Luke Smrek
Luke  Smrek

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wellend, Ontario

High School:
Robert Bateman High School

05/07/2018

Verdu Named BIG EAST Player of the Year, Staff Honored

BIG EAST champions earn all-league awards

05/12/2017

Luke Smrek Named BIG EAST Freshman Of The Year

Alvaro Verdu claims all-conference honors

08/15/2016

Marquette Opens 2016-17 at 41st Annual MTC

The Golden Eagles boast seven returners and four newcomers.

Honors and Awards:

2016-17
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
All-BIG EAST Conference
BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2017-18
All-BIG EAST First Team


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.

High School
: Attended Robert Bateman High School … Ranked as high as eighth in Ontario for his age group … ITF singles semifinalist, indoor provincials champion and OFSAA mixed doubles champion in 2016 … Member of Team Ontario and competes at the national tournament … U18 National Selection champion and finished in the top-10 at the U18 Canadian Nationals.

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

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fall Total 1 2 3 Fall Total
16-17 1-1 11-7 -- -- -- -- 5-5 17-13 2-1 2-1 8-4 4-5 16-11
17-18 2-0 11-5 0-1 -- -- -- 3-5 16-11 -- 1-0 8-11 2-4 11-15
TOTALS 3-1 22-12 0-1 -- -- -- 8-10 33-24 2-1 3-1 16-15 6-9 27-26

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