Kelsie Laughlin
    Kelsie Laughlin


    Cornell, Ill.

    High School:


    Outside Hitter/Right Side


    Updated August 24, 2009

    Adds much needed height and especially ball control to the team • can pass and can dig well • a senior veteran that has been a staple on the outside for three seasons • ranks 10th all-time at SIU for career attempts per set (7.03).

    Played in all 29 matches, starting 21, seeing action in all 107 sets • averaged 1.22 kills and 2.69 digs per set • ranked fourth on the team in digs and service aces per set • ranked 16th in the Missouri Valley Conference in service aces per set (0.21) and 22nd in digs (2.69) • recorded a career-best 25 digs at Missouri State (Nov. 8) • posted a season-high 13 kills twice.

    • MSU All-Tournament Team
    As a sophomore, played in all 31 matches, starting 30, seeing action in 109 sets • averaged 2.46 kills, 0.42 service aces, 2.84 digs and 0.43 blocks per contest • her service ace percentage ranked first overall and in conference play in The Valley • she ranked third on the team in kills (270), first in service aces (46) and second in digs (310) • recorded a career-best 18 kills twice.

    One of two freshmen to start all 28 matches and play all 99 sets for the Salukis • fifth on the team with 1.96 kills per set • third in aces with 20 • second on the team in digs (304) • ranked in the top-20 in the league in digs at 3.07 per set overall and 3.38 per set in Valley play • recorded a season-high 14 kills twice and a career-best 22 digs against Creighton (Nov. 17).

    High School
    A three-time unanimous first-team all-conference selection at Flanagan • the Lady Falcons lost just nine games in Laughlin's final three seasons for a combined record of 95-9, winning the Mid State Conference regular season championship all three years and the MSC Tournament two years, leading her team to a regional title all three years • averaged 3.8 kills per game as a sophomore and junior, and 4.2 kills and 2.3 digs a senior • as a sophomore and junior, Laughlin was named the team MVP, while earning Pantagraph All-Area and Streator Times-Press All-Area honors • as a junior she was named to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State Team • in addition to earning all-conference accolades in 2005, Laughlin was a two-time Iroquois West All-Tournament Team selection.

    High School • Flanagan
    Club Team • Illini Elite
    Carries a 3.60 GPA • majors in journalism with a double minor in marketing and psychology • a member of the National Honor Society as a prep • Illini Elite 17 Cardinal club team finished third at nationals, where Laughlin earned All-Tournament honors • born on October 27, 1987 in Normal, Ill. • has one brother, Adam, and one sister, Megan, a junior on the volleyball team at South Carolina • daughter of Brian and Christine Laughlin.