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#8 Jacob Smith
Position: Driver
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coronado, CA
High School: Coronado (CA)
Major: Materials Science & Engineering

National Team: Selected to the USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team "B" Training Team in May 2008 ... was part of the U.S. Youth National Team.

2011: Named to ACWPC All-America Third Team as well as to All-MPSF Second Team ... named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... scored 42 goals, second-most on the team ... scored seven goals at the NorCal Invitational, including a hat trick in third-place game against California (9/17-18) ... netted four goals at SoCal Tournament, including one in semifinal and title game wins over USC and California, respectively (10/1-2) ... scored twice, including the game-winner with four seconds left in win over UCSB (10/9) ... added pair of goals at UCLA (10/15) ... scored seven times at Bronco Stampede, including five goals against Air Force (10/22-23) ... posted hat trick in win at UC Irvine (11/6) ... scored in MPSF quarterfinal win over UCSB (11/26).

2010: Named to ACWPC All-America Second Team ... earned spot on All-MPSF Second Team ... named to ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... led team with 54 goals ... scored five times in win over Redlands (9/5) ... added hat trick in win over UC Santa Barbara at NorCal Invitational (9/18) ... scored twice in 10-9 loss to UCLA (9/19) ... posted second five-goal game in 9-8 win over Long Beach State (10/3) ... scored twice in 9-8 loss at UCLA (10/15) ... added pair of goals in win at UC Santa Barbara (10/17) ... posted hat trick in win at Pepperdine (10/24) ... posted four straight hat tricks, scoring four times in wins against Santa Clara (10/29) and Long Beach State (11/6), and three times in wins over UC Irvine (11/7) and UC Davis (11/12) ... posted hat trick in MPSF Tournament quarterfinal win over UC Irvine (11/26) ... scored twice in semifinal upset of California (11/27) and title game loss to USC (11/28).

2009: ACWPC All-America honorable mention ... named to both ACWPC and MPSF All-Academic Lists ... third on the team with 37 goals ... scored twice in opening game against Bucknell (9/5) ... added three goals in pair of wins on day two of Navy Open (9/6) ... scored twice in "No. 1 vs. No. 2" battle against UCLA (10/3) ... posted a hat trick against California in UCI Invite semis and added a goal in third-place game win over UCLA (10/11) ... netted four goals in win over Pepperdine (10/18) ... scored twice in win at Pacific (10/23) ... scored five times in win over UCSB (10/31) ... posted hat trick in win over UC Davis (11/4) ... added another hat trick in win at UC Irvine (11/8) ... scored in Big Splash win over California (11/21) ... scored twice in MPSF Tournament third-place game loss to USC (11/29).

2008: Named to ACWPC All-Academic roster ... netted 23 goals in his rookie campaign ... posted two hat tricks and three multi-goal games overall ... first hat trick came in season opener against Johns Hopkins (9/12) ... scored a goal in three straight games from Sept. 14-20 ... posted second hat trick in 14-2 victory at UC Santa Cruz (10/19) ... netted a pair in 19-7 victory at Santa Clara (11/2).

High School: A 2008 graduate of Coronado (Calif.) High School ... a four-year letterwinner in both swimming and water polo ... captained the water polo team as a junior and senior ... helped lead team to CIF San Diego Section Division II title in 2007, and three runner-up finishes from 2004-06 ... was named San Diego Union-Tribune Player of the Year as a senior after scoring 83 goals with 18 assists and 63 steals in CHS' championship run ... named team's Offensive MVP ... played club for Coronado Aquatics from 2004-07, and for the San Diego Shores in 2008 ... helped lead SD Shores team to silver medal at the Junior Olympics in 2008.

Personal: Born in Coronado, Calif. ... major is materials science & engineering ... parents are Nathan and Judyth Smith ... has one older brother, Jesse, who is a two-time member of the U.S. Men's Water Polo Olympic Team (2004 & 2008).

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