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.

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.

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.

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.

Did not compete for the Tigers while redshirting as a true freshman in 2012.

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.

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