Maddy O'Donnell
Maddy  O'Donnell


Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Irvine HS


Middle Blocker



Broncos Down Fresno State in Five Sets

Boise State used a spirited rally to send the match to five sets and improve to 2-2 in conference play


Boise State Rolls Past Grand Canyon in Three

Sierra Nobley led team with 14 kills as Broncos win seventh match in last eight contests.


Boise State Comes Up Short Versus NAU

The Broncos saw their five-match win streak come to an end in a 3-1 loss to the Lumberjacks,


Boise State Holds Off North Texas in Five

Sierra Nobley tallied a season-high 26 kills and career-high 20 digs to lead Broncos to victory.


Boise State Sweeps Big Ten's Northwestern

Oliver and Baugh named to Boise State Invitational All-Tournament Team.


Bronco Highlight: Volleyball (Dec. 20th)

Boise State volleyball received five Mountain West Conference Awards this season. Head Coach Shawn Garus and the athletes who received the awards talk about how much that meant to the Broncos.


Bronco Weekly: Volleyball (Oct. 30)

Head coach Shawn Garus and sophomore Maddy O'Donnell recap the Broncos weekend at Colorado State and Wyoming, and look ahead to this weekend when they will host New Mexico and Air Force.


Volleyball Facility Tour

Maddy O'Donnell takes us on a Cribs style tour of the volleyball facilities at Boise State. O'Donnell shows off the locker room, team room, training room and weight room.


Boise State Soccer Vs. Volleyball Softball Game

On August 12, 2015, the Boise State soccer and volleyball teams took a break from training and played a friendly game of softball at Dona Larsen Park. Photo by Boise State Sports Information Department.


2015 Volleyball Team Portraits

Photo gallery of the volleyball team's individual portraits for the 2015 season.


2015 Volleyball Camp, Day One

Photo gallery for the first day of the 2015 volleyball preseason camp.


O'Donnell and Oliver European Blog Photo Gallery

Photo gallery for Maddy O'Donnell and Kaitlyn Oliver's trip to Europe as members of the Mountain West All-Star Volleyball Team that competed at the European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia.


Volleyball Vs. New Mexico

Boise State versus New Mexico on Oct. 30, 2014.


  • O'Donnell is a two-sport athlete competing in both indoor and sand volleyball for the Broncos.
  • Has started at middle blocker in 38 of 53 matches played to date.
  • HONORS: 2015 All-Mountain West ... Academic All-Mountain West sophomore year.

NOTABLE RANKINGS (Top 15 school rankings during rally scoring era only, 2001-present)


  • Attack pct.: 1st (.381)
  • Block Assists: 11th (137)
  • Total Blocks: 12th (150)
  • Block Solos: 15th (13)


  • Attack pct.: 4th (.372 in 2014)
  • Blocks per set: 6th (1.08 in 2014)
  • Total Blocks: t-6th (105 in 2014)
  • Block Assists: 7th (96 in 2014)
  • Points: 10th (347.0 in 2014)
  • Points per set: 10th (3.58 in 2014)


  • Kills: 22, at Idaho (9/12/2014)
  • Attacks: 29, two times, last at Wyoming (10/25/2014)
  • Attack pct.: .778, Fresno State (10/18/2014)
  • Assists: 2, twice last at Utah State (11/25/2014)
  • Serve aces: 5, two times, last at Central Arkansas (9/5/2014)
  • Digs: 8, San Diego State (11/19/2014)
  • Blocks: 9, Utah State (10/14/2014)
  • Block solo: 2, three times last at Fresno State (11/13/2014)
  • Block assist: 8, Utah State (10/14/2014)


  • Started 26 of 29 matches at middle blocker.
  • Recorded 262 kills, seven assists, 28 service aces, 57 digs, 105 blocks and 347.0 points ... hit 37.2 percent on year.
  • Led team in blocks with 105 and in service aces with 28, second in hitting percentage, kills and points ... ranked fourth in MW and 39th nationally for hitting percentage ... 16th in MW for kills per set (2.7), fifth in service aces per set (0.29), 11th in blocks per set (1.08) and seventh in points per set (3.58).
  • Led team in kills three times, hitting percentage nine times, service aces on nine occasions and in blocks a team-high 17 times ... 12 matches with double-digit kills.
  • Tallied a career-high 22 kills at Idaho (Sept. 12) while hitting a then-career-high .724 (22-1-29) percent ... had 14 kills, five services aces and five blocks against Portland State (Aug. 30) - the five service aces ranks tied for second in a four-set match during rally scoring era ... had five service aces at Central Arkansas (Sept. 5) tying her career high - the five service aces versus UCA ranks tied for first in a five-set match during rally scoring era ... tallied 14 kills in 3-0 Bronco win over Fresno State hitting a career-best .778 ... career-high nine blocks against Utah State (Oct. 14) to go with 11 kills ... 12 kills and eight blocks versus Tulsa (Sept. 5).
  • Named to Islanders Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 19-20) after recording 27 kills while hitting a team-best 47.7 percent, with a team-high 12 blocks. 


  • Played in 24 of 30 matches, starting 12 at middle blocker.
  • Recorded 104 kills, two assists, five service aces, 20 digs, 45 blocks and 133.5 points ... hit a team-high 40.2 percent on the year ... averaged 1.82 kills, 0.35 digs, 0.79 blocks and 2.33 points per set.
  • Tied for fourth on team in blocks.
  • First action as a Bronco came in season opener as a starter against fifth-ranked Washington (Aug. 30) at the Northwest Challenge in Portland, Ore., recording four kills, one block and one dig
  • Season and career-high for kills was 13 accomplished twice against Fresno State (Nov. 14) and a team-high 13 at San Diego State (Nov. 21), added career-high hitting percentage of .722 and second-best five blocks against the Aztecs ... career-best six blocks against Wyoming (Nov. 2) to go with five kills ... led Broncos during week 11 in a road trip to New Mexico and Air Force with 22 total kills while hitting 48.7 percent ... recorded a team-high 12 kills at Air Force (Nov. 9) and a then-career-best hitting percentage of .524.


  • A 2013 graduate of Irvine High School in Irvine, Calif. ... four-year starter at middle blocker for the Vaqueros' varsity team playing for coach Mark Mednick ... as a senior averaged 20 kills, six blocks, five aces and 22 digs per match ... also lettered in basketball earning first-team all-league honors twice.
  • Volleyball Honors - Two-time All-Pacific Coast League First Team honoree as a junior and senior, honorable mention as a sophomore ... two-time team captain ... Team MVP junior and senior years ... Coach's Prime Time Player award during sophomore campaign and two-time player of the month.
  • Other Honors - Earned scholar athlete recognition her last two years.


  • Played club ball for Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club in Lake Forest, Calif., 2010-2013 coached by Kelli Mulvany and Ki Yi who also coached former Bronco Liz Harden, a senior on the 2012 Boise State team.
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