The seventh ranked Iowa field hockey team (2-1) travels west this weekend taking on UC Davis, No. 8 Stanford, and Pacific.
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Lauren Pfeiffer is in her second season as a member of the Hawkeye coaching staff. Pfeiffer was a member of the Iowa field hockey program from 2005-08 as a student-athlete.
"We are thrilled to have Lauren back so quickly," said Griesbaum. "Her career as a student-athlete was phenomenal and we will be hard pressed to have anyone surpass her overall performance markers. As Lauren represents Team USA on the National Team, she will also be devoting her time to the coaching side of things. Lauren will be a great addition to our coaching staff; mainly helping with skill development and defensive schemes."
Pfeiffer was a two-time all-American and first team all-Big Ten honoree, helping lead Iowa to three-straight Big Ten Tournament championships and the 2008 NCAA Final Four. A two-time Big Ten Tournament MVP, the Mount Laurel, NJ, native started all 83 games of her Hawkeye career and helped the team to three Big Ten tournament titles. Her 53 career goals rank ninth on Iowa's career goal list. She was a four-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association national academic squad member, and a three-time all-region honoree and academic all-Big Ten selection. During her senior season, Pfeiffer led the Big Ten in shots (129) and goals (20), and ranked second in points (44), for all games. She was named a 2008 Honda Sports Award finalist, and earned a slot on the NCAA all-tournament team after helping the Hawkeyes advance to the national semifinals.
Pfeiffer also has a great deal of playing experience on the national scene. In June 2009, she was named to the 2009-2010 U.S. National Team. She recently competed with the National Team in a five-game test series in Argentina. Pfeiffer was also a member of the 2007 and 2008 HPTC Midwest Region Teams, the 2006 EPTC Midwest Region team and the 2005, 2006, and 2007 U.S. Under-21 squads. In addition, she competed at the 2006 U.S./Canada Challenge and the 2005 Canada/America Challenge.
Pfeiffer graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing.