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 25
k/s 3.54
h % .294
a/s 0.11
b/s 0.23
sa/s 0.25
d/s 1.06

2018: UVC All-Conference Honorable Mention … UVC All-Academic … appeared in 25 matches (87 sets) … registered a career-high 308 kills (3.54 per set), a hitting percentage of .294, ten assists, 22 service aces, 92 digs (1.06 per set) and 20 total blocks (one solo, 19 assists) … led the team in kills, kills per set and service aces … ranked fourth on the team in digs and fifth in total blocks … ranked fourth in the IVC in kills and kills per set as well as fifth in total points … nationally, finished the year 14th in kills per set, 20th in attacks per set and 22nd in points per set … tallied double-digit kills in 21 of 25 matches including a season-high 21 kills against Cal Lutheran (3/28) … notched a double-double in a 3-2 win against St. John Fisher (2/11) as he had 17 kills and 10 digs … generated a season-high three block assists twice against No. 5 SUNY New Paltz  (3/25) and No. 14 Eastern Mennonite (3/3) … [SEASON STATS]

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
Mar 30 vs. Bard College W, 3-0
Mar 31 at No. 15 Elmira College W, 3-1
Apr 4 Rivier University L, 3-1
Apr 5 at No. 15 Endicott College L, 3-0
Apr 7 vs. Ramapo College W, 3-2
Apr 7 at No. 1 Springfield College L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 25 9
Sets 87 31
Kills 308 113
Kills per set 3.54 3.65
Errors 94 37
Total Attacks 729 255
Hitting Percentage .294 .298
Assists 10 5
Assists per set 0.11 0.16
Service Aces 22 8
Service Errors 38 15
Service Aces per set 0.25 0.26
Reception Errors 15 4
Digs 92 29
Digs per set 1.06 0.94
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 19 9
Block Total 20 10
Blocks per set 0.23 0.32
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 340.5 126.5
Points per set 3.9 4.1
Matches started 24 9
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 W, 3-0 1 2 5 0 10 .500 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Feb 3 at Emerson College W, 3-0 1 3 12 0 19 .632 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Feb 3 vs. Southern Vermont College W, 3-0 - 1 1 0 3 .333 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Feb 6 Emmanuel College W, 3-0 1 3 13 0 26 .500 0 1 1 1 6 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Feb 10 Nazareth College L, 3-1 1 4 19 1 38 .474 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Feb 11 St. John Fisher College W, 3-2 1 5 17 1 32 .500 2 0 1 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 18.0
Feb 17 at No. 2 Stevens Institute of Technology L, 3-0 1 3 9 5 22 .182 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Feb 18 vs. No. 7 New York University W, 3-0 1 3 11 3 25 .320 1 5 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 16.5
Feb 27 at No. 13 Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 3-1 1 4 15 7 32 .250 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Mar 3 at Lasell College W, 3-1 1 4 12 4 29 .276 1 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Mar 3 vs. No. 14 Eastern Mennonite University W, 3-2 1 5 14 8 44 .136 0 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Mar 10 No. 12 Vassar College L, 3-1 1 4 10 8 32 .063 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Mar 10 Stevenson University W, 3-1 1 4 13 4 39 .231 1 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Mar 24 vs. Sage Colleges L, 3-0 1 3 12 6 31 .194 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Mar 25 vs. No. 5 SUNY New Paltz L, 3-0 1 3 12 6 28 .214 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Mar 28 Cal Lutheran L, 3-1 1 4 21 7 46 .304 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 21.0
Mar 30 vs. Bard College W, 3-0 1 2 4 1 9 .333 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Mar 31 at No. 15 Elmira College W, 3-1 1 4 19 6 38 .342 1 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 20.0
Apr 4 Rivier University L, 3-1 1 4 18 7 50 .220 0 5 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 23.5
Apr 5 at No. 15 Endicott College L, 3-0 1 3 11 3 31 .258 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 11.5
Apr 7 vs. Ramapo College W, 3-2 1 5 18 5 49 .265 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 18.0
Apr 7 at No. 1 Springfield College L, 3-1 1 4 12 4 31 .258 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
  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 25 87 308 3.54 94 729 .294 10 0.11 22 0.25 92 1.06 1 19 20 0.23 340.5 3.9
Total 83 270 756 2.80 270 1787 .272 18 0.07 37 0.14 163 0.60 9 71 80 0.30 837.5 3.1
  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 25 87 308 3.54 94 729 .294 10 0.11 22 0.25 92 1.06 1 19 20 0.23 340.5 3.9
Conference 9 31 113 3.65 37 255 .298 5 0.16 8 0.26 29 0.94 1 9 10 0.32 126.5 4.1
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Home 9 33 126 3.82 28 291 .337 6 0.18 11 0.33 44 1.33 1 5 6 0.18 140.5 4.3
Away 8 28 98 3.50 33 222 .293 2 0.07 4 0.14 29 1.04 0 5 5 0.18 104.5 3.7
Neutral 8 26 84 3.23 33 216 .236 2 0.08 7 0.27 19 0.73 0 9 9 0.35 95.5 3.7
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Wins 16 55 184 3.35 47 420 .326 9 0.16 14 0.25 76 1.38 1 12 13 0.24 205.0 3.7
Losses 9 32 124 3.88 47 309 .249 1 0.03 8 0.25 16 0.50 0 7 7 0.22 135.5 4.2
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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
February 9 28 102 3.64 17 207 .411 4 0.14 8 0.29 38 1.36 1 6 7 0.25 114.0 4.1
March 9 33 117 3.55 50 296 .226 5 0.15 6 0.18 30 0.91 0 11 11 0.33 128.5 3.9
April 4 16 59 3.69 19 161 .248 0 0.00 6 0.38 11 0.69 0 2 2 0.13 66.0 4.1