Of the 42 players named to the three AVCA All-America teams, Smolinski was one of only two players from New England who was honored.
A 5-7 outside hitter from Hebron, Conn., Smolinski had another remarkable season, a year after she was as an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selection. In 2012, Smolinski 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 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) first team selection, Smolinski helped Springfield go 27-8 this season and advance to the regional semifinals. The two-time AVCA All-Region honoree was also chosen to to six different all-tournament teams, including the NCAA Division III Regional Championship All-Tournament team.
The awards will be presented this evening at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in Holland, Mich..