bu athletes
Michelle McDonough
   Class   Senior
   Position   OH
   Height   6-0
   Hometown   Orland Hills, Ill.
   High School   Andrew HS

As a Junior (2009):

Started all 31 matches
Named to the America East First Team, all-tournament team, all-academic team and BU team MVP
A two-time America East Player of the Week
Named the MVP of the Binghamton Invite and led team to a 3-0 showing on their home court
Also named to the all-tournament team at the Yale Classic
Led team and ranked second in AE with 3.83 kills and 4.21 points per set overall
Led team and ranked first in AE with 4.00 kills and 4.36 points per set in conference games
Ranked second on the team with 2.39 digs per set
Ranked 10th in AE with 2.66 digs per set and eight in hitting percentage (.276) in conference matches
Her 418 total kills and 3.83 kills per set were second highest single season totals in BU's Division I era
Had 21 matches with double-digit kills, surpassed 20 kills in four matches
Had 10 double-doubles (kills-digs)
Had a season-high 23 kills vs. Colgate (10/28)
Posted 21 kills and 10 digs in America East Championship win over Albany
Hit a season-high .522 (14-2-23) against Hartford (11/13)
Had a team-high nine kills in NCAA Tournament against Penn State
Became fastest Bearcat to surpass the 1,000 career kill plateau on Nov. 6 at Stony Brook
Finished third season with 1,077 career kills, tied for second in BU's DI era all-time
Member of America East Tournament Championship team and NCAA Participant

As a Sophomore (2008):

Named to the America East all-conference first team
Selected to America East all-tournament team
Chosen as team's Most Valuable Player
Selected as Binghamton's 2008-09 Female Athlete of the Year
Chosen as a SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete
Named to America East all-academic team
Named to Collegiate Volleyball Update's National Team of the Week (11/4)
Two-time America East Player of the Week
Selected to the NAU Invitational all-tournament team
Started in all 31 matches for the Bearcats
Led team and ranked second in conference in overall kills per set (3.56)
Ranked second in conference matches in kills per set (3.93)
Her season total of 385 kills was the fourth-highest Division I school history
Her 3.56 kills per set average ranks third highest for a DI single season
Ranked fourth on the team in digs per set (2.29)
Ranked fourth on the team in blocks per set (0.69)
Surpassed 20 kills four times and recorded double-digit kill totals 21 times
Had at least 10 kills in each of the last 10 matches of the season
Tallied seven double-doubles (kills-digs)
Had double-digit digs in 10 matches
Had 20 kills, 12 digs and four blocks against Robert Morris (9/28)
Registered a career-high of 22 kills against UMBC on (11/7)
Had 17 kills and a season-high 16 digs against Maine (11/14)
Recorded a triple-double (12 kills, 11 digs, 10 blocks) against New Hampshire (11/15)
Tallied 21 kills, 11 digs and five blocks in BU's AE semifinal win over UMBC (11/21)
Finished season ranked eighth on schools Division I career kill chart (659)

As a Freshman (2007):

Named to America East All-Rookie team
Played in all 34 matches in first season
Led the team in kills per set (2.66) and ranked third in digs per set (2.83)
Posted double-digit kills in 11 games, including a season-best 19-kill effort at New Hampshire (10/28)
Finished third on the team in digs (2.83/s) and had seven double-doubles (kill-dig) on the season
Hit a season-best .455 with 12 kills, as well as 11 digs and three blocks against UMBC on 10/19
Earned league Rookie of the Week honors on 10/29
Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll

Before Binghamton:

A three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, and track) at Andrew High School
Two-time all-conference and all-area honoree
Graduated as school's all-time leader in kills
Played her club ball with Alliance Volleyball, one of Chicago's top programs


Parents are Brian and Grace McDonough
Majoring in human development