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.”