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Lauren Harkes ny spiller i AaB-truppen

9. juli 2021

Lauren Harkes ny spiller i AaB-truppen

9. juli 2021

Den amerikanske defensiv spiller, Lauren Harkes, er sommerens fjerde tilføjelse til AaB-truppen.

AaB kan denne fredag præsentere den fjerde signing denne sommer. Denne gang er det amerikanske Lauren Harkes som er blevet en del af AaB-truppen. Lauren Harkes er meget stærk og bund solid defensiv spiller, som kommer til at vinde mange dueller, erobre mange bolde og generelt gøre det svært for modstanderen.

Lauren er fra Fairfax, Virginia, USA og har spillet i en række forskellige klubber “over there”, blandet andet Clemson University og Creighton University. Lauren kan dække de centrale defensive pladser, midtstopper og 6’er positionen. Vi ser meget frem til at få Lauren ind i truppen og glæder os til at se hende udfolde sit store potentiale i europæisk fodbold.

Til AaB Kvinde Elitefodbold siger Lauren følgende

First, I would like to say how grateful I am for the opportunity to play for Aalborg in Denmark’s top women’s professional league. I am very excited and look forward to making an impact. 

To give some background, I am 24 years old, from Fairfax, Virginia. I’ve been playing football since I was a little girl with my parents and siblings in our backyard. I played all kinds of sports growing up, but football was the sport I was most passionate about, and thankfully I was lucky enough to play at the collegiate level. I attended Clemson University where I was captain for 2 years, competed in the ACC & NCAA tournaments, and graduated in 3 1/2 years. I sustained an injury my sophomore year, so I ended up taking an opportunity to play my Graduate/red-shirt year with Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Those two experiences were very different but super special and necessary for my growth in the game.

I usually play in the midfield in a defensive role, winning tackles or headers in the air, breaking up plays, and distributing calmly. I also have rotated into a center back role for various teams bringing an intense but calm presence. I haven’t lost my childhood scoring tendency though, and still love to get on the end of corners or look for shots from the top of the box. 

I cannot wait to join AaB as they compete through the league this year and I’m looking forward to growing even more as a player and individual. So grateful again for this amazing opportunity and I am ready to get to work!
Thank you!

Lauren Harkes