Name: Lauren Blazing
Position: Goalkeeper
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 12/22/1992
Birthplace: Durham, N.C.
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Durham Academy
College: Duke University
Team/Club: Carolina Fury and TarDevils
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games Alternate (Toronto, Canada)
  • 14th - 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (London, England)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018: Retired from the U.S. Women's National Team with 11 international caps
  • 2018: Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina)
  • 2017 : The Hawke's Bay Cup (4th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2015: Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2014: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2013: NCAA Finals (Duke)
  • 2012: Junior World Cup (Monchengladbach, Germany)
  • 2011: Bronze Medal at Junior. Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Jenny Blazing...Has a sister Robin, who plays field hockey at Duke University...Nickname is Blaze...Game Day Mantra: Do your job....Favorite Sports Quote: “You will never regret giving everything you have. You will never regret being exhausted at the end of the day.” - Pam Bustin...Best Words of Advice: "Don’t judge the game. Trust yourself and your training and love every minute"
The goal cage wasn’t always Blazing’s home on the pitch. “I tried out for our middle school team as a field player, but on our second day a friend volunteered me to play in the goal. I’ve been playing ever since.” She started playing in 2005 because it reminded her of street hockey, which she loved as a kid. Creating a big presence in the defensive end for Duke University, Blazing also contributed to the success of the Junior High Performance on the international stage at the Junior World Cup and Junior Pan American Games. Primed with experience, Blazing is one of the seven new names to the Senior National Team.