Personal: Born April 27, 1983 in San Diego, Calif. ... Parents are Jeff and Betsy... Brother, Ryan, plays soccer at Sonoma State University ... Also recruited by UNLV and some Pac-10 schools ... Garnered Scholar-Athlete honors all four years at Maria Carrillo High School... Received the CIF Scholastic Award ... Earned Golden Awards in several subjects, including Spanish, algebra, writing and biology ... Played on the Pleasanton Rage club team ... A Region IV Olympic Development Team pool participant.
Washington: Three-year letterwinner who started the majority of the games on the outside of the defense during her first three seasons ... Should continue to solidify the defensive flank. 2003 (Junior) - Played 14 games, starting 13 of them ... Was sidelined for seven late-season games due to an injury ... Returned to start the regular-season finale against Arizona (Nov. 9) and played in a reserve role in the NCAA Tournament game against Nebraska (Nov. 14) ... Distributed the game-winning assist against Idaho State (Oct. 5), setting up Kelley Schweighart's opening tally in the 2-0 victory ... Attempted three shots ... An honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic team selection ... Also received second-team West Region NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-America acclaim. 2002 (Sophomore) - Played all 20 games, starting 18 of them ... Assisted on Melissa Bennett's goal, helping lead UW to a 4-3 overtime victory over No. 17 Duke ... Attempted two shots ... Received honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic team acclaim. 2001 (Freshman) - Played 19 games, starting 17 of them ... Member of record-setting UW defensive corps that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58) ... Attempted three shots.
Maria Carrillo High School: Voted the team MVP in her junior and senior seasons... Selected to the All-North Bay League all-star team and was named all-county as a junior and senior... Maria Carrillo was the Northern California runner-up three years in a row... Also lettered in basketball as a freshman.
Coach Gallimore on Smith: "It is going out on a limb to say this, because of all the great players on our team, but Smitty really is our best soccer player. While in her position, she knows exactly what every other position on the field is to be doing. When she is playing in the back, she can give quality instruction to anyone that is on the field. She definitely knows what needs to happen, she's vocal about it and she gets everyone organized. It was very apparent that when we lost her in the first game of the Pac-10 schedule last year that our team wasn't the same without her. Smitty is just a key to our success and we are hopeful that she can stay healthy enough to play that amount that we need her to play. When Kelli is at her best she is tremendous. Smitty is probably the most competitive player on our team. She wants to win everyday, wants to be her very best. "