Willow Smith
Willow Smith
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bradford, Vt.
High School: Oxbow
Team: Women

Honors: 2016 Captain ... 2014 USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team

As a Junior: Missed season due to injury.

As a Sophomore: Competed in 11 events ... finished second on the team in the giant slalom (2:16.00) at the Vermont Carnival on Jan. 10-11 ... was the second SMC finisher in the giant slalom (2:38.45) at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 17-18 ... placed third among the Purple Knights in the slalom (1:58.37) at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 7-8 ... clocked in at 59.51 in the slalom at the Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 21-22.

As a Freshman: Competed in nine events ... skied a 2:53.88 in the slalom at the Vermont Carnival on Jan. 12 ... finished 44th in the giant slalom (1.58.73) at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 25 ... placed 49th in the giant slalom (2:20.45) at the Middlebury Carnival on Feb. 15.

Before SMC: Played four years of varsity soccer and lacrosse at Oxbow High School ... competed in club Alpine skiing through Ford Sayre Academy in Hanover, N.H. ... competed in U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Jr. 2 Olympics as a junior ... two-year soccer captain ... during soccer as a senior, was all-state, league MVP and scored 50 points ... competed in Twin State Senior All-Star games in soccer and lacrosse following senior seasons ... helped Oxbow finish as lacrosse state runner-up her junior year and soccer state runner-up as a senior.

Personal: Willow Ruch Smith ... daughter of Dan and Tracey Smith ... majoring in economics and international relations ... Dean's List student ... brother Drazen played soccer at Castleton in 2012 and 2013.