Laura Veharanta

USA Roller Sports

Laura Veharanta of La Verna, CA was apart of the Team USA Women’s Inline Hockey team that won the Gold Medal at the 2011 FIRS Women’s World Inline Hockey Championships in Roccaraso, Italy, July 3 to July 9, 2011. She is currently a senior at Providence College in Providence RI, and is a current member of their NCAA D1 ice hockey team, and is also a current member of the Irvine Anarchy inline hockey team.

Team USA Years: 2011, 2009
Hometown: La Verne, CA
Current residence: Providence, RI
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High school attended: Bonita High School
Year of graduation: 2008
Location of high school: La Verne, Ca
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Roller Hockey, 4 years
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College attended: Providence College
Year of graduation: 2012
Degree/major: BS Finance, Management
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): NCAA d1 Ice Hockey 
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Career goals: Work for an NHL team
Current skating club: Irvine Anarchy
Coaches name: Eddie Limbaga
When did you begin skating: age 5
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Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Continuing to represt team USA 
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: 2009 & 2011 Gold Medal
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Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: Narch women's platinum Gold medalMultiple AAU womens & boys championships

Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports: Hockey East All-Rookie team 2008Hockey East Player of the Week Nov. 2011

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Who is your favorite sports figure: Alex Morgan, Tim Tebow, Blake Griffin
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My parents for always being supportive and allowing me to pursue my dreams and goals 
List your hobbies: Cooking, watching movies, working out
What music do you listen to during training or competition? Hip hop
What makes you a unique and special person: I try to keep a positive attitude and try my best to make others happy.
Favorite food before a competition:Pasta & Chicken
Favorite movie:Miracle
Favorite place to shop:Anywhere
Most prized possession:My ipad, my car
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be:Motivated
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Family Information:
Father’s name: Simo Veharanta
Father’s occupation: Self Employed 
Mother’s name: Catalina Veharanta
Mother’s occupation: Self Employed 
Brothers: Heikki Veharanta
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