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  1. Queen Of The Beach

    May 22, 2014, 10:26 PM EST

    Volleyball opens their home slate tonight against Bowling Green.

    For the first time in history, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named a Prep Sand Volleyball All-America Team. With only four members being named to the squad, inclusion was very prestigious, and future Irish student-athlete Jo Kremer was among the quartet selected. Kremer, an incoming freshman on the Irish volleyball team, resides in Pacific…

  2. A New Tradition Born

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:55 AM EST


    Mike Franz, the official 2013-14 men’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at the Holy Cross College. Over the course of the year Mike will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories about Irish athletic squads . You can follow…

  3. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Wrapping Up The Trip

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:49 PM EST

    The entire traveling party in front of the Duomo of Milan, whose foundation was laid in 1386!

    Well I’m back from Europe and finally ok with the Eastern Time Zone again after days of waking up actually ready to accomplish things before 8 a.m. (hate it). Now it’s time for me to take a look back at a truly amazing trip with Notre Dame volleyball. It’s hard to summarize an 11-day trip…

  4. A Player’s Perspective: Wrapping Up The European Journey

    Jun 1, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Toni Alugbue (right) and I were all set for the ropes course in Maribor, Slovenia!

    Hey Irish Fans! Wow, what an unbelievable trip it has been! Sitting in the airport and thinking back to all the cities, matches and memories that were made during these past 10 days seems like a dream! The trip started off in Prague with our wonderful tour guide Jirka. We visited the castle, immersed ourselves…

  5. A Player’s Perspective: Lake Como and Milan

    May 29, 2013, 11:44 PM EST

    Me (left) and Andrea McHugh

    Ciao from Milan! Today we woke up around 8:30 am and had a quick breakfast of hard-boiled eggs, fruit and pastries at the hotel then loaded up on the bus and left for the day to Lake Como. Lake Como, Lago di Como as it is called in Italian, is widely regarded as one of…

  6. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Venice and Milan

    May 29, 2013, 11:38 PM EST

    The Arch of Peace in Milan, Italy.

    Heading into Venice I only had one real question and it’s similar to the chicken and the egg argument … was the water already there and they built the buildings into the water or was the city there and the water invaded like an unwanted (insert species of the insect kingdom that you like the…

  7. A Player’s Perspective: Milan – Part Two

    May 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EST


    Today in Milan was especially nice because not only did we get to sleep in but we also were able to use the public transportation to go into the city on our own for the first time. As difficult as that may sound in a city that is unknown to most of us, it actually…

  8. A Player’s Perspective: Milan – Day One

    May 28, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Me (left) and Kathleen Severyn

    Ciao! Today started off interesting because I woke up in Venice and ended my day in Milan! My journey to Milan began with a speed train from Venice to Milan that took a little over two hours. I was very excited to get to Milan because it’s the Italian city that I have the most…

  9. A Player’s Perspective: A Day in Venice

    May 28, 2013, 10:24 AM EST


    Venice, Italy, the City of Romance; once the home of the famous lover Casanova, the city is now the destination of many couples on their honeymoon or vacation. And, of course, Notre Dame Volleyball. I was very excited to visit the floating city, my excitement only dulled by the Nyquil I took the night before…

  10. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Maribor and Venice

    May 28, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    The view from the mountains where we did the ropes course.

    It’s only been three days since my last blog, but when you’re trying to describe a European trip three days feels more like a week. It’s a little overwhelming trying to decide where to start and how much detail to include. Since Nicole Smith, Kathleen Severyn and Maggie Brindock did a wonderful job describing Vienna…

  11. A Player’s Perspective: Maribor – Day Two

    May 27, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

    Me (right) and fellow senior Andrea McHugh.

    Hello my fellow Irish fans! Wow, what a wonderful day in Maribor, Slovenia! The day started with the team getting up around 8 a.m. and heading over for a hearty breakfast including eggs, vegetables, yogurt and toast! After breakfast we headed to town. Every Saturday here in Maribor, there is a market that is popular…

  12. A Player’s Perspective: Maribor – Day One

    On top of the mountain near our hotel, where the ropes course was located.

    After a great night of sleep in our super comfy beds in Maribor, we woke up early for an adventurous day. Our hotel is also a ski resort in the winter, backing into a mountain. We took a ski lift up to a plateau, where there was a ropes course and “swing.” The view overlooked…

  13. A Player’s Perspective: Vienna

    May 24, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

    Me (right) along with Hanna Muzzonigro and Sammie Brown.

