Freshman Kelly Byrne

Volleyball Meet The Freshmen: Kelly Byrne

Sept. 21, 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 jump into ACC play this weekend at Purcell Pavilion.

First Up: Libero Kelly Byrne.

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, California

High School: Marymount High School

Potential Major: Undecided

The best thing about my hometown: The beach!

Favorite place on campus so far: The grotto

What drew me to Notre Dame: My coaches, the girls on the team, my family history at Notre Dame and the education.

A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: I like to take pictures

Favorite phone app: Snapchat

Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Soccer

Game-day superstition (if any): Don’t have any!

What makes volleyball so special to me: The challenge

Favorite food: Apples

Favorite TV Show: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Favorite song: I don’t have a favorite song :/

Secret (or not so secret) talent: I have my scuba diving license

How would your teammates describe you: Spunky

Personal possession I couldn’t live without: My Keurig coffee maker

The people I look up to the most and why: My mom and my little brother, Thomas

Advice that has stuck with me:You’re lucky enough to be different, never change.”

–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director