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Schmidt Named ACC Freshman of the Week

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Freshman libero Kiara Schmidt has been named the ACC’s Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon (Sept. 9).

Schmidt helped the Irish earn a pair of victories over Valparaiso and #18 Purdue last week to improve to 4-1 overall. She recorded a game-high 20 digs in Notre Dame’s sweep of Valpo before leading the Irish with 19 digs in a 3-2 win against 18th-ranked Purdue.

Schmidt has racked up 58 digs over 21 sets of play to open the 2019 campaign. As a team, the Irish currently rank third in the ACC with an average of 16.14 digs per set.

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Notre Dame heads to Highland Heights, Kentucky, for the Northern Kentucky Invitational next Friday and Saturday (Sept. 13-14). The Irish open the event against Cincinnati on Friday at 3:30 before taking on Northern Kentucky and Ball State the following day.

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