A three-sport athlete at Ticonderoga, McLaughlin completed basketball, football and track.
In basketball, as a senior, McLaughlin was team captain. leading the Sentinel team to the CVAC Division II championship with an 18-2 record. He averaged 16 points a game, was CVAC Most Valuable Player and was named to the All-Star Team.
In football McLaughlin excelled as a kicker, receiver and in the defensive secondary. He kicked twenty-one extra points with four field goals, including a forty-one-yard field goal against Peru. He also averaged fifteen yards a reception as a receiver and was named as the kicker on the all-star team.
McLaughlin also competed in track and field as a high jumper and ran the 1,600-meter race.
McLaughlin currently resides in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, with his wife, Rachel, and their two children, James and Maddison. He is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for the past twelve years and has served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Germany, and Alaska. While serving in Afghanistan, McLaughlin was awarded the Bronze Star.
MacKenzie played three years of varsity soccer, four years of varsity basketball and four years of varsity track and field. She served as a captain for both basketball and track teams. She led her basketball teams to CVAC Division II crowns in 1994, 1995 and 1996. She also held both the shot put and discus school records at one time.
MacKenzie attended Springfield College where she was a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, competing in the shot put, discus, hammer and twenty-pound weight throws. At one time she was ranked as high as eleventh nationally in the weight throw. She qualified for the Division III national championship meet twice in the hammer throw and once in the weight. She also held the facility record at Tufts University in the weight throw.