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Kylee McLaughlin

Oregon State's Kylee McLaughlin was named the Pac-12 Conference's freshman of the year on Tuesday.

Oregon State setter Kylee McLaughlin was named the Pac-12 Conference's freshman of the year and Mark Barnard the coach of the year on Tuesday.

Mary-Kate Marshall and Maddie Goings also picked up Pac-12 honors.

McLaughlin, who was a three-time Pac-12 freshman of the week this season, ranks fourth in the conference with 10.72 assists per set and has 1,243 assists, the second most by a freshman in OSU history.

She is the only player in the conference this season to record a triple-double, achieving it in a four-set match at Portland with 49 assists, 10 blocks and 11 digs. In addition to her freshman of the year honor, McLaughlin is also a member of the all-freshman team and received honorable mention all-conference.

Barnard, who is in his second season at the helm, led the Beavers to a nine-win improvement from 2016 and to the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the program’s history. Barnard’s team won five straight conference matches for the first time since 1990, accomplishing the feat twice.

The Beavers earned season sweeps of the Washington and Arizona schools for the first time since 1983 and 1990, respectively.

Marshall has been named to the first team for the second year in a row and third time in her career. Her 506 kills this season rank as the sixth most in a single season in OSU history and she now has 1,896 career kills to place second.

She is 24 kills short of tying the school record of 1,920 set by Rachel Rourke (2006-09). Marshall also leads the Beavers with 40 service aces and ranks second in the conference and 19th in the nation with 4.36 kills per set.

Goings joins McLaughlin on the all-freshman team. Goings has started all 32 matches for the Beavers at outside hitter and has registered 313 kills, the sixth most by a freshman in program history. Goings was named freshman of the week once this season in October and ranks second on the squad in kills, is third with 314 digs and fourth with 17 service aces.

McLaughlin is the second OSU volleyball player to be named freshman of the year, joining Marshall. Barnard is the third Beavers coach selected as coach of the year, joining Guy Enriques in 1990 and Taras Liskevych in 2014.

The Beavers face North Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Austin, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

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