Lipka on Wendling: "Laura had a great spring season and looks to earn playing time this fall in the midfield."
General: Will see time in the central midfield... Sees the game very well... Will provide needed depth at the midfield position.
2002: Did not see match action during the 2002 season.
2001: Redshirt season.
Pre-College: ODP State team 1995-99... ODP Region II Pool team in 1998... ODP Region II Training Pool 1996-99... 1997-98 state semifinalist on Notre Dame Academy's team... Cincinnati Enquirer and Kentucky Post All-Star in 2000... Named to 2000 Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference All-Star team... State of Kentucky first-team All-State pick in 2000... First-team Academic All-State team in 1997-2000... Scored 36 goals and had 27 assists in high school career... Kentucky State semifinalist 1998 and 1999... Northern Kentucky All-Region team 1998 and 1999... GSE Cardinals Premier club team, coached by Tim Lesiak... Cardinals were Region II semifinalists in 1998... Won the Cardinal Cup in 1999 and was named MVP of the tournament... adidas Premier League... adidas-ESP team 1998-2000... Four-year First Honors student... Who's Who Among American High School Students 1997-2000... Spanish National Honor Society member 1997-2000... First-team Academic All-Star team 1997-2000... Girls Athletic Association Representative... G.A.A. L.I.F.E. Member... Also lettered in basketball at Notre Dame Academy.
Personal: Full name is Laura Claire Wendling... Born Dec. 30, 1982... Parents are Herb and Jan Wendling... Lists playing with teammates on Cardinal Club team and Notre Dame team in the two state final games as her most memorable moments in sports... Chose UK because it is one of the top-rated programs in the country and it is close to home... Chose UK over Marquette, Louisville, Boston, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio.