11 Rachel McDonald
11 Rachel McDonald
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cold Spring, Ky.
High School: Newport Central Catholic HS
Position: OH
m 20
k/s 2.58
h % .192
a/s 0.28
b/s 0.24
sa/s 0.23
d/s 2.61

2018: Named first team All-Ohio Valley Conference after leading the team in kills (.316) and kills per set (3.04) ... Volleymob.com named her honorable mention National Player of the Week (10/2) after earning OVC Player of the Week honors for her play against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri ... Tallied the most kills in the Division I era (30) in a win against Eastern Illinois (10/24) ... Her 30 kills was the most by a Cougar since SIUE Athletics Hall of Famer Lindsay Rust recorded 30+ twice during the 1998 season ... Led the team in kills in a four-set match with 24 against UT Martin (9/28) and kills in a three-set match with 14 at the OVC Tournament against Jacksonville State ... Led the team in double-doubles for the season with 11, including an impressive 24-kills, 21-dig effort against UT Martin (9/28).

2017: Appeared in seven matches and finished with three kills ... Recorded season-best two kills at Southeast Missouri.

Prep: Six-rotation outside hitter from Newport Central Catholic High School ... First player in Newport Central Catholic history to pass the 1,000-kill mark and did so during her junior season ... Finished her prep career with 1,307 career kills, 613 digs, 165 blocks and 139 service aces ... Holds school records for kills in a career (1,307), kills in a match (38) and kills in a season (483) ... Named to the PrepVolleyball.com Junior 79 list, which highlights the top 79 players nationwide, and has been on the Watch List her whole high school career ... First team All-State performer as a sophomore and a junior, she also was named to the Division II All-Tri-state first team by the Cincinnati Enquirer as well as earned All-Conference honors ... All "A" Region All-Tournament team as a senior ... 36th District Tournament Most Valuable Player a senior ... Penn Station Athlete of the Month (November 2016) ... Four-time NKy Athletic Conference first team selection ... First team Academic All-State ... Daughter of Jeff and Christie McDonald.

Recent Games
Oct 2 Eastern Illinois W, 3-0
Oct 5 at Tennessee State W, 3-2
Oct 11 at UT Martin W, 3-0
Oct 12 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-2
Oct 18 Jacksonville State W, 3-1
Oct 19 Tennessee Tech L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 20 8
Sets 74 28
Kills 191 79
Kills per set 2.58 2.82
Errors 85 29
Total Attacks 553 235
Hitting Percentage .192 .213
Assists 21 8
Assists per set 0.28 0.29
Service Aces 17 5
Service Errors 34 18
Service Aces per set 0.23 0.18
Reception Errors 15 4
Digs 193 80
Digs per set 2.61 2.86
Block Solo 4 2
Block Assist 14 2
Block Total 18 4
Blocks per set 0.24 0.14
Block Errors 3 2
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 219.0 87.0
Points per set 3.0 3.1
Matches started 12 7
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 23 Red and Black Scrimmage   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 vs. UC Riverside L, 3-0 - 3 6 5 26 .038 1 1 0 0 9 1 1 0 2 0 8.5
Aug 30 at Northern Illinois W, 3-1 - 4 21 8 37 .351 1 1 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 22.0
Aug 31 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 25 .360 3 2 2 2 12 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Sep 6 vs. Southeastern Louisiana W, 3-2 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 6 at SIU Carbondale W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 7 vs. Alabama A&M W, 3-0 1 3 7 4 25 .120 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Sep 13 vs. UTSA L, 3-1 1 4 11 6 31 .161 1 0 2 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 13 vs. Houston Baptist L, 3-1 - 4 12 7 37 .135 1 2 2 1 10 0 1 1 1 0 14.5
Sep 14 at Tulsa L, 3-1 1 4 6 6 28 .000 1 1 0 2 13 1 2 0 3 0 9.0
Sep 20 Central Arkansas L, 3-2 - 5 10 6 37 .108 1 2 2 3 15 0 1 0 1 1 12.5
Sep 21 Presbyterian L, 3-1 1 4 15 5 36 .278 1 0 2 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 21 Purdue Fort Wayne L, 3-2 - 5 12 6 35 .171 0 2 2 0 16 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Sep 27 Austin Peay L, 3-1 1 4 16 3 38 .342 0 0 4 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 17.0
Sep 28 Murray State L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 28 .179 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 2 Eastern Illinois W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 17 .118 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 5 at Tennessee State W, 3-2 1 5 20 8 50 .240 4 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 21.0
Oct 11 at UT Martin W, 3-0 1 3 9 3 27 .222 1 1 3 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 10.0
Oct 12 at Southeast Missouri W, 3-2 1 5 10 4 35 .171 3 2 1 0 28 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Oct 18 Jacksonville State W, 3-1 1 4 12 6 35 .171 0 1 3 0 11 1 1 0 2 0 14.5
Oct 19 Tennessee Tech L, 3-1 - 1 1 1 5 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 25 at Eastern Kentucky   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Morehead State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Murray State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Austin Peay   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Eastern Illinois   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Belmont   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Southeast Missouri   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 UT Martin   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2017-18 7 8 3 0.38 4 13 -.077 1 0.13 0 0.00 1 0.13 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.4
2018-19 29 104 316 3.04 125 971 .197 37 0.36 26 0.25 330 3.17 5 18 23 0.22 356.0 3.4
2019-20 20 74 191 2.58 85 553 .192 21 0.28 17 0.23 193 2.61 4 14 18 0.24 219.0 3.0
Total 56 186 510 2.74 214 1537 .193 59 0.32 43 0.23 524 2.82 9 32 41 0.22 578.0 3.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 20 74 191 2.58 85 553 .192 21 0.28 17 0.23 193 2.61 4 14 18 0.24 219.0 3.0
Conference 8 28 79 2.82 29 235 .213 8 0.29 5 0.18 80 2.86 2 2 4 0.14 87.0 3.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 29 77 2.66 31 231 .199 2 0.07 5 0.17 77 2.66 2 5 7 0.24 86.5 3.0
Away 6 25 66 2.64 29 177 .209 10 0.40 6 0.24 71 2.84 1 3 4 0.16 74.5 3.0
Neutral 6 20 48 2.40 25 145 .159 9 0.45 6 0.30 45 2.25 1 6 7 0.35 58.0 2.9
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Wins 10 37 95 2.57 38 252 .226 15 0.41 9 0.24 94 2.54 1 5 6 0.16 107.5 2.9
Losses 10 37 96 2.59 47 301 .163 6 0.16 8 0.22 99 2.68 3 9 12 0.32 111.5 3.0
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August 3 10 39 3.90 16 88 .261 5 0.50 4 0.40 34 3.40 1 2 3 0.30 45.0 4.5
September 11 43 96 2.23 45 296 .172 8 0.19 8 0.19 95 2.21 2 10 12 0.28 111.0 2.6
October 6 21 56 2.67 24 169 .189 8 0.38 5 0.24 64 3.05 1 2 3 0.14 63.0 3.0