BIG EAST champions earn all-league awards
Alvaro Verdu claims all-conference honors
The Golden Eagles boast seven returners and four newcomers.
Honors and Awards:
2017-18 (Sophomore): First Team All-BIG EAST selection … Finished with 16-11 record in singles, including an 11-5 mark at the No. 2 position … Was also 2-0 at the top spot … Accounted for 11 total doubles victories, including nine in dual action with Scott Christian … Earned second letter.
Freshman (2016-17): Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year … All-BIG EAST Conference honoree … Finished second on the team with 17 singles wins, including 12 in dual play … Posted 11-7 mark at No. 2 position … Teamed up with Greg Anderson to post 8-4 mark in doubles … Majority of action came at No. 3 … Earned first letter.
Personal: Born July 15, 1998 in Welland, Ontario … Son of Mike and Sanja Smrek … Father played college basketball at Canisius and earned pair of NBA titles (1987, 1988) with Los Angeles Lakers … Has one sister, Anna … Majoring in economics.
Smrek's Career Results
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