Women's Volleyball


Meghan Macdonald
Meghan Macdonald
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
South

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
01/18/1985

AT ILLINOIS

2006:
• Set Illinois' single-match record for attack percentage with a 1.000 effort (12 kills in 12 attacks) vs. Indiana • Also served five aces vs. Indiana • Has a .293 career attack percentage • Played final year with childhood friend and teammate Beth Vrdsky • Worked her way into the starting lineup as one of the Illini's top blockers. • At the UNC Volleyball Classic, registered 13 total blocks, including seven against Wichita State •Pounded down a season-high 13 kills against Indiana on Oct. 21 • Had a career-high 10 blocks vs. Michigan, tied for the eighth most in the Big Ten in a single match this year. In that match, Macdonald had eight blocks in game two in that match. •Ranked fifth in aces per game in Big Ten matches (0.38) • Ranked eighth in the conference in blocks per game (1.17) in overall matches and sixth in Big Ten matches (1.27) • Hit .643 vs. Ohio State and .611 at Indiana.

2005:
Started all 31 matches at middle blocker • Totaled 10 double-digit kills matches • Named to the State Farm Illini Classic All-Tournament Team after recording 29 kills in 56 attempts and eight blocks in two matches • One of the top servers on the Illini team, served three aces each in match against Loyola and Northwestern and had seven matches with two or more service aces • Recorded a career-high 20 kills in 41 attempts (.400) in a victory over Eastern Illinois • Led the Illini in kills (15) in a three-game loss to Iowa • Led Illinois in digs (6), aces (3) and blocks (8) in victory over Loyola • Led team in blocks eight times • Had match-clinching kills vs. UWGB.

2004:
Began the year as a full-time starter for the first time in her young career • Set a career-high in kills (11) and attacks (18) vs. TCU and followed that up with 12 kills vs. Ball State • Served nine consecutive points in game two vs. USC and four crucial points in fifth game vs. Women of Troy • Tallied nine kills vs. USC • Team leader in aces (29) • Had four straight double-digit kill matches Sept. 24-Oct. 3 with a combined 49 (3.5 per game). She hit .416 in that span and posted a career high with 14 kills vs. Purdue.

2003:
Posted 15 kills and nine blocks • Posted a career-high with seven kills vs. Manhattan at the Connecticut Tournament • Had 10 attacks and hit .700 in that match vs. Manhattan • Hit .429 for the season • Appeared in nine matches • Tallied three blocks in her first career match vs. DePaul

High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball and three-year letterwinner in basketball •Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit • All-American by Student Sports Magazine • Two-time All-State and All-Area selection• Named Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Player of the Year and Illinois Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Year in 2002 • All-Tournament team at the Nike Challenge and IHSA State Championships as a senior •Two-time All-Conference selection in the West Suburban Gold Conference • Competed in the IHSA Class AA State finals all four years, with Downers Grove South winning state in 1999 and 2002, placing third in 2000 and reaching the quarterfinals in 2001 • Received Chicago Tribune/WGN Sports Outstanding Achievement Award as a senior • High School teammate of fellow Illini freshman Beth Vrdsky.

Personal
Born Jan. 18, 1985 • Parents are John and Denise Macdonald • Nicknames are "Mac" and "Big Mac" • Majoring in elementary education • Brother, Dave, plays baseball at Illinois State •Father played football at Tulsa and baseball at Southern Illinois •High school activities included Athletes Committed to Excellence, Operation Snowball, and D.A.R.E. • Daughters of American Revolution award winner• Lists her father and brother as the people that have most influenced her athletic career for "inspiring and guiding me and teaching me how to become a competitive athlete."

Meghan Macdonald By The Numbers

Overall Statistics
Year	MP	GP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	DIG	BS	BA	TB	BE	BHE
2003	12	10	21	6	40	.375	0	0	4	0	1	1	13	14	3	0
2004	30	111	227	91	466	.292	24	29	37	0	55	15	85	100	10	2
2005	31	117	264	113	565	.267	17	22	29	2	59	11	105	116	6	2
2006	30	95	187	63	385	.322	28	31	37	0	53	18	92	110	10	0
Total	101	335	699	273	1456	.293	69	82	107	2	168	45	295	340	29	4

Meghan Macdonald's Career Highs

K: 	20 vs. Eastern Illinois (9/16/04)
E: 	8 vs. Minnesota (10/15/05)
TA: 	41 vs. Eastern Illinois (9/16/05)
PCT.:	1.000 (12-0-12) vs. Indiana (11/17/06)
A:	6, twice, last vs. Iowa (9/30/06)
SA:	5 vs. Indiana (11/17/06)
SE:	4, twice, last vs. Witchita State (9/9/06)
D:	9 at Purdue (11/13/04)
BS:	4 vs. Michigan State (10/27/06)
BA:	9 vs. Ohio St. (10/13/06)
TB:	10, twice, last vs. Michigan (10/27/06)

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