    Notre Dame Volleyball got off to an early start today to say farewell to Prague. It was an amazing experience spending time in such a beautiful city. Although I was a little sad to leave, I was really excited to travel to Vienna. I had heard wonderful things about Austria and I was looking forward…

  14. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Three Countries In One Day

    May 23, 2013, 11:35 PM EST

    The John Lennon Wall

    Well I’ve reached that point that happens on all great trips … I don’t have a clue what day of the week it is. Thought it was Tuesday for most of the day yesterday only to be told later that it was Wednesday. Huh? I have never quite understood how this can happen. Has to…

  15. A Player’s Perspective – Prague: Part Three

    May 23, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Me (right) and Sammie Brown at the Prague Castle.

    Today we were free to do whatever we wanted until the late afternoon. We started together, walking by the John Lennon wall. This wall is full of graffiti that is updated nearly every day. It consists of messages of peace and love, brightly painted across the wall. Most of the group, including Sammie (Brown), Mags…

  16. A Player’s Perspective – Prague: Part Two

    May 22, 2013, 10:12 AM EST

    From left to right: Me, Kathleen Severyn and Erin Klosterman

    We started today with breakfast in the hotel – pastries galore, as well as some kind of brown potato pancakes that several teammates/coaches bit into expecting sausage. At 9 a.m., we left for the Prague Castle, the largest castle in the world. We climbed 285 steps up to the top to see the amazing view…

  17. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Opening Thoughts on Prague

    May 21, 2013, 5:19 PM EST


    As the bus rolled out from the Joyce Center I couldn’t help but be a little bit nervous about the upcoming trip. At 26 years old it’s my first trip overseas. Heck except for Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls in Canada and Tijuana, Mexico (I’m not even sure that counts as international travel) I’ve never…

  18. Welcome To Praha!

    A picture of me (right) along with fellow junior Kathleen Severyn.

    We had a great start to our tour after leaving from Chicago yesterday. We began with a little excitement by seeing Anthony Davis (NBA basketball player – New Orleans Pelicans) in the security line at O’Hare Airport! Once we boarded the plane, most of us slept through the eight-hour flight from Chicago to London Heathrow.…

  19. European Vacation: Notre Dame Volleyball Style – Leading Up To The Trip

    May 17, 2013, 11:32 AM EST


    We are just two days away from leaving on a once in a lifetime trip to Europe – all 22 of us. Included in the 22 are 12 players, four support staff, three coaches, two Notre Dame students and one sport administrator (sentence works best when said to beat of The Twelve Days of Christmas). The…

  20. Welcome To The Club: A Look Back at the Spring Letter Jacket Ceremony

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    Football monogram winners Connor Cavalaris, Matthias Farley and Joe Schmidt.

    The Notre Dame Monogram Club held its annual spring letter jacket ceremony on Wednesday night in Club Naimoli honoring more than 50 first-time monogram winners. Student athletic trainers, video technicians, and student-athletes from the cheerleading, football, soccer, volleyball and cross country programs were recognized for their accomplishments, joining an elite group in Notre Dame’s illustrious…

  21. 2012 in Review: November

    Dec 31, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Photo by Matt Cashore

    November was another special month for Notre Dame athletics. Basketball kicked into full swing, hockey swept one of its top rivals on the road for the first time in decades, and on the gridiron, the Fighting Irish continued their incredible season. On Nov. 3, that quest for perfection seemed in jeopardy. But then, the magic…

  22. Dancing in November

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:23 AM EST

    The Notre Dame volleyball squad gathers for the NCAA Selection Show at Club Naimoli.

    Earlier this week, the Notre Dame volleyball team gathered together as one team at Club Naimoli located within the confines of the Joyce Center, hoping their season could be extended at least for one more game. It was Selection Sunday, and the Irish were anxiously awaiting whether or not they had received an at-large bid…

  23. Critical Pair of Weekend Matches Await Irish

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:41 PM EST


    Riding a 10-game winning streak heading into the weekend, Notre Dame volleyball is far from satisfied when it comes to accomplishing team goals for the season. One of those goals can be crossed off the list following a pair of matches against BIG EAST foes this weekend: a regular season conference championship. To do this,…

  24. Fighting Irish Xtra: 10/30/12

    Oct 30, 2012, 3:49 PM EST


    After another strong weekend for Notre Dame athletics, The FIX returns from the Purcell Pavilion, a venue home to four Fighting Irish events this week. Men’s basketball got the fun started last night with an exhibition contest against Quincy, and women’s hoops hits the court on Thursday evening versus Edinboro. Friday will be a busy…

  25. Fighting Irish Xtra: 10/22/12

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:51 AM EST


    Fall break is over, and Fighting Irish Xtra is back. This week, The FIX comes to us from outside the Compton Family Ice Arena, where the Fighting Irish hockey team kicked off its home season on Thursday night. If you didn’t have a chance to catch Notre Dame in action this weekend, check out this…

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