University of Iowa Athletics

#2 Laura Lainson

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School Huntington Beach

2017 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters.  2017 — Saw action in 16 games, logging 376 minutes… tallied two assists on the year, both coming in an 8-1 victory over Southern Utah (8/31)… took nine shots, four of which were on goal… letterwinner.

2016 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. 2016 — Saw action in four games, logging 73 minutes… recorded one shot against SIU Edwardsville (9/4)… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters… letterwinner.

2015 — Competed in seven games, logging 98 minutes… letterwinner.

2014 — Made her first collegiate appearance at the Big Ten Tournament, playing in all three matches and logging 26 minutes… letterwinner.

High School — Earned first-team All-Sunset League honors as a senior… was also team Offensive MVP in 2014 after leading team to a runner-up league finish… selected to the 2014 prep senior All-Star Game, representing the west team… Offensive MVP and all-conference selection as a sophomore… team captain and Offensive MVP of the freshman/sophomore team as a freshman… helped prep team to a third place Sunset League finish in 2013 and a fourth-place finish in 2012… played club soccer for nine years, most recently for the Strikers Southcoast Dido… 2012 Season Tier 1 SCDSL champions in U17 bracket… 2012 West Coast Tournament runners-up… 2013 Slammers Tournament champion… 2013 Carlsbad Cup champion… team attained a national ranking of No. 23 in 2013… high school coaches were Raul Ruiz and Sean Dick… club coach was Dido Tshimanga… also is a three-year letterwinner in track and field as a sprinter and long/triple jumper… 400-meter dash CIF qualifier in 2011, 2012… 400-meter dash Sunset League champion in 2012… member of the National Honor Society (2012-14)… named to the Sunset League All-Academic team in 2014 and graduated as a Scholar with Distinction… Scholar Athlete and Distinguished Honor Roll selection from 2011-14.

Personal — Born March 4, 1996, in Anaheim, Calif… daughter of Michael and Darcey Lainson… father wrestled at the University of Iowa… mother ran track and field at Central College… has an older brother, Jacob… majoring in journalism and mass communication.