Claire Laubach

Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Centreville, VA
 Current Residence: San Diego, CA
Born: 1983
Joined National Team: 2005
Position: Defender
Number: 21
Caps: 162

BIO

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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 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

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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.

IN THE NEWS

  • 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