NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame volleyball incoming freshman class was ranked 10th nationally by PrepVolleyball.com, it was announced Friday (May 8).
The Irish landed four recruits to compile their Class of 2024, including a trio of PrepVolleyball.com High School All-Americans in Aubrey Hamilton, Lindsey Miller & Hattie Monson.
Monson was also tabbed a First Team All-American by VolleyballMag.com and Hamilton was named Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year while Miller was selected to compete in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Match.
Charity McDowell, a 2019 Indiana All-State honoree, rounds out Notre Dame’s incoming freshman class.
“This is a group that we are really excited about,” said Irish head coach Mike Johnson. “While we don’t concern ourselves much with rankings that are out of our control, this serves as validation of what we already believe – that this group and this team as a whole is capable of playing at the very highest level. I’m thankful for the work of our entire staff and all those involved with helping to secure this class. This was a team effort. We are looking forward to getting to work.”
See below for more details on each member of Notre Dame’s Class of 2024.
Hometown: Hartland, Wisconsin
Position: Outside Hitter
Hamilton, a PrepVolleyball.com First Team All-American and Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year, was also named an Under Armour Third Team All-American in 2019 after leading her team to its first-ever Wisconsin State Championship.
Ranked #34 on PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces List, Hamilton earned PrepVolleyball.com Wisconsin Player of the Year honors in 2018. She was named to the Classic 8 Conference’s First Team on three occasions and was the league’s Player of the Year as both a sophomore and senior.
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Position: Middle Blocker
An Indiana All-State honoree in 2019, McDowell served as a team captain for Lawrence North last season. McDowell led the Metropolitan Conference with 278 kills and added 116 blocks while earning both All-Conference and All-District accolades for the second consecutive campaign. McDowell’s efforts in the classroom also earned her Academic All-State recognition.
Hometown: San Diego, California
Position: Middle Blocker
Miller, a 2019 PrepVolleyball.com First Team All-American, was honored as a Under Armour First Team All-American last season while being ranked #42 on PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list.
Miller also competed for Coast Volleyball Club, and helped her squad earn bronze and silver medals at the 2019 and 2018 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals. She was also named to the 2018 Junior Nationals All-Tournament Team.
Hometown: Lisle, Illinois
Monson was named a PrepVolleyball.com First Team All-American and Under Armour Second Team All-American in 2019. She was also ranked #38 on PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list. Monson earned First Team All-Illinois and Voyager Media Player of the Year honors as a junior in 2018.
On the international stage, Monson helped the 2018 U.S. Girls Youth National Team earn a gold medal at the NORCECA U18 Continental Championship.