UMass men's lacrosse ties for most honorees on 13th-annual NEILA listing
Men's lacrosse secures most honorees on top squad among 13 member schools
Department recognizes more than 90 student-athletes for academic, athletic success
Senior defenseman Jake Smith leads group with first team honor
UMass men's lacrosse marks fourth consecutive appearance in conference championship on Wednesday
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. SIENA (EXH.) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2013 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Preseason All-NEILA Team ... Preseason All-CAA Team ... Had two groundballs while helping to limit Army's attack, especially USILA All-American Garrett Thul, during the 16-9 UMass season-opening victory on Feb. 10 ... Tied a career-best with five groundballs against #4 North Carolina (2/16), helping UMass to the comeback victory with strong defense against the top-ranked attack unit in the country according to Inside Lacrosse ... Played in his 40th career game as a Minuteman at Harvard (2/23) ... Had a pair of caused turnovers to go with one groundball against Brown (3/2) ... Recorded a pair of caused turnovers and a groundball at Albany (3/5) ... Scooped up a set of groundballs when the Minutemen traveled to Bucknell (3/9) ... Led the UMass defense with four groundballs and a season-high four caused turnovers as the Minutemen defeated #16 Lehigh (3/20) during the ESPNU Game of the Week ... Helped out with a groundball and caused turnover at Hartford (3/23) ... Led the UMass close defense with a game-high four caused turnovers to go with five groundballs against #17 Drexel (4/13) ... Scooped up a groundball in his 50th appearance with the Minutemen, helping to hold #20 Hofstra to eight goals during UMass' 9-8 come-from-behind win on April 20th.
2012 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Honorable Mention All-America ... CAA All-Tournament Team ... Started all 16 games and recorded 28 groundballs and 11 caused turnovers on the season ... Notched at least one groundball in 13 of 16 games ... Two groundballs in the win at Ohio State (2/25) ... Had a groudball and two caused turnovers when UMass defeated Hartford (3/10) ... Tallied three groundballs in the victory over Harvard (3/27) ... Logged four groundballs in win over Saint Joseph's (3/31 ... Career-high five groundballs came when the Minutemen defeated Hofstra (4/21) ... Tallied one groundball in the win at Delaware (4/27) ... Caused two turnovers to add to the winning effort against Towson (5/2) ... One groundball and a caused turnover when UMass downed Drexel (5/5) ... Recorded four groundballs and one caused turnover during the NCAA Tournament contest against Colgate (5/12).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Started all 13 games and led the team in caused turnovers with 23 while ranking 20th in the entire NCAA with 1.77 caused turnovers per game ... Scooped up three groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers during the win over Delaware (4/29) ... Stifled the CAA's leading scorer, Scott Perri (entered game with 29 goals) to one goal in the triple-overtime victory over Drexel (4/16) as UMass held the Dragons scoreless for final 26:28 of the game ... Had a career-high with five groundballs at Harvard (3/29) ... Notched a personal-best five caused turnovers along with first-ever assist during the win over #20 Brown (3/5) ... Caused four turnovers and nabbed a trio of groundballs as UMass claimed victory over #13 Ohio State (2/26) ... Named National Player of the Week by the Baltimore Sun on Feb. 18 ... Honored as CAA Player of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the Week after Army game, on Feb. 14 ... Limited Army (2/12) all-American Jeremy Boltus while causing three turnovers and grabbing three groundballs against the Black Knights.
2010 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in six games as a reserve close defenseman.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner out of Medfield, Mass., where he played for Medfield High School under coach Bob Aronson ... Was named an all-American as a captain his senior season and was elected to the U.S. Lacrosse National Senior Showcase Team, named to Eastern Massachusetts' Senior All-Star Team and won Metro-West Daily News All-Star Team as well as Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team laurels ... Also played varsity soccer for Medfield High School
Personal: Full name is Jacob Shapiro Smith ... Born on August 28, 1991 in Framingham, Mass. ... Son of Blake and Allison Smith ... Brother of McKenzie.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots GWG GB CT Pen 2010 6/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0:00 2011 15/15 0 1 1 0 0 25 25 6/4:30 2012 16/16 0 0 0 0 0 28 11 6/4:30 TOTAL 37/31 0 1 1 0 0 53 37 12/9:00