Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Carlsbad, CA
High School: Pacific Ridge School
Major: General Biology
Experience: 3 Letters


Triton Q&A (11/1/17)
San Diego Union-Tribune (10/4/16)

Team captain ... United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... CCAA Tournament Most Valuable Offensive Player ... CCAA All-Tournament Team ... UC San Diego Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete ... One of 12 UC San Diego Athletes of the Year ... CCAA Player of the Week (9/5) ... One of four Tritons to start all 22 games, as a forward ... Compiled nine goals and four assists for 22 total points, sharing team lead with strike partner Mary Reilly in goals and points ... Second in CCAA in shots (82) behind Reilly for second straight season, and tied for team high with three game-winning goals ... Began senior-season goal-scoring account with 77th-minute capper in 3-0 victory vs. Point Loma (8/31) in opener ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Vice President.

NSCAA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-America Second Team ... D2CCA West Region Player of the Year ... NSCAA All-West Region First Team ... D2CCA All-West Region First Team ... CCAA Offensive Player of the Year ... All-CCAA First Team ... One of 14 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Two-time CCAA Player of the Week (9/6 and 11/1) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for September (10/5) ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/6 and 10/31) ... Started all 22 games at forward ... West Region and CCAA scoring champion with 16 goals and 41 points ... 16 goals tied for ninth in UCSD single-season record book, one shy of matching Erika Alfredson's Division II era record from 2001 ... 41 points tied for sixth in UCSD single-season record book, equaling Alfredson's D-II era mark, also from 2001 ... Second in CCAA behind own teammates with career highs of nine assists (tied) and 67 shots ... Nabbed first collegiate hat trick in opener vs. No. 12 Azusa Pacific (9/1), scoring just 27 seconds in and then at 14:05 on a corner-kick header, before completing feat on late breakaway ... Scored opener, which proved to be game-winner, in 54th minute of 2-0 decision at city rival Point Loma (9/6) ... Added 15th-minute goal to make it 2-0 vs. Regis (9/9) ... Nodded in Jordyn McNutt's right-sided cross for overtime decider at previously-perfect (5-0) Central Washington (9/16) at 94:20 mark ... Scored right-footed from 25-plus yards just 2:24 into CCAA opener at Cal State San Marcos (9/21), giving her seven goals, four of them game-winners, through seven games ... First assist of year came on Kiera Bocchino's goal to make it 2-0 at CSUSM early in second half ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Executive Board.

D2CCA All-West Region Second Team ... NSCAA All-West Region Second Team ... All-CCAA First Team ... CCAA All-Tournament Team ... One of 16 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... CCAA Player of the Week (9/29) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (9/28) ... First goals of season came from first collegiate two-goal brace vs. Cal Poly Pomona (9/18) ... Second-half strike vs. Cal State East Bay (9/25) proved to be first career game-winner ... Added a second game-winner two days later, heading in lone goal from a Kiera Bocchino free kick in 19th minute during defeat of rival and reigning West Region champion Stanislaus State (9/27) ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.

Appeared in 14 matches, starting each of last 10 at a forward spot ... Tied for fifth on the team with six points from two goals and two assists ... Made college debut with 58 minutes off the bench in season opener at No. 25 Seattle Pacific (9/4), taking two shots ... First career goal opened scoring in 14th minute of 1-1 draw at Chico State (10/5) ... Also capped scoring with 56th-minute header in 5-1 home win vs. Cal State East Bay (10/12) ... Assists came on final two goals early in second half of 3-0 victory vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/30) ... Season highs of three shots at Saint Martin's (9/6) and 85 minutes at SF State (10/19) ... Missed four games in September through injury.

Played with midfield teammates Natalie Saddic and Caitlin McCarthy for LA Galaxy San Diego, based in Carlsbad, of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) during the 2017 summer ... Competed for the Carlsbad Wave over her final three years of high school after playing for the Carlsbad Lightning as a freshman.

A 2014 graduate of Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad ... Prolific striker for the Firebirds, leaving as the school's all-time leader with 106 goals, including a single-season high of 36 as a sophomore ... Added 29 career assists ... Four-time All-Coastal League First Team and Team MVP ... Coastal League Division 5 Player of the Year as a sophomore ... CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominee ... U-T San Diego All-Academic Team as a junior and senior ... Also played varsity volleyball for two years.

Born Sept. 24 in San Diego ... Parents are Michael and Jane O'Laughlin ... Father played golf at UCSD, while mother attended UCLA ... Has an older brother named Peter and a younger sister named Carolyn ... Peter was a goaltender on the nationally-ranked Cal water polo team from 2012-15 ... General biology major at Roosevelt College ... After completing her UC San Diego undergraduate degree, interested in pursuing a graduate degree that would allow her to do research on marine mammals ... Favorite UCSD moment is when student body passed Division I referendum on May 24, 2016 ("All the student-athletes worked so hard to educate and motivate the UCSD population about the amazing benefits of going to Division I, and our hard work paid off tremendously in that moment.") ... Another memorable soccer moment was setting the goal-scoring record at her high school ... Cheers for Manchester United, FC Barcelona and the world champion U.S. women's national team ... Favorite athletes include Carles Puyol and USWNT star and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd ... Top movie is Remember the Titans ... Enjoys the television show Suits ... Listens to Beyoncé ... Loves mud pie.

2014 14 10 853 2 2 6 14 .143 4 .286 0 0-0
2015 21 21 1486 10 2 22 65 .154 28 .431 3 0-0
2016 22 22 1468 16 9 41 67 .239 34 .507 6 0-0
2017 22 22 1594 9 4 22 82 .110 34 .415 3 0-0
Totals 79 75 5401 37 17 91 228 .162 100 .439 12 0-0


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Interview with Caitlin McCarthy, Katie O'Laughlin and Megumi Barber
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Interview with Katie O'Laughlin