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Matt McLaughlin
Matt  McLaughlin


Pawling, N.Y.

High School:
Our Lady of Lourdes

Sprint Freestyle


2004-2005: Placed second in 50 free (22.21) and 100 free (48.74) against La Salle...Third place finish vs Seton Hall in 100 free (49.68)... Part of 200 free relay that placed sixth at Princeton Invitational (1:26.23) and had career best in 200 free (1:44.73)

2003-2004: Placed second in both the 50-and 100-yard freestyle vs. La Salle with times of 22.43 and 49.55, respectively...In tri-meet at Pittsburgh, member of all four relay teams that finished in the top ten: 200 medley relay (seventh), 200 free relay (seventh), 400 medley relay (seventh) and the 400 free relay (seventh)...Member of the 200 free relay team that finished first vs. St. John's...At final home meet vs. Syracuse, hauled in team and season-best times in both the 50-and 100-yard freestyle with times of 22.10 and 48.13, respectively...Led-off the 200 free relay team that placed 10th at the conference championships, anchored the 400 medley relay team that finished 11th and helped the 400 free relay team to a ninth place finish at the Big East Championships.

2002-2003: Member of Villanova's 800 yard freestyle relay team at Big East Championships...Had top times in the 50 freestyle (21.72) and the 100 freestyle (47.77) at the RU Invite...Posted season-best times in the 200 free (1:46.63) and the 100 back (56.91) at the Princeton Invite...Had a tremendous meet at the Bucknell Sprint Invite tallying top times in the 50 backstroke (27.16), 50 fly (26.27) and the 100 IM (58.95)...Posted season-best times in the 500 free (5:08.33) versus La Salle and the 200 IM (2:07.40) versus St. John's.

Our Lady of Lourdes: Lettered four times in swimming and golf...An All- League, All-Section, and All-County performer all four years...Two-time member of the all-state squad...Holds four high school team records...Anchored several relay teams to sectional championships...An All-League and All-County golfer...2001-2002 Our Lady of Lourdes High School Athlete of the Year...Fourtime New York State Scholar Athlete for golf and swimming...A member of the NYS Scholar Athlete State Championship Team in 1999...National Honor Society.

Personal: A Political Science major...One of four children of William & Rebecca McLaughlin...Twin brother, Mike, also swims for Villanova...Born 1/22/84.