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


• 2024 All-AAC Second Team
• Named AAC Honor Roll (March 18, 2024)
• 2022, 2023 AAC All-Academic
• 2022, 2023 SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2024)

  • Started all 17 games, finishing with 38 points off 19 goals and a team-high 19 assists. Won 52 draw controls and picked up 21 ground balls
  • Scored twice and dished two assists in win over East Carolina
  • Had a season-high three assists against Coastal Carolina
  • Picked up six draw controls at No. 22 Penn State
  • Registered two goals and two assists for four points, also had three draw controls, two ground balls and one caused turnover in win at Xavier
  • Posted two points in conference opener at Temple off one goal and one assist
  • Had second hat trick of season with three goals. Added two assists for five points and two draw controls
  • Had four draw controls in win over Arizona State
  • Tallied one goal and one assist for two points against Kennesaw State. Also registered eight draw controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers in the win
  • Registered three ground balls, two draw controls and forced two turnovers at Stanford
  • Had one goal and two draw controls in win at Butler
  • Posted three points on two goals and one assist in season opener against Central Michigan. Also had three draw controls in the win

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.”