22  Laurel Carlson
Laurel Carlson

Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

High School:
Athens Drive


Utility Player



As A Freshman (2005)
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... Finished the season hitting over .300 (.301) with one home run and 10 RBIs ... Ranked fourth on the team in base-on-balls with 19 ... Tied for third on the team in sacrifice flies with one ... Drove in three runs in a game twice ... Collected six multi-hit games ... Played in 52 games and made 18 starts as the designated hitter ... Collected her first hit against Army on February 19 ... Drove in three runs against Coppin State and again during the second game of the UAB series ... Hit her lone home run of the season against Coppin State.

Athens Drive High School
Earned a variety of accolades as a senior: conference player of the year, first team all-conference, team MVP and team captain ... Four-year letterwinner ... Started on the varsity as a freshman ... Recipient of the scholar-athlete award ... Three-time all-conference selection ... First player in school history to hit a home run over the fence ... Batted. 400 with four home runs and 20 RBIs as a senior ...Two-year letterman on the basketball team ... Was a member of the tennis team as a junior.

Born Laurel Sophia Carlson on June 15, 1986 ... Daughter of Martin Carlson and Karen Marciniak ... Academic major is nursing.