Eliza Smith
Eliza Smith


Melbourne, Australia

High School:
Maribyrnong College




Comeback Falls Short, Redbirds Lose to Marquette

Stacey Niao and LeighAnn Hranka had double-doubles for ISU.


Redbird Volleyball Defeats Southern Illinois in Straight Sets, 3-0

Illinois States goes to 9-3 on the season, and 2-0 in conference play.


Redbirds Aggressive Offense Keys 3-0 Victory

Illinois State improved to 5-1 with the win over Weber State.


Redbirds Offense Efficient, Dismiss Nevada 3-0

Illinois State combined for 41 kills in the match.


Redbirds Hold Off Rally, Defeat Grand Canyon 3-2

Stacey Niao recorded her second double-double of the season.


Illinois State vs. Indiana State

Friday, Sept. 27 at Redbird Arena


Illinois State vs. Southern Illinois

Sunday, Sept. 22, at Redbird Arena


Illinois State VS Presbyterian

Illinois State takes on Presbyterian in the Redbird Classic 08/31/12

Junior Year (2013)
Appeared in 12 matches and started in four ... played in 25 sets ... ranked fourth on the team in blocks per set (0.68) ... ranked sixth in hitting percentage (.194) and eighth in kills (22) ... set career-highs in solo blocks (2) against Indiana State (10/25) and kills (5) in two matches ... recorded at least one kill in nine matches and at least one block in seven matches.

Sophomore Year (2012)
Appeared in 14 matches and 23 sets ... recorded two or more kills in four matches ... posted a season-high four kills and a season-high .275 hitting percentage against VCU (8/24) ... tallied three blocks in three matches ... recorded 10 total blocks during the season and averaged 0.43 blocks per set.

Freshman Year (2011)
Appeared in 17 matches, starting 11 ... ranked third on the team in blocks per set (.80) and eighth in points (46) and points per set (1.33) ... recorded a career-high five kills, four digs, six total blocks and 9.5 points against Northern Iowa (9/23) ... compiled perfect 1.000 hitting percentages two times ... recorded two or more kills in six matches.

Prior to ISU
A member of the Australian Senior Women's Volleyball Team, which competed in the Vietnam Cup in 2011 ... represented Australia in the Indoor Volleyball at the Junior Level in the Asian Youth Championships in 2010 ... represented Victoria in the Beach Volleyball Australian Junior Nationals in 2010 ... won the Most Improved Player award for the Melbourne University Renegades Volleyball Club in 2010, the highest division in Victoria and won gold during the 2010 season ... was selected to represent Victoria as part of the All-Star Team in the 2010 State of Origin Match against Queensland in 2010.

Eliza Jean Smith ... born November 10, 1992 ... daughter of Steve Smith and Deb Way ... One sister (Annabel) ... majoring in communications.

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