Sept. 29, 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: Rebecca Nunge
Hometown: Newburgh, Indiana
High School: Castle High School
Potential Major: Science Pre-Professional
The best thing about my hometown: Going for walks along the Ohio River
Favorite place on campus so far: The Lakes
What drew me to Notre Dame: The sense of a tradition of excellence that you get when you first set foot on campus.
A hobby that most people wouldn’t know about: I enjoy longboarding.
Favorite phone app: Snapchat
Sport I’d play if it wasn’t volleyball: Basketball
Game-day superstition (if any): none
What makes volleyball so special to me: The feeling I get when I block someone is the easily one of my favorite things in the world.
Favorite food: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite song: I See Fire, Ed Sheeran
Secret (or not so secret) talent: Braiding hair
How would your teammates describe you: Competitive
Personal possession I couldn’t live without: My Chacos
The people I look up to the most and why: My parents, without their guidance, support and unconditional love I wouldn’t be even remotely close to where I am today.
Advice that has stuck with me: “You tend to get out of things what you put into them.”
–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director