#22 Laura Gaesser
Position: Defender
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kendall, N.Y.
High School: Kendall HS
Laura Gaesser
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Release: 07/12/2006
Talented and versatile athlete ... competitive and vocal defender with great anticipation ... excels at winning balls out of the air and distributing ... capable of playing almost anywhere on the field.

Played in 13 matches, starting five times ... recorded nine shots on goal.

2005: Started all 20 matches ... tallied two goals and one assist for five points ... netted the winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win at Ohio (9/23) and scored the tying goal in a 2-1 win at Akron two days later (9/25) ... earned MAC Player of the Week honors on September 26 for her efforts in those matches ... also named to the National Elite Team of the Week by Soccer Buzz magazine following that weekend (9/28) ... assisted on the winning goal against Miami (10/9) ... ranked fifth on the team in points.

2004: Played in 19 matches ... started eight matches ... netted first career goal versus Northern Illinois (10/1).

High School: Won four letters in soccer ... named All-Greater Rochester and Genesee Region Player of the Year ... first team all-state ... ended high school career with school record for career goals (120) and single-season goals (48) ... Section V Class CC Offensive MVP ... played three years with Rochester Junior Rhinos and two years on the New York State West Olympic Development Program team ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Birth name is Laura Lynn Gaesser ... born on October 8, 1986 ... parents are Edward and Valerie Gaesser ... carries a 3.51 GPA as a mathematics major ... minoring in outdoor environmental education.