season with the team's highest attack percentage (.276) ... had two solo blocks and seven block assists to match a career-high in blocks vs. Duke (Nov. 3) ... recorded eight blocks (four solo, four assists) vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... had 10 kills on 22 attempts vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 27) ... also racked up three blocks against the Yellow Jackets ... recorded 10 block assists, two solo blocks and 10 kills in the final two games of the Terrapin Invitational (Sept. 14).

Redshirt season.

A local product and three-year letterwinner from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md. ... finished prep career with an outstanding 48-4 record and three straight division championships (1998-2000) ... part of the 1998 Maryland state championship squad ... also lettered two years in softball and basketball.

Daughter of Jeanne and Raymond Smith ... chose Maryland due to its strong athletic and academic programs ... an education major.