16 Kristen Smeland
Kristen Smeland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Point, N.Y.

High School:
James I. O'Neill

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defensive Specialist



2012: Earned playing time in38 sets over 14 matches ... played only in non-conference matches ... brought in primarily to aid in the service game ... totaled 16 digs on the year ... recorded a career-high four digs in a 3-0 win over Albany (Sept. 15) in the Black Knights' second match of the West Point Challenge.

2011: Played in two matches in her first season on the banks of the Hudson ... recorded her first career service ace in a season debut against eventual Patriot League champion American (Sept. 30) ... also drew action against Holy Cross (Oct. 30) later in the season ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.

Background: Lived in five different states ... finished her high school career at James I. O'Neill in Highland Falls, N.Y. ... named team MVP and a Times Herald-Record Varsity 845 First Team All-Star ... honor society member ... won the President's Award for Educational Excellence ... played on the local club circuit for Downstate Juniors under the direction of current first-year Army assistant Stafford Barzey.

Personal: Kristen Kelly Smeland ... daughter of Chris and Barbara Smeland ... born April 30, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii ... father is currently the co-defensive coordinator for the Army football team ... family lived in five different states growing up ... Company I1 ... major is undeclared.

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