|City/State:||Cocoa Beach, Fla.|
|High School:||Melbourne Central Catholic HS|
2015 University Medalist
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
A three-year letterwinner on the field for the Tigers while making seven appearances in midfield from 2013-15 … Graduated as a University Medalist in December 2015 while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for her collegiate career … Earned her degree in biology while being accepted into University of Florida Medical School in her final semester with the team … Was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2013-15.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Did not see action for the Tigers in her final season in 2015 … An outstanding student who graduated in December with her degree in biology … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season ... Earned her third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Appeared in three matches for the Tigers during her sophomore season in 2014 … Came off the bench to help the Tigers seal a 6-2 victory over Northwestern State and a 3-0 shutout of Nicholls in a pair of home matches played at the LSU Soccer Stadium during the non-conference season … Made one appearance in SEC play in LSU’s conference home opener against No. 6-ranked Texas A&M on Sept. 26 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her collegiate career … Earned her second varsity letter with the Tigers.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Saw action as a reserve midfielder in four matches in 2013 … Made her collegiate debut in LSU’s 6-0 shutout of Louisiana-Monroe at home on Aug. 27 … Also came on as a substitution at home against No. 6-ranked BYU and on the road at Stephen F. Austin and No. 8-ranked Florida during the 2013 season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career ... Earned her first varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Did not compete for the Tigers while redshirting as a true freshman in 2012.
PRIOR TO LSU
A product of Melbourne Central Catholic High School under the direction of head coach Mike Martin … Helped guide her high school team to the Florida Class 3A state semifinals in 2010 and 2012 … Honored as the Most Valuable Player of her high school team in three-straight seasons from 2010-12 … Was a back-to-back Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 3A all-state selection in 2010 and 2011 … Also named to the FACA all-star team as a senior in 2012 … Was a two-time All-Space Coast performer, earning second-team honors in 2010 and first-team honors in 2012 … Honored as the Champions Club Athlete of the Year and Melbourne Central Catholic MVP Athlete for the 2012 season … Played club soccer with the Three Lions Soccer Club from 2003-09 … Competed for Space Coast United from 2009-12 … Coached in club soccer by Mike Lord and Rosi Lord from 2009-11 and by Chase Goff and Allie Goff from 2011-12 … Also a three-year member of the Florida State Olympic Development Program Team in 2007, 2008 and 2010 … Ran cross country for four years and competed in track and field and lacrosse for three years during her prep career … Recognized as a four-time scholar-athlete at Melbourne Central Catholic High School from 2009-12.
Full name is Mariel Marie McLaughlin … Born on Jan. 6, 1994 … Parents are Michael and Donna McLaughlin … Father attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans … Mother attended LSU Physical Therapy School … Has three older siblings: Danielle, MJ and Nicole … Sister, Nicole, is former member of the LSU Soccer team … Sister, Danielle, graduated from LSU … Graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School as her class salutatorian … Maintained a 4.5 weighted grade-point average during her prep career … Was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta in high school … Also did community service work with the Humane Society and Relay for Life … Served as Anchor Club president … Graduated with honors in December 2015 with her degree in biology.