During her four years at Stoneham High
School, Laura excelled in a variety of sports including volleyball,
gymnastics, field hockey, and track.
Being new to the sport of
gymnastics did not hinder Laura’s success. She was a four-year varsity
gymnast and named a League All Star her junior and senior year. Laura
competed on the beam at the North Sectional Championships and at the
State Individual Championships her sophomore, junior, and senior years.
She received the Coaches Award her junior year.
In track she garnered
four varsity letters and was a Captain her senior year. Her list of
accomplishments is impressive: Undefeated in triple jump her sophomore,
junior, and senior years in the Middlesex League and set the school
record in the 4x100 her sophomore year as well as set the school record
in the triple jump. The team went undefeated her freshman and sophomore
years and won the Middlesex League for all four years. She was part of
the team that won the Class C State Relay Championship. As a senior,
Laura placed 4th in the Class Meet in the triple jump, placed 5th in the
All-State Meet in the triple jump, and placed 2nd in the State long jump
relay. She broke her own school record in the triple jump at the New
England Track and Field Championships and placed 8th in the 4x400.
Despite being injured the beginning of her junior year in field
hockey, she scored in her first game back. She was a team captain and a
Middlesex League All-Star her senior year as her team went to the MIAA
Championship Tournament. She was the third leading scorer in the league
and named team MVP her senior year.
She then established herself
in field hockey at Clark University. Laura made an impact in her
freshman year by scoring three goals and an assist in her first game.
She was featured in USA Today’s “Across the Nation in Sports” her
freshman and sophomore years for scoring multiple hat tricks. Laura was
an NCFHA All-Star all four years and named an All-American her junior
and senior years. She also held leading scoring records for most goals
in a season, most points in a season and all-time leading scorer for
over 20 years.