Laura Shelton, a Schwenksville native and Penn senior, has proven to be a force for the school’s field hockey team in her position as a defender, writes Samantha Klingelhofer for The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Last season, Shelton started 13 of the team’s 17 games. This season so far, she has already started all five games and clocked in 234 minutes of action.
Her journey to Penn field hockey team started when she was a child. This was largely thanks to her aunt, the head coach at North Carolina.
“This is her 39th year, so she was the main reason I got into field hockey,” said Shelton. “I played other sports growing up, but field hockey was just always my favorite.”
However her path to Penn was somewhat different than for many other field hockey recruits. Shelton did not even consider it until the winter of her junior year because she was focusing on the Ivy league schools. But then she decided she wanted to stay close to home, and emailed the team’s coaches.
They invited her to a clinic and immediately offered her a spot.
“So it worked out perfectly,” said Shelton.
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