Crampton named team MVP
Crampton, Smith, Price, Warden recognized by league
Smith named offensive player of the week, Warden tabbed rookie of the week
Four Falcons earn all-tournament honors
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)
Team tri-captain for 2013 season ...
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 sibling ...uncle, Dan Malone, played football at Nebraska-Kearney ... hobbies include playing ping pong, skiing, fishing, camping and playing sports.