Smith Named LMC Player Of The Year For Women's Soccer
November 21, 2003
Junior forward Amanda Smith was named the 2003 Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Year for women's soccer. Smith led the Muskies to their second straight LMC title and first NCAA Tournament appearance in the program's history. The Muskies finished 11-11 overall and 5-1 in the LMC.
Smith was the LMC's top scorer with 13 goals and 8 assists for a total of 34 points in only 5 conference games. Smith did not play against Wisconsin Lutheran - the only loss for the Muskies in conference play. The talented junior finished a brilliant 2003 season with 31 goals and 11 assists for 73 points overall.
Twice this season Smith tallied double digit points. On October 22nd against Alverno Smith scored 10 points, including 4 goals. Smith's season high for points in a game came against conference foe MSOE on October 16th as Smith totaled 13 points with 4 goals.
Smith is currently rated in two offensive categories in the NCAA DIII statistics as of November 9th. She is ranked 3rd with 3.94 points-per-game and 4th in goals-per-game with 1.65.
"Smith had a great season and she helped lead us to the NCAA Tournament," said head coach Marc Colwell. "Smith is very deserving of this award, because she was the most dominating player in the conference. Not only was Smith the top player in the LMC, but she was also one of the top scorers in all of Division III Women's Soccer. Having Smith to build around next season automatically makes us a dangerous team to play," added Colwell.