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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 HighsK: 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)