Lilu Smith

#10 Lilu Smith

Yr. Jr.
Bowls L
Hometown Gahanna, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Lincoln

2023-24: Started 29 traditional team matches as a junior ... posted a 186.2 average, leading the Beacons for a third straight season ... rolled eight games of 200 or better and paced Valpo in eight games, both team highs ... led team in back-to-back matches Oct. 14 at the MOTIV Penguin Classic, rolling a 231 against Niagara and a 212 versus #2 Arkansas State ... opened traditional team action Oct. 28 at the Valpo Bowling Classic with a team-best 209 against #20 UW-Whitewater ... later that day, led Beacons to a win over Dominican with a 224 game ... registered a 208 game in Jan. 9 win over #20 Oklahoma Christian at the Stormin' Blue & White Vegas Classic ... named to All-Tournament Team at Red Flash Invitational Jan. 26-28 after posting a 197.8 average over five traditional matches ... highlight of tournament came with a season-best 246 game in win over Morgan State ... recorded a team-best 212 game Feb. 10 against Augustana at the Flyer Classic ... rolled a 202 to help Valpo win traditional match point against #13 Tulane at the CUSA Championship March 21 ... named to CUSA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2022-23: Started 45 traditional team matches as a sophomore ... led Valpo in scoring average for a second straight season, posting a 189.4 average ... rolled 15 games of 200 or better and led the Beacons on 11 occasions, both also team highs ... broke 200 in four of eight traditional matches at season-opening MOTIV Penguin Classic Oct. 15-16, highlighted by a team-best 239 in win over Wright State ... led team with a 227 in win over Carroll, followed by a team-best 208 in win over Elmhurst, Oct. 29 at the Valpo Bowling Classic ... named to All-Tournament Team at Peacock Classic Jan. 20-22 with a 206.0 average over five traditional matches ... led Valpo in first three traditional matches Jan. 21, rolling a 231 in victory over Augustana, a 210 in a bye slot and a 213 in win over Elmhurst ... registered a 211 against #12 Duquesne Jan. 27 at the Red Flash Invitational ... opened traditional play Feb. 11 at the Flyer Classic with a team-best 222 in a win over North Central, followed by a 205 in a win over Carthage ... surpassed 200 in three of five traditional matches at the Big Red Invitational March 4, highlighted by a 267 against #4 Arkansas State ... 267 set a new career high and was just one pin away from cracking the program’s single-game top-10 ... also rolled a 222 in win over Quincy and a 211 in win over #21 Lincoln Memorial.

2021-22: Exploded onto the scene for Valpo during her freshman campaign ... named to the NTCA All-Rookie Second Team ... also a member of the Southland Bowling League All-Rookie Team ... started 34 traditional matches as a rookie, leading the team with a 195.1 average ... average ranks seventh in a single season in program history ... led all bowlers nationally in split conversion percentage, successfully converting 20 of her 81 splits (24.7%). ... also ranked 31st nationally with a 72.5% spare conversion percentage, a mark which rose to 78.1% when considering just traditional matches, good for fourth nationally ... recorded a team-high 12 games of 200 or better ... led Valpo in nine of her 34 starts ... first hit the 200 mark Oct. 30 with a 203 to help Valpo beat Alabama A&M as part of the Valpo Bowling Classic ... took her game to another level after the return from the holiday break, averaging a 203.7 over Valpo's five spring semester tournaments ... posted games of 200 against Marian and North Central before leading Valpo with a 222 in win over Carroll Jan. 22-23 at the Peacocks Classic ... named to All-Tournament Team as she averaged 199.5 over the six traditional matches ... paced Valpo with a 212 game in Feb. 12 win over Quincy at the Flyer Classic ... ranked eighth in the individual standings Feb. 26 at the Big Red Invitational, just 13 pins out of the top-five, with an average of 226.0 over five traditional matches ... led Valpo in each of the day's final four matches ... rolled a 258 to lift the Beacons to a win over Central Missouri ... followed with a season-best game of 266, just two pins shy of Valpo's single-game top-10 chart, against host #3 Nebraska ... notched a 208 against #9 Youngstown State and a 216 to close day in win over Quincy ... stood out on national TV Feb. 27 in Valpo's best-of-seven baker match against host #3 Nebraska on the Big Ten Network ... rolled a team-best five strikes and was clean through her 12 frames ... rolled a team-best 213 against #24 Monmouth March 19 at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic ... registered a 223 later that day in win over Alabama A&M ... led the way for the Beacons with a 226 against #7 Louisiana Tech at the SBL Championship March 25, helping lift them to win in traditional half of the hybrid match ... named to SBL Acadmic Honor Roll.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Lions ... helped team place eighth at 2021 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship and finished sixth individually ... a two-time Second Team All-State honoree ... two-time Central Ohio Girls Bowler of the Year ... also twice First Team All-Conference and led conference in scoring average each of her last two seasons ... member of three state champion teams ... holds numerous school records for high game/series ... a six-time Junior Gold qualifier ... finished in fourth place in both singles and doubles action at 2021 US Youth Open Tournament ... won Pepsi State in 2016 and finished second in 2019 ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Ann Smith ... major is computer science.