Seniors are first Air Force All-Americans since 1997
Crampton named team MVP
Senior is just second player in program history to earn the honor
McKee, Smith will play for North squad in Monday's game
Eight Falcons honored by the league
Junior captain Erik Smith previews the beginning of the 2013 lacrosse season.
The Falcons defeat the Statesmen, 16-12, on Senior Day.
The Falcons host the 12th-ranked Buckeyes in ECAC action on April 20.
Falcons visit Stags in an ECAC contest on April 13. (Photos by Doug Dreyer)
Falcons face Golden Eagles on March 2 at Falcon Stadium
Air Force vs. #4 North Carolina (photos by Doug Dreyer)
One of four team captains for the 2014 season ... selected by the Boston Cannons as the 37th pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft, becoming the first Falcon to be drafted into the Major Lacrosse League ...
2013: Started all 14 games for the Falcons ... second-team All-ECAC selection at midfield ... team captain ... tabbed the team's offensive MVP ... registered 21 points and eight assists on the season ... scored three man-up goals on the year ... scooped up a team-leading 57 ground balls to earn the Falcons' ground ball award for the third-straight season ... won 73-of-151 face-offs on the year ... also registered four caused turnovers ... posted four points (2g, 2a) in win over High Point, while also grabbing a career-high 12 ground balls ... scored the game-winning goal over Canisius ... named to the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic all-tournament team for his performance against Canisius and Lehigh, registering five points and 12 ground balls in the two games, while also posting a .615 win percentage at the face-off X ... scored three points (2g, 1a) in wins over Lehigh, Michigan and Mercer ... tallied a career-high four goals in the season-finale against Hobart, including the game-winner, for his first hat trick of the season ... earned ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Hobart.
2012: Played in and started all 13 games at midfield ... registered eight goals and 12 assists on the season ... tallied two man-up goals ... recorded his first career hat trick against Robert Morris ... added a career-high five assists in win over Michigan to earn DU Face-Off Classic all-tournament honors ... registered three points (2g, 1a) against Army ... notched the gamewinner against the Black Knights, scoring off his face-off win in overtime ... recorded three points (2g, 1a) versus Denver ... also picked up 49 ground balls on the season ... shared team's Ground Ball Award.
2011: Played in and started all 13 games for the Falcons ... tabbed a second-team All-Freshman selection by Inside Lacrosse ... named the team's rookie of the year ... also won the Falcons' ground ball award and face-off award, leading the team with 64 ground balls and a team-best 52.5 face-off win percentage ... ended the year ranked tied for 25th in the nation in ground balls per game (4.92) and ranked 27th in face-off win percentage ... also led the team in total assists with 16 and ranked second in points (29) scored ... registered a season-best five points in wins over Manhattan (1g, 4a) and Presbyterian (2g, 3a) ... picked up a career-high 10 ground balls against Mercer ... two-time ECAC Rookie of the Week (March 7/April 4) ... named to Pioneer Face-Off Classic all-tournament team.
High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Mitch Brin ... All-American ... first-team all-state honoree ... state runner-up ... team MVP and team captain ... two-time first-team academic all-state ... also lettered four years in football ... first-team all-state safety ... first-team all-conference selection ... defensive MVP ... three-time academic all-state ... Scholastic Achievement Award in 2010 ... recipient of Outstanding Student-Athlete Award.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 29 ... son of Chris and Molly Smith ... has one younger brother, Austin, who is currently a freshman for the Falcons ...uncle, Dan Malone, played football at Nebraska-Kearney ... hobbies include playing ping pong, skiing, fishing, camping and playing sports.