Riley Smith enters her second season with Wesleyan field hockey in 2019. She joined the Cardinal staff as an assistant lacrosse coach in the spring of 2018, before adding field hockey as her second sport the following fall.
Smith graduated from Fairfield University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. A Guilford, Conn. native, played four years for the Stags as a midfielder and appeared in 20 games throughout her career. Smith also has years of coaching experience, in addition to her playing days, and has served as a head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Nor'easter Premier Lacrosse Club in New Haven, Conn. since 2013. Smith also served as the head junior varsity coach and an assistant varsity coach at Saint Josephs High School in Trumbull, Conn. since 2016.