Cards place 12 players on NFHCA National Academic Squad
Cards will face No. 8 Stanford in first round game Saturday at 2 p.m.
Cards will open the 2014 ACC Championship against Wake Forest Thursday
Ninth-ranked Cards will conclude the regular season at No. 19 Michigan State
Three different Cardinals score in fourth-straight shutout
At Louisville (2013): Redshirted... Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
At UMass Lowell (2010-12): Three-year starter for 2012 NCAA Division II runner-up and 2010 National Champion UMass Lowell... Scored 25 goals and chipped in six assists for 56 points ... Tied for the nation's lead with 25 goals, ranked sixth in overall scoring... Two-time NFHCA Division II All-America selection... Named the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey Player of the Year... Ranked fourth in career points with 144 and goals with 55... Ranked third in career assists with 34...Helped lead the River Hawks to a 19-3 record during the regular season, including 8-2 in Northeast-10 Conference play... Led the Northeast-10 in goals with 23 and was second in points with 52... Named to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team... Helped spearhead the team's offensive attack that was second in the nation in scoring average with 4.20 goals per game.
Personal:Full name is Rachel McCarthy... Daughter of Paul and Michelle McCarthy... Birthdate is July 20, 1992... Has two siblings: Jackie and PJ... Majoring in justice administration... Her sister played lacrosse at Mercyhurst College... Post college ambition is to coach... Proudest moment of her life was winning the Division II national championship in 2010... Her parents inspire her... Before every game she listens to music... Favorite athlete is Tom Brady.