WCU lands four on first team, two on second and one All-Freshman plus Coach of the Year
PRIOR TO WESTERN: Played three seasons at UNC Wilmington ... 2006: Played in 58 games, starting 49 (25 at short, 21 at second and three as DH) ... Collected 16 doubles, drove in 28 and stole seven bases while batting .286 ... Helped the Seahawks to a 44-22 record and the Colonial Athletic Association title ... UNCW advanced to the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, where Smith was 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in a win over Maine ... 2005: Made 55 starts while appearing in 57 games ... Hit career-high .294 with 10 doubles and five home runs ... Drove in 36 runs and stole 13 bases ... 2004: Started 18-of-38 games ... Missed time with a broken wrist ... Returned to action late in season as defensive replacement ... Stole nine bases in 10 attempts ... 2003: Saw action in two games before missing season with mononucleosis ... At T.C. Roberson HS: Four-year starter for Rams and Head Coach Tom Smith ... All-State infielder in 2002 ... Named Area Player-of-the-Year by Hendersonville Times ... All-Mountain Athletic Conference in 2001 and 2002 ... Participated in State Games in 2000, `01 and `02 ... Played in North Carolina vs. South Carolina Select Game ... Helped lead Roberson to 2000 and 2002 State Championships ... Named to ImpactBaseball.com's Top 30 team ... Batted .479 with 12 home runs as senior ... All-Western Carolina honoree by Asheville Citizen-Times while helping lead Roberson to State 3-A finals ... Batted .482 (41-for-85) with 11 doubles and home run.
PERSONAL: Born Kenneth Dale Smith in Asheville, N.C. ... Son of Tom and Karen Smith ... His dad, Tom, was a successful head baseball coach at T.C. Roberson.