2006 SEC All-Tournament Team
2006 Top Drawer Team of the Season
2006 SEC Community Service Team
2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
OUTLOOK -- Senior returning goalkeeper ... Played all summer for Charlotte in W-1 League ... Coming off great 2006 season ... Captain ... A leader on and off the field.
2006 -- Started 20 matches in goal and compiled a 10-6-4 record with five shutouts ... Allowed just 14 goals on the year and finished with a 0.70 goals against average, a single-season record for a goalkeeper at South Carolina ... A fourth team Top Drawer Soccer College Team of the Season selection ... Put together a streak of six consecutive shutouts in the season ... Featured in the streak was a 1-0 win over Furman (9/11), 1-0 win over Clemson (9/15), a 6-0 win over Jacksonville State (9/17), a 2-0 victory at Alabama (9/22), a 1-0 win at Auburn (9/24) and a 0-0 tie with Tennessee (9/29) ... Also recorded shutouts in a 1-0 win over MIssissippi State (10/13) and a 0-0 tie with Ole Miss (10/15) ... Tallied a season-high seven saves in 1-1 tie at Arkansas (10/22) Put on an impressive showing to help South Carolina advance past Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament into the semifinals with two saves in a shootout as well as a goal scored ... Named to SEC All-Tournament team ... Member of 2006 SEC Soccer Community Service team ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005 -- Played six matches with four starts in goal ... Compiled a 2-1 record with one shutout ... Won her first start of the year in 2-1 victory over Miami (Fla.) (9/18) finishing with one save ... Recorded a shutout in 3-0 victory at LSU (10/23) while tallying two saves ... Also started in 3-0 loss at Florida (10/28) and played in matches vs. Mercer (8/26), Auburn (9/23) and Kentucky (10/9) ... Finished the season with 10 saves and a 1.05 goals against average ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and 2005 President's List.
2004 -- Played eight matches in goal for Carolina with seven starts ... Recorded a 4-3 record with two shutouts ... Started opening game vs. Georgia State and earned first career shutout in 1-0 victory ... Recorded her other shutout in 2-0 win over No. 7 Clemson ... Also earned wins vs. Charlotte and LSU ... Tallied season-high five saves vs. Georgia State and at Auburn ... Named to 2004-05 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Named to Dean's List both the fall of 2004 and spring of 2005.
PRE-COLLEGE -- Named to SC High School Sports Report "Elite" Team ... Earned all-state and all-region honors and was team MVP at Greenwood HS as a senior... Was a member of scsoccer.com's Super 18 team in 2004 ... Played for Greenville Futbol Club and coach Andrew Hyslop.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Laura Elizabeth Armstrong ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Palmetto Fellows Scholar, University Scholar and USC Engineering Scholar ... Chose USC over Tennessee and Alabama ... Listens to country music, hobbies include playing basketball and golf ... Favorite athlete is Michelle Akers... Born on January 28, 1986 ... Has an older sister Jennifer and a twin sister Katie ... Parents are Sam and Beth Armstrong.