|15 Chareya Smith|
Senior Chareya Smith Named Outstanding Player of the Year
Strong Finish Spurs Optimism for 2012-13
Pirates End Season Having Won Six of Eight Games
Junior Celeste Stewart Nets Career-High 18 Points in Opening-Round Victory
Pirates Look to Avenge Earlier 75-70 Setback Against Golden Hurricane
As a Junior (2010-11): Played in all but two games and made 21 starts - among the highest five starting totals on the squad ... Started the first nine games of the campaign as well as the final eight ... One of six Pirates to average double figures in minutes played ... Scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 22-point outburst against SMU (2/17) on 10-for-14 shooting from the field ... Posted a near double-double vs. Florida A&M (12/30) with nine points and personal-best matching 10 rebounds (five offensive) ... Netted double digits in points four of the last seven games of the season ... Played a career-high 33 minutes in the Conference USA quarterfinal contest against Tulane (03/10) in El Paso ... Enjoyed her most efficient performance from the floor in the 97-83 victory over Massachusetts (11/28), draining five of six shots ... Was key in the C-USA Tournament first round win against Tulsa (3/09), scoring 10 points and snatching seven rebounds while adding two assists ... Was a perfect (6-for-6) from the line at Southern Miss (1/23).
As a Sophomore (2009-10): Played all 34 contests, making 12 starts ... Owned the highest field goal percentage mark on the squad ... Netted a then career-best eight points and three field goals in a personal-high 22 minutes in the season opener against Charlotte (11/13) ... Put in a then career-best 11 points and corralled a personal-high and team-leading seven rebounds against Western Carolina (11/15) ... Set her career high in points for the third-straight game, collecting 14 to go along with five rebounds against UNC Wilmington (11/19) ... Netted double figures in points for the third time in four contests, scoring 10 at American (11/22) ... Scored 11 points against Bethune-Cookman (11/27) off the bench ... Notched seven points and collected six rebounds against Towson (11/28) ... Scored eight points and recorded a career-best two steals against VCU (12/2) ... Picked up a career-high 10 rebounds (six offensive) at Gardner-Webb (12/5) ... Netted six points and a career-best three blocks at Hampton (12/12) in her first career start ... Started her second consecutive game, scoring eight points against Houston-Baptist (12/19) ... Notched four points at South Florida (12/20) ... Played 15 minutes against UMBC (12/28) ... Netted six points and recorded a career-best four steals against Binghamton (12/29) ... Produced 4-for-4 efficiency from both the field and the free throw line to become one of three players to score in double digits with 12 points against Marshall (1/4) ... Notched her first career double-double against Southern Miss (1/8), scoring 11 points and matching her career best with 10 rebounds ... Scored three points and recorded a block against UCF (1/10) ... Netted six points to go along with five rebounds at Houston (1/15) ... Hit four of her six field goal attempts to end up with nine points at Rice (1/17) ... Recorded four rebounds while scoring three points at SMU (1/23) ... Was one of four Lady Pirates to score in double figures against UAB (1/28), collecting 11 points while snatching eight rebounds ... Scored six points against Memphis (1/30) ... Shot 4-for-5 from the field at Southern Miss (2/4), netting nine points ... Collected five points at UCF (2/6) ... Led the team and matched her career high with 14 points against UTEP (2/11) ... Scored four points against Tulane (2/13) ... Netted nine points in addition to eight rebounds against Tulsa (2/21) ... Started the game at UAB (2/25), scoring five points as well as snatching two steals and recording an assist ... Started for the second-straight contest at Memphis (2/27), scoring six points and corralling three rebounds ... Scored six points at Marshall (3/3) ... Earned a start (fourth straight) against Southern Miss (3/8) in the first round of the C-USA Tournament, scoring 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting to go along with two rebounds ... Started and played 18 minutes in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals against Memphis (3/9), netting six points ... Hit three of five field goal attempts and started in the C-USA Tournament semifinals vs. Tulane (3/10) ... Was instrumental in the comeback win in the WNIT first round at Drexel (3/19), dropping in a team-best 14 points by hitting 7-of-10 from the field and corralling seven rebounds ... Contributed six points while making her eighth-straight start in the WNIT second round contest at Maryland (3/21).
As a Freshman (2008-09): Scored three points and grabbed two rebounds during seven minutes played in the exhibition contest against Southern Wesleyan (11/08) ... Experienced one minute of playing time in her first collegiate appearance against Hampton (11/14) ... Did not play against Appalachian State (11/18) ... Pulled down her first rebound and tallied her first steal in an ECU uniform against Presbyterian (11/21) ... Did not play at VCU (11/25) ... Scored her first collegiate points against North Carolina Central, tallying two as well as corralling four rebounds ... Did not play against North Carolina A&T (11/29) ... Dished out her first career assist as well as matching season-high marks in minutes played (8), rebounds (4) and points (2) at No. 19 Virginia (12/06) ... Played four minutes at UNC Wilmington (12/14) and grabbed two rebounds ... Scored four points in nine minutes played against Gardner-Webb (12/16) ... Played six minutes vs. Mercer (12/19) ... Came off of the bench vs. Florida Atlantic (12/20), playing a career-high 15 minutes ... Netted two points in eight minutes played vs. Marist (12/29) ... Collected three points at FIU (12/30) ... Produced four points in seven minutes played against Marshall (1/03) in the conference opener ... Scored two points in 11 minutes at Tulsa (1/08) ... Set her career-high point total with five at SMU (1/10) ... Picked up a rebound at Marshall (1/18) ... Played two minutes against Memphis (1/22) ... Played three minutes against UAB (1/24) ... Contributed three minutes off of the bench at UCF (1/29), at Southern Miss (1/31) and against UTEP (2/05) ... Did not experience action at Tulane (2/08) ... Played three minutes against Southern Miss (2/13) and UCF (2/15) ... Played eight minutes at Memphis (2/20) ... Matched her career high with five points at UAB (2/22) ... Tallied four points and a personal-best six rebounds against Rice (2/26) ... Came off of the bench and played two minutes against Houston (2/28) ... Scored three points and grabbed two rebounds in the C-USA Tournament first round contest vs. UAB (3/05) ... Collected four points and four rebounds in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals vs. top-seeded SMU (3/06).
At Athens Drive High School: Averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds her junior year under head coach Chris Danehower ... A two-time All-TAAC honoree, selected as Player-of-the-Year after notching 15 points and eight rebounds her sophomore campaign.
Personal: Is undecided on a major ... Daughter of Sinnika Smith ... Nickname is "Juicey" ... Born Feb. 2, 1989.