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Avery Smith - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Avery Smith

Position Midfielder
Height 5-7
Class Senior
Hometown Elkhorn, Neb.
High School Elkhorn South HS
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SENIOR – 2023

  • Played and started in 17 matches for Kansas
  • Logged over 1,300 minutes of playing time
  • Scored a goal in a 6-0 win over Colorado College (Aug. 27)
  • Scored a goal in a 2-2 draw at Oklahoma (Sept. 14)

JUNIOR – 2022

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week Honorable Mention (Sept. 20)
  • Appeared in 15 matches (10 starts)
  • Scored one goal on the season at USF (Sept. 18)
  • Tallied her one assist of the season at USF (Sept. 18)
  • Recorded four shots, including three shots on goal
  • Logged 1,022 minutes
  • Played 90 minutes in each of the final six matches
  • Received the Jayhawker Award at the Rock Chalk Choice Awards


  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started in 18 games
  • Scored one goal on the season vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 9)
  • Finished the season with eight shots, including four shots on goal
  • Logged 1,434 minutes
  • Played a season-high 94 minutes vs. West Virginia (Oct. 10)


  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Saw time in six matches making five starts
  • Finished the season with eight shots including three against Kansas State (March 13) and at Missouri (April 17)
  • Played a season-high 105 minutes at Iowa State on March 20


  • Helped Elkhorn South to three-straight district championships as well as the 2019 Class A State Championship
  • Named to the All-State First Team by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald in both 2018 and 2019
  • Also a member of National Honors Society


  • Daughter of Colby and Keleigh Smith
  • Has two younger siblings, Austin and Aubrie
  • Her brother, Austin, is currently a member of the swimming and diving team at South Dakota State
  • Her father, Colby, competed in track and field at Texas Tech
  • Her uncle, Josh Reynolds played football at Texas Tech
  • Majoring in psychology and exercise science