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Laurelee "Jumbo" KOPECK


Laurelee Kopeck
Defence   -   163 International Caps
Height, Weight:160 cm (5'4"), 148 lbs
Born:July 17, 1969
Birthplace:Nelson, British Columbia
Residence:Duncan, British Columbia
Club:Hamburg (Germany)


Occupation:
  • Graduated from University of Victoria (Sociology/Psychology) in 1996
  • Works part time and trains full time
  • Would like to become a firefighter or join the police force

Field Hockey Background:
  • "I started playing when I was 10: in elementary school (Maple Bay Elementary School), there was a teacher who played field hockey and I went from there. When I was 13, I made the Under 19 team and I thought I'll stick with this sport. I still really like playing, I'm still improving every year and learning about the game"

International Competitions:
  • 1989 Junior World Cup, Ottawa
  • 1989 Champions Trophy
  • 1990 World Cup, Sydney (10th)
  • 1991 Student Games, Buffalo, USA
  • 1991 Pan American Games, Havana (2nd)
  • 1991 Olympic Qualifier, Auckland (3rd)
  • 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona (7th)
  • 1993 Intercontinental Cup (W.C. Qualifier), Philadelphia (3rd)
  • 1994 World Cup, Dublin (10th)
  • 1995 Olympic Qualifier, Cape Town (7th)
  • 1997 World Cup Qualifier, Harare (11th)
  • 1998 Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1999 Pan American Games, Winnipeg (3rd)
  • 2001 Americas Cup, Jamaica (3rd)
  • 2001 World Cup Qualifier, Amiens/Abbeville, France (10th)

Points of Interest:
  • Captain of the National Team since 1995

  • Interests (outside field hockey): playing pool, mountain biking and fishing.

  • "Thrill of a lifetime" (given a chance to do anything in the world):
    do what Dianne Fossey did and study gorillas in the wild.

Laurelee Kopeck - Kuala Lumpur 1998
Favorites
Hobby: Playing pool
Movie: So I Married an Axe Murderer,
Empire of the Sun
Book: works by Daniel Quinn
Singer / Band: Cat Stevens, John Denver,
Neil Diamond


"Have fun and work hard."



Laurelee Kopeck training in Kuala Lumpur
before the 1998 Commonwealth Games
(Picture "The Star of Malaysia")



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