Francesca McCarthy Image
#54 FrancescaMcCarthy
Height: 5-9
Class: SR
Position: F
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.

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.

2013-14 Season Stats

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.

2012-13 Season Stats

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).

2011-12 Season Stats

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.

2010-11 Season Stats

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)

2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2013-14 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Lindsey SteffenSRG/F5-8Nappanee, Ind.
2Kari BarnesSOG5-8Fort Wayne, Ind.
10Megan EveSRG5-7Scottsburg, Ind.
11Jillian DeLuciaSRG5-6Fishers, Ind.
22Kristin NitkaSRG5-7Chicago, Ill.
23Mary FitzgeraldSRG/F5-8Livonia, Mich.
30Maggie GondeckJRF6-0Michigan City, Ind.
32Shana AndersonFRG5-8Bourbon, Ind.
33Anna HeckFRG/F5-8Elkhart, Ind.
35Shelby NelsonFRF6-0Mishawaka, Ind.
44Carmen LoweSOF5-11Fort Wayne, Ind.
54Francesca McCarthySRF5-9Terre Haute, Ind.
Aimee Niespodziany - Head Coach - 3rd season
Clem Litka - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Clare Shear - Manager - 4th season
Austin Brooks - Manager - 1st season