Name: Jaclyn Smith
Position: B
Sport: Rowing
Classification: Legs, Trunk and Arms Four with Coxswain
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
DOB: 7/3/1993
Birthplace: Mineola, N.Y.
Hometown: Williston Park, N.Y.
High School: Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, N.Y.) ‘11
College: Sacred Heart University ’15, Psychology; Sacred Heart University ’16, Master of Education
Team/Club: Sacred Heart University
Coach(es): Nicoleta Mantescu
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016): One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (LTAMix4+)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (LTAMix4+)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2014 (LTAMix4+), 2015 (LTAMix4+)
Personal: Smith played all sorts of sports growing up in order to keep up with her very athletically talented siblings. She was inspired to row when she attended high school at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and they offered rowing as a varsity sport. She took up rowing because she believed it was a sport that she would be able to excel in. She says that living out her dreams of rowing on the United States National Team would not be possible without the continuous love and support of her family and friends, but specifically her parents, grandparents, and Coach, Nicoleta Mantescu....Daughter of James and Annmarie Smith…Has one older brother, James, a younger brother, Brian, and a younger sister, Caleigh…Favors all New York sports teams; the Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Knicks…Favorite book is "Hope Solo's Memoir" and her favorite TV show is "Friday Night Lights"... Assistant coach for the Sacred Heart University Rowing Team.