17 Tavish Smith
17 Tavish Smith
Height: 6-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon
Position: OH
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
m 3
k/s 3.00
h % .338
a/s 0.10
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.20
d/s 1.30

2017: UVC All-Conference honorable mention … UVC All-Academic … MIT Coach’s Award … played in 94 sets … ranked fourth in the UVC in kills per set … amassed 21 kills and seven digs against #5 Wentworth (1/31) … had another 21-kill performance versus #15 Juniata (3/4) … posted 16 kills against Endicott (1/28) … generated 15 kills versus Johnson & Wales (1/28), #11 Nazareth (2/11), #12 Lasell (2/23), #2 SUNY New Paltz (3/18), and Elmira (4/1).

2016: UVC All-Academic … UVC Player of the week (1/18) … played in 38 sets … tallied 16 kills and two blocks against Wentworth (3/10) … posted 14 kills at Lasell (3/8) … generated three blocks at #13 Elmira (2/13).

2014-15: Served on a Mormon mission.

2013: Played in 51 sets … 51 kills … 31 digs … 23 blocks … recorded six kills and three blocks versus New Paltz (1/26) … posted seven digs and four kills against Southern Vermont (4/6) … totaled four kills, four blocks, and four digs versus Regis (4/5).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in Korean and a concentration in comparative media studies … completed internships with MIT Media Lab and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology … conducted research in computer vision and deep learning as well as on convolutional neural networks for object and facial recognition … captain of the MIT volleyball team.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it offers an opportunity to challenge myself academically in a cooperative and collaborative environment while simultaneously continuing to compete in volleyball at a high level. The atmosphere of MIT is unrivaled anywhere else in the world, and it provides a perfect balance of athletics and academics.

High School: A 2012 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School … San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team … league champions … varsity letterwinner … also played basketball and tennis … founder of Direct Democracy Club … Student of the Year for English.

Club: Epic Volleyball Club captain … Wave Volleyball Club.

Recent Games
Jan 20 at Emmanuel College W, 3-0
Jan 20 vs. Alvernia W, 3-1
Jan 23 Regis College W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 3 -
Sets 10 -
Kills 30 -
Kills per set 3.00 -
Errors 8 -
Total Attacks 65 -
Hitting Percentage .338 -
Assists 1 -
Assists per set 0.10 -
Service Aces 2 -
Service Errors 2 -
Service Aces per set 0.20 -
Reception Errors 6 -
Digs 13 -
Digs per set 1.30 -
Block Solo 0 -
Block Assist 0 -
Block Total 0 -
Blocks per set 0.00 -
Block Errors 0 -
Ball Handling Errors 1 -
Points 32.0 -
Points per set 3.2 -
Matches started 3 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 20 at Emmanuel College W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 20 .200 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Jan 20 vs. Alvernia W, 3-1 1 4 12 4 27 .296 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Jan 23 Regis College W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 18 .556 1 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 11.0
Feb 2 Eastern Nazarene College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Emerson College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 vs. Southern Vermont College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 6 Emmanuel College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 Nazareth College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 St. John Fisher College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 at Stevens Institute of Technology   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 vs. New York University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 at Wentworth Institute of Technology   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 at Lasell College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 vs. Eastern Mennonite University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Endicott College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 Vassar College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 Stevenson University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Johnson & Wales University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 vs. Sage Colleges   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 vs. SUNY New Paltz   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Cal Lutheran   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 vs. Bard College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Elmira College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 Rivier University   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 vs. Ramapo College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Springfield College   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 22 51 51 1.00 31 160 .125 1 0.02 3 0.06 31 0.61 3 20 23 0.45 67.0 1.3
2015-16 11 38 100 2.63 30 205 .341 3 0.08 8 0.21 16 0.42 1 11 12 0.32 114.5 3.0
2016-17 25 94 297 3.16 115 693 .263 4 0.04 4 0.04 24 0.26 4 21 25 0.27 315.5 3.4
2017-18 3 10 30 3.00 8 65 .338 1 0.10 2 0.20 13 1.30 0 0 0 0.00 32.0 3.2
Total 61 193 478 2.48 184 1123 .262 9 0.05 17 0.09 84 0.44 8 52 60 0.31 529.0 2.7
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 3 10 30 3.00 8 65 .338 1 0.10 2 0.20 13 1.30 0 0 0 0.00 32.0 3.2
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 3 10 3.33 0 18 .556 1 0.33 1 0.33 8 2.67 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 3.7
Away 1 3 8 2.67 4 20 .200 0 0.00 1 0.33 3 1.00 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 3.0
Neutral 1 4 12 3.00 4 27 .296 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.50 0 0 0 0.00 12.0 3.0
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Wins 3 10 30 3.00 8 65 .338 1 0.10 2 0.20 13 1.30 0 0 0 0.00 32.0 3.2
Losses - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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January 3 10 30 3.00 8 65 .338 1 0.10 2 0.20 13 1.30 0 0 0 0.00 32.0 3.2