Bonee tabbed Player of the Week by TSWA for week ending Sept. 22

Bonee tabbed Player of the Week by TSWA for week ending Sept. 22

Maryville College's Meredith Bonee earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors last week for the week ending on Sept. 22.

Bonee – a Knoxville, Tenn. native – posted a double-double and at triple-double, as she led the Scots to a trio of 3-0 sweeps over Johnson University, Averett University and Bridgewater College.

"Last week was a big week for the team, and Meredith is a steady force for us as a team," Head Coach Kandis Schram said. "I'm not surprised that she's being honored."

In all, Bonee had 48 assists, 27 digs and 23 kills, as she added a trio of blocks and a pair of aces. She led Maryville to a 3-0 sweep of Bridgewater – a previously unbeaten team. The Eagles came into the match with a 13-0 mark.

Against Johnson University, Bonee played in two sets. The sophomore setter/right side posted 13 assists in the two sets, as she added two kills, three digs and an ace.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Bonee collected her 19th career double-double with a 3-0 sweep of Averett University.

The sophomore posted seven kills, as she totaled 25 assists and 11 digs on the day. Bonee added a block assists and an ace to her stat line in the Scots' seventh sweep of the 2019 campaign.

Finally, Bonee recorded her sixth triple-double of her two-year career against unbeaten Bridgewater.

"We really didn't focus on their record going in," Schram said. "We focused on players, and we intentionally didn't let them know that they were undefeated. Afterwards, it was fun seeing their reaction when they found that out. It was a great match, and it was a good time for us to figure some things out."

Bonee had 14 kills in the match, as she added 33 total assists. The sophomore completed the triple-double defensively with 13 total digs. She also had two block assists on the afternoon.

The triple-double effort is the third of her sophomore campaign, as she added another three during the 2018 season.

On the season, Bonee has 243 total assists, as she averages 4.5 per set. She's posted 155 digs and 126 kills, ranking third on the squad in kills per set. Bonee has 34 aces and 15 block assists, as she's hit .223 on the season.

"She's just a baller," Schram said. "Being able to control the offense and then step up with some big swings and blocks is real important for the success of us as a whole. We've been focusing a lot on her serving and trying to get her to vary her hitting. It's paying off."

In her two-year career, Bonee has 308 total kills, while hitting .194. She has 696 assists at a 4.61 per set rate, while tallying 385 total digs. Bonee has 39 blocks and 70 service aces in her career.

Bonee led Maryville on a 2-1 week last week, as the Scots fell to only No. 18 Transylvania University. MC swept Agnes Scott College and Covenant College in straight sets to begin the year 2-0 in USA South play.

The sophomore will lead the Scots into a non-conference bout on Tuesday night, as Maryville travels to Johnson University in Knoxville, Tenn. First serve against the Royals is slated for 7:00 p.m.