Junior Jeni Houser had team highs in kills (11), service aces (3) and blocks (5).

Volleyball To Hold Open Practice At South Bend's Kroc Center Tuesday

Aug 19, 2013

Kroc Center

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame volleyball fans will have a chance to watch the Irish practice and meet the team from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kroc Center in South Bend.

The Irish, who are starting their second full week of practice this week, will hold a three-hour practice before sitting down for an autograph session for fans of all ages.

The Kroc Center is located at 900 West Western Ave in South Bend.

“We had an opportunity to practice at the Kroc Center in May and we were so impressed with the people and the facility that we decided to go back,” said head coach Debbie Brown. “We are excited to get out in the community and practice with our fans in attendance.”

“Irish volleyball is unbelievably excited to have our fan base come out and support us tomorrow as we prepare for our opening match against North Carolina,” said junior honorable mention All-American Jeni Houser. “It’s always awesome to be able to meet the fans that come to Purcell Pavilion each match.”

Notre Dame is 12 practices through a 23-practice preseason. The Irish kick off the 2013 season August 31 when they head to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Blue Raider Bash. The two-day tournament sees Notre Dame play Atlantic Coast Conference foe North Carolina, Middle Tennessee State and San Francisco at Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.

The home opener follows Sept. 6-8 as the Irish welcome in Bowling Green, Purdue and the Polish club team Dabrowa for the Golden Dome Invitational. Season tickets for all 16 home matches, including 10 ACC matches, are on sale now.

The packages, which offer several benefits for both individuals and families alike, are $35 for adults and $20 for seniors (55 and over) and youth (college ID and under). Families that would like to purchase tickets together can purchase a Fan Pack (four season tickets) for $70. Adult and youth prices are 50 percent off individual game prices, with the price breaking down to less than $3 per match.

For complete information on Notre Dame volleyball follow the team on Facebook (Facebook.com/NDVolleyball) or on Twitter (@NDVolleyball).

— Russell Dorn