UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Nathan Smith
Player Profile:
Nathan Smith 1508838
Position: Defender
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
High School: Buchanon HS
Club: California Odyssey
Experience: 2 Letters

2015 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection … appeared in 20 games, making 19 starts at right back, logging a team-high 1,744 minutes … logged 90 minutes or more a team-high 14 times … played every minute of the final six matches of the season … posted two assists (two points) on the season … assisted on Jackson Yueill’s game-winning goal to defeat Cal Poly on September 18 … assisted on Jose Hernandez’s second goal in a 4-0 win over San Diego State on October 12 … contributed to three shutouts (San Diego State, California, Cal Poly).

2014 -- Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection … appeared in 13 games, making 11 starts at right back, logging 1,075 minutes before missing the rest of the season due to injury … contributed to seven shutouts (at North Carolina, Santa Clara, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, CSUN, at San Diego State, and Oregon State).

2013 -- Played in 16 matches, making 15 starts ... tallied one goal and two assists during the season (four points) ... named as the No. 48 freshman to watch in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... assisted on Victor Chavez's game-winning overtime goal at No. 1 Indiana on Sept. 1, earning Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week honors for his performance ... also logged an assist vs. California on Oct. 13 ... scored his first collegiate goal on Nov. 1 at Stanford, netting the game-winner in the 47th minute ... defensively helped the Bruins earn shutouts vs. Notre Dame, at Indiana, vs. UC Santa Barbara, at San Diego State and in the NCAA Second Round vs. Elon. 

U.S. National Team -- Consistent member of the U.S. U-17 National Team, earning 23 caps ... competed for the U.S. U-17's at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, playing in two matches and helping the U.S. reach the Round of 16 ... helped lead the U.S. U-17's to the 2011 U-17 CONCACAF Championship, scoring the game-winning goal in the final against Canada ... goal against Canada was nominated for the 2011 U.S. Soccer Goal of the Year ... member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program from 2009-11... also played for the U.S. U-15 National Team.

High School/Club -- Attended Buchanon High School in Clovis, Calif. ... led club team California Odyssey to two national championships ... rated as the No. 25 club player in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... also ranked No. 5 on College Soccer News's list of Top 150 Recruits for 2013 ... three-time NSCAA Youth Boys All-American ... competed for club teams California Odyssey and LA Galaxy ... led California Odyssey to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 Finals Weeks ... helped lead the LA Galaxy U-17 Academy Team to the 2011 Generation Adidas Cup ... also competed for the LA Galaxy U-18 Academy Team.

Personal -- Decided to attend UCLA because of the great location and the quality of soccer ... Lists his biggest thrill as playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico ... admires NBA star LeBron James ... Parents: Randall and Kelli Smith ... has two brothers, Harrison and Chandler, and two sisters, Alexandra and Jillian ... Full name is Nathan Morgan Smith ... Born October 18, 1994 ... History major.

Career Statistics

Yr GP GS Sh Gl A Pts
2013 16 15 14 1 2 4
2014 13 11 1 0 0 0
2015 20 19 0 0 2 2
Totals 49 45 15 1 4 6
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