Michelle Smith enters her seventh season as head coach of the Babson women's lacrosse program in 2016-17 with a career record of 60-43. After leading the Beavers to 13 wins and a NEWMAC regular season title in 2016, Smith guided the Green and White to a conference tournament championship and the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 last spring.
In her first season at the helm, Smith guided the Beavers to a 13-3 record - including a 12-game winning streak - as well as the number one seed in the NEWMAC Tournament and a trip to the league championship game. She then led her team to nine more wins and its second straight NEWMAC Finals appearance in 2013, followed by a third consecutive conference championship game in 2014.
A graduate of Trinity College, where she received her Bachelor's degree in 2008 and her Master's degree in 2011, Smith began her coaching career with a one-year stint as an assistant for the women's lacrosse program at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She then returned to her alma mater in 2009, where she has served as the assistant women's lacrosse and field hockey coach for two years.
Smith enjoyed a legendary playing career at Trinity, leading the Bantams' lacrosse team to NCAA Tournament appearances in each of her final two seasons, including a trip to the regional finals in 2007. She was a three-time All-NESCAC and All-Region honoree, and she was selected as a First Team All-American and the C. Kelly Markland Award winner for the Division III Goalie of the Year in 2007. She graduated as the program's all-time leader in saves and was named team captain in 2008.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Smith has been highly involved in a number of lacrosse camps and clubs throughout the northeast, including the Peak Performance Goalie Camp for the past six years and the Elite 180 Girls Camp for the last five.
Smith, whose brother Chris recently graduated from Babson as a member of the Class of 2011, also assists in the oversight of the College's athletic facilities.