#8 Maddie Dilfer
AT NOTRE DAME (2014-15):Â Played in 56 matches with 42 starts during two-year Irish career â€¦ boasted 15 double-doubles in career (10+ assists, 10+ digs) â€¦ transferred to Pepperdine following fall 2015 semester.
HONORS & AWARDS:Â Monogram Winner (2014, 2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Played in 30 of 32 matches with 29 starts at setter during second campaign â€¦ finished first on the team with 935 assists (8.58 per set) and added 22 service aces (0.20), 213 digs (1.95 per set), 47 blocks (0.43 per set) and 32 kills (0.29 per set) to total 77.5 points for the year â€¦ led or tied for team lead in assists 28 times, service aces eight times and digs three times â€¦ had nine double-doubles on the year to lead the team â€¦ posted five straight double-doubles to end the season â€¦ went over 50 assists twice on year â€¦ opened season with a double-double (42 assists, 10 digs) against Bowling Green (8/29) … posted 50 assists, five digs, four kills, one service ace and one block while hitting .800 against Cleveland State (8/29) … had 47 assists, nine digs, two blocks and two kills (.500 A%) versus Hofstra (9/5) … posted 45 assists, six digs, three service aces and two blocks in a win against Mississippi State (9/11) … tallied 34 assists, four blocks, two digs and a service ace in a sweep of Eastern Kentucky (9/12) … recorded a double-double against South Dakota (9/18) with 47 assists and 10 digs to go along with three blocks, two service aces and a kill (.500 A%) … turned in third double-double of the year versus Wake Forest (10/18) with 27 assists and 15 digs … 15 digs tied career high … recorded a double-double at North Carolina (11/1) with 42 assists, 11 digs, three blocks and two kills … had another double-double at Miami (11/15) with 30 assists, 12 digs and three service aces … recorded a pair of double-doubles in home finale against Georgia Tech (11/20) & Clemson (11/22) … had 44 assists, 10 digs and two kills versus the Yellow Jackets and 29 assists, a career-high tying 15 digs and two kills against the Tigers â€¦ closed out year with two more double-doubles, tallying 45 assists and 11 digs at Syracuse (11/25) and 51 assists and 14 digs at Boston College (11/27) â€¦ participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Rosenthal Leadership Academy â€¦ served as a tri-captain along with teammates Katie Higgins and Natalie Johnson â€¦ earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014):Â Saw significant action in first year with the Irish, earning 13 starts at setter and playing in 26 matches … finished second on the team in assists (450) and assists per set (6.00), third in digs per set (2.08) and fourth in digs (156) … led or tied for the team lead in assists 13 times, service aces five times and digs twice … tallied a team-high six double-doubles: 12 assists, 14 digs (Western Michigan, 9/7), 31 assists, 14 digs (TCU, 9/12), 24 assists, 10 digs (vs. Morehead State, 9/19), 31 assists, 11 digs (at Boston College, 11/2), 48 assists, 15 digs (Louisville, 11/9) and 37 assists, 15 digs (at Duke, 11/16) … saw first action of career against No. 12 Minnesota and No. 6 Wisconsin … tallied first career double-double with 12 assists and a team-high 14 digs against Western Michigan (9/7) … started all three matches of Shamrock Invitational and played the back row … totaled 31 assists, 14 digs and one service ace against TCU (9/12) for second career double-double … posted third double-double of career with 24 assist, 10-dig effort against Morehead State (9/19) … had a season-high two service aces to go along with 25 assists and nine digs versus Saint Louis (9/19) … tallied one service ace in six consecutive matches from Sept. 7 to Sept. 19 … during same time span had five matches with 20 or more assists while splitting time with junior setter Hanna Muzzonigro … earned start at Boston College (11/2) and totaled 31 assists, 11 digs and a season-high four kills (.444 A%) … double-double was her fourth on the year … had 48 assists and a season-high 15 digs against Louisville (Nov. 9) to secure fifth double-double … tied teammate and fellow setter Hanna Muzzonigro’s season high with 54 assists to go along with nine digs and a season-high three blocks at Wake Forest (11/14) … tied season highs in digs (15) and kills (4) at Duke (11/16) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL:Â Graduated from Valley Christian High School in the spring of 2014 … earned four letters in volleyball and one in track & field … led the USA Volleyball Youth National Team as the setter and a team captain to a bronze medal in the junior women’s division of the High Performance Championships … selected as the Female Athlete of the Year for Valley Christian as a senior … named an Under Armour honorable mention All-American as a setter as a junior and senior … honored as Prep Volleyball’s No. 55 Senior Ace in 2013 … tabbed first team all-league as a senior … named to the all-tournament team at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions … led squad to a championship in the West Catholic Athletic League after posting a perfect 6-0 record … named a Prep Volleyball Top-50 Junior Recruit … also named first teamÂ Mercury NewsÂ and all-league … helped team win Central Coast Section championship and finish as runner-up in Northern California …selected second team all-league and named team MVP as a sophomore … honored as Valley Christian High School’s Freshman Athlete of the Year … named a scholar athlete all four years … played club volleyball for the Vision Volleyball Club … was a team captain on every team since the age of 13 … active off the court … was a student leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a chapel coordinator for the Associated Student Body, a star tender for the Shining Stars Respite for students with special needs, a children’s Sunday School volunteer at Calvary Church, a home builder for Club Dust mission trips to Mexico, a volunteer for the 2nd Mile San Francisco Bay Area community betterment program and a “big buddy” for the Valley Christian High School Little Warier Nation group that mentored elementary aged children … was on the honor roll all four years in high school … full name is Madeleine Grace Dilfer … born in Fresno, California to Trent and Cassandra Dilfer … grew up in Saratoga, California … has two younger sisters, Tori and Delaney … father, Trent, played football at Fresno State and later won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens to highlight 14-year NFL career … mother, Cassandra, swam at Fresno State and was coached under Olympic swimming mentor Teri McKeever … aunt, Tegan Lynch, played volleyball at Colorado … grandfather, Frank Lynch, played football at California (Berkley) … grandfather, John Franzman, played baseball at Arizona … uncle, Taylor Franzma, pole vaulted at Fresno State.