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#28 MK Bonamy

Position:
IF
Height:
5-8
Class:
Redshirt Senior
Hometown:
Hoover, Ala.
High School:
Spain Park HS
B/T:
R-R
BIO

2019-20

  • Transferred from Notre Dame

Before Clemson

2018

  • Started all 57 games for the Irish at first base
  • Established career-high totals in batting average (.250), hits (40), doubles (7), home runs (2), RBI (21) and runs scored (19)
  • Made only three errors in 409 chances in the field, good for a .993 fielding percentage
  • Team-high five hits with the bases loaded during the year
  • Tied for fourth on the Notre Dame roster with 10 multiple-hit games, adding four games with multi-RBI
  • Opened season 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI in a win over Seattle (Feb. 9)
  • 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against South Dakota (Feb. 10)
  • Ripped two hits and scored a key run in a Notre Dame upset of No. 14 Minnesota (Feb. 17)
  • Scored twice the following day, including representing the game-winning run, to complete the sweep of the Gophers (Feb. 18)
  • Responsible for the first RBI of the game in an eventual win over No. 20 Michigan later in the afternoon (Feb. 18)
  • Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against No. 6 Texas A&M (Feb. 22)
  • Career-high four hits, including a double, two RBI and two runs scored, in a way over UMass (March 2)
  • Collected two hits and scored a run against Fordham (March 2)
  • 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and run scored in an ACC win at NC State (March 10)
  • Drove in a pair, stole a base and scored one run in a winning opening game of an ACC series at Louisville (March 16)
  • Scored the game-winning run the following day as part of a Notre Dame sweep of the Cardinals (March 17)
  • Blasted first career home run, a solo shot, during game one of a midweek doubleheader against Loyola (April 11)
  • 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the second game of an ACC series at Boston College (April 21)
  • Notched two RBI in the final game of the series at Boston College (April 22)

2017

  • Played in 13 games (10 starts) during sophomore season before injuries ended the campaign early
  • Three of five hits on the season were doubles, and added in one RBI to go along with a .348 slugging percentage
  • Registered 67 putouts at first base, and added five assists as part of a .973 fielding percentage
  • Ripped an RBI double in only official at-bat at Long Beach State (Feb. 10)
  • Added another double the following day in a victory over South Dakota (Feb. 11)
  • Notched a base hit against No. 13 Minnesota (Feb. 19)
  • Contributed a double in only official plate appearance later in the day against No. 10 Michigan (Feb. 19) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Saw time at first base in final game of the season, a victory over No. 10 Georgia (Feb. 24) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

2016

  • Saw action in 21 games (one start) during the season
  • Scored three runs in limited plate appearances during first collegiate campaign
  • Picked up first career hit, a double, and scored a run in a win against Georgia State (Feb. 14)
  • Logged a base hit and scored one run in a pinch-hit appearance against North Florida (Feb. 27)
  • Worked a walk and scored one run to help complete an ACC sweep at Virginia (March 13)

Personal

  • Six-time letterwinner at Spain Park High School
  • Tabbed as a Gatorade Player of the Year finalist, an NFCA all-South Region first team choice and an NFCA All-America third team selection in 2015 after batting .481 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI and an .842 slugging percentage — finished career as Spain Park’s all-time home run (52) and RBI (220) leader
  • Led Spain Park to a 49-17 record and a fifth-place finish at the 6A level in Alabama as a junior, batting .421 with 13 doubles, 19 home runs, 65 RBI, a .981 slugging percentage and 42 runs scored
  • 2014 NFCA all-South Region first team selection, as well as an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
  • 2014 and 2015 AHSAA “Super 8” all-state team choice
  • 2014 Shelby County Softball Player of the Year
  • Tabbed as Spain Park’s most valuable player and offensive player of the year as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • All-Over The Mountain Journal team selection during final three seasons, earning Over The Mountain Player of the Year recognition in 2014 and 2015
  • Competed on the club circuit for New Jersey Intensity-KOD under head coach Kevin O’Donnell, father of former Irish pitcher Brittany O’Donnell, and with the Birmingham Thunderbolts
  • TPC and USSSA tournament all-star choice
  • Qualified for the PGF National 18 competition
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society
  • 2014 Finley Character Award
  • Joined former teammate Morgan Reed (’18) as just the second Alabama native to suite up on the Irish roster in the history of the Notre Dame softball program
  • Daughter of David and Jennifer Bonamy
  • Has one brother, John David
  • Has one sister, Josie
  • Father, David, was a letterwinner in football at the University of Alabama
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in management consulting and film, television and theatre