A junior outside hitter from Hebron, Conn., Smolinski has recorded a perfect 4.00 grade point average while majoring in Communication Disorders. Due to her play, Springfield College advanced to its third-straight trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship before bowing out in the regional semifinal.
Smolinski has racked up plenty of awards this postseason for her efforts on the court, including earning AVCA All-America second team honors. This year, she produced a team-best 467 kills, averaging 3.74 per set, while hitting .286. She wrapped up the year ranked second on the team in digs with 451, and added 37 aces and 32 blocks.
A year ago, Smolinski was named winner of the prestigious Elite 89 Award, presented to the player at the NCAA Championship with the highest grade point average.