Robert C. Smith

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Rob Smith’s soccer path led him from McKean High School to the Olympics. Smith played for the 1996 U.S. Olympic team. He also played for the University of South Carolina and the Columbus Crew in
Major League Soccer. Smith’s career began at Kirkwood Soccer Club. At McKean he was the Gatorade Delaware Player of the Year in 1990. Continuing his career at the University of South Carolina as a
defensive midfielder, he was a third-team NCAA Division I All-American in 1994. Smith was a four-time All-South Region selection. Smith still holds the South Carolina record for career assists (40).
As a junior Smith helped lead the Gamecocks to the NCAA championship game against Virginia. In a second-round game against Clemson he scored two goals, including the game-winner. From 1991 through
1996 Smith played on U.S. national teams that travelled to 19 countries. In 1992 he received the adidas National Academic Award. Smith has stayed in Ohio with his family.  He lives in
Worthington where he teaches wellness, is president of Learning Through Sports, Inc., and is player development director for the Worthington United 94 soccer team.



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