Danvers native McCarthy of Endicott named First Team All-American in field hockey

After scoring 29 goals and finishing with 75 points for the Endicott College field hockey team this fall, Danvers' Kristen McCarthy has been named a Division 3 All-American. Courtesy photo/David Le

Danvers native Kristen McCarthy, a member of the Endicott College field hockey team, was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division 3 All-American First Team, as announced by the NFHCA on Thursday.

A junior forward, McCarthy had a a terrific season for the Gulls, scoring a team-leading 29 goals to go with 17 assists for 75 total points. Her goal, assist, and point totals all set new single-season program records.

The former Danvers High star was also named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. In addition, McCarthy was selected for the All-CCC First Team, Longstreth/NFHCA Division 3 New England East Region First Team, and Synapse Sports Division 3 All-American Second Team for her all-around excellence.

Nationally, the Elementary Education major finished the season third in points per game (3.26) and seventh in goals per game (1.26) among NCAA Division 3 field hockey players.

A former Northeastern Conference and Salem News Player of the Year, McCarthy is the fourth Gull in program history to be named to either the Longstreth/NFHCA First or Second Team. The last time an Endicott field hockey student-athlete was named to the First Team was Emily Sawchuck in 2014.

Also, McCarthy was chosen as a Second Team All-America by Synapse Sports on Thursday. Joining her were Gulls teammates Sydney Poulin (Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie Team, All-America Third Team) and Addi Williams (All-Rookie Team).

Prior to coming to Endicott for her junior season, McCarthy spent two years at Assumption playing for the Greyhounds, twice being chosen for the NFHCA Division 2 National Academic Squad.

Endicott (18-5, 12-0 CCC) finished the 2018 season in historic fashion by going undefeated in conference play, capturing the CCC championship title for the first time in six seasons, and posting the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a 3-1 triumph over Saint Joseph's of Maine.