The Burton File
Full Name: Laura Ann Alta Burton
Place of Birth: Castro Valley, Calif.
Parents: Jim and Debi Burton
Club Team/Coach:Mustang Fury, Paul Sapsford
High School Mascot: Dons
Q & A
Beckham or Ronaldo? Beckham…way cuter. But, I really don’t think he’d like me since I’m nothing like his wife!
What was your first paying job? Babysitting…still love it.
The first thing I owned that said `Kentucky’ on it was…a sweatshirt I ordered online.
The book on my nightstand is…God’s Road Map to Life
Something few people know about me is…that my pointer finger on my left hand has been split in half ever since I was five.
Favorite TV show when I was in Junior High… Judging Amy
My favorite color in the crayon box is…Teal
I chose Kentucky because…I felt most comfortable around the girls. Along with that, I wanted to be in a structured and competitive environment and in a conference that provided that.
Favorite subject in school is…PE
If I was seven feet tall I would…not have to jump to touch the crossbar of the goal!
When I grow up, I want to…be an elementary teacher back in California.
When I was a child, I always wanted to be a…Vet or Doctor. I’ve never had any issues with blood.
If you were stranded on an island what three things would you want most? My Bible to keep me strong and faithful, my dog to continue being my best friend, and a soccer ball so I could keep my training up!
If I were a race horse, my name would be… Rockstar
My biggest pet peeve is…when people treat me differently because of my age.
Before a game, I have to…listen to my Pre-Game playlist on my Ipod.
Nobody would believe I listen to…I think everyone would believe I listen to everything. But people in California think I only listen to country because I go to school in Kentucky.
2008: Made her UK debut against Arkansas … Logged first collegiate start at LSU … Played full 97:41 minutes vs Mississippi State … Made season high seven saves at Ole Miss … Registered first collegiate shutout against Vanderbilt, allowing no goals in over 101 minutes of action
Pre-College: Amador Newspaper Girls’ Soccer MVP, 2007-08 and 2005-06 … First Team Tri-Valley All-League, 2007-08 … EBAL All-League MVP, 2007-08 … Second Team EBAL All-League, 2005-06 … Helped lead club team, Mustang Fury, to 2007 Blues Cup Championship … Led Fury to 2007 State Cup finalist finish … Semi-Finalist at the 2006 Surf Cup, 2006 State Cup and 2005 State Cup … Member of the 2006 1990 Region IV ODP Camp … CYSA-Nor Cal 90’s State Team-Nike, Portland, 2006 and 2004 … CYSA- Nor Cal 90s State Team, 2005 … 1990 Region IV Camp, 2005 and 2004 … District III 90s, 2003