Aug. 25, 2014
The University of Notre Dame volleyball team welcomed six freshmen to the program last week as preseason practice got underway. The group comes to ND from California, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio and covers pretty much every position on the court. In a new Q&A series, it’s time for Irish fans to meet the group and learn a little more about them leading up to Notre Dame’s first match at No. 12 Minnesota August 29. Stay tuned on Tuesday as Maddie Plumlee answers a variety of hard-hitting questions. For segments with Maddie Dilfer, Sam Fry, Natalie Johnson and Jo Kremer click here, here, here and here.
Next up: Outside Hitter Sydney Kuhn.
Hometown: Wichita, KS
High School: Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Potential Major: Undecided
The best thing about my hometown: Family and friends of course!!!!
Favorite place on campus so far: Our locker room
What drew me to Notre Dame: The girls and good volleyball, the tradition and the amazing education.
A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: I love to jetski. Really anything on a lake!
Favorite app on phone: Instagram
Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Basketball
Game-day superstition: No superstitions yet….I’ll get back to you!
What makes volleyball so special to me: I feel comfortable on the court and love the sense of togetherness we all share.
Favorite food: My dad’s spaghetti and meatballs.
Favorite TV Show: Castle
Secret (or not so secret) talent: No special talents, what you see is what you get!
How would your teammates describe you: Squid
Personal possession I couldn’t live without: My yellow blankey I sleep with.
The people I look up to the most and why: My mom (Julia Kuhn): she’s taught me everything and made me who I am today.
Advice that has stuck with me: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”