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16 Luke McDonald

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2018
Big West All-Academic ... One of only three Tritons to appear in all 28 matches, as opposite hitter and serving specialist ... Second on team with 95 sets played ... Drew first five starts of career at opposite in place of injured Tanner Syftestad ... First eight blocks of career, all assisted ... Provided service and then also assisted on Wyatt Harrison's kill on fifth-set match point in opener vs. McKendree (1/5) ... Career-high 10 kills in start vs. No. 1 Long Beach State (4/6) ... Nine kills on career-best .667 (9-1-12) hitting vs. UC Merced (1/11) ... Nine more kills at No. 5 UC Irvine (3/15), with career-high seven digs.

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 with business minor 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 10 vs. LBSU 4/6/18
Assists 2 at Holy Names 1/23/16
Aces 3 vs. USC 3/7/18
Digs 7 at UC Irvine 3/15/18
Blocks 2 4 times 4/6/18
Points 11.0 vs. LBSU 4/6/18
Hitting % (min. 10 TA) .667 vs. UC Merced 1/11/18
   
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
2018 95 28 5 43 27 113 .142 4 11 29 0 8 8 58.0
Totals 185 63 5 54 37 151 .113 9 19 42 0 8 8 77.0
Position: Opposite
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Rio Americano HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Economics
Experience: 3 Letters
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