UC SANTA BARBARA
2007: Kandice McLaughlin returns as one of the staples in a very good Gaucho defensive unit...Has become an effective scorer from her defensive position.
2006: McLaughlin was an Honorable Mention All-Big West choice following her junior season...After splitting time between the midfield and a defender position as a sophomore, she spent all of 2006 as a defender...Played in all 20 matches, starting 18, includng the final 11 of the season...McLaughlin's powerful free kick helped her score three goals as a junior, the fourth highest total on the team...Scored her goals in wins over UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Cal Poly...Her goal against Cal Poly was the game-winner...Also had one assist on the season to give her seven total points.
2005: In her first season in a UCSB uniform, McLaughlin appeared in all 19 games...Of those 19 appearances, 17 were starts...Posted her only point of the season on an assist in the Gauchos' 2-1 win over Villanova.
2004: McLaughlin played her freshman season at the University of Michigan...Played in and started all 22 of Michigan's games...Finished the 2004 season with two goals and one assist for five points...Recorded 20 shots from her defender position...Made her first career goal count in a big way, scoring the game-winner in overtime against Minnesota...Scored her other goal CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Attended El Camino Real High School, graduating in 2004...A four-year letterwinner in soccer...Tallied 137 goals, 95 assists and 372 points during her prep career, all school records...A four-time First Team All-West Valley League selection...Helped lead El Camino Real to four Los Angeles City titles during her career...West Valley League and Los Angeles City Section Most Valuable Player as a senior...Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year and All-Area choice in 2004...Two-time Los Angeles Times All-Valley Selection...Coached by Shanna Sarris...Played for West Valley Samba at the club level...Helped lead Samba to the U-16 National Championship in 2002...Four-time member of Cal-South State ODP team...Trained with U-17 National Team in 2003.
Born April 9, 1986 in West Hills, Calif... .Majoring in sociology...Hopes to one-day work with children...Daughter of Teresa and David McLaughlin.