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Danyielle Smith
Danyielle  Smith


Seminole, FL

High School:
Seminole High School


Outside Hitter/Setter


Elementary Education

As a junior (`01): Played in 85 games due to injuries but is expected to lead the team as a senior. Despite missing matches, she was fifth on the team with a career-high 169 kills from the left side. Her 186 digs placed her third on the squad. Had five double-doubles during the season.

At the A-Sun Tournament (`01):Played in two games and picked up one kill.

As a sophomore (`00): Led the team in service aces with 36 and service aces per game (.41). Played in 26 matches and 88 games due to an ankle injury. Started the season as a right-side hitter before taking over for an injured setter. After injuring her ankle she moved back to the right side for the A-Sun Tournament.

At the A-Sun Tournament (`00): In the first round she earned four service aces, 12 digs and led the team with a .261 hitting percentage. Against GSU she added two more service aces, 13 digs and four block assists.

As a freshman (`99): Played in every match and all but one game. Had four games with double-digit kills and 13 with double-digit digs. Led the squad with 43 service aces, including a season-high six aces in the A-Sun Championship contest versus Central Florida. Earned a season-high 17 kills against Coastal Carolina (9-10) and 16 digs against Florida International (11-2).

At the A-Sun Tournament (`99): Earned a team-high and career-high six aces against UCF in the Championship game. At the NCAA Tournament (`99): Played in every game, earned a service ace and four digs.

High School: Played for Fran Cosich at Seminole High School. Earned PCCA Student Athlete of the year for Winter Sports (`98). Also named GTE Academic All-Star Recipient (`99), Kiwanis Club Outstanding Female Athlete (`99). Four-year varsity volleyball letter winner. Named first team All-Conference (`97-`98). Named to the PCVA Senior All-Star Team (`98) and to the PCVA All-Start MVP (`98). Named to the All-Suncoast Volleyball Team (`98). Served as team captain (`97 and `98), team MVP (`97 and `98). Also earned Coach's Award (`98). Member of the Gulf Coast Juniors Traveling Club Team and served as captain. Four-Sport Athlete (volleyball, basketball, track and softball). Lettered four seasons in volleyball, basketball and track. Lettered one season in softball.

Personal: Elementary Education major. Daughter of Daniel and Delores Smith. Born March 20, 1981 in Seminole, FL.

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