Brings size, athleticism, and skill to the club ... He is strong in the air and worked well in the central defense alongside Will Cason ... A very consistent and dependable performer ... Doesn't shy away from contact.
College: A key player from his rookie season with Villanova, first as a defensive midfielder, then as a defender. Has scored three goals and contributed one assist over his four-year college career (2009-2012). In 2011, helped lead a defense that set a new single-season school record for shutouts and a 1.03 goals allowed per game aveage.
Prep: A four-year starter and two-year captain at Ridge High School (N.J.). Chosen first team all-county and all-conference as a senior ... Named to the all-state section I first team
Club: Played club soccer for the PDA U-18 Academy that captured the 2008 New Jersey State Cup and Region I League.
Personal: Parents are Julie and Fabian McCarthy ... Fabian McCarthy played soccer at Drew University ... Siblings are Kathleen (21), a nationally ranked equestrian who attends the University of Connecticut, and Kieran (15), a goalkeeper at PDA in New Jersey.