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Claire Laubach

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    Centreville High School '01 Wake Forest University '05

    Hometown: Centreville, VA
     Current Residence: San Diego, CA
    Born: 1983
    Joined National Team: 2005
    Position: Defender
    Number: 21
    Caps: 162


    U.S. defender Laubach's story of National Team success stems from her perseverance. Although an official member of the National Team since 2005, Laubach was not selected to the 2008 Beijing Team and was demoted to the development squad. Determined to redirect her career, the 2005 Wake Forest University alum mastered the drag flick skill, becoming an international threat and a leading scorer on the U.S. Team on penalty corners.


    • 2012: Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
    • 2011: Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1st place finish and London Olympic berth...Champions Challenge I, Dublin, Ireland, 2nd place finish... Received 100th cap during a series against Japan in April
    • 2005: Joined USA National Team 
    • 2004: NCAA National Champions 
    • 2003: NCAA National Champions 
    • 2002: NCAA National Champions - scored two goals while anchoring a defense that allowed only 15 goals during the season 
    • 2001: Started all 19 games for Wake Forest as a freshman


    High School: Centreville High School '01
    Futures: 2000
    College: Wake Forest University '05
    Major: Studio Art
    Names of parents/guardians: Barbara and Cabell Lloyd and Ellen Laubach
    Names of sibling(s): Colin, Justin, Emily, Courtney, Elliott and Bennett
    Year you began field hockey: 1998
    Favorite Sports Quote: "Man in the Arena" by Theodore Roosevelt 
    Best words of advice: The work you do off the field is just as important as the work you do on the field.


    • Women's Field Hockey Aims To End Olympic Drought. NPR.org, July 11, 2012
    • Claire Laubach packs a punch with wicked stickwork. WashingtonTimes.com, December 21, 2011

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