2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster
#30 Mikayla Vaughn
Hometown Philadelphia, PA
High School Paul VI/Friends' Central
- Points: 17 (at Western Ky., 11/14/17)
- Rebounds: 11 (vs Bethune-Cookman, 3/23/19)
- Field Goals Made: 8 (at Western Ky., 11/14/17)
- Field Goals Attempted: 9, 2x (last at Western Ky., 11/14/17)
- Free Throws Made: 4 (vs Binghamton, 12/16/18)
- Free Throws Attempted: 4, 3x (last vs Wake Forest, 1/13/19)
- Assists: 3 (vs Mount, 11/11/17)
- Blocks: 4, 2x (last vs Wake Forest, 1/13/19)
- Steals: 2, 2x (last vs Penn, 11/12/18)
- Minutes: 24 (vs Binghamton, 12/16/18)
- Double-figure scoring: 3
- Double-figure rebounds: 1
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018-19)
- Played 38-of-39 games, averaging 9.6 minutes. Scored in 25-of-38 appearances.
- Tallied a bucket in four minutes of play in the national championship game vs Baylor (4/7).
- Arguably one of her best games of the year in the First Round vs Bethune-Cookman (3/23), tallying 9 points and a career high 11 boards. It marked the first double-digit rebounding effort of her career.
- Another important game off the bench in the Second Round vs Michigan State (3/25), earning 4 points and 4 rebounds.
- Went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field at Syracuse (2/25), tallying 8 points to go with 3 boards.
- Tied her career high of 4 blocks vs Wake Forest (1/13) to go with her 9 points.
- Effective off the bench vs No. 2 Louisville (1/10), grabbing a career high 8 rebounds to go with her 5 points.
- Didn’t enter the Georgia Tech (1/6) game until the 2nd half and still put up eight points on 4-of-7 shooting.
- Nearly netted a double-double against Binghamton tallying 10 points and eight rebounds – six points and four boards were totaled in the final quarter.
- Led team in blocks (4) in season opener vs Harvard. 1-of-4 Irish in double figures. Earned career bests in points (12), made FG’s (6) and blocks (4)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
- Played in six games, averaging 13.2 minutes off the bench.
- Tore ACL in left leg in practice on Nov. 28 and redshirted the 2017-18 season.
- Tallied eight points for the second straight game vs ETSU on Nov. 24, setting a new high in steals (2). Scored six of her points in the fourth quarter.
- Her .622 field goal percentage ranked 4th in the ACC at the time.
- Despite coming off the bench, Vaughn still ranked first on the team in blocks (1.2), third in offensive rebounds (2.3) and fifth in rebounds (4.3).
- Scored 15 of her 17 total points in the second half at WKU on Nov. 14, helping the Irish to a 78-65 win. Vaughn went 8-for-9 from the field and collected seven rebounds.
- Made her debut vs Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 11, recording nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. Reeled in the second most rebounds with seven.
- Ranked No. 56 overall in the 2017 HoopGurlz espnW Top 100
- Transferred to Paul VI Catholic High in Fairfax, Virginia, from Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, for her senior season where she was named co-captain
- Led Paul VI to a No. 1 high school national team ranking in the USA Today high school poll
- Achieved a 32-2 record in her senior season, earning the 2017 VISAA Girls State Championship
- Averaged 14.6 points per game as a senior
- Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania scoring leader in both her junior and sophomore seasons
- Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior at Friends’ Central School
- Led Friends’ Central to back-to-back league championships in her junior and sophomore seasons
- Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game as a sophomore
- Named Philadelphia All-City Classic Tournament MVP
- Also played lacrosse as a freshman, where she contributed to the team’s PAISSA championship
- Ended her high school career with 1,735 points and 1,055 rebounds
- Club Team: The Philadelphia Belles
- 2017 WCAC Player of the Year
- 2017 WCAC First Team
- 2017 Washington Post All-Met First Team
- 2017 VISAA Division I All-State Player of the Year
- 2017 VISAA Division I First Team All-State
- 2017 McDonald’s All-American Nominee
- 2017 American Family Insurance All-USA Virginia Girls Basketball Team
- 2017 She’s Got Game MVP
- 2016 Friends’s League leader in scoring and double-doubles
- 2016 First Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
- 2016 First Team Friends’ School League All-League Team
- 2016 Comcast Sports Fan Base Networks Varsity Girls MVP
- 2015 Third Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
- Three-time All-Mainline First Team honors
- Daughter of Terri and Martin Vaughn. Has two brothers and one sister
- Father was captain and quarterback of the football team at Penn
- Fluent in French, she won first place in the MCATFL French Oral Proficiency Contest in 2013
- Volunteers with local community programs