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18   Cassie McLaughlin
Cassie McLaughlin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary, IL

High School:
Cary-Grove HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
OPP

Birthdate:
10/01/1984

Club Team:
Sky High VBC


Freshman Year (2003): Voted the East Region's Freshman of the Year by the AVCA...named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and the ACC's Freshman of the Year...played in all 33 matches with 32 starts...recorded 21 double-digit kill performances...had nine straight matches with double-digit kills from 9/26-10/18...posted as season-high 18 kills on three different occasions...led the team and finished in a tie for fourth in the ACC with 44 service aces...also led the team with 360 kills, 875 total attacks...second on the team with 271 digs (2.22 dpg) and a 2.95 kills per game average...played in 122 of Florida State's 123 games...had six kills, four assists, three digs and one block in her first career game at Florida State against Florida Atlantic (8/29)...notched eight kills and eight digs with four blocks and two service aces versus Michigan (8/30)...put together her first career triple-double in the match against Arkansas State (9/5) with 18 kills, 10 digs and 10 blocks...recorded nine kills and nine digs with five blocks against then-No. 8 Pepperdine (9/12)...had back-to-back double-doubles against Houston (12 kills, 10 digs) and UC Irvine (18 kills, 12 digs) at the UC Irvine Sunset Classic (9/13) tallied 16 kills and six digs with three blocks against in-state rival Miami (9/19)...had 10 digs in the FSU Classic finale versus Eastern Kentucky (9/20)...recorded her third double-double of the season at NC State (9/26) with 13 kills and 19 digs, also added four service aces...totaled 12 kills, seven digs and five blocks at North Carolina (9/27)..posted 13 kills, dight digs, two service aces and two blocks against Duke (10/3)...tallied 10 kills and 10 digs against Wake Forest (10/4) to mark her fourth double-double of the season...led the team with 10 kills at Maryland (10/11)...hit .393 with 15 kills, one assist, one block and eight digs at UCF (10/14)...notched back-to-back double-doubles against Clemson (18 kills, 18 digs) and No. 4 Georgia Tech (10 kills, 11 digs) on October 17th and 18th...put together a strong performance at Duke (10/24) with nine kills, seven digs, two blocks and one service ace...hit a season-high .615 with 16 kills, no errors with seven digs and three assists at Wake Forest (10/25)...had a solid all around outing aginst USF (10/29) as she posted eight kills, four blocks, three service aces, two assists and seven digs, while hitting .353...posted 14 kills and nine digs as she hit. 391 against North Carolina (10/31)...followed up her performance against UNC with a strong showing against NC State (11/1) by slamming the Wolfpack with a .409 hitting percentage on 12 kills and a season-high six service aces...earned her first career ACC Player of the Week honor (11/3) following her performances against USF, UNC and NC State as she hit a combined .387 in the three matches, connecting on 34 kills in 62 opportunities and only committing 10 errors...tallied 12 kills with four assists, nine digs and three blocks at Clemson (11/7)...against Maryland (11/14), recorded 14 kills, six digs and two blocks...had 13 digs with five assists and one service ace in the home finale against Virginia (11/16)...knocked down 10 kills with seven digs and two blocks in the opening round of the ACC Tournament against NC State (11/20)...hit .385 with a team-high 14 kills, eight digs and two blocks in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament against Georgia Tech (11/21)...earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition for 2003-2004.

High School: A powerful middle blocker...comes to Florida State from Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Illinois...received numerous honors in 2001, after leading her team to a Super Sectional appearance in the Illinois State Tournament...was named All-Conference, Daily Herald All-Area, Northwest Herald All-Area and Sun Times All-Area...also earned Tribune and News-Gazette All-State honors.

Personal: Born on October 1, 1984...daughter of Michael and Debra McLaughlin...majoring in Psychology.

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