Medfield junior guard Maggie McCarthy has given her verbal commitment to play basketball at Harvard. The back-to-back Tri-Valley League most valuable player is fresh off a monster junior season where she scored her 1000th point and led Medfield to a division-two state title.
McCarthy (5’9” / Guard) has been a stud at perennial powerhouse Medfield High since her arrival and has carried the torch passed on from former Warrior greats under Coach Mark Nickerson’s guidance.
This three-sport standout (soccer, lacrosse) could have played any of her three sports at the next level, but ultimately decided to on hoops and committed to play in the Ivy League.
Maggie McCarthy is an elite athlete and a lock down defender. She is a nuisance in the passing lanes and probably leads New England in deflections. She is a scoring machine that can get it done from behind the arc, slashing to the rim or knocking down mid-range shots with her feathery touch. Her instincts on both ends of the court are off the charts and she is truly a humble superstar.
I had the pleasure of coaching Maggie for a year in AAU and it was evident that she had the attributes to be a big time player. While recruiting Maggie to join our MPC Swish team, I knew she could only make certain tournaments and practices because of her commitment to other sports and I was satisfied with that because having her part time was well worth it. She fits into any style of play seamlessly. She is a player that has a high IQ, high motor and high character.
Maggie is currently in the middle of her spring AAU season with NEX Elite coached by Kristen McDonnell. She will look to lead Medfield to back-to-back titles next year before she heads to Harvard.