2015: Charlotte Invitational All-Tournament Team, 8/29 … started all 27 matches and was one of four Niners to play in all 27 and 99 sets … started the year by posting her first career double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs at IUPUI on 9/4 … led the team with 298 kills on the year and 3.01 kills/set … went on to record 14 double-digit kill performances crushing her previous career high eight times during the course of the year before setting the final mark at 19 on two different occasions at UAB (9/27) and at home vs. Southern Miss (10/1) … continued her rampage on the personal record book setting a new career high of 17 digs three different times vs. UTEP, Rice and Marshall … also broke or tied career records with three assists, aces and total blocks vs. Rice, at Florida Atlantic and at Southern Miss … finished her senior season with those 298 kills, 209 digs, 29 total blocks, 25 assists and 23 aces … her career wrapped up with 547 kills eclipsing the 500 mark with 15 in a 3-2 win over Marshall on 10/23 … other career totals include 305 digs, 75 total blocks, 33 aces and 29 assists saving her best season for last.
McDonald's Game-By-Game Stats (2015)
2014: Played in 18 matches and 43 sets for the Niners with 53 kills, 15 digs and nine blocks ... her biggest block of the year came in Charlotte's 3-2 road win at UTEP to keep the Conference USA tournament hopes alive ... teamed up with Marshae Bradbury to spark the Niners major comeback from a 9-4 deficit in the fifth set to a 15-12 victory avoiding elimination from tournament contention ... recorded a season-high 11 kills in back-to-back matches against ETSU and Sacramento State on 8/30 ... the junior would hit a career-high .471 with her 11 kills in the 3-1 win over ETSU.
2013: Played in 27 of the teams 29 matches, appearing in 87 season sets ... set career highs with 173 kills (fourth-best on team) and 71 digs to go with 33 blocks (fifth-most at Charlotte) ... set new career-high with 16 kills in four-set win over UNC Asheville on 9/7 ... also had three solo blocks in that match ... had career-high seven digs twice, against UNCA and at FIU on 9/27 ... posted 10+ kills four times (team was 1-3 in those matches) and led or tied for the team lead in kills in three of those matches ... Dean's List (fall).
2012: Set season-highs with five kills and two blocks in a road match at Fordham on 9/28 ... recorded five kills in two more matches, at home to Dayton on 11/2 and Xavier on 11/4 ... finished with five kills and one error on 12 attempts in Xavier match for .333 attack percentage ... made five starts ... played in 17 of team’s 26 matches.
Prep: A member of the Mount Si Wildcats, which finished sixth in the state of Washington each of the last three seasons after league titles in all three seasons ... the team put together 19-win seasons in 2009 and 2010 before a 23-7 season last fall ... she was the King-co MVP and earned the State All-Tournament Team ... played her club ball with the Kent Juniors Volleyball Club.
Personal: Parents are Renee and Thomas McDonald ... Renee played soccer and Thomas played basketball, both at Seattle University ... has three siblings, Thomas Jr., Fran and Alice... currently stands as the player farthest from home within the United States on a current roster ... Major is Geography and Environmental Studies ... Birthday is February 22.
Career Highs at Charlotte
Kills: 19 (2x) last vs. Southern Miss (10/1/15)
Errors: 10 vs. UTEP (9/21/15)
Attempts: 58 vs. Southern Miss (10/1/15)
Hitting %: .476 (11-1-21) vs. ETSU (8/30/14)
Assists: 3 (2x) last vs. Rice (10/4/15)
Aces: 3 at Florida Atlantic (10/11/15)
Digs: 17 (3x) last vs. Marshall (10/23/15)
Solo Blocks: 3 vs. UNC Asheville (9/7/13)
Block Assist: 3 (2x) last vs. La. Tech (10/4/13)
Total Blocks: 3 (5x) last at Southern Miss (11/8/15)
McDonald's Career Stats