Derek Smith

Derek Smith
Number: 21
Class: Senior
Hometown: Jersey Shore, Pa.
High School: Jersey Shore
Position: Shortstop
Player bio:

2012: A preseason honorable mention All-American by … started 40 games for the Panthers while hitting .482 with seven home runs and 57 runs batted in … named the 2012 AMCC Player of the Year, becoming the second straight Panther to do and third overall … a honorable mention All-American … earned second-team Mid-Atlantic all-region honors by both and the American Baseball Coaches Association … two-time AMCC Hitter of the Week … ranked in the top 10 nationally in batting average (.482), runs batted in (57), slugging percentage (.788) and on base percentage (.535) … led the AMCC in those same four categories … in addition, led all conference hitters with 66 total hits … his seven home runs tied the school record … became the program’s all-time RBI leader on May 10 with a run-scoring single against La Roche … has 134 RBIs for his career … was a perfect 14-14 in stolen base attempts … his batting average did not drop below .500 until the 34th game of the season ... posted 20 multiple-hit games … hit .431 in conference play with 20 runs batted in … played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod league over the summer … while primarily playing catcher, he hit .267 in 26 games … the only NCAA Division III player to play in the Cape Cod league last summer.

2011: Started all 33 games …Second Team All-Conference choice at third base … ranked eighth in the NCAA in batting average (.459) and ninth in on-base percentage (.721) … top 30 in the NCAA in slugging (.721) and RBIs (51) … third in the AMCC in doubles (16), fifth in runs scored (39), and sixth in total bases (80) … top ten in AMCC in hits (51), triples (2), and home runs (3) … only had one game hitting below .400 … hit season high two home runs to bring in four RBIs in game against Dickinson (Feb. 27) … collected season high five RBIs on four hits against Penn State Harrisburg (March 20).

2010: Appeared in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury...batted .548 in 31 total plate appearances...hit one homerun and collected 14 RBIs...had 12 runs scored...earned a medical red-shirt.

2009: Played in all 32 games and hit .327 with eight doubles, one home run and 26 RBIs.

Personal: The son of Randy and Kim Smith … a sports medicine major.