dba Ambassadors

AGE: SPORT: England Lacrosse

REPRESENTATION:

Senior England 2005 – 2012
England World Cup 2009 & 2013
All World Team 2013

University of Maryland 2008-2011
NCAA Champions 2010 & Runners Up 2011
First Team All-American 2011
MVP Atlantic Coast Conference Championships 2011

U19 All World Team 2007 (Bronze) Co Captain
U19 England Squad 2003 – 2007
U19 England Prague Cup 2006 – Top Goal Scorer Award

SPONSORS/ENDORSMENTS:

Storm says

"Laura is undoubtedly one of the most talented lacrosse players to come out of the UK. She captained England to a bronze medal at the U19 World Cup in Canada 2007 and it was here she was scouted by Maryland University for a lacrosse scholarship. At the time she was the first English player and only the second player from the UK, ever to have been offered this unique opportunity."

"After 3 years of playing in the States, she has turned into one of the best midfielders in the world which she proved at the 2013 World Cup with 16 goals, 8 assists and MVP against Wales. Her talent and skill was recognised by the world's best coaches and officials who selected her, the only European player, for the All World Team 2013.

"Laura is definitely one of the most humble athletes you will come across and this is what makes her a role model to all. As a sports teacher, I have no doubt that unbeknown to her, she will be inspiring many girls to follow in her footsteps and represent their country in their chosen sport."

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS:

All World Team at the World Championships in Oshawa, 2013
First Team All-American
Captaining University of Maryland 2011
MVP Atlantic Coast Conference Championship 2011
Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women's lacrosse
U19 World Cup 2007 - Bronze Medal
Senior World Cup 2009 - 4th
Senior World Cup 2013 - 4th

FUTURE GOALS:

Europeans 2015
World Cup 2017

AMBASSADORS INTERVIEW:

WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?

My Maryland Coaches, in particular Head Coach, Cathy Reese, who helped me to be the player I am today.

WHO’S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER?

My family have been my biggest support through my sporting career. Moving to America they were still behind me cheering for me through happy and tough times.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?

PE Teacher

FAVOURITE QUOTES:

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" - Coach Herm Edwards

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become  limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

FAVOURITE ATHLETE:

Jonny Wilkinson and Jessica Ennis

 PRE-COMPETITION RITUAL:

To say a positive thing to 5 of my teammates and rap Nicki Minaj ‘super base’.

5 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.

Family, my boyfriend, friends, surprises, sport.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN’T A…….PLAYER/ATHLETE:

Coaching/teaching.

SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU:

I am 6ft 1” tall and the shortest in my family.

WHAT’S CURRENTLY ON YOUR IPOD?

‘Wake me up’ by Avicii

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR SUCCESS?

Hard work, determination and bouncing back if things are tough.  

YOUR MANTRA OF THE MOMENT:

Take One Second.

WHAT LESSON DO YOU REFUSE TO LEARN?

That losing is an option.

WHAT’S YOUR BEST QUALITY?

Hardworking and never give up.