|| Michelle Smith
Coach Rittman on Michelle Smith:
"Michelle has been a very consistent player for us in her three years at Stanford. She provides leadership and is an important offensive threat who can drive in runs. Michelle is also an outstanding defensive player who will be looked upon to play third base for us again this year."
As a Senior in 2008: Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention, becoming the 11th player in school history to earn conference honors all four years ... Started and played in all 64 games as the Cardinal's third baseman ... Also started every game of her career at Stanford ... Finished her career among the school's career top-10 in games played (240), hits (190), doubles (33), homeruns (40), RBI (177), walks (80) and assists (445) ... Ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 134 assists ... Hit .242 on the year with 44 hits ... Third on the team with nine homeruns ... Second on the team with 42 RBI ... Had seven doubles on the year and has scored 33 runs ... Led the team with 13 multi-RBI games ... Also has ten multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-3 with her first double of the year and two RBI in the team's win over Illinois-Chicago (2/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with a season-high three RBI in the team's win over Santa Clara at the Stanford Invitational (2/15) ... Scored a season-high three times later in the day against Wichita State (2/15) ... Went 2-for-3 and scored two runs in a run-rule win over Pacific (2/16) ... Belted her first homerun of the year against Santa Clara later in the tournament (2/16) ... Recorded a season-long five-game hitting streak at the Palm Springs Classic ... Homered twice to record a season-high three RBI against Fordham (2/22) ... Ripped the game-winning homer later that day in an upset of No. 6 Oklahoma (2/22), crushing a ball over the left field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning ... Accounted for two of the team's three RBI in that upset ... Doubled the following day against Ohio State to score what proved to be the game-winning run in a 3-1 win, cracking a season-high three hits against the Buckeyes (2/23) ... Had her second three-hit game against Texas Tech at the Worth Invitational in Fullerton (3/1), ripping a double and a homerun to drive in a season-high three runs ... Had two hits and her third homerun of the weekend against Purdue in Fullerton ... Drilled a game-winning single down the left line in the bottom of the seventh to lead Stanford to a 2-1 comeback win over Campbell (3/6) ... Also drove in multiple runs against College of Charleston (3/7) and Princeton (3/22) ... Nabbed her 400th career assist against Oregon (4/12), the fourth player in school history to do so ... Came up with five clutch hits to help Stanford sweep the Oregon schools on the road ... Went 2-for-4, scored two runs and ripped a clutch two-RBI double to help Stanford beat Oregon (5/2) ... Belted her eighth homerun of the year to jumpstart a Cardinal comeback win over Oregon State (5/3) ... Went 2-for-4 and smacked the game-winning double in the top of the eighth inning in a 2-1 win over the Beavers the following day (5/4) ... Hit in three of the team's four games at NCAA Regionals in Amherst, Mass. ... Became just the second player in school history to hit 40 career homeruns, crushing a two-run homerun over the fence at the NCAA Super Regional in the final at bat of her career ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
2008 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Junior in 2007: Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... Also earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Started all 57 games for the Cardinal, mostly at third base ... Also played some first base ... Hit .266 with 45 hits on the year ... Led the team with eight homeruns and 44 RBI ... Carried a .432 slugging percentage ... Notched ten multiple-hit games and led the team with 11 multiple-RBI games ... Longest hitting streak was five games between May 5 and May 11 ... Cracked first homerun of the season against Texas State (2/23), going 3-for-3 in the game with a run and a season-high five RBI ... Named to the FIU/Adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team after notching seven RBI with five hits and a homerun for the weekend ... Blasted three homeruns in four games at the Worth Classic in Fullerton ... First came against Cal Poly (3/2), a solo shot ... Hit a walk-off homerun and went 2-for-3 to beat Texas Tech (3/3) the next day ... On her next at bat after the walk-off, knocked a ball over the fence against Northwestern (3/3) ... Notched the game-winning RBI in the team's 4-3 win over San Diego State (3/10) ... Also homered against UC Santa Barbara (3/11) ... Helped the team to a win over No. 13 Oregon with a homerun, two hits and four RBI (4/1) ... Went 3-for-5 with two homeruns and four RBI against UC Davis (5/8) ... Doubled against Minnesota (3/4), San Diego State (3/10) and UCLA (4/20) ... Had four hits at NCAA Regionals ... Was named to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team for her efforts.
