Laurel Hershey Martin (born June 8, 1969 in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania) is a former field hockey player from the United States, who was a member of the US women's team that finished fifth at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin competed in 69 international matches for the United States from 1990-1996, and in two Hockey World Cup tournaments: in 1990 and as a member of the USA bronze medal team in 1994. She captured a bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games and earned a silver Pan Am medal in 1995. She won a bronze medal at the 1995 Champions Trophy before retiring following the 1996 Olympic Games.
A graduate of Lower Dauphin High School (1987) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hershey Martin helped lead the Tar Heels to 1989 NCAA championship. She was named to the 1990 All-America team and earned NCAA all-tournament honors in 1989.She also has two children Kali and Hannah Martin.
MOTHER'S METTLE: PROFILE LAUREL MARTIN MOTHERHOOD HAS BEEN THE LATEST CHALLENGE IN LAUREL MARTIN'S QUEST FOR FIELD HOCKEY GOLD.(SPORTS)
Jul 20, 1996; Byline: Tom Robinson When the moment came to learn if her ship had come in, Virginia Beach's Laurel Martin gathered her dreamboat...