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Smith to enter Cal (Pa.) HOF

Former Elkins High School standout was a three-time All-American for Vulcans

Photo courtesy of California (Pa.) Athletics Former Elkins High School standout Kayla Smith will be inducted into the 2021 California (Pa.) Athletic Hall of Fame. Smith was an All-American three times during her career with the Vulcans.

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Former Elkins High School standout Kayla Smith is among five inductees into California University of Pennsylvania’s 26th Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Smith was a dominant forward for the Vulcans from 2006-2011 and received All-America status three times.

She helped Cal U capture NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships in 2007 and 2008 before being selected the 2011 PSAC West Athlete of the Year. Smith led the league and ranked among the top five in the country in rebounds per game in each her last two seasons.

Smith holds the all-time school record with 1,309 rebounds and ranks third with 2,096 points. She is just one of eight players in PSAC history — three from Cal U — to finish with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

The remainder of the 2021 inductees are Amanda Heister-DelGreco, Class of 2009 (women’s soccer); Dennis Laskey, Classes of 1984 and 2006 (soccer coach); Randy Sturgill, Class of 2011 (baseball); and the late Bernard “Bernie” Kalocay, Class of 1965 (baseball).

The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees, along with the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, will be recognized at an upcoming event with the date and time to be determined.

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