Stefanie Lawton

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Stefanie Lawton
Curler
Born Stefanie Miller
(1980-06-20) June 20, 1980 (age 34)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Team
Curling club Nutana CC,
Saskatoon, SK
Skip Stefanie Lawton
Third Sherry Anderson
Second Sherri Singler
Lead Marliese Kasner
Alternate Stephanie Schmidt
Career
Hearts appearances 4 (2005, 2009, 2014, 2015)
Top CCA ranking 3rd (2004-05, 2012-13)
Grand Slam victories 4: Wayden Transportation:1 (2006); Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries: 1 (2012); Colonial Square: 1 (2012); Players' Championships: 1 (2012)

Stefanie Lawton (née Miller; born June 20, 1980) is a Canadian curler from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Career[edit]

After an appearance at the 1997 Canadian Junior Championships, she would go on to win the 2000 Championships with the help of her team of sister Marliese Miller (third), Stacy Helm (second) and Amanda MacDonald (lead). At the worlds that year, she would win the silver medal behind Matilda Mattsson of Sweden. In 2001, Lawton (then known as Stefanie Miller) went on to be undefeated at the Junior championships, only to lose to Prince Edward Island's Suzanne Gaudet. Four years later, Lawton returned to the curling scene by becoming the Saskatchewan women's champion and, as such, going to the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts. Her team of her sister Marliese, Sherri Singler and Chelsey Bell finished the round-robin in third place but lost to Ontario in the 3-4 playoff game. The team would also compete at the 2005 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. At the trials, the team finished round robin with a 6-3 record and earned a spot in the playoffs, but lost to Shannon Kleibrink's team in the semifinal.

The Lawton team lost the 2008 provincial final to Michelle Englot. However, the team rebounded and won the 2008 Canada Cup of Curling defeating Kelly Scott in the final.

Lawton won her second Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2009, earning her rink a spot at the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The team made the playoffs, but lost in the 3 vs. 4 game to Jennifer Jones.

Lawton's rink was one of four that received an automatic bye to the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. Her team finished 4-3, out of the playoffs.

In 2010, Anderson joined the team to play third.

Lawton won her second Canada Cup in 2010, defeating Olympic silver medalist Cheryl Bernard in the final.

2012 Has been one of Lawton's best curling years to date. She wrapped up the 2011-12 curling season by winning the 2012 Players' Championship. To begin the next season, Lawton's team won two more Grand Slam events, winning the 2012 Manitoba Lotteries Women's Curling Classic and the 2012 Colonial Square Ladies Classic. Lawton also won her third Canada Cup in 2012, defeating the Kaitlyn Lawes rink (Team Jennifer Jones) in the final.

At the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, Lawton's team finished the round robin with a disappointing 2-5 record, missing the playoffs. However the team would bounce back winning the 2014 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts defeating Michelle Englot. Her team represented the province at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal, finishing 4th yet again, after losing the 3-4 Page Playoff game to Valerie Sweeting and to Chelsea Carey in the bronze-medal game.

Personal life[edit]

Lawton is employed as a senior inventory specialist with Cameco. She is married and has one daughter.[1] She grew up on a farm near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan and has a CPA[2]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15*
Autumn Gold Q QF SF QF QF QF QF SF DNP
Masters N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q QF DNP
Colonial Square N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A C Q DNP
Canadian Open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP
Players' QF Q Q SF DNP C SF QF

Former Events[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2012–13 2013–14
Wayden Transportation C F F N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sobeys Slam N/A QF F N/A QF N/A N/A
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries SF Q Q DNP SF QF C

Note: Lawton did not play at the beginning of the 2014-15 season due to her pregnancy. She returned to her team in January in time for the Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of hearts.

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