ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
1 - Laurel McCarthy
Laurel McCarthy
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Riverforest, Ill.
High School: Fenwick
Position: Goalie
Major: History
House Affiliation: Cabot

2011:
Named CWPA Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 7 ... Finished the year with a team-leading 184 saves ... Stopped a career-high 19 shots against Iona Feb. 5 ... Made 10 saves at Marist in the Marist Tournament Feb. 20 ... Collected eight saves against Brown Feb. 23 ... Turned away 12 shots on goal against Brown, then blocked 11 more shots against Iona in the ECAC Championship Feb. 26 ... Gathered eight saves at UC Davis March 14 ... Had eight stops at Cal State East Bay March 18 ... Stopped eight shots against Wagner March 27 ... Made eight saves against Michigan April 10 ... Turned aside eight shots against George Washington April 16 ... Collected eight saves against Brown April 20 ... Blocked 10 shots on goal at Indiana in the CWPA Eastern Championship April 29.

2010:
Turned aside four shots in season-opening win over Villanova at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 6) … Stopped six shots in win over Siena at Harvard Invitational (Feb. 6) … Made eight saves against New York Athletic Club (Feb. 7) and Iona (Feb. 7) to finish the Harvard Invitational with four wins ... Stopped 10 shots against Iona (Feb. 20) at Princeton Invitational … Recorded nine saves against Wagner at Princeton Invitational (Feb. 20) … Turned aside seven shots against No. 5 Michigan at Princeton Invitational (Feb. 21) … Made nine saves against George Washington (Feb. 21) at Princeton Invitational ... Turned aside nine shots against Wagner (Feb. 27) and made four saves against Bucknell (Feb. 28) at the ECAC Championships ... Made four saves against Maryland and seven against Princeton at the Elite Eight (March 6) … Turned aside seven shots against Bucknell at the Elite Eight (March 7) … Blocked five shots against Fresno Pacific and made three saves against UC Davis (March 15) … Stopped three shots against San Jose State (March 17) ... Turned aside four shots in Harvard’s win over No. 19 Cal State East Bay (March 19) … Made seven saves against No. 17 Pacific (March 20) … Stopped six shots against Cal State Monterey Bay (March 20) … Named the CWPA Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week (March 22) ... Turned aside five shots against Marist (March 27) … Recorded four saves against No. 11 Hartwick (April 10) … Registered six saves against Brown (April 14) … Turned in a 15-save performance against No. 11 Hartwick (April 17) ... Made six saves against No. 7 Michigan at the Eastern Championship (April 30) ... Blocked two shots against Bucknell at the Eastern Championship (May 1).

2009:
Made career-debut against New York Athletic Club at Harvard Invitational, making six saves (Feb. 15) ... Had four stops in win over Villanova (Feb. 22) ... Had eight stops against NYAC (March 14) ... Made six saves in win over UC Santa Cruz (March 26) ... Picked up the win, making three stops at Cal State Monterey Bay (March 27) ... Had nine saves against Utica and five against Connecticut College to earn two victories (April 5) ... Earned two wins at Northern Division Championship, making six saves against Connecticut College and five against Utica (April 19).

High School:
Three-time water polo captain at Fenwick High ... Third-team All-America in 2006, 2007; also selected fourth team All-America in 2005 ... All-state, all-conference and all-sectional in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Team won state championship in 2005 and 2006; placed second in 2007 ... National Honor Society ... AP Scholar.

Personal:
Father, Paul, graduated from Harvard in 1968 ... Sister, Danielle, played water polo at Harvard and graduated in 2002 ... Sisters, Madeline and Mary, played water polo at Princeton ... Sister, Terese, was a member of the crew team at Princeton.