Angela McLaughlin a 2018 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School won the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II Women’s soccer national championship on Monday, as a member of the UC Clermont Cougars, as they beat Penn State Brandywine 2-0 in Virginia Beach, VA.
McLaughlin also earned USCAA All America honors as a freshman and finished with one goal and three assists for the Cougars over the course of the season.
During her time as a Lady Mustang McLaughlin recorded 42 goals including 13 goals and nine assists as a senior when she was an All-Ohio selection.
The Cougars went 14-2 this season and closed with a nine game win streak including tournament wins over SUNY-ESF and Southern Maine 2-1 and 1-0 respectively to advance to the championship game.
UC Clermont scored both goals in the first half of the championship match at 23:42 and 28:21 respectively as they out shot the ladies from Brandywine 9-1.
Penn State Brandywine found their footing in the second half but were unable to convert as the Cougars goal keeper recorded a shutout with three saves.
As a midfielder for Cincinnati Clermont McLaughlin appeared in 14 games this season including 13 starts and totaled 14 shots on goal in 2018.
The Cougars’ two losses in 2018 came against IU East in their second game of the season by a score of 3-1 and Shaw University on September 30 3-0.
UC Clermont was stout defensively in 2018 as they held 10 of their 16 opponents scoreless and only allowed opponents to score more than a single goal in their two losses.
Ryan Applegate is the sports editor for The Times-Gazette. Reach Ryan Applegate at 937-402-2572, or on Twitter @RCApplegate89.