University of Iowa Athletics

#17 Ciara Smith

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Midlothian, Va.
High School Trinity Episcopal School
Ciara Smith - Field Hockey - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. 2022 — Saw action in seven games with three starts… recorded 226 minutes… recorded five points… tallied two goals and one assist on the year – all coming in a 6-0 victory over Saint Louis (9/4)… attempted eight shots with four on goal… played a season high 74 minutes in season opener against Wake Forest… letterwinner.

2021 Honors – Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester. 2021 – Appeared in all 20 games with one start… logged 620 minutes as a reserve forward… led the team with 10 goals and had one assist for 21 points… scored seven goals in team’s first 10 games… had a goal and an assist in win over Saint Louis (9/12)… found the back of cage twice in NCAA Tournament win over American (11/12), including the game-winner… they were her fourth and fifth career NCAA Tournament goals… made her only start in Elite Eight game against Northwestern (11/14).

2020 Honors — NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honoree… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree. 2020 — Played all 18 games, registering two goals and 15 shots… notched one of three goals in Iowa’s Elite Eight win over Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament.

2019 — Played 21 of 22 games, starting four… recorded her first collegiate goal against Penn State (10/13)… scored two goals in Iowa’s Sweet 16 match against Duke (11/15)… pushed Iowa into the Sweet 16 with a game-winning goal over Northwestern in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament (11/9)… scored her first collegiate assist against Michigan State (9/29).

2018 — Saw action in seven games… made her Hawkeye debut at home against Dartmouth (Aug. 31).

High School — Compiled 48 goals and 23 assists in her high school career
2015 Virginia State Division I champion… state runner-up in 2016… member of Saints Hockey Rocks Club since 2013… U-19 Club team is currently ranked sixth in the country… placed first in division at USA Field Hockey Festival and third at USA Field Hockey National Club Championship in 2016… two-time letter winner in softball as a centerfielder and lacrosse as a forward… four-year Honor Roll member.

Personal — Majoring in communications studies.