Sept. 24, 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.
Here are the previous editions:
Next Up:Middle Blocker Meg Morningstar
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
High School: North Allegheny
Potential Major: Business
The best thing about my hometown: The Penguin, Steelers and Pirates games
Favorite place on campus so far: The dock
What drew me to Notre Dame: The campus, the education and my teammates
A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: I love to paint
Favorite phone app: Ham horn
Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Basketball
Game-day superstition (if any): Standing at the same place on the bench and sitting in the same chairs
What makes volleyball so special to me: Working together with my team to achieve beyond my goals
Favorite food: Blackberries and raspberries
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite song: Miracle Mile
Secret (or not so secret) talent: I can touch my toes
How would your teammates describe you: Energetic & competitive
Personal possession I couldn’t live without: My music
The people I look up to the most and why: My parents because they taught me how to live life the right way.
Advice that has stuck with me: Never be afraid to be yourself.
–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director