Defender Lauren Sesselmann made her Olympic Games debut for Canada in London and was a member of the bronze medal winning women’s team.
At the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico, Sesselmann started at left back in four of five matches and appeared as a substitute in the other, helping Canada to the gold medal. She also played for Canada at the 2012 Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, USA, Sesselmann acquired Canadian citizenship in 2010 through her father and won her first international appearance for Canada in September 2011. She played collegiately at Purdue University, where she set six records for the Boilermakers in points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, multiple-goal games, and shots on goal registered.
Idols (in sport or other):
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Singing, Writing, Fashion
Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):
Ernest Sesselmann III ( 11/19/1984 ) , Aaron Sesselmann ( 4/24/1989)
Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:
I put everything on left to right, listen to pump up music, stretch and foam roll
College/ University (year graduated):
Purdue University, 2006
Focus of studies:
Org./ charities supported:
Grassroots Soccer, TC4Kids, Puma’s PINK Project
Other sports participated in:
Favourite movies / TV shows:
“Coach Carter,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days,” “Pretty Little Liars”, “American Idol”
Favourite quote / motto:
“Live each day like it’s your last”
It would surprise you to know that I …:
Use to sing the national anthem for games in High school and a few in college, Write for a magazine and have a book series coming out.
National titles (include event, year):
Women’s Professional Soccer League 2009 Champions with New Jersey Sky Blue FC