Men's Lacrosse


42   D.J. Smith
D.J.  Smith


Billerica, Mass.

High School:
Billerica Memorial

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175



Second Half Men’s Lax Rally Comes Up Short at Fairfield

Carr provides two goals, two assists; Karaska contributes three caused turnovers in 8-6 defeat


Tough Tests Continue for Men's Lacrosse at No. 20 Penn State

Minutemen face fourth consecutive ranked foe on Sat., March 19 at Noon


No. 15 Albany Takes Victory from Men's Lacrosse

Minutemen drop 16-4 decision at Garber Field


Minutemen Fall at No. 7 Brown, 15-7

The Maroon and White host Albany at 3 p.m. on Tues., March 8, at Garber Field.


UMass Defense Locks Down on Hartford for 11-3 Win

Karaska totals four caused turnovers, Lindley scores hat trick in win over the Hawks



MLAX VS. DELAWARE-SENIOR DAY Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MLAX VS. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: D.J. Smith

2016 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Saw time in nine games and made six starts ... Played a total of 188 minutes, three seconds in the cage ... Secured a 10.85 goals-against average and .452 save percentage with 34 goals allowed versus 28 saves made ... Started at Army West Point (2/12) and played 30 minutes with four saves against as many goals allowed ... Also earned the start between the pipes against No. 11 Ohio State and made three saves during the first half ... Stopped seven shots against three goals allowed during the first and second quarters against No. 14 Harvard (2/27) ... Took home the win against Hartford (3/1) with two saves over the first half ... Stopped a season-high eight shots at No. 7 Brown (3/5).

2015 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Saw time in four games with 111:07 played in the cage ... Owned a 13.50 goals-against average and .468 save percentage with 22 stops and 25 tallies allowed ... Made his first collegiate appearance in relief of starter Zach Oliveri against Brown (2/28), when he made nine saves in more than 51 minutes of action ... Played the final 6:19 of the win over Quinnipiac (3/10) when he made three saves against one goal allowed ... Made six saves during 23:22 in the cage at Hartford (4/11) ... Closed the Delaware (4/24) game with four saves against three goals allowed in 30 minutes between the pipes when he also scooped up three groundballs and caused a Blue Hens turnover.

2014 - Freshman: Did not compete.

Before UMass: Four-year starter in goal for coach Craig Flynn at Billerica Memorial High School ... Was a four-year Merrimack Valley Conference Champion at Billerica, starting in goal each season ... Finished his high school career with a 72-19 record and 870 saves, the most wins and stops by a goalie in school history ... Named an MVC All-Star in each season ... Two-time MVC Player of the Year (2012-13) ... 2012 ESPN Boston All-State Team selection ... Invited to the 2013 BostonLax All-America Game ... Picked to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic teams ... Finished his scholastic career with a standout senior campaign, earning 258 saves and 37 groundballs while winning 16 games ... Tallied 295 stops for a .660 save percentage as a junior while earning U.S. Lacrosse All-America honors ... Played club level for Laxachusetts, taking second at the Vail Shootout in 2012.

Personal: Daniel Marshall Smith Jr. ... Prefers to go by D.J. over his given first name ... Son of Dan and Robin Smith ... Has one sister, Heather.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Saves: 9, vs. Brown (Feb. 28, 2015)
On-Target Shots Faced: 23, vs. Brown (Feb. 28, 2015)
Groundballs: 3, vs. Delaware (April 24, 2015)
Caused Turnovers: 1, vs. Delaware (April 24, 2015)

Last Update: May 20, 2015



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