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  Kristin McLaughlin

Kristin McLaughlin

Player Profile


La Canada, Calif.

High School:
Crescenta Valley HS





Political Science

Cal State Northridge
Her 196 career steals are second-best in school history ... Chalked up 129 career assists, fourth-best in the CSUN record book ... Scored 79 career goals, ranked in the Top-15 in school history.

2010 Season
Honorable Mention All-Big West ... Honored during the season as Big West Athlete of the Week ... Scored three goals, added four steals in the 11-9 double overtime win over UC Irvine (4/2/10) to learn league Player of the Week honors ... A double-digit scorer with 25 goals ... Scored two goals in games against Azusa Pacific (1/29/10), Villanova (3/7/10), Pacific (4/17/10) and Santa Clara (4/18/10) ... Led the team in steals (44) and second in assists (45) ... Named an Academic All-American for a third straight season by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... Named Big West Scholar-Athlete ... A Big West All-Academic selection for a second straight season.

2009 Season
Given the Matador Award for "Outstanding Performance" ... Among the team leaders in scoring with 29 goals ... Tallied two or more goals in 12 games ... Scored a career-high four goals in games against UC San Diego (2/8/09) and Loyola Marymount (2/28/09) ... Led the Matadors in assists with 48 ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) .. Also named to the All-Big West Academic team.

2008 Season
Named to the 2008 All-MPSF Academic team ... Reached double figures in goal with 16, seventh-best on the Matadors ... Tallied a season-high three goals in the season opener against Cal State Bakersfield (2/3/08) ... Scored two goals in games against Bucknell (3/13/08), later in the season against Cal State Bakersfield (3/29/08) and at Arizona State (4/12/08) ... Second on the team in steals with 37 ... Gained "outstanding" Academic All-American honors by the American College Water Polo Coaches (ACPWC) for having a 3.41 to 3.70 GPA ... To be eligible for Academic All-American accolades, a student-athlete must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA, must be at least a sophomore academically, and must have been an active participant on the team ... Gained All-Academic honors by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).

2007 Season
Kristin McLaughlin scored nine goals for the Matadors in 2007 ... Tallied 19 assists in 2007, the fourth-best total for the Matadors ... Led the squad with 47 steals ... Scored her first career goal vs. Pomona-Pitzer (2/4/07) ... Collected first multiple-goal game with two goals against Cal State Bakersfield (3/5/07) ... Also collected a pair of goals against Cal (4/14/07).

High School
McLaughlin earned eight letters for the Crescenta Valley Falcons, four as a swimmer and four as a utility player for the water polo squad ... Earned first-team All-Pacific League honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior and was league MVP as a junior and senior ... Honored as all-area first-team as a sophomore and junior, all-area MVP as a senior ... Helped lead her team to league title as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Posted 110 goals, 158 steals, and 37 assists as a senior.

Matador Memo
Born May 29, 1988 in Tarzana, Calif. ... Parents are Dave and Donna McLaughlin ... her father, Dave played rugby while attending Loyola Marymount ... Favorites include actor Jimmy Stewart, actress Kate Hudson, the TV show "Grey's Anatomy", and sushi ... Chose Cal State Northridge for the coaching staff and location ... Favorite thing about being an athlete is the relationships you make with teammates, the toughest part is time management ... Best advice she's ever been given is "everything happens for a reason" ... Political Science major.