A strong candidate for playing time at the libero spot ... part of a seven person freshman class that two national publications (Volleyball Magazine and PrepVolleyball.com) ranked among the top-five groups in the country ... brings much energy and enthusiasm to the court ... is a vocal leader ... very competitive ... a solid passer and defensive player ... wears the same #15 jersey sported by former Irish players Katie Neff (2000-03) and Colleen Wagner (1987-90).

PREP AND PERSONAL: Led Stevenson to the regional championships each of the last two years with a combined record of 67-10 ... selected to the All-Area Roster for each of the last two seasons ... in 2005 was a member of North Suburban's all conference squad ... holds her high school's dig record at Stevenson ... aided her club team, Sky High, to a fifth place finish at the USA Junior Nationals ... selected to the all-tournament squad ... is an experience medal winning Irish Step Dancer, who spend 11 years training at the Sheila Tully School of Irish Dance ... will be the 20th Illinois native to play volleyball for Notre Dame-second most ... fellow freshman signee Megan Fesl (Arlington Heights, John Hersey, Sports Performance) is also from the Illinois ... Fesl and Nolan played club volleyball together for TNT Volleyball Club in 2002 coached by Joanne Fesl ... was a member of the National Honor Society in '04 and '05 ... a National AP Scholar in '05 ... selected to the North Suburban Conference All-Academic Team each of the last four years ... her brother Patrick is a junior at Notre Dame ... current Irish hockey player Dan VeNard also attended Stevenson ... full name is Colleen Marie Nolan ... daughter of Mary Ellen and Dave Nolan ... born June 15, 1988 ... plans to double major in political science and business ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.

Colleen Nolan
Colleen  Nolan


Vernon Hills, IL

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