AT NOTRE DAME (2011-14):Libero and defensive specialist who also saw plenty of action as a serving specialist ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in information technology management (IT management) (3.279 GPA).
HONORS & AWARDS:Four-time monogram winner (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) ... Team Captain (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013).
AS A SENIOR (2014): Lone captain on team ... got better on the court as season went along ... was the team's libero for the final six matches of the season after seeing action mostly as a defensive specialist ... played in 27 matches and earned three starts ... reached double figures in digs in seven contests ... led or tied for the team lead in digs seven times and service aces twice ... earned starts against No. 12 Minnesota (8/29) and No. 6 Wisconsin (8/30) as a defensive specialist ... totaled seven digs and an assist against the Golden Gophers ... had a then season-high 10 digs versus Western Michigan (9/7) ... also recorded a kill for fourth time in career against the Broncos ... tied then career high with 15 digs against TCU (9/12) ... matched career high with three service aces versus Northeastern (9/13) ... moved into libero role in last two sets against Northern Iowa ... totaled eight digs against Saint Louis (9/19) ... had five digs at No. 6 Florida State (9/28) ... totaled nine digs against Syracuse (10/3) ... missed the Duke match (10/5) with an illness ... totaled 11 digs and two assists at Boston College (11/2) after entering the match as the team's libero in the third set ... started at libero for the first time in 2014 against Louisville (11/9) ... responded with career highs in digs (18) and assists (5) to go along with two service aces ... did not have any sort of error in match ... continued in libero role at Wake Forest (11/14) and Duke (11/16) ... totaled 15 digs against the Demon Deacons and 14 against the Blue Devils ... ended career with a match-high 17 digs against Pittsburgh (11/28) ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2013):Saw action in 30 of the 31 matches and earned seven starts (109 sets played) ... was fifth on the team in digs (161) and tied for fourth in service aces (14) ... both figures were career bests ... totaled five or more digs in 15 matches including producing double-digit totals in four contests ... had 23 total digs in wins over Oakland (12) and Auburn (11) Sept. 14 ... tallied a career-high 15 digs in a win over North Dakota State (Sept. 21) ... other double-digit effort (11) came against Wake Forest (Oct. 4) ... had a career-high three service aces in just eight attempts at Virginia Tech (Oct. 25) ... claimed a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012):Played in 27 matches, earning one start against Eastern Kentucky ... recorded at least one dig in 23 matches ... had 13 matches with three or more digs and five matches with five or more digs ... totaled 75 digs and seven service aces on year ... finished sixth on the team in both categories ... registered season-high 10 digs in a 3-1 win over UAB (Aug. 31) ... had four digs in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly (Sept. 7) ... claimed six digs against No. 17 San Diego (Sept. 8) ... had five digs and an assist in a 3-0 win over DePaul (Oct. 12) ... totaled four digs in a 3-0 win over Villanova (Oct. 21) ... had six digs and an assist against USF in the BIG EAST quarterfinals (Nov. 16) ... grabbed four digs and an assist at Ohio (Nov. 23) ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011):Used primarily in crucial serving situations ... played in 50 sets and tallied 11 aces ... 10 digs on the season, four coming vs. Butler ... lone kill and assists registered at Wisconsin ... four outings with two aces ... two aces and two digs in career debut vs. Eastern Michigan ... two aces and four digs vs. Butler ... two aces vs. Portland ... two aces at Wisconsin ... one ace in back-to-back matches at Pittsburgh and West Virginia ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Pronounced "sev-UH-ren" ... prepped at Benet Academy (Illinois) ... 2010 Academic All-American ... Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandy in both 2010 and 2011 ... played for Sports Performance on the club scene ... finished second in AAU national event as a freshman and third place as a sophomore ... won Sports Performance's Spirit Award with the 18 Blue squad ... 18 Elite team placed second at the 2008 AAU National Championship ... placed second in the state tournament with Benet Academy in 2008 ... Most Positive Award in 2008 after squad won the regional and sectional championships ... National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... daughter of Kathryn and Gary Severyn ... father, Gary, swam at Notre Dame ... mother, Kathryn, and grandfather, Stan, also attended Notre Dame ... has four siblings: Stephanie, Nicholas, Brian and Julianne ... Stephanie graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 ... Nicholas graduated in 2011 and was captain of the Irish rugby and boxing teams ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in information technology management (IT management) (3.279 GPA).