Peyton McCarthy

#17 Peyton McCarthy

Pos. MH
Ht. 6-1
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Seton

2019: Saw action in all 127 sets over 34 matches during junior season ... a First Team All-MVC honoree ... hit .260 with 362 kills (2.85/set), 114 blocks (0.90/set) and 21 service aces ... led team in kills, hitting percentage and total blocks ... ranked seventh in the MVC in hitting percentage ... finished year fifth in MVC-only action in hitting percentage (.266) and blocks/set (1.07) ... reached double figures in kills 21 times and recorded at least five blocks on 11 occasions ... paced Valpo in kills 16 times and in blocks 16 times ... opened season by earning All-Tournament Team honors at the Hampton Inn Invitational Aug. 30-31, leading Valpo in kills in all three matches and hitting .288 with 3.08 kills/set ... kicked off year with 11 kills on .400 hitting in win over Murray State ... closed tournament with 14 kills on .476 hitting in win over host IUPUI ... earned second consecutive All-Tournament Team accolade at Golden Flashes Classic Sept. 6-7, hitting .387 with 3.33 kills/set ... hit .533 with nine kills in win over Idaho State Sept. 6 ... closed tournament by setting then-career high with 18 kills on .467 hitting against Robert Morris ... recorded 17 kills on .344 hitting against Kansas City Sept. 20 ... posted first career double-double Oct. 4 at Evansville with 11 kills and a career-high 10 blocks, matching the most rejections by a Valpo player since November 2012 ... dominated offensively the next night in sweep at Indiana State, hitting .536 with 15 kills and no attack errors ... had another errorless match on attack in Oct. 12 win over Southern Illinois, hitting .632 with 12 kills ... recorded 13 kills and six blocks at Illinois State Oct. 19 ... hit .389 with 18 kills and seven blocks against Drake Oct. 28 ... exploded with best offensive effort of her career in five-set win at Southern Illinois Nov. 8 ... recorded career high and Valpo season-best 25 kills on .512 hitting, while also setting career high with three service aces ... .512 hitting percentage is the best in program history by a player with 25+ kills in a match ... 25 kills ranks second in a five-set match in the 25-point era ... .512 hitting percentage is third-highest in a five-set match in the 25-point era and fourth-best in a five-set match overall ... led way with 18 kills on .342 hitting and seven blocks in come-from-behind five-set win at Drake Nov. 22 ... posted 11 kills and six blocks in MVC Tournament quarterfinal win over Bradley Nov. 28.

2018: Appeared in 117 sets over 36 matches as a sophomore, starting on 25 occasions ... hit .200 with 230 kills (1.97/set) and a team-high 130 blocks (1.11/set) ... led MVC in blocks/set ... 130 blocks is tied for ninth-most in a single season in program history ... reached double figures in kills eight times ... led Valpo in kills in four matches and in blocks 20 times ... named to All-Tournament Team at season-opening EIU Invitational, averaging a team-best 2.87 kills/set for the weekend on .341 hitting and also tallying 1.47 blocks/set ... opened season with a career-high 17 kills on .364 hitting against Fresno State Aug. 24 ... notched a team-best eight kills on .571 hitting and a then-career best seven blocks against Iona Aug. 25 ... closed tournament later that day with 10 kills and six blocks in win over host Eastern Illinois ... surpassed career best with eight blocks in Aug. 31 win over DePaul ... matched career high with 17 kills in win at Central Michigan Sept. 1 ... named MVP of Crusader Classic Sept. 14-15, averaging 3.10 kills/set on .323 hitting and 1.20 blocks/set over the three wins ... kicked off tournament with team-best 14 kills on .345 hitting and five blocks in win over Cornell ... hit .583 with nine kills in just two sets of action in Sept. 15 win over Western Illinois ... closed tournament with six blocks in win over Wright State ... tallied nine kills on .444 hitting and six blocks in Sept. 28 win against Drake ... set new career best with nine rejections in come-from-behind win over Loyola Oct. 5 ... notched 12 kills to help Valpo rally for five-set win at Loyola Nov. 2 ... reached double figures in kills in three straight matches Nov. 16-22.

2017: Appeared in 23 matches in her freshman year at Valpo, seeing action in 48 sets ... hit at a .268 clip with 78 kills (1.62/set) and 16 blocks ... had breakout match Sept. 15 at Western Illinois, hitting .545 as she tallied six kills on just 11 swings without an error ... registered seven kills and four blocks Sept. 23 versus Drake ... hit .545 with seven kills at Southern Illinois Sept. 25 ... set season highs with nine kills (on .600 hitting) and six blocks in Nov. 1 win at Chicago State ... match against the Cougars kicked off a month of November in which she averaged 2.20 kills/set on .333 hitting ... racked up eight kills against Illinois State Nov. 3 ... helped Valpo to win over Bradley in straight sets Nov. 4, matching season high with nine kills on .438 hitting ... closed regular season with six-kill effort in win over Southern Illinois Nov. 18.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Saints ... earned All-League honors in each of her four seasons, including First Team accolades as a senior ... led league in kills in each of her final two seasons ... also received All-City and All-District accolades ... named to the PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 list and was an Honorable Mention member of the Soph 79 ... also a member of the AVCA Under Armour Phenom list ... played club volleyball for NKYVC ... named tournament MVP at the USA Volleyball National Championships in the summer of 2016, helping lead NKYVC to the national title ... also played one year of basketball and was the league's leading rebounder.

Personal: Daughter of Chris and Rose McCarthy ... major is education.