College sports

Smith nabs NAC second-team honors in cage for Sharks

By Staff | Nov 06, 2012

Boston, Mass. — Making the transition to goalie certainly has paid dividends the past three years for Belfast Area High School graduate Renna Smith.

Smith, a 2010 BAHS graduate, was named North Atlantic Conference field hockey second-team all-conference based on her performance in the cage for Division III Simmons College.

Smith, a junior for the Sharks, recorded a .810 save percentage, started 15 games and logged more than 950 minutes in the cage. She had one shutout this season — a 1-0 win over Thomas College of Waterville on Sept. 23 — where she made seven saves in the victory.

Smith played defense for the Lions in high school and was sloted for the same role in college before an injury to the team's starting goalie thrust her into the cagey role her freshman year.

She had 95 saves and three shutouts her freshman year in 17 games and sported a 3.85 goals-against average, with 141 saves and one shutout through 20 games her sophomore season.

This fall, the Sharks finished 5-14 in the regular season and fell 6-1 to the University of Maine at Farmington in a NAC quarterfinal on Oct. 27.

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