8 - James Smith
James Smith
Height: 5-6
Weight: 140
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Eastbourne, England
High School: Cavendish College
Position: MF

High School: Graduated from Cavendish College in Eastbourne, England…Played professional club soccer for Brighton & Hove Aibion in Brighton, England…Coached by Martin Hinslewood…Made 70 appearances for the youth team and 30 appearances for the reserve team…Scored 10 goals with the youth team and two with the reserves.

Personal: Full name is James Alan Smith…Born on Dec. 18, 1991 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England…Son of Joanne and Alan Smith…Has one sister, Rebecca…Majoring in sport science…Plans to pursue a professional playing career after graduation.

More about James: Favorite books: Sport autobiographies…Favorite midnight snack: Cookies…Favorite movie: “Back to the Future”…Favorite musical artist: Michael Jackson…Favorite song: “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson…Favorite sports team: Arsenal FC…Favorite athlete: David Beckham of Los Angeles Galaxy…James can’t imagine a week without: His Blackberry…James’ advice to kids: “Take on as much information as possible”…Favorite color: Blue…Favorite food: Steak…Favorite sports other than soccer: Golf, tennis, cricket…People James most admires: His family…Best advice James has ever been given: “Take every opportunity given to you”…When James was a kid, he tried to be like: Former Dutch soccer player Marc Overmars…When people first meet James, they think: “He’s not 19!”.