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#18 Nicole McLaughlin
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Height: 5'2"
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Cocoa Beach, Fla.
High School: Melbourne Central Catholic HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 09/03/1991
Nicole McLaughlin Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/08/2013

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Made four appearances as a reserve left back for the Tigers during the 2013 season … Appeared for the Tigers in a 6-0 shutout of Louisiana-Monroe at home on Aug. 27 … Also cracked the lineup in a 4-2 home defeat to No. 6-ranked BYU on Sept. 2 … Made two appearances on the road in matches at Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 13 and No. 8 Florida on Oct. 20 … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Stepped on the pitch in a reserve role in two SEC matches during her sophomore season in 2012 … Competed for the first time in a 2-1 double overtime loss to 18th-ranked Kentucky on Sept. 23 … Also saw action in LSU’s 3-2 overtime defeat at 23rd-ranked Tennessee on Oct. 14 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row … Earned her second varsity letter.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Saw action in five matches during her true freshman season in 2011 … Made her collegiate debut in a 5-1 victory over Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference opener … Also made regular-season appearances in matches against South Carolina and Arkansas while helping the Tigers capture their fourth SEC Western Division crown in five seasons with a 13-8-1 overall record and 8-3 mark on 24 points in league play … Made appearances against Auburn in the first round of the SEC Tournament and Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for her first postseason experience … Honored for her efforts in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A four-year varsity letterwinner during her prep career at Melbourne Central Catholic High School … Guided her high school team to the district championship in 2008 … Also led her team to the regional championship and an appearance in the State Final Four in 2010 … Was a first-team all-state selection in 2010 … Also selected to the Florida State All-Star Team and Space Coast All-Star Team in 2010 … Was a Space Coast Second Team selection in 2009 … Played club soccer with the Three Lions Soccer Club for six seasons and the Space Coast United for one season … A member of the Three Lions Soccer Club team that captured the Score at the Shore Championship in 2008 … Competed in such prestigious club tournaments as the Capital Area Soccer League, Disney Showcase and Orange Classic … Played with the Florida State Olympic Development Program Team for three seasons and in the Florida Soccer Alliance Women’s Semi-Professional League for two seasons … Helped lead her FSA team to the conference title and a berth into the national finals in 2010 … Also competed in gymnastics, lacrosse and track and field during her prep career … Was the all-around state champion in 2007 and the balance beam state champion in 2009 with her competitive gymnastics team … Competed in varsity track and field in 2009 and 2010 … Is the school-record holder in the pole vault and 4x800-meter relay … Was a member of the varsity lacrosse team in 2010.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nicole Marie McLaughlin … Born on Sept. 3, 1991 … Parents are Dr. Michael McLaughlin and Donna McLaughlin … Has two sisters, Danielle and Mariel, and one brother, Michael James … Sister, Mariel, is a redshirt freshman on the LSU Soccer team … Father attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans … Mother attended LSU Physical Therapy School … Sister, Danielle, also attended LSU for her undergraduate degree … Graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School with a 4.13 cumulative grade-point average … Named a Scholar-Athlete in 2010 … A member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll … Also named to “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students” … Earning a degree in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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