7 Karly McLaughlin
7 Karly McLaughlin
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Edwardsville, Ill.
High School: Edwardsville
Position: 2B/3B
Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Bats/Throws: R/R

2014: Played in all 31 games throughout her junior season … 97 at-bats with 24 hits and seven runs … hit a home run against Coast Guard (4/11) … tied for second on the team with 11 RBI … had a .247 batting average and .905 fielding percentage … made 10 pitching appearances, starting two of them … had a record of 0-2 at the end of the season … allowed 39 hits and 27 runs in 14 innings, while striking out 10 batters.

2013: Appeared in 13 games during her sophomore year … 31 at-bats with seven hits … drove in three runs and had one stolen base … had a batting average of .226.

2012: Played in and started 32 games as a freshman … tied for the team lead in hits, second in runs scored and slugging percentage, third in batting average … also made 16 pitching appearances, starting seven games … struck out 27 batters in 36.0 innings with one win … recorded hits in seven of the final eight games of the season … went 4-for-4 with three runs scored in a game two win over Smith (4/17) … went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in victory over Wentworth (4/11) … allowed just one run over five innings during 1-0 loss to Middlebury (3/26) … struck out nine over five innings to earn first win of the year against Wentworth (4/11).

Off the Diamond: Majoring in aeronautics and astronautics … held an internship at the NASA Ames Aeronautics Academy … wind tunnel nozzle design … exoplanet direct imaging with adaptive optics … Gordon Engineering Leadership Program … Alpha Phi Omega … Society of Women Engineers … admissions office volunteer.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Edwardsville High School … led Edwardsville to Illinois High School Association Class 4A state runner-up in 2009 … MVP of Edwardsville Tigers select team in 2008 … named MVP of O’Fallon Tomahawks select team in 2010 … team captain of Edwardsville and O’Fallon select teams … National Honors Society.