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16 Luke McDonald

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2018
Provided service and then also assisted on Wyatt Harrison's kill on fifth-set match point in opener vs. McKendree (1/5).

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2017
MPSF All-Academic ... Appeared off the bench in 18 matches and 56 sets as an opposite hitter and server ... All four kills alongside career bests as well of .077 (4-3-13) hitting and four digs vs. Stanford (4/8) ... Two aces vs. UCLA (2/25) ... Two digs and an ace at Stanford (4/1).

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2016
MPSF All-Academic ... Played in 15 matches this year ... Gathered seven kills and two assists on the season ... Had three service aces ... Adds six digs to the Tritons' totals.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Appeared in two matches and five sets ... Came off the bench in each of first two contests, making college debut in season opener at Concordia (1/7) with one assist ... Season cut short by injury, which ultimately earned him a redshirt.

CLUB
Played for Northern California Volleyball Club (NCVC).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2014 graduate of Rio Americano High School in Sacramento ... All-Capital Athletic League and Sacramento River Cats All-City selection for each of final three seasons ... Scholar-Athlete all four years ... Placer High School Tournament champion ... All-Tournament Team at the Granite Bay High School Tournament ... Played with current teammate Nathan Thalken ... Also competed in football for the Raiders.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 8 in Folsom ... Parents are Terry and Suzanne McDonald, who both attended Chico State ... Has a younger brother named Douglas ... Economics major at Roosevelt College ... A memorable volleyball moment was going to Junior Nationals ... Enjoys hiking ... Listens to Passion Pit, Coldplay, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Modest Mouse.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2015
2016
2017
2018

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 4 vs. Stanford 4/8/17
Assists 2 at Holy Names 1/23/16
Aces 2 2 times 2/25/17
Digs 4 vs. Stanford 4/8/17
Blocks 0 - -
Points 4.0 2 times 4/8/17
Hitting % (min. 10 TA) .077 vs. Stanford 4/8/17
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2015 5 2 0 0 1 3 -.333 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2016 29 15 0 7 6 22 .045 2 3 6 0 0 0 10.0
2017 56 18 0 4 3 13 .077 2 5 7 0 0 0 9.0
Totals 90 35 0 11 10 38 .026 5 8 13 0 0 0 19.0
Position: Opposite
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Rio Americano HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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