Position
Midfielder/defender
Height
5'2
Class
Junior
Hometown
Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Melbourne Central Catholic HS

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 4×800-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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