Sport: Women’s Soccer
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Keira McCarthy was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Melbourne when she was two years old. She began playing soccer as a young girl, but then took up gymnastics. In the sixth grade, she switched back to soccer and has been playing ever since. At Melbourne High School, McCarthy says she was “lucky enough” to win back-to-back state championships during her sophomore and junior year. She says one of the best moments of her life was during her junior year when she scored the game-winning goal to win the championship.

McCarthy is studying biomedical engineering at Florida Tech and plans to pursue a masters degree. Her goal is to become a tissue engineer or work with prosthetics. She says her time at Florida Tech has been amazing. “I love all of my teammates and coaching staff and I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given to play soccer while attending one of the best engineering schools in Florida,” McCarthy says.

She credits her family and teammates for inspiring her. “My family is something that I hold very close to my heart and who I look to for everything. They continue to support my academic and athletic journey every step of the way, and I couldn’t do it without them.” ◆