- Club Cheerleading
2013-14: Saw action in all 30 games as a senior, making 12 starts ... scored 11 points including a career-high seven free-throws against Goshen (Ind.) (Nov. 2) ... scored a season-high 12 points against Olivet Nazarene (Dec. 7) ... grabbed seven rebounds against Marygrove (Mich.) (Dec. 28) ... scored eight points while matching a career-high with 11 rebounds off the bench against Cardinal Stritch (Jan. 22) ... dished out a career-best six assists against Illinois Tech (Feb. 3) ... scored a season-high 17 points off the bench at Olivet Nazarene (Feb. 8) ... scored nine points while going 7-for-9 from the foul line in the regular season finale against Calumet St. Joseph (Feb. 22) ... added eight points in 26 minutes off the bench in the season finale against Robert Morris (Feb. 24) ... averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game on the year ... finished her career with 617 career points (fifth all-time) and has played the most games in program history (124) ... was named to the CCAC All-Academic team and was recognized as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
2012-13: Appeared in all 31 games for the Saints as a junior, starting in 21 ... enjoyed a breakout season after doubling her scoring and rebound marks from the previous year ... averaged 9.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 24.3 minutes of action ... scored a season-high 19 points against Olivet Nazarene (Jan. 12) ... scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against Lawrence Tech. (Dec. 10) ... grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds twice ... was third on the team in rebounds-per-game (5.0) ... hit 59-of-78 (75.6%) from the free-throw line ... named to the CCAC All-Academic Team.
2011-12: Appeared in all 32 games for the Saints, starting in 22 … averaged 4.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg in 17.8 minutes of action … hit 76.9% of her free-throw attempts, good for second on the team … scored a season-high 10 points four times … grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Trinity International (Jan. 14) … registered a career-high three steals in the CCAC Semifinal game against Cardinal Stritch (Feb. 23).
2010-11: Appeared in all 31 games as a freshman while making one start … averaged 1.7 ppg in 10.6 minutes of action … scored a season-high eight points against Trinity International (Feb. 19) … grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds against Cornerstone (Mich.) (Nov. 3) … shot 40% from the field on 18-of-45 shot attempts.
Prep: A member of the North Vigo High School women's basketball program where she earned numerous awards … Francesca won the Gold Medal Award, Rebounding Award and Free-Throw Award with the Patriots … she also won the 2010 three-point contest and was selected to the All-Wabash Valley team … McCarthy was also named an FS The Magazine All-Star.
Personal: Francesca is the daughter of Joe and Mary McCarthy … majoring in psychology … born on March 18, 1992.
Points: 19, Olivet Nazarene (1/12/13)
Rebounds: 11, three times (M.R. 1/22/14)
Assists: 6, Illinois Tech (2/3/14)
Steals: 4, Purdue Calumet (2/6/13)
Blocks: 2, Olivet Nazarene (2/8/11)
FGM: 9, Purdue Calumet (12/15/12)
3PTM: 1, four times (M.R. 1/11/14)
FTM: 7, three times (M.R. 2/22/14)
|1||Lindsey Steffen||SR||G/F||5-8||Nappanee, Ind.|
|2||Kari Barnes||SO||G||5-8||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|10||Megan Eve||SR||G||5-7||Scottsburg, Ind.|
|11||Jillian DeLucia||SR||G||5-6||Fishers, Ind.|
|22||Kristin Nitka||SR||G||5-7||Chicago, Ill.|
|23||Mary Fitzgerald||SR||G/F||5-8||Livonia, Mich.|
|30||Maggie Gondeck||JR||F||6-0||Michigan City, Ind.|
|32||Shana Anderson||FR||G||5-8||Bourbon, Ind.|
|33||Anna Heck||FR||G/F||5-8||Elkhart, Ind.|
|35||Shelby Nelson||FR||F||6-0||Mishawaka, Ind.|
|44||Carmen Lowe||SO||F||5-11||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|54||Francesca McCarthy||SR||F||5-9||Terre Haute, Ind.|
|8-22 (.267)||4-13 (.235)||Lost 5|
|Holy Cross at||6:00pm|
|(4) Saint Xavier University||EST|
|Holy Cross at||5:30pm|
|Indiana University-South Bend||EST|
|(RV) Olivet Nazarene University at||1:00pm|
|(9) Purdue University Calumet at||5:30pm|
|(19) Robert Morris College at||1:00pm|
|Holy Cross at||6:30pm|
|University of Saint Francis||EST|
|Calumet College of St. Joseph at||1:00pm|