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#7 Laura Liedle
Position: Defense
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines
Major: Human biology
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Career Highlights | Career Statistics
  • Started 92 of a possible 93 games during her collegiate career
  • Stanford held a record of 75-13-6 (.830) during her four years
  • Registered 13 assists during her career, including tying her career high of four during her senior season
  • Senior CLASS Award candidate (Top 30 finalist)
  • Made two trips to the College Cup (2012, 2014)
As a Senior in 2015 | Game-By-Game Statistics 
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Started all 23 games at defender
  • Assisted Stanford's first goal against Colorado in a 2-1 victory (Oct. 16)
  • Senior CLASS Award candidate (Top 30 finalist)
  • Assisted Stanford's first goal at No. 17 Arizona (Oct. 4)
  • Contributed one of the two assists on the game-winning goal against No. 9 BYU (Sept. 7)
  • Assisted Stanford's third goal against Boston College (Aug. 28)
As a Junior in 2014 | Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • All-Pac-12 honorable mention
  • One of three players to start all 25 games
  • Registered three assists
  • Her assists came against Cal Poly, Washington, and Oregon State

As a Sophomore in 2013 | Game-By-Game Statistics

  • One of three players to start every match during the regular season, all 22
  • A fixture at outside back
  • Had two assists during the season
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

As a Freshman in 2012 | Game-By-Game Statistics

  • Started 23 matches
  • Was in starting lineup at outside back in her first match, the 6-1 season-opening victory over Santa Clara (Aug. 17)
  • Had two assists in the match, both in the second half as Stanford scored six goals within 21 minutes to rally to victory
  • Started and played in all 104:08 of College Cup 1-0 double-overtime semifinal loss to North Carolina
  • Named to Soccer America All-Freshman second team
  • Named to's Freshmen Team of the Season
  • Also named to Pac-12 All-Freshman team

National Team Experience

  • Played on the U.S. team that won the CONCACAF U-20 championship and earned a berth into the 2014 World Cup
  • Made the U.S. U-17 World Cup Qualifying roster in 2010
  • Captured the Nordic Cup title with the U.S. U-15's in 2008

High School/Club

  • A 2012 graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego
  • Did not play high school soccer
  • Competed on the surfing team, winning an Interscholastic Surfing Federation contest for the shortboard in 2009
  • Helped the San Diego Surf to the USYS U-15 national championship in 2009
  • Won the Elite Clubs National League U-17 championship in 2011


  • Daughter of Kathleen Bryan and Matthew Liedle
  • Has an older sibling, Chris, and a twin, John
  • Coach for Stanford GOALs, a seven-year community based research study. Family-based treatment of besity for low-income Latino and African-American children and their families. The goal is to conduct a hands-on intervention to improve overall health of enrolled families.
  • Research assistant for the Ashley Lab, which focuses on application of genomics to medicine and leads the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. Works on the ELITE athlete study where I attempt to characterize genetic determinants of human performance by extracting DNA from elite athlete's saliva from all around the world.
  • Research assistant in the Stanford Psychophysiology lab. Examined the use of targeted interventions to motivate individuals to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior using tools from affective science to measure change in emotion.
  • Helped run multiple after-school events for the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI) for elementary school children to help them develop active and healthy lifestyles.
  • Member of the Stanford surf club