10  Rachel Goldsmith
Rachel Goldsmith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora

Height:
5-10

Position:
Right Side Hitter

Birthdate:
08/11/1982


2003: Received All-America East first team honors (11/21) . . . finished off the season with match-high 24 kills and 12 digs in loss against Northeastern (11/21) . . . led the team with 17 kills and 13 digs vs. Binghamton (11/15) . . . named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I Volleyball First Team with a 3.95 grade point average (11/13) . . . registered 10 kills vs. UMBC (11/14) . . . named America East Player of the Week (11/9) . . . tallied 18 kills and 12 digs in conference win vs. Northeastern (11/8) . . . recorded team-high 14 kills and 18 digs vs. Albany (11/7) . . . led the team with 12 kills vs. Maine (11/1) . . . posted 15 kills, 13 digs, and hit.310 in 3-1 win vs. New Hampshire (10/31) . . . compiled 10 kills and hit .304 in conference win over Hartford (10/28) . . . contributed 10 kills and 12 digs vs. Albany (10/25) . . . posted team-high 23 digs and 21 kills in win vs. Northeastern (10/24) . . . registered 10 kills and 12 digs vs. New Hampshire (10/18) . . . recorded team-high of 20 kills and 15 digs vs. Maine (10/17) . . . had 12 kills and 17 digs in conference win vs. UMBC (10/11) . . . made 14 kills and 16 digs vs. Binghamton (10/10) . . . recorded 10 kills and seven digs vs. Hartford (10/7) . . . was named America East Conference player of the week for the week ending 9/28 . . . totaled 14 kills 16 digs and hit .333 vs. Long Island (9/30) . . . named tournament MVP at the Wagner College Invitational . . . recorded team-high of 10 kills and hit .533 vs. Wagner (9/28) . . . posted match-high with 19 kills and hit .419 vs. Morgan State (9/28) . . . hit .414 and led the team with 17 kills in win vs. Yale (9/27) . . . gathered a match-high of 25 kills and added 12 digs vs. Manhattan (9/25) . . . named to the all-tournament team at the Bison Scramble . . . tallied 14 kills and 12 digs in win vs. Bucknell (9/20) . . . led the team with a high of 19 kills and 20 digs vs. Buffalo (9/20) . . . posted 17 kills and 15 digs vs. Northern Illinois (9/13) . . . totaled 14 kills and 13 digs vs. Valparaiso (9/12) . . . recorded 24 kills, 11 digs and hit .367 vs. LIU (9/6) . . . tallied a match-high 15 kills and hit .370 vs. Canisius (9/6) . . . posted a team-high 12 kills and seven digs vs. St. John's (9/5) . . . totaled a match-high 20 kills and nine digs in loss to Dayton (8/30) . . . recorded 13 kills and 12 digs against Tulsa (8/30).

2002: Appeared in 35 games,starting 28...totaled 130 games played...second on the team in kills with 389...averaged 2.99 kills per game...second on the team in digs with a total of 313, averaging 2.41 digs per game...tied the team with the most service aces, recording 48 for the year . . . scored a double-double in the Maine win, killing 10 balls and digging 17...led the team with 13 kills against Northeastern and tallied 13 digs on defense...totaled 13 kills in the 3-1 win over Hartford...killed eight balls and blocked a team-high five against Albany...tallied 13 kills in the 3-2 win over Binghamton...killed eight balls in the New Hampshire match and totaled a team-high 16 digs...tied for second on the team in kills with 12 against Northeastern and led the team in bocks with four...tallied a double-double (16 kills/10 digs) in the Hartford match...charted 11 kills and six digs in the shutout of LIU...tied for second on the team in kills (12) in the win over Central Connecticut...scored 11 kills and six blocks in the win over Rider...tallied eight kills and five digs against Yale...tied with Valerie Maloy for the second in kills in the LIU match...was one dig away from posting a double-double (10 kills/nine digs) in the Cleveland St. match...just two kills of the team lead of nice in the Youngstown St. match...second on the team in kills (11) in the shutout over Canisius and had seven digs...charted another 16 kills against Harvard...was second on the team in kills in the Fairfield match...had a team-high 18 kills against UIC...led the team in kills (13) against Sacred Heart...second on the team with 12 kills against Sacred Heart...scored a double-double (18 kills/11 digs) in the Bucknell match...named to the RMU King's Classic All-Tournament Team...scored another double-double (14 kills/10 digs) in the Davidson win...led the team with 16 kills over Niagara...scored a double-double (13 kills/18 kills) in the Robert Morris match...led the team in kills (22) and digs (15) in the 3-1 win over Navy...

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 31 games, starting in 27...had 351 kills and averaged 2.90 per game with a hitting percentage of .191...had 22 aces...was second on the team with 237 digs averaging 1.96 per game...was second on the team in total blocks with 78...had double-digits in kills 18 times...career-high 23 kills against Northeastern (10-28-01)...hitting percentage of .250 or higher 12 times...had double-digits nine times in digs...season-high 16 digs against St. Francis...posted seven double-doubles in kills and digs...had three or more block assists 12 times...career-high seven block assists against Manhattan (9-23-01)...compiled 13 kills, three service aces, 12 digs and four block assists against Buffalo (8-31-01)...against Siena had 16 kills, two service aces and 17 digs (9-7-01)...tallied 19 kills, 10 digs, two service aces, two block solos and four block assists against Binghamton (9-18-01)...had 12 kills, six assists, three service aces, 10 digs and four block assists against Hartford (10-2-01)...

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 32 matches...led team in digs with 331...was third on the team in blocks with 51...was third on the team in kills with 260...against Hartford had 10 digs (9/2)...in a two-game span against Brown (9/8) and Quinnipiac (9/9), averaged 12 kills per game...versus Siena had 11 digs (9/9)... against St. Francis had 11 kills and nine digs (9/15)..in a 12-match stretch dating from 9/15- 10/15, averaged 10.9 kills and 13.3 digs...versus Penn had school record 38 digs (9/29)...in a loss against Fordham had 14 digs and 13 kills (11/1)...in a three-match span from 11/7-11/15 was averaging 12.3 digs...

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended West Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill....won three varsity letters on the volleyball team as a right side hitter...a three-time varsity scholar athlete (1997-99)...three-time academic all-conference selection (1997-99)...Illinois State scholar in 2000...

PERSONAL: Born August 11, 1982 in Aurora, Ill....daughter of Margot and Bruce Goldsmith...has two siblings, Noan and Josh.