Aug. 12, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA – – University of Iowa Head Field Hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum announced that Lauren Pfeiffer has been named volunteer assistant coach. Pfeiffer has been a member of the Iowa field hockey program for the last four years as a student-athlete.
“We are thrilled to have Lauren back so quickly,” said Griesbaum. “Her career as a student-athlete was phenomenal and we will be hard pressed to have anyone surpass her overall performance markers. As Lauren represents Team USA on the National Team, she will also be devoting her time to the coaching side of things. Lauren will be a great addition to our coaching staff; mainly helping with skill development and defensive schemes.”
Pfeiffer lettered at Iowa from 2005-08. She was a two-time all-American and first team all-Big Ten honoree. A two-time Big Ten Tournament MVP, the Mount Laurel, NJ, native started all 83 games of her Hawkeye career and helped the team to three Big Ten tournament titles. Her 53 career goals rank ninth on Iowa’s career goal list. She was a four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association national academic squad member, and a three-time all-region honoree and academic all-Big Ten selection. During her senior season, Pfeiffer led the Big Ten in shots (129) and goals (20), and ranked second in points (44), for all games. She was named a 2008 Honda Sports Award finalist, and earned a slot on the NCAA all-tournament team after helping the Hawkeyes advance to the national semifinals.
Pfeiffer also has a great deal of playing experience on the national scene. Two weeks ago, she was named to the 2009-2010 U.S. National Team. She recently competed with the National Team in a five-game test series in Argentina. Pfeiffer was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 HPTC Midwest Region Teams, the 2006 EPTC Midwest Region team and the 2005, 2006, and 2007 U.S. Under-21 squads. In addition, she competed at the 2006 U.S./Canada Challenge and the 2005 Canada/America Challenge.