Giordano renews Pitt’s 1M facility reign with record performance
Six captains and six more student-athletes were named to this year's newly created leadership council.
Zach Lierley qualifies for two finals and earns a Junior Nationals time in one.
Kinga Cichowska had a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifying time for the second straight day.
2015-16: Finished 10th in the 500 free at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame…Member of 3rd place 400 medley relay and participant in the 200 yard free and 200 yard backstroke at Bucknell...Competed in the 200 yard and 500 yard frees while also competing in the 200 yard freestyle relay against Georgia Tech... Started his senior year by competing in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events along with the 400 free relay in the season opener against Duke.
2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, placed fourth in the 200 free and sixth in the 500 free ... Took fourth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Against St. Bonaventure, was third in the 1000 free and sixth in the 500 free ... Grabbed fourth in the 1000 free and seventh in the 500 free versus Bucknell ... At the Pitt Invite, was sixth in the 1650 free and qualified for the championship finals in the 200 free, placing eighth ... Swam in the 500 free at AT&T Winter Nationals ... Placed second in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Grabbed second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free at Villanova ... At the ECAC Championships, swam in two championship finals, taking fifth in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 free.
2013-2014: Finished fourth in the 500 Free at the Pittsburgh Invitational...Finished eleventh in the 200 Free, fourth in the 800 free relay and fourth in the 1650 freestyle at the Pittsburgh Invite...Earned fifth place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyles against Denison...Competed in the ACC Championship where he swam in the C final of the 500 freestyle, and scored in the 1650 freestyle.
2012 - 2013: Placed fourth in both the 1000 free and 200 IM against Virginia...On the road against Cincinnati McCarthy placed third in the 1000 free (9:46.85)...Against Notre Dame he placed fifth in the 1000 free (9:45.42)...At the Pitt Invitational McCarthy placed fifth in the 1650 Free (16:17.39) and swam a career-best in the 200 back (1:58.74)...Placed third in both the men's 500 and 100 yard freestyle against West Virginia, clocking 4:43.54 and 9:40.98 respectively.
High School: Is a three time Washington State Champion in the 500 free, where team won third place his senior year...named 2010-2011 All-America in 500 free...attended summer 2010 Junior Nationals his sophomore and junior years, and attended winter Junior Nationals during his junior year...named Most Valuable player three consecutive years (2009-12) by Bainbridge High School's swim team where he swam under coach Carolyn Ackerley...named 2011-12 Ironman after qualifying for state in all events...swam at Bainbridge Island Swim Club from 2006-12 in Bainbridge Island, Wash....holds two individual records and three relay records at Bainbridge High School...named NISCA Academic All-America 2012 and USA Swimming Scholastic All-America in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born Andrew Casey McCarthy on April 3, 1994...son of Bill and Carolee McCarthy...has one brother, Todd...enjoys wakeboarding.
|McCarthy's Personal Best Performances
||9:28.67||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
|1650 Free||15:46.38||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
|200 Back||1:58.74||11/16/2012||Pitt Invitational|
|100 Breast||1:04.02||12/12/2013||Christmas Meet|
|200 Breast||2:13.18||12/12/2013||Christmas Meet|
|100 Fly||54.45||12/12/2013||Christmas Meet|
|200 Fly||1:58.73||1/25/2013||vs. Villanova|
|200 IM||1:58.73||12/12/2013||Christmas Meet|
|400 IM||4:01.96||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
Pitt Swim & Dive Teams Dominate on Senior Day
Giordano, Sharp Sweep vs. Carnegie Mellon, Clarion
Swim and Dive Caps Regular Season at Home
Sharp Tabbed ACC Diver of the Week
Pitt Swimming and Diving Sweeps Denison
Swimming and Diving Continues Action vs. Denison