Sept. 22, 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.
Next Up:Libero Ryann DeJarld.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
High School: Mother McAuley
Potential Major: Business (Undecided)
The best thing about my hometown: The pizza!
Favorite place on campus so far: South Dining Hall
What drew me to Notre Dame: Athletics, Academics and Atmosphere
A hobby that most people don’t know about: Online shopping!
Favorite phone app: Instagram
Sport I’d play if not volleyball: Probably soccer or softball
Game day superstition: none
What makes volleyball so special to me: I’ve played volleyball my whole life because my mom is a coach!
Favorite food: Avacados or bananas
Favorite TV Show: House of Cards
Favorite Song: Simple Song by The Shins
Secret Talent: I can juggle!
How would your teammates describe you: Energetic
Personal Possession I couldn’t live without: Headphones
The people I look up to most and why: My teammates because they’re mostly all taller than me.
Advice that has always stuck with me: There is no reason not to work your hardest in everything you do.
–Russell Dorn, Athletics Communications Assistant Director