Frese on Gilchrest
"Liz is an outstanding young lady who brings experience and leadership to this young team. We are looking forward to having her as apart of our family."
At Washington College
Earned three letters at Washington College from 2001-2004 ... Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference in 2004 ... won the Elizabeth "Bo" Blanchard Memorial Sportsmanship Award for enthusiasm, dedication and sportsmanship in 2004, as well ... averaged 14.1 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game in her three seasons ... had a career-high 29 points vs. Wesley on Nov. 20, 2001 and matched that in her final season as a Shoremen on Feb. 10, 2004 vs. Haverford, posting eight 20+ point performance in her career ... in her last season, averaged 13.7 ppg and 8.5 rpg ... also lettered in crew as a member of the first varsity 8 boat which ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation.
Four-year starter in basketball at Boonsboro High ... also competed in outdoor track in the triple jump and long distance running, soccer and cross country ... as a senior, was a first team All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League for the second time and selected first team all-area.
Completing her physics and civil engineering degree at the University of Maryland as part of a dual degree program with Washington College ... daughter of Helen and David Smith ... has two brothers, Chris and Jon, who graduated from the University of Maryland ... also has another brother, Tim, who attended U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ... married Allen Gilchrest on August 14, 2004.
LIZ UP CLOSE
Age started playing basketball: 8
I started playing basketball because: My brothers played.
Which reality show would you be a contestant on? Survivor
Name on person you would trade places with for a day: Lance Armstrong. To experience the intensity of his training and talent.
What is the one thing no one on the team knows about you? I love to fish.
What is the one place in the world you would like to visit? India, to visit my Compassion Ministries sponsor child, Pandia.
If I was Coach Frese for a day, I would: Take the team to an amusement park.
Team's hardest worker: C'Vette Henson
Team's biggest joker: Angel Ross
Team's best defender: Anesia Smith
Team's best talker: Kalika France
The person you admire most on the team: Laura Harper because she can rebound like an animal.
Teammate who will surprise people this season: Charmaine Carr
My favorite thing about Maryland basketball is: My teammates.
The people I admire most are: Keith Green, my mom and dad.
My secret ambition is: To run a marathon and row crew again.
Road trip I'm looking forward to: Arizona
This year I'm looking forward to: Improving, getting quicker.
I spent my summer: I got married to Allen (Aug. 14, 2004).
My most prized possession: Wedding ring.