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Laura Janssen

Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kandinsky College
High School / Club
Laura Janssen - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • Scored the game-winning goal at Wake Forest, her first goal of the season (9/24)
  • Scored her second goal of the season at Old Dominion (10/17)


  • NHFCA All-South Region Second Team
  • All-ACC Second Team
  • ACC All-Tournament Team
  • All-ACC Field Hockey Academic Team
  • Appeared in all 18 games with 16 starts, scoring a team-best nine goals for 18 points
  • Ranked fourth in the ACC in goals per game (0.50) and seventh in points per game (1.00)
  • Scored both goals in the team’s 2-1 victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Quarterfinals (11/5)
  • Also netted game-winners against Wake Forest (9/27) and Syracuse (10/02)
  • Finished the fall ranked second in the ACC in goals scored with seven
  • Scored her seven goals in the fall on 15 shots for a team-best .467 shooting percentage
  • Scored the game-tying goal to force overtime against North Carolina (4/9)
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Finished the season with seven goals and an assist for 15 points
  • Scored the game-winning goals against Ohio State ((/8), Longwood (9/29), Liberty (10/28) and Wake Forest (11/1)
  • Scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over Ohio State (9/8)
  • Appeared in all 23 games with seven starts
  • Had the highest shooting percentage on the team, scoring seven goals on 18 shots (.389)
  • Named the Synapse Sports National Rookie of the Week (Nov. 5) after helping Virginia to a pair of ranked wins on the week, getting the game-winning goal in both contests. She notched the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Liberty and then opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over Wake Forest
  • 2019 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School/Club Hockey

  • Has played for Hockyclub Den Bosch since 2014, twice finishing second at the Dutch National Championships before winning the title in June of 2019
  • Helped lead her hockey club to the title at the 2017-18 Dutch Indoor Championships
  • Has played defender, midfield and attack throughout her career


  • Daughter of Marie-Louise van Esch and Eric Janssen
  • Has three older sister, Elisa, Lotte and Marleen
  • Psychology major