Freshman Ryann DeJarld

Volleyball Meet The Freshmen: Ryann DeJarld

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.

The previous getting to know segment with Kelly Byrne can be found here.

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