Laura Hurff

Laura Hurff

Hometown: Newark, DE     Position:Midfielder     Number: 27

Stick: GRAYS GR11000 Probow Field Hockey Stick

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020

FIH Pro League (Worldwide)
Rohrmax Cup (U.S. Women's National Indoor Team - Vienna, Austria)

2019

Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile)

2018

Series against Chile (Lancaster, PA)
Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina)
Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th - Osaka, Japan)
Series against Belgium (Lancaster, PA)
Series against Canada (Chula Vista, CA)
Recorded first cap on February 22nd against Canada
Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
Joined the U.S. Women's National Development Squad

2016

Women’s Junior Pan American Games (Silver - Trinidad & Tobago)
Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup (8th - Santiago, Chile)
Named to the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team

2015

Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team

2013

U-17 Netherlands Tour
Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY HIGHLIGHTS

2017

NFHCA Second Team All-American
NFHCA First Team All-Mideast Region
All-ACC Selection

2016

NFHCA Second Team All-American
NFHCA First Team All-Mideast Region
First Team All-ACC Selection

2015

NFHCA First Team All-American
All-ACC Second Team
NFHCA All-Academic Team honoree
All-ACC Academic Team
NCAA National Champion

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?

Competitively my sophomore year of high school

Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)

My brother really was, because he pushed me to be my best. I don't think I really followed or knew about other athletes because my family was never truly crazy about any sports team. Crazy, because we are all athletes

What's your go-to pregame meal?

In college we would always eat two bagels, one sandwich and one with cream cheese. I have definitely shied away from that tradition but it depends on the time of day. If it's a morning game then usually some oatmeal with peanut butter and protein and fruit. 

What is your favorite pump-up song?

I can't say that I have one favorite pump-up song but you can never go wrong with some 2000's hits.  

Describe your playing style in no more than three words?

Never giving up.

What is your secret talent?

I don't really think I have one unless juggling is a secret talent? Or maybe playing the ukulele?  

What is your favorite movie?

Oh hmm that's hard. Depending on the mood but you can never go wrong with Coco.

What fictional character would you love to meet?

I would love to meet Katniss Everdeen.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a veterinarian.

What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?

I love to do any outdoors actives or some kind of artsy ones like drawing, painting, or playing the ukulele. 

What is your favorite food to cook?

I think I am pretty good at making some Kraft Mac and Cheese. But I really love to cook anything! 

What is your favorite motivational quote?
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jeter
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

A German coach talked to our team about two years ago. He talked to us about how we view it when we lose the ball. Most people sit there and said ugh I messed up and lost the ball. However, he taught me how to look at that and say, "Now I have a chance to win the ball again." He helped me realize that in sports, especially field hockey, mistakes will be made over and over and you will fail sometimes. But, if you can look at those times of missing a ball, a pass, a shot in a different and more positive light, you will keep succeeding. Take those mistakes and see them as growth, not as failure. 

What is your favorite place to travel to?

So far my favorite place has been New Zealand although I wish we got to travel and see more of it! 

Cake or pie?

PIE especially Pumpkin Pie

Pineapples on pizza?

Absolutely, although BBQ Chicken is the best.

Beach house or cabin?

Cabin all the way

What is your favorite field hockey memory?

Winning a National Championship for Syracuse. We were the first ever women's team and field hockey team in Syracuse history and it was exactly what my mom had done for the University of Delaware when she played Lacrosse there. 

 

Laura Hurff
Laura Hurff