Laura, a junior from Westwood, Mass., recorded an assist on the overtime game-winning goal vs. Boston University on April 15 and then broke the UNH women’s lacrosse career assist record against fourth-ranked Boston College on April 18. She tallied 10 points last week with three goals and seven assists.
The 5-foot-6 attacker entered the BC game with 99 career assists and became the second Wildcat to reach the 100 milestone with the first of her three assists. She then tied Karen Geromini’s mark of 101 with her next helper at 9:32 of the second half and broke the record with another assist less than two minutes later (at 7:40).
Laura has started all 15 games this season and leads the team in both assists (30) and points (55); she ranks second in goals (25), draw controls (21) and shots (62), and is also fifth in caused turnovers. Laura has recorded a point each of the last six games and opened the season with an eight-game point streak.
With those season numbers, Laura is No. 11 in the nation in both assists and assists per game (2.00). On the America East conference leaderboard, she is No. 7 in points per game (3.67) and No. 3 in apg.
Laura is the first Wildcat to record three seasons of 30+ assists. Her 30 assists this season is tied for No. 5 on the program’s list of single-season superlatives. She established the benchmark of 39 last season and recorded 33 as a freshman in 2013.
In 48 career games, Laura also has 62 goals for a total of 164 points, which is No. 9 on UNH’s all-time leaderboard. On the NCAA Division I active career leaderboard, she is third in assists per game, 10th in assists and 21st in points per game.