21 Benjamin Smith
21 - Benjamin Smith
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Round Lake Beach, Ill.
High School: Grayslake
Position: D
Major: Justice and Public Policy
gp 19
p 4
g 1
a 3

2017 Season (Senior): Named All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference Second Team as a defender...Appeared in and started all 19 games...Scored a goal...Assisted on three markers...Picked up 48 ground balls (second-most on the team)...Caused 39 turnovers (second-most on the team)...Had three or more ground balls in 12 games...Caused three or more turnovers in seven contests...Ended his career with 15 caused turnovers over the last six games of the season...Recorded a season-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers against Olivet (February 25)...Had three ground balls and four caused turnovers at Benedictine (March 18)...Picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers against Northland (April 22)...Concluded his career as the program's all-time leader with 106 caused turnovers and ranked sixth with 123 ground balls.

2016 Season (Junior): Named All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference First Team as a defender...Appeared in and started 14 games…Assisted on a pair of goals…Picked up 39 ground balls…Led the team with 35 caused turnovers…Ranked tied for 26th nationally2.50 ground balls balls per game average…Ranked fourth in the MLC with 35 caused turnovers…Had three or more ground balls in seven games…Caused multiple turnovers in seven contests…Began the season with five ground balls and a program record eight caused turnovers at John Carroll (February 20)…Had five ground balls and four caused turnovers at Olivet (February 27)…Recorded five ground balls and four caused turnovers against Elmhurst (March 12)…Tallied three ground balls and four caused turnovers at Benedictine (April 2)…Picked up six ground balls against MSOE (April 20)…Finished with career-high two assists, to go along with four ground balls and six caused turnovers against Aurora (April 30)…Ended the season with three ground balls and two caused turnovers at Aurora (May 7) during the MLC Tournament Championship.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 games, making 11 starts…Picked up 17 ground balls…Caused 20 turnovers, which was second on the team…Had 11 ground balls during a five-game stretch from March 19 to April 4…Caused multiple turnovers in seven contests…Picked up three ground balls in back-to-back games against Benedictine (April 1) and at Illinois Wesleyan (April 4)….Caused a trio of turnovers at Piedmont (March 17)…Caused two turnovers in three-straight games (March 19, 26, 29).

2014 Season (Freshman): Appeared in 16 games, making 14 starts as a defender…Picked up 19 ground balls…Caused 12 turnovers…Picked up a season-high four ground balls and caused a season-high-tying two turnovers against Elmhurst College (Apr. 16)…Picked up multiple ground balls in six games…Caused multiple turnovers five times.

High School (Grayslake): An Illinois State Scholar student-athlete and four-year Honor Roll honoree...Helped the lacrosse team win a state title his junior year...Named All-Fox Valley Conference First Team and Honorable Mention...Earned varsity letters in football, basketball and lacrosse.

Personal: Son of Kirk and Karen...Has one younger sister, Molly.

Recent Games
Apr 19 at Illinois Wesleyan L, 17-4
Apr 22 Northland W, 16-6
Apr 26 at Aurora W, 11-9
Apr 29 Cornell W, 13-6
May 3 MSOE W, 14-1
May 6 Aurora L, 14-6
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 8
Points 4 3
Goals 1 0
Assists 3 3
Man-up goals 0 0
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 48 14
Turnovers 18 8
Caused turnovers 39 16
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 2 0
Shooting percentage 50.0 -
Shots on goal 1 0
Shots on goal percentage 50.0 -
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 18 Dubuque W, 19-2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0-0 0 - 0 -
Feb 25 Olivet W, 11-5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 5 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Mar 1 at Elmhurst L, 5-4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 3 at Augustana W, 10-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 7 at Carthage L, 10-4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 14 at Rhodes L, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 18 at Benedictine W, 9-5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 25 at Beloit L, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 29 at North Central W, 9-7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 1 Fontbonne W, 24-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 8 at Monmouth W, 12-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 12 MSOE W, 12-1 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 15 Concordia Chicago W, 23-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 19 at Illinois Wesleyan L, 17-4 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 0-0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 22 Northland W, 16-6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 26 at Aurora W, 11-9 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 29 Cornell W, 13-6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
May 3 MSOE W, 14-1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
May 6 Aurora L, 14-6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2013-14 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 19 6 12 0-0 0 - 0 -
2014-15 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 17 8 20 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
2015-16 15 14 0 2 2 0 0 39 16 35 0-0 0 - 0 -
2016-17 19 19 1 3 4 0 0 48 18 39 0-0 2 50.0 1 50.0
Total 64 58 1 5 6 0 0 123 48 106 0-0 3 33.3 1 33.3
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 19 19 1 3 4 0 0 48 18 39 0-0 2 50.0 1 50.0
Conference 8 8 0 3 3 0 0 14 8 16 0-0 0 - 0 -
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 9 9 0 2 2 0 0 28 5 22 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Away 10 10 1 1 2 0 0 20 13 17 0-0 1 100.0 1 100.0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Wins 13 13 0 3 3 0 0 33 10 29 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Losses 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 15 8 10 0-0 1 100.0 1 100.0
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February 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 8 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
March 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 16 9 10 0-0 0 - 0 -
April 8 8 1 3 4 0 0 17 7 17 0-0 1 100.0 1 100.0
May 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 4 0-0 0 - 0 -