9 Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C



MISCELLANEOUS: Hard-working catcher who will become a good leader ... very vocal behind the plate ... arrives at West Point from Tennessee.

2013: Appeared in three games late in the season ... made career debut against Holy Cross (April 28) ... ripped a two-run single in his first career at-bat ... finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored ... also appeared as a defensive replacement against Nyack (May 4) and Chestnut Hill (May 5).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Buster Kelso at Christian Brothers High ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... helped lead team to the 2011 Tennessee Division II state championship as a junior ... named all-metro three years in a row (2010-12) ... twice named all-state, earning the honor in 2010 and 2012 ... collected all-district accolades in 2011 and 2012 ... selected as an All-West Tennessee Coaches All-Star ... member of the National Honor Society ... named to the school's honor roll all four years.

PERSONAL: Given name is Benjamin Powell Smith ... born Dec. 21, 1993, in Memphis, Tenn. ... parents' names are Philip and Wendy Smith ... has one brother, Drew ... father played collegiate baseball at the University of Memphis ... attended the same high school as former Army standout pitcher Drew Clothier ... cousin, Carter Graves, is on the swimming team at Rice University ... aspired to attend the United States Military Academy since he was in the sixth grade ... enjoys spending time with his family ... majoring in Engineering Management.

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