Sept. 30, 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:
Next Up: Katie Houser
Hometown: Winchester, Virginia
High School: James Wood High School
Potential Major: Business / Studio Art
The best thing about my hometown: Apple Blossom
Favorite place on campus so far: The Grotto
What drew me to Notre Dame: My Faith
A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: Back home I was a beekeeper. I love bugs.
Favorite phone app: Snapchat
Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Definitely basketball
Game-day superstition (if any): Hail Mary’s during the national anthem
What makes volleyball so special to me: The amazing friends I’ve made and the places it has taken me.
Favorite food: Smoothies
Favorite TV Show: American Ninja Warrior
Favorite song: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Secret (or not so secret) talent: I’m actually a dancer. S/O to Notre Dame’s breakdancing club, Pfresh, for letting me join.
How would your teammates describe you: Hard worker
Personal possession I couldn’t live without: I’d like to think I could live without possessions.
The people I look up to the most and why: Erick Green – He plays in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets and also is a friend from my hometown. It’s crazy how hard he works and I always like to remember if he can make it, so can I.
James Frisby – My athletic trainer from back home. He helped me get back from an injury I thought would end my dreams of playing college ball. Great guy.
Advice that has stuck with me: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” -Coach John Wooden
–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director