2007 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Sophomore in 2006: Earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... Started all 60 games for the Cardinal, playing at third base and first base ... Hit .263 on the year with 45 hits and 21 runs ... Finished second on the team with 37 RBI ... Third on the squad with 11 doubles and four homeruns ... Drew 19 walks, the second highest total on the squad ... Tallied 12 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... Notched her first double of the year against New Mexico at the Kajikawa Classic (2/11) ... Doubled in back-to-back games in a double-header against Santa Clara and Drake (2/17) ... Went 3-for-3 with two doubles against Birmingham-Southern (2/18) ... Was 3-for-4 against Maryland (2/24) with two doubles ... Belted her first homerun of the season in a win over Illinois-Chicago (2/25) ... Was 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI and a homerun versus Miami (3/10) ... Doubled and notched four RBI a day later against Middle Tennessee (3/11) ... Tallied three RBI in wins over BYU (3/11) and UC Davis (3/26) ... Also scored a season-high three runs against the Aggies (3/26) ... In conference action, sent a solo shot to left field against Arizona (5/7) ... Was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI in the team's upset of top-ranked UCLA (5/13) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help Stanford beat Fresno State (5/21) in the NCAA Regional ... Longest hitting streak of the season was five games at the Stanford Invitational.
2006 Game-By-Game Statistics
As a Freshman in 2005: Named an NFCA second-team All-American ... A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Started all 59 games for the Cardinal in her first season on the Farm ... Hit .322 on the year with 34 runs scored ... Third on the team with 56 hits ... Was second on the team with 11 doubles ... Also recorded one triple ... Led the team with a school-record 19 home runs on the year ... Also led the team in total RBI (54), slugging percentage (.724) and multiple-RBI games (20) ... Second on the team in multiple-hit games (15) ... Tied for third on the team with a seven-game hit streak ... Second on the team with 18 walks ... Went 3-for-3 versus DePaul (2/12), hitting a homerun and a triple and collecting two RBI ... Hit 2-for-3 at USF (2/20) with two homeruns and two RBI ... Slammed in another pair of homeruns versus Boston College (3/5), tallying three RBI ... Went 2-for-3 against Washington (4/9) with one homerun, a double and four RBI ... At the NCAA Regional versus Southern Illinois (5/21), hit her 19th home run and 11th double, going 4-for-4 and knocking home two RBI ... Ranked fourth all-time for single-season RBI (54).
High School: A 2004 graduate of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner and four-time team MVP ... Captained the team as a senior ... A two-time first-team All-League selection ... A two-time Marmonte League MVP ... A two-time first-team All-Ventura County selection ... The 2004 Ventura County Player of the Year ... Named to the Daily News All-Area First Team in 2003 ... The 2004 All-Area Player of the Year ... A Los Angeles Times All-State selection in 2004 ... A Los Angeles Times All-Region pick in 2003 ... The 2004 Los Angeles Times Regional Player of the Year ... A 2004 first-team All-CIF pick ... A Cal-Hi Sports All-State selection in 2004.
Club: Competed on the Orange County Batbusters Gold ... Helped team to the 2003 National Championship ... During the summer of 2006, competed with the So Cal Sliders in the Women's Major Nationals in Buffalo, NY ... Team finished second ... Individually, gained first-team All-America honors ... Also played with the Nor Cal Heat in two exhibition games against the USA National Team ... Hit a homerun off of Cat Osterman.
Personal: Daughter of Russ and Judy Smith ... Has a sister named Andi ... Father played baseball at Cal State Northridge ... Majoring in Human Biology ... Considering a career in orthopedic surgery... Hobbies include skiing, wakeboarding and photography ... Full name is Michelle Leslie Smith.
Smith's Career Batting Stats