Lauren Powley

About This Inductee

Lauren entered Wyoming Seminary Upper School in 1998 and quickly established herself as a superior two-sport athlete excelling in field hockey and soccer.  During her senior year, the field hockey team of Coach Karen Klassner won the district title and state championship, finishing the season undefeated with a record of 24-0-2.  Lauren was a standout soccer player for Coach Mike Phillips on teams that also won a division and district title. A two-time NFHCA high school All-American, earning first team honors her senior year, Lauren was a three-time All-State selection and a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference MVP.  She was named Sem’s Outstanding Female Athlete her senior year. Moving on to Maryland University, Lauren starred on the field hockey squad for the Terps earning four varsity letters. She was a four-time NFHCA All-American at Maryland being named to the third team as a freshman and the first team the remaining three years of her career.  She helped the Terps to an ACC and NCAA title in 2005. She was also named to the All-ACC Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005, she was named to the ACC and NCAA All-Tournament teams. She scored the winning goal in both the Terps NCAA first and second round games in 2005, en route to the national title. Internationally she was a member of the U.S. Under-19 team and U.S. Under-18 team that captured the Montreal Cup and took second place at the 2001 Cal Cup.  She was a member of the U.S. Under-21 team that captured a silver medal at the 2005 Junior Pan Am Championships in Puerto Rico. She was a member of the USA National Team from 2006–2010 and enjoyed her seminal moment when she was selected and then participated as a member of the US Olympic Team at the 2008 Games in Beijing. After her playing career, Lauren then went on to direct and coach the KaPow Hockey Club for players

5 – 18 years old in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region, volunteer coach at Lafayette College, conduct individual and small group lessons, and run a USA Field Hockey Futures Site.  Lauren Powley has performed on the biggest athletic stage in the world and both during and following has shown her desire to develop the next generation of talent.  Lauren has been inducted into the Wyoming Seminary Varsity Club’s Sports Hall of Fame.  Lauren is the daughter of Penelope and Kenneth Powley.  She has a sister Jessica Hayden and brother Jonathan Powley and sons Ethan Powley and Otis Powley.