Churchville-Chili High School Saints volleyball player Caleb Smith has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the NCAA Division II Daemen College Wildcats in Buffalo, NY.
The 2020-21 boys volleyball season, if approved for play this year, would be Smith’s third year as a varsity player for the Churchville-Chili Saints. As a junior in the fall of 2019, Smith was named a Monroe County 1st Team All-County selection and also All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention. He was a leading member of the C-C volleyball team that won two-straight Monroe County Division titles and two-straight Section V titles in the fall seasons of 2019 and 2018. He led the team with most blocks in the 2019 season. Smith’s teammates recognized the leadership role he was playing as the 2019 season progressed and voted him Most Improved Player.
“Caleb is a very talented player who is well-loved and respected by his teammates,” said C-C Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach Kim Eichas. “He is a go-to player when the game is on the line. He has played every position at the varsity level except setter, and Caleb makes a noticeable impact in each role he is put in. I am proud of his hard work and dedication to the sport.”
Churchville-Chili’s Athletic Director Michael Murray said, “Caleb was a force to be reckoned with last year and played a huge role in helping lead our team to back-to-back titles. He worked very hard to become one of the best all-around players in the league and it is awesome to see him continue his playing career at a higher level.”
Smith has a long-term commitment to his sport and has been playing competitive volleyball since he was 12. He is looking forward to joining the up-and-coming Wildcats volleyball program at Daemen, He plans to major in business and accounting, and is very also enthusiastic about the impressive business program offered by the college.
Feature photo: Caleb Smith signing his commitment letter to Daemen College while his parents look on.
This page: Churchville-Chili High School senior Caleb Smith (center) with parents Todd and Lisa Smith and brothers Joshua (back, left) and Seth (back, right).