Laura Hershenow

Junior - Forward 5-7

Littleton, Colo.

The Commodores' leading scorer in each of the past two seasons, Hershenow will once again be one of Vanderbilt's top offensive weapons in 2002. A strong technical player, especially around the goal, she has an ability to find the back of the net often. After missing the end of her freshman year and part of her sophomore year with injuries, a healthy Hershenow could be the offensive spark the Commodores will need to successful this season.

As A Sophomore (2001): Tied for team lead with four goals and nine points...Led the team with three game-winning goals...Scored the first goal of the 2001 season for vanderbilt vs. Chattanooga...Scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute in VU's upset of Georgia...Second on the team in shots with 25...Three of her four goals came against SEC opponents...Played in 13 games, starting nine...Missed four games in the middle part of the season with an ankle injury.

As A Freshman (2000): Led the team with 19 points, eight goals and three game-winning goals, while finishing second with three assists and third with 41 shots...Did not score a point until the eighth game and then scored all 19 points in just an 11-game span...Recorded a stretch of scoring at least one goal in four-of-five games (10/15-10/25)...Tore the ACL in her right knee at Duke and missed the SEC Tournament.

High School/Club: State runner-up in 1998, 1999 and 2000...Captain of 2000 squad...Named All-Colorado and First Team All-State in 2000 by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post...First Team All-Conference in 1998...Honorable Mention All-State in 1998 and 1999...Holds Junior Varsity scoring record with 27 goals in 1997...Member of National Honor Society from 1997 to 2000...Club team was national and regional champions in 1999, 2000 and 2001...Participated in ODP camps from 1995 to 1998 and was a member of the regional pool in 1999.

Worth Knowing: Laura Eden Hershenow...Born 1/12/82...Daughter of Bill and Kristi Hershenow...Major is Arts & Science...Chose Vanderbilt because of its excellent balance of academics, athletics and setting.


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