Name: Lauren Crandall
Position: Defender
Sport: Field Hockey
Discipline(s): Field Hockey
DOB: 3/17/1985
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.
High School: Central Bucks East High School '03
College: Wake Forest University '07 Graduate School: Keller Graduate School of Management
Team/Club: Xcalibur
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games (12th, London, England)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (8th, Beijing, China)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Gold - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico), Named to Pan American Elite Team
  • Gold - 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Kazan, Russia)
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Silver - 2011 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Silver - 2010 AtaHolding World Cup Qualifier (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Silver - 2009 Pan American Cup (Hamilton, Bermuda)
  • Silver - 2007 Pan American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 4th - 2007 Champions Challenge (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round 3 (Valencia, Spain)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Retired from the U.S. Women's National Team with 279 international caps
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand)
Personal: Daughter of Amy and Tim Crandall...Siblings are Shane, Lindsey and Kailey ...Nickname is Cranny...Began playing field hockey in 1998...Game Day Mantra:  Bring it!...Best Words of Advice: "Work hard and always have fun!"
U.S. Women's National Team defender and two-time Olympian Lauren Crandall captained the U.S. Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Crandall became a permanent name on the National Team roster in 2005. Eight years later, she earned her 200th cap with Team USA during a Four Nations tournament in New Zealand. Crandall is one of only two current members of the squad with 200 international appearances, the other being former North Carolina standout Rachel Dawson, who reached the mark on March 7, 2013. Crandall, a Doylestown, Pa. native and a 2007 Wake Forest University graduate, completed her four-year career as a Deacon with a pair of NCAA national championships in 2003 and 2004. In an effort to further her education, Crandall has also earned her graduate degree from the DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management.