Bonee earns USA South Player of the Week behind fifth triple-double of 2019

Bonee earns USA South Player of the Week behind fifth triple-double of 2019

Maryville College's Meredith Bonee earned her second USA South Player of the Week, as she added double-double and a triple-double in a 3-0 week for the Scots.

Bonee – a Knoxville, Tenn. native – averaged 4.92 assists, 2.75 kills and 2.17 digs per set, as Maryville remained unbeaten against USA South competition.

"This past week was amazing," Head Coach Kandis Schram said. "Meredith was solid. We knew going it that it was going to be a brutal goal, because we had three good teams with back-to-back play, long days and hard conditions. With someone like Meredith who is a solid, fundamental, hardworking go-getter really is fantastic."

Bonee – a sophomore – currently ranks second in the nation with five triple-doubles this season. She also has eight double-double efforts not including those triple-double tallies.

In a 3-0 sweep of Berea College, Bonee had 13 assists, nine kills, six digs and an ace. The right-side hit .444 for the match, as it marked the seventh-straight 3-0 sweep for the Scots.

Bonee opened the first set of the match strong, as she had four kills, four digs and an ace. She added three kills and two digs in the second set, before posting a pair of kills in the third.

On Saturday, Bonee was a key part of a 3-2 victory over USA South previously unbeaten Huntingdon College. The Scots claimed sole possession of first place in the Western Division, before taking a two-match lead with a Hawks' loss to Berea.

"It was huge," Schram said. "She had to step up her blocking game, for sure. Huntingdon is a really, really strong team. We pushed Meredith a lot this week on making smart set selections, as well as being the offensive player that we need her to be. She is just an all-around fantastic player."

Bonee was one of four Maryville College players to record double-double tallies in the match, as the Scots hit .218 as a squad.

Bonee ranked third on the squad with 14 kills, as she added a team-high 26 assists. She had seven digs, a pair of aces and a block assists for 16.5 points in the back-and-forth match.

Maryville continued their winning ways, claiming their eighth-straight victory with a 3-1 win over conference foe LaGrange. Bonee posted her eighth career triple-double in the match, leading MC.

She had 20 assists and 13 digs, while adding 10 kills. The sophomore posted four aces and three block assists in the match.

On the year, the Knoxville Catholic product has 4.59 assists, 2.93 digs and 2.51 assists per set, as she averages nearly one ace per set. Bonee has 344 assists, 220 digs and 188 kills to her credit this season, as she's added 46 aces and 20 block assists.

She averages 3.3 points per set, as she's totaled eight career triple-doubles.

"She's a unicorn," Schram said of the special player. "We tease her about that, but she's solid. I'm thankful she's wearing a Scots' uniform."

In Bonee's career, she has 797 assists, 450 digs and 370 kills, as she's hit .203. She's amassed 82 aces and 44 total blocks in her Orange and Garnet stint.

This sophomore standout will look to lead Maryville this week, as they look to continue their 7-0 mark in USA South play during Homecoming. The Bicentennial celebration will see the Scots take on Piedmont College at 10:00 a.m., before facing Brevard College at 4:00 p.m.

Both matches will be inside Boydson Baird Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 19.