Laura Gebhart

Field Hockey

HOMETOWN: Mount Joy, PA
CURRENT RESIDENCE: State College, PA
BORN: 1993
JOINED NATIONAL TEAM: 2013
POSITION: Midfield/Forward
NUMBER: 20
CAPS: 2

BIO

When it comes to field hockey, the sport is a total family affair for the Gebharts. Laura's mom, and older sister both played collegiate field hockey and her aunt could be found on the pitch as well. Laura picked-up a stick at the age of 5 and has since become an integral member of the Lady Lions field hockey team at Penn State. She was a captain for the U-21 National Squad at the 2013 Australia Youth Olympic Festival and the U.S. Junior World Cup Squad. Laura uses her experiences at these events to learn from players throughout the world to integrate their tactics and styles into her own play. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013: Junior World Cup (Monchengladbach, Germany)
  • 2012: NFHCA Second- Team All American 
  • 2011: NFHCA Third- Team All American
  • 2009: Junior World Cup Team 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Gebby
Twitter: @LauraGebhart5
High School: Donegal High School
Club: OD Clan
Futures: 4 years
College: Penn State University
Major: Community, Environment Development
Names of parents/guardians: Dave and Chrystal Gebhart
Names of sibling(s): Kirstin
Game day mantra: Leave it all on the field. 
Favorite sports quote: "Success is the ability to go from one Failure to the next with no loss of enthusiasm."- Winston Churchill
Best words of advice: You may be impressed by some, but intimidated by no one.