Sophomore setter Taylor Zwickl.

Meet The Volleyball Newcomers: Taylor Zwickl

Oct. 1, 2015

The University of Notre Dame volleyball program welcomed seven newcomers to the team in August to gear up for the 2015 season. The group comes to the Irish from California, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia and covers every position on the court.

In a Q&A series that was popular last year, it’s time for Irish fans to meet the group and learn a little more about them as the Irish continue ACC play at Purcell Pavilion this weekend (Boston College – 7 p.m. ET Friday & Syracuse – 12 p.m. ET Sunday).

Here are the previous editions:

Kelly Byrne: Here

Ryann DeJarld: HereKristin Baer: Here

Meg Morningstar: Here

Rebecca Nunge: Here

Katie Houser: Here

Lastly: Sophomore Setter Taylor Zwickl

Hometown: Muncie, Indiana

High School: Yorktown High School

Potential Major: Finance and Economics

The best thing about my hometown: It’s featured in Parks and Recreation, Valentine’s Day and a Toby Keith song.

Favorite place on campus so far: The Grotto

What drew me to Notre Dame: The people, academics and the tradition.

A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: I enjoy riding my bike, baking and discovering the best coffee.

Favorite phone app: Spotify

Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Tennis

Game-day superstition (if any): None, yet!

What makes volleyball so special to me: I’ve played most of my life and I love the feeling of winning!

Favorite food(s): Guacamole and Berries

Favorite TV Show: Scandal

Favorite song: “A Drop In the Ocean” by Ron Pope

Secret (or not so secret) talent: It would be super cool if I had one, but I don’t. :/

How would your teammates describe you: Great

Personal possession I couldn’t live without: My laptop

The people I look up to the most and why: My parents and past coaches because they have taught me the most important lessons in my life.

Advice that has stuck with me: Be a Fruit Loop in a world filled with Cheerios.

–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director