UND Roster

2017-18 Volleyball Roster

#3 Sam Fry

Middle Blocker

Class Senior
Hometown Cincinnati, OH
High School Ursuline Academy

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  • Two-Time Team Captain (2016, 2017)
  • Monogram Winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Notre Dame record holder for career blocks (498) since the NCAA switched to 25-point scoring in 2008
  • Became 22nd player in program history to reach the 1,000-kill milestone
  • Second Team All-ACC (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • All-ACC Freshman Team (2014)
  • All-ACC Academic Team (2015)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)
  • ACC Volleyball Player of the Week (9/18/17)
  • Shamrock Invitational MVP (2017)
  • Purdue Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team (2014)
  • Purdue Boiler Box Challenge All-Tournament Team (2015)

AS A SENIOR (2017)

  • Played in every set of the season and earned a starting position in all 32 matches
  • Recorded career-highs in blocks (163), blocks per set (1.34) and hitting percentage (.329) for a season
  • Earned ACC Player of the Week and Shamrock Invitational MVP honors after a great weekend of play (9/18)
  • Led the team and finished second in the ACC in blocks.
  • Finished with 148 block assists, ranking sixth in program history for single-season block assists
  • Logged a season-high 15 kills at Duke (11/3), while hitting .536 (15-0-28) in the match
  • Posted a double-double against NC State (9/24) with 10 blocks and 10 kills
  • Recorded double-digit blocks on three occasions and double-figure kills 12 times in her senior season
  • Hit a season-best .600 (9-0-15) in the win over Virginia (11/12)
  • Hammered out a season-high four aces in the five-set win over NC State (11/19)

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

  • Appeared in 30 matches for the Irish, starting 29 of them
  • Finished the season with 255 kills, 37 service aces and 102 total blocks
  • Placed second on the team for kills (255), blocks per set (.95), points (347.0) and service aces (37)
  • Posted eight kills and two service aces in the season opener against Seton Hall (Aug. 26)
  • Recorded 10 kills, a block, and assisted four blocks against Western Michigan (Aug. 27)
  • Had a season-high 19 kills along with two digs in their match against Howard (Sept. 3)
  • Posted 14 kills on 23 attempts (.522) as well as three service aces, one dig and two block assists against UMES (Sept. 16)


  • Became the first second team All-ACC product in Irish volleyball history after standout sophomore campaign
  • Played in all 121 sets and led the Irish in kills (353), kills per set (2.92), solo blocks (12), assisted blocks (114), total blocks (126), blocks per set (1.04), points (441.0) and points per set (3.64)
  • Was one of just three Irish players since 2008 to total 300+ kills and 100+ blocks in a season and was one of just nine to accomplish the feat since 2001
  • Totaled 10+ kills in 19 matches and 5+ blocks in 12 contests
  • Led or tied for the team lead in kills 16 times, attack percentage 11 times, service aces seven times and blocks 16 times
  • Pounded home a career-high 21 kills on a career-high 55 attack attempts versus Hofstra (9/5)
  • Earned all-tournament team honors at the Purdue Boiler Box Challenge
  • Had 16 kills, five blocks and two service aces at NC State (10/30)
  • Tied career high with nine blocks versus Pittsburgh (11/8) in only three sets
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram


  • Only member of team to start all 29 matches
  • Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team
  • Totaled eight or more kills in 18 matches overall and 10 or more kills in nine matches
  • Led team in solo blocks (15), block assists (92), total blocks (107) and blocks per set (1.00), finished second in service aces (21), points (324.0) and attack percentage (.242) and third in kills per set (2.26) and kills (242)
  • Led or tied for the team lead in kills seven times, attack percentage eight times, service aces 11 times and blocks 17 times
  • Posted 13 kills to go along with six blocks against Morehead State (9/19)
  • Tallied eight kills and seven blocks versus Saint Louis (9/19) to lock up a spot on the Purdue Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Sniffed a triple-double against Boston College (10/19) with 12 kills (.318 A%), a season-high seven digs and a nine blocks (tied season-high)
  • Had best match of season at Wake Forest (11/14) with team highs in kills (18), attack percentage (.593), service aces (2) and blocks (8)
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Ursuline Academy in the spring of 2014
  • Earned three letters in volleyball
  • Named a 2012-13 Under Armour honorable mention All-American as a middle blocker
  • Finished career with school records in kills (1,052) and blocks (346)
  • Named first team all-state and all-conference as a senior while totaling 343 kills and hitting at a .500 clip
  • Also posted a school record by averaging 1.43 blocks per set (120 for year)
  • Helped team advance to the state regional finals
  • Led team to a state championship (Division I) as a junior to earn a No. 26 final ranking by Prep Volleyball
  • Again named first team all-state and all-conference in addition to first team all-city and all-district accolades
  • Named to Prep Volleyball’s All-America team and was a National Junior of the Year finalist
  • Led conference and set school records with 434 kills and 126 blocks
  • Hit .470
  • In first year on the varsity as a sophomore, led team to state regional finals while earning second team all-conference honors
  • Also named third team all-district and honorable mention all-city after totaling 275 kills and 100 blocks while attacking at a .460 clip
  • Named to the academic honor roll all four years
  • Played club volleyball for the Elevation Volleyball Club
  • Led team to three appearances at USA Volleyball Junior National Tournament, highlighted by a fifth place finish in 2011 to earn all-tournament team honors
  • Has played the piano since first grade, participating in numerous recitals
  • Also rides horses (dressage), volunteering at horse shows
  • Full name is Samantha Leigh Fry
  • Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio to Greg and Shari Fry
  • Has an older brother, Matt, a younger brother, Jake, and three younger sisters, Jordan, Hunter and Remi
  • Mother, Shari (Matvey), graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 after playing four years on the basketball team and becoming the first 1,000 point scorer in program history
  • Brother, Matt, graduated from Notre Dame in the spring of 2016
  • Aunt, Renee, and uncle, Tim Reilly, both graduated from Notre Dame in 1985
  • Father, Greg, played football at Columbia University
  • Uncle, Tim, played hockey at Notre Dame
  • Sister, Jordan, plays volleyball at Kentucky
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management consulting