Ella Smith - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#26 Ella Smith Season 2023-24


Class Senior
Hometown Lake Oswego, Ore.
High School Jesuit
Major Human and Organizational Development

NIL on Opendorse

• 2022 AAC All-Academic
• 2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2023)

  • Appeared in all 15 games
  • Posted four goals and three assists for seven points
  • Tallied two goals in the season finale against Temple (April 29)
  • Finished with three groundballs, 13 draw controls and four caused turnovers

As a Sophomore (2022)
• AAC All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in 18 games
• Scored six goals with five assists for 11 points
• Collected 19 draw controls and five ground balls
• Totaled four points with three assists and a goal in season-opening win over Liberty (Feb. 12)

As a Freshman (2021) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• Played in 13 games, made collegiate debut against No. 2 Notre Dame (Feb. 13)
• Notched first point in career with assist versus Notre Dame
• Scored first collegiate career goal at Cincinnati (March 21)
• Recorded a hat trick in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Jacksonville (May 14)
• Claimed a season-high two draw controls in the April 3 win over Old Dominion at Vanderbilt Stadium

The Smith File
• Four-year letterwinner at Jesuit (Ore.) under head coach
• Two-time US Lacrosse All-American (2018, 2019)
• Two-time all-state (2018, 2019)
• Three-time first-team all-league (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Member of 2019 state championship team
• 2018 State Player of the Year
• Daughter of Debbie and Travis Smith
• Mother, Debbie, played soccer at Notre Dame
• Has two siblings, Bennett and Brady

Smith: “I chose Vanderbilt because of the intensity of the program, the incredible team chemistry and bond, and the community service that I will able to partake in. I am also looking forward to being a student-athlete at such a high academic university.”