Lauren Sesselmann
  • Born: 08/14/1983
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 71kg
  • Birthplace: Stevens Point, WI, USA

Please note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be updated in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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):

Mia Hamm


Ernest Sesselmann III , Aaron Sesselmann

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:


Favourite quote / motto:

“Live each day like it’s your last”

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