Gisela Smith

Gisela Smith was a standout defender on the Huskies' field hockey team, where she played midfielder. Smith, a native of Trinidad, was the MVP of Trinidad's national team and played in many international competitions. At Bloomsburg she was a two-time winner (1990 and 1991) of the Broderick Award as the field hockey National Player of the Year. In addition, she was a first team All-American in 1990 and 1991; the PSAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Year in 1991 and a four-time first team All-PSAC honoree. She was also on the NCAA All-Tournament team in 1988, 1990 and 1991.

Despite being a defender, she still scored 13 goals and had 14 assists during her four year career. During that time the Huskies won three PSAC championships and were three time NCAA runners-up. The team compiled a record of 84-8-2 over that period, and the defense allowed only 39 goals in those 94 games. Gisela also served as team captain her senior year in 1991. In 2006 Smith was named to the NCAA Division III 25th Anniversary Team.

In 1993 Smith was the leading goal scorer for the New York City Open Women's Field Hockey team and also helped lead New York City to their first and only Gold medal for the sport, in the history of the Empire State Games.

Smith earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Bloomsburg and now lives in Florida.