Women's Soccer

Laura Redmond
Laura Redmond


Richmond, Va.

High School:




Club team:
Richmond Strikers

2004 - Junior: Appeared in 23 matches and made 10 starts at midfield • Scored Illinois' first goal of the season in a 4-1 win over Missouri 8/29 • Fired 16 shots with four being on goal.

2003 - Sophomore: Played in 19 of 22 matches on the season, starting 10 at midfield • Fired 11 shots, five of which were on frame.

2002 - Freshman: Appeared in 18 of the team's 21 matches and started four contests • Scored first career point with an assist in UI's 1-0 win at George Mason on 9/15 • Netted her first career goal, a game-winner, in the 3-1 win over Northwestern on 9/29 • Also tallied an assist in a 5-2 victory over Minnesota on 10/6 • Notched one goal and two assists on the year for four points • Fired 15 shots, seven of which were on goal.

High School: Earned All-District, All-Region and All-Metro honors while earning four varsity letters in soccer • Played for the Richmond Strikers and Chantilly Hurricanes club teams, as well as being a five-year member of the ODP state and Region I teams • Also garnered All-District honors in cross country.

Personal: Born on May 1, 1984 • Daughter of Richard and Jean Redmond • Has three brothers, one is her twin • Majoring in business marketing.

Getting to Know Laura: Nickname: Red • Favorite athlete: Lance Armstrong • Favorite TV show: Seinfeld • Favorite book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein • I have been told I look like: my twin brother • Before a game I: juggle with Paula Faherty • Biggest sports thrill: winning the Big Ten Tournament in 2003 • Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: her leadership and experience adds confidence to our team and our goals • Three words that describe me: friendly, competitive and loyal • I chose Illinois because: I loved the school and the team when I visited.

Coach Rayfield on Redmond: "Laura Redmond emerged as a leader this spring. Laura played this spring with confidence and took on the role of organizing, teaching and leading our midfield line and she did it well. Her fitness level, her work rate, and her understanding of the system will serve as an example for what it takes to play in our midfield. There is a sense of pride among that group and Laura will make sure that the pride and the knowledge gets passed on to this talented but young freshman class."

Redmond's career statistics

Year GP-GS G A Pts. Sh. Sh% SOG SOG% GWG 2002 18-4 1 2 4 15 .067 7 .467 1 2003 19-10 0 0 0 11 .000 5 .455 0 2004 23-10 1 0 2 16 .062 4 .250 0 Total 60-24 2 2 6 42 .048 16 .381 1