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10/30/2010

Notre Dame Volleyball vs. St. Johns

Notre Dame beat St. John's in three sets during an Oct. 30 home win.

11/14/2009

Volleyball vs. Georgetown

The Notre Dame Women's Volleyball team beat Georgetown, 3-0, at the Purcell Pavilion on November 13th.

10/31/2009

Volleyball Makes Purcell Pavilion Debut

The Notre Dame Volleyball team beat Seton Hall, 3-1, at the Purcell Pavilion on Oct. 31.

Matthew Botsford joined the Irish coaching staff in the spring of 2008. Botsford is in his third season as ­­­an assistant coach at Notre Dame after serving in a similar role at the University of Miami from 2004-07 season. During his four-year tenure with the Hurricanes, Botsford's primary coaching responsibilities dealt with the development of the outside hitters and middle blockers, and the coordination of off-campus recruiting and scouting.

In '04, Botsford and the Hurricanes surged to a second-place finish in the regular season standings after the team's first full season as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Botsford developed a reputation for not only attracting, but also developing highly talented players for the program at Miami. In fact, he tutored a trio of All-Americans in Val Tipiana (Miami's all-time kills leader and the first Hurrican to ever reach the 1,000-kill plateau), Frannie Savage (all-ACC and all-AVCA Region honoree) and Karla Johnson (ACC kills leader in 2005). He also spearheaded the recruiting efforts to help bring Arielle Cook, Miami's first-ever Fab 50 recruit, to the Coral Gables campus.

Botsford made his way to Miami courtesy of IUPUI, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Jaguars. As part of the IUPUI coaching staff, Botsford helped lead a number of players to success on the court, including two-time Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year Rebekah Pallikan.

Prior to his three-year stay at IUPUI, Botsford served as the interim head coach for both the men's and women's teams from 1998-99 at his alma mater, Tri-State University. He then ventured to the University of Indianapolis where he was an assistant coach during the 1999 season. He has also spent time as a coach with Circle City Volleyball Club (Ind.) and Prairie Heights High School (Ind.).

In the spring of 2003 he enjoyed a professional volleyball career with the Vingaker Volleyball Club of Sweden. He displayed his all-around skills by emerging as one of the team's most prolific player, leading the squad in blocks and hitting percentage throughout the playoffs. Botsford helped guide Vingaker to the finals of the Swedish Elite Series and a berth in the European CEV Cup for the first time in the team's 30-year history.

He competed on the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association (MPVA) beach volleyball tour from 1998-2003 and was named to the 2001 MPVA "Dream Team", which was comprised of the tour's top six players. Botsford also spent time on the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) Amstel Light Tour and was named the EVP Rookie of the Year in 2000. In 2002 as a member of the Surf City Volleyball Club, he won a bronze medal at the USAV Open Championships in Dallas, Texas, and was named to the all-tournament team.

Botsford served on the coaching staff of the USA Volleyball Girls Select A1 Team for the 2007 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He returned to help lead the program's 2008 session in Tucson, Ariz, and again in 2009.

Botsford graduated from Tri-State University in '98 with a degree in social studies education. As a student-athlete for the Thunder, he led the school to its first NAIA/MIVA Championship in 1998. In each of his four-years at Tri-State, Botsford was an all-conference and academic all-conference selection. He finished his collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in kills, blocks, and digs. Tri-State inducted him into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

He received his master's degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis in 2004.

Matthew Botsford
Matthew  Botsford

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Tri-State '98

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September 23
W, 3-0
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
Free Admission | Superhero Night | Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans get a superhero-themed T-shirt
September 25
W, 3-0
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
Live Stats
September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Flashback Friday Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans receive a retro-themed T-shirt
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

First 500 fans receive ND headbands Health & Fitness Day - Post-match Zumba session ND Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
12:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Free Shirt Friday - first 500 fans receive a free T-shirt
October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Post-Match Autographs
October 21
7:00 PM
Pitt
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)
October 23
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 28
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Block Out Cancer
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

"Volloween" - Kids wearing costumes get in free / Pre-match Trick or Treat at the Joyce / Post-match movie on the video board
November 4
7:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Summit School)
November 6
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Military Appreciation Day First 300 fans receive a ND Volleyball camo hat Post-Match Autographs
November 18
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
November 20
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 25
1:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Fan Appreciation Day - All tickets just $3 Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans get a Black Friday-themed T-shirt) Senior Day
December 2
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December 4
TBA
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December 9
TBA
TBD
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December 10
TBA
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December 15
TBA
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Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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