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Key facts

Squad
Senior Female
Position
Midfield
Club
Centaurs
Age
28
Twitter
@trushotlacrosse

Laura Merrifield

International Experience
Laura represented England for the first time in 2007 at the U19 World Championship in Canada, helping the team to a bronze medal as co-captain. She was fortunate enough to be selected for the 2009 Senior World Cup in Prague. She was also a member of the gold medal winning team for the 2012 European Championships in Amsterdam. And more recently she was a member of 2013 Senior World Cup squad and was also named on the FIL 2013 World Cup All-World team.

International Honours
– 2007 U19 World Championship Squad (Ontario, Canada)
– 2007 U19 All-World Team (Ontario, Canada)
– 2009 World Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
– 2012 European Championships (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
– 2013 World Cup (Oshawa, Canada)
– 2013 All-World Team (Oshawa, Canada)
– Current Team England Co- Captain

Club/School/College/County (Territorial) Experience
Member of Centaurs Lacrosse Club, and attended St George’s School, Harpenden. Has represented East and South East Regions territorially. Attended the University of Maryland (ACC Champions 2009, 2010, 2011 and National Champions 2010) was also name ACC MVP in 2010 and was also named on the 2011 NCAA Division 1 All-American 1st Team list. As well as being the first English born Captain of Maryland in 2011.

Getting to know Laura. . .

Q: At what age did you begin to play lacrosse?
A: 11 Years Old
Q: What’s your proudest Lacrosse moment?
A: Winning a Bronze Medal at the 2007 U19 World Championships, Winning a National Championship Title in the USA in 2010. Making the All-World Team following the 2013 World Championships. Making ACC MVP 2010. Making All-American 1st Team 2011.
Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/superstitions?
A: I like to say one positive thing to 3 different team mates before a match.
Q: What’s your “Weapon of Choice” favourite lacrosse stick?
A: STX Crux i
Q: What is your favourite quote?
A: You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.  – Michael Phelps
Q: What is your favourite food (s)?
A: Roast Dinner is my favourite meal. Cake is my favourite treat.
Q: What is your favourite music/band (s)?
A: Celine Dion (you can’t go wrong)
Q: Who is your favourite sports hero (s)?
A: Johnny Wilkinson and Jessica Ennis
Q: What is your favourite movie (s)?
A: Braveheart
Q: What is your favourite TV show (s)?
A: Grey’s Anatomy

Interesting fact…I’ve shaken hands with Obama!