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2012-13 Men's Soccer
Jelani Smith
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Jelani Smith
Jelani Smith

POS.D/F
HT.6-4
WT.195
YR.Sr.
HOMETOWNMississauga, Canada
PREVIOUS SCHOOLRick Hansen Secondary

As A Junior (2011)
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Appeared in seven contests while making four starts between defense and forward … helped the Green and Blue to a 12-6-2 overall record while securing back-to-back A-Sun regular season titles with a 7-1 league mark … contributed to a pair of shutouts on the year, including the 1-0 blanking of ETSU (Nov. 13) in the A-Sun Championship final … member of the A-Sun Tournament Championship squad and program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in first year of postseason eligibility.

As a Sophomore (2010)
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Competed in seven contests and made five starts … recorded four shots on the year with two on goal … helped FGCU to an overall record of 13-3-2 and a perfect 9-0 A-Sun record, outscoring league opposition 26-2 … contributed to FGCU’s first A-Sun conference regular season championship … part of a defensive effort that recorded a program-best nine shutouts on the year, which ranked first in the conference … defense also topped the league in goals allowed (11) and goals against average (0.58) … helped the Eagles to their first national ranking, landing as high as No. 19 and ending the year No. 20 according to Soccer America.

As A Freshman (2009)
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Competed in all 16 matches and started 13 contests ... finished with seven points on two goals and three assists off 19 shots, including 11 on goal ... made collegiate debut and recorded a shot on goal in the 1-0 victory over FIU (Sept. 1) in the season opener ... recorded his first collegiate point on an assist in the 2-2 draw with Furman (Sept. 11) at the Diadora/Spinx Tournament ... scored his first collegiate goal in the 3-0 victory over UC Riverside (Sept. 18) at the UNLV Rebel Classic ... credited with an assist against UNLV (Sept. 20) at the UNLV Rebel Classic ... registered a goal and assisted another in the 4-0 defeat of Campbell (Oct. 24), ending the Camels’ 18-game conference unbeaten streak ... helped the team to the first winning-season in program history, holding an 8-7-1 record and a 6-3-0 conference record … called to Canadian U-20 National competition in Netherlands … added to U-20 player pool for 2010 CONCACAF and 2011 World Cup qualifying in Columbia.

High School
Provincial East Champions in 2008 and 2009 with Hearts Azzuri ... Canadian Soccer League, National Division Champions in 2008 with Italia Shooters ... youngest player in Canadian Soccer League in 2007, with Canadian Lions ... member of National Training Center in 2007-08 ... BMO Financial Group National Championship silver medalist ... member of Ontario U-16 Provincial team.

Personal
Born January 1, 1991 … legal studies major ... son of Hubert and Patricka Smith.