UND Roster

2018-19 Volleyball Roster

#4 Ryann DeJarld


Height 5'9''
Class Junior
Hometown Chicago, IL
High School Mother McAuley


  • Finished her career as Notre Dame’s all-time career digs record holder with 2,340 digs
  • Set the program single-season digs record in 2017 with 747 digs
  • First Notre Dame student athlete to receive first team All-ACC honors (2017) and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors (2018)
  • Second Team All-ACC (2016, 2018)
  • AVCA East Coast Region Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Monogram Winner (2015, 2016)
  • ACC All-Academic Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)
  • Golden Dome Invitational Tournament MVP (2017)
  • Seton Hall Classic All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • CoSIDA District Five Second Team All-Academic (2018)

AS A SENIOR (2018)

  • Was the first player in program history to be named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year
  • Earned Second Team All-ACC honors
  • AVCA East Coast Region Honorable Mention
  • Started in all 28 of Notre Dame’s matches as a senior, and served as the team’s co-captain
  • Led the conference with 532 digs and an average of 5.02 digs per set
  • Notched 20+ kills in 15 matches, including a 30-kill effort at Florida State (11/9)
  • Posted a team-high 34 aces
  • CoSIDA District Five Second Team All-Academic (2018)

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

  • Shattered the single-season program digs record with 747 digs over 122 sets of play
  • Broke the Notre Dame all-time digs record in the win over Boston College (11/24) and has 1,808 digs through her junior season
  • Ranked second on the team in aces with 41
  • Played in every set for the Irish in 2017
  • Finished fourth in the NCAA in digs per set with an average of 6.12
  • Posted 23 matches of 20+ digs, including seven matches with 30+ digs
  • Racked up a season-high 38 assists in two four set matches against Valparaiso (8/25) and Duke (11/3), setting the program record for digs in a four-set match.
  • Notched a career-high in aces on three occasions, posting four aces in outings against Valparaiso (8/25), VCU (9/1) and Virginia Tech (10/8)
  • Named the Golden Dome Invitational MVP after accumulating 87 digs and seven aces in three wins over the weekend


  • Played in all 32 matches for the Irish
  • Led the team in service aces (44), digs (572), and receipt (22)
  • Her 572 digs ranked fourth all-time in program history for digs in a season
  • Ranked second in the ACC in digs per set (5.02) and aces per set (0.39)
  • Totaled 44 aces on the season, placing her tied for sixth in the Irish record books for aces in a season
  • Recorded 22 digs against Howard and 20 against #24 Purdue for a single day total of 44 (9/3)
  • Amassed 31 digs  as well as two assists against Duke (9/30)
  • Posted a career-high 40 digs as well as three assists and two service aces against No. 8 North Carolina (10/14)
  • The 40 digs rank second in the Notre Dame record book for a single match performance since the 2001 rule changes
  • Also recorded 32 digs, two assists and two service aces against Virginia (11/13)


  • Served as the team’s libero for all 32 matches during rookie campaign
  • Finished the year with team highs in digs (489) and digs per set (4.04) while tying for a team high in service aces (29)
  • Led or tied for the team lead in service aces 10 times and digs 25 times
  • Reached double figures in digs 26 times
  • Put together an historic effort against Hofstra (9/5) with 30 digs and a service ace
  • Digs total was the most by an Irish player since 2010 and the fifth-most by an Irish player in the rally-scoring era (2001-present)
  • For effort earned a spot on the Seton Hall Classic all-tournament team
  • Posted 28 digs at North Carolina, which tied for the 11th most by an ND player in the rally-scoring era (2001-present)
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Pronounced “DUH-gerald”
  • Graduated from Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in the spring of 2015
  • Earned three letters in volleyball
  • Played for mother, Jen, at Mother McAuley
  • Tabbed a second team Under Armour All-American and first team all-state as a senior after finishing with 289 kills, 306 digs and 65 service aces
  • Also earned several national honors from Prep Volleyball including Senior Ace (Top 250), Academic All-American, All-American (Top 150) and first team Dandy Lion, which goes to the best all-around high school talents that project as back row plays in college
  • Named the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, the Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year and the Southtown Star Player of the Year after earning all-area accolades by the Chicago Sun Times and the Southtown Star
  • Helped lead team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Asics Challenge, Autumn Fest Tournament and the Rich East Tournament
  • Team won the Asics Challenge for the first time since 1997
  • Tabbed all-area by the Chicago Sun Times and the Southtown Star in addition to Prep Volleyball All-America (Top 150) honors as a junior after leading squad to a state championship
  • Selected to the All-Area team by the Southtown Star as a sophomore after helping McAuley place third in the state tournament
  • Played club volleyball with Fearless Volleyball Club and then the Michio Chicago Volleyball Academy
  • Helped squad win a national championship in the open division in the summer of 2012
  • Off the court was a member of the National Honors Society and the Catherine McAuley Honors Scholars program
  • Was also a leader of McAuley’s Mentor Program
  • Earned `A’ Honor Roll every quarter in high school
  • Tabbed an Illinois State Scholar
  • Full name is Ryann Kathryn DeJarld
  • Born in Chicago to John and Jen DeJarld
  • Has a younger sister, Jane, and a younger brother, Jack
  • Dad, John, played baseball at Iowa
  • Mom, Jen, played volleyball at Iowa
  • Sister, Jane, plays volleyball at Boston College
  • Aunt, Kelly Petrowski, played volleyball at St. Xavier in Chicago
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management consulting