Da Luz Adds Estelle Laurier to 2016 Signing Class
Estelle Laurier
June 6, 2016

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest head women's soccer coach Tony da Luz announced the addition of Estelle Laurier to the 2016 signing class on Saturday.

A forward from Chapponay, France, Laurier brings a wealth of national team experience to the Demon Deacons. She has competed on France's U16 and U17 National Teams in the past and is a current member of the U19 National Team.

"Estelle is a high level attacking player with experience at the French Youth National Team level and an incredible foundation of development having grown up playing for Olympique Lyonnais, currently the the European Women's Champions League Champion," da Luz said. "She will be an impact player and can play anywhere across the front line. She features great acceleration, sharp soccer IQ and natural goal-scoring instincts. We are thrilled to sign our first European international player, and Estelle will give us a different dimension in attack."

Laurier becomes the sixth member of the 2016 signing class, joining five who signed in February: Madison Hammond, Haley Jordahl, Lily Schneider, Brooke Smith and Addie Wright.

Estelle Laurier | 5-5 | Forward | Chaponnay, France | Lycee Auguste et Louis Lumiere | Olympique Lyonnais

 

 

Background:

Has served as a member of the French U16, U17 and U19 National Teams ... Totaled 14 caps with the U17 squad, finishing as semifinalists at the 2015 UEFA Under-17 Championships in Iceland ... Helped the U17 team to wins over Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Slovakia, Poland, Italy and Romania ... With her club team, Olympique Lyonnais (Olympic Lyon), won back-to-back French League titles in 2014 and 2015, earning a runner-up nod in 2016.

Personal:
Born on Jan. 16, 1998 ... Daughter of Gerard and Muriel Laurier ... Has three siblings, Alexis, Nathan and Noah ... Planning to major in education.

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