Laurence Wootton


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Height 5-9
  • Weight 160
  • Club Cardiff City Academy

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TopDrawerSoccer.com No. 4 Freshman

NCAA Career Stats

Career Highlights

2021 (Fall-Sophomore at Ohio State)

  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (10/26/210) … goal, assist in 2-1 win vs. Penn State (10/22/21)
  • Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (2021 Fall)
  • TopDrawerSoccer Top 100 Player — No. 21 (Oct. 18, 2021)
  • Starts in all of 15 games played … has started all 25 games as a Buckeye over two seasons
  • Played 1,353 minutes with team leading six goals and 14 points
  • Led team with 30 shots and 16 on goal
  • Buckeyes were 4-1 when he scored a goal

2021 (Spring-Freshman at Ohio State)

  • First Team All-Big Ten (2021sp)
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Selected as a member of the 2021 All-Big Ten Tournament Team
  • Played in all 10 games with one goal, the game-winner at Michigan State March 3 in 2-0 Ohio State win
  • Added a pair of assists on the year in wins at Maryland (W, 1-0) and vs. Northwestern (W, 4-2)
  • Finished season with 13 shots, six on net


  • Son of Margaret and Mark Wootton
  • Played for the Cardiff City Academy (3 yrs.) and Stoke City Academy (10 yrs.)
  • Has one older brother, Charlie
  • Hopes to play professionally following academic career
  • Enjoys going to and watching movies and working around the family farm
  • Reaching the Welsh Cup Final in 2018 with Cardiff City and winning the Sentinel Cup

Quoting Coach Maisonneuve – Laurence Wootton

“Laurence is a big-time player and we are so happy to add him to our roster. He comes to us from Cardiff City’s Reserve Team (u23’s) and has incredible versatility. We have seen him play the 6, 8, and 10 at a very high level and he’s played them all very well. He has an incredible engine, very good in possession and tactically has a great feel for the game. His maturity and attitude will add to our locker room. He will definitely make an impact on our program. We are extremely excited to add Laurence to our roster.”