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#24 Mariel McLaughlin
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Cocoa Beach, Fla.
High School: Melbourne Central Catholic HS
Major: Biology
Born: 01/06/1994
Mariel McLaughlin Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/07/2013

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 … 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.

PERSONAL
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 … Pursuing a degree in biology.

 

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