McLoughlin is a 1999 Ti graduate. While in high school she participated in soccer, basketball and track and field.
McLoughlin was a member of the varsity soccer team for three years and one of the captains her senior year. She led the team in points scored and was named to the CVAC Division II all-star soccer team her junior and senior years.
She was a three-year starter for the varsity basketball team, leading the team in points scored and steals her junior and senior years. Her team won Division II of the CVAC all three years that she was on the team. She was named to the All-CVAC team her junior and senior years and to the All-state team her senior year.
McLoughlin was a six- year member of the girl's varsity track and field team. She competed in the long jump, triple jump, the 400-meter relay and the mile relay. She was the sectional champion in the long jump her freshman year in high school. She was named to the John J. Herbert CVAC All-Academic team her senior year.
After high school, McLoughlin attended Castleton State College in Vermont, where she was a starter for the women's varsity soccer team and a member of the women's basketball team her freshman year. She transferred to the College of Saint Rose in Albany where she completed her bachelor's degree in art education. She received her master's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.
McLoughlin recently re-located back home from the Albany area and is currently teaching art at Crown Point Central School. McLoughlin and her husband, David, are living in Putnam, awaiting the birth of their son in November.