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04/21/2016

Volleyball Closes Out Spring Season With Home Match Against Valparaiso

Admission is free to the 6 p.m. (ET) Friday match in the Joyce Center North Dome.

11/27/2015

Irish End Year With Heartbreaking 3-2 Loss At Boston College

Notre Dame led 2-1 in the match but couldn't finish off the Eagles in the season finale.

11/08/2015

Volleyball Falls To Pitt Sunday Afternoon

Notre Dame improved in each set, but couldn't overcome the Panthers' impressive offensive attack.

11/06/2015

Hokies Take Down Irish 3-0 Friday Night

Notre Dame welcomes in former BIG EAST rival Pitt for a 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday match.

10/09/2015

Volleyball Earns First ACC Win Of Season At Clemson

Notre Dame went up 2-0 before holding on in the fifth set to claim victory.

10/04/2015

Notre Dame vs. Syracuse

The Irish welcomed in the Orange for an ACC match October 4, 2015. Syracuse won in a thriller, 3-2.

09/27/2015

No. 17 Florida State 3, Notre Dame 0

The Irish fell to the Seminoles Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27, 2015) at Purcell Pavilion.

08/29/2015

vs. Bowling Green - Blue Raider Bash

The Irish opened the 2015 season against Bowling Green in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Blue Raider Bash.

10/19/2014

Notre Dame 3, Boston College 2 (Oct. 19, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in the Boston College Eagles for their annual Block Out Cancer match. ND overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Eagles in a five-set thriller!

09/21/2014

No. 11 Purdue 3, Notre Dame 0 (Sept. 20, 2014)

The Irish fell to the Boilermakers in the championship match of the Purdue Active Ankle Challenge. Thanks to Dave Wegiel for the photos.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader

AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Played in 53 career matches with 36 starts heading into senior campaign … boasts one double-double in career (10+ kills, 10+ blocks).

HONORS & AWARDS: Monogram Winner (2013, 2014, 2015) … Blue Raider Bash All-Tournament Team (2015) … Tri-Captain (2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015).

AS A JUNIOR (2015): Played in 26 matches with 16 starts during third season with the Irish … finished with 123 kills (1.64 per set), 56 blocks (0.75 per set), 23 digs (0.31 per set), 12 service aces (0.16 per set) and seven assists (0.09 per set) … led or tied for team lead in kills three times, attack percentage five times, service aces six times and blocks six times … posted one double-double on year … tallied outstanding weekend at the Blue Raider Bash to earn all-tournament team accolades ... had 13 kills, three blocks, two service aces and three digs in season opener against Bowling Green (8/29) ... monster match against Cleveland State (8/29) featured a career-high 20 kills (.405 A%) to go along with five digs, four blocks, two service aces and two assists ... had 10 kills, four blocks, two digs and a team-high two service aces at Middle Tennessee State (8/30) ... finished off Seton Hall Classic with 11 kills, four blocks, two service aces and two digs against Hofstra (9/5) ... totaled first career double-double by setting career standard for blocks with 10 against Syracuse (10/4) ... added 12 kills against the Orange ... solid match at Clemson (10/9) included nine kills (.412 A%) and five blocks … wrapped up season with nine kills (.500 A%) and a block at Boston College (11/27) … was as a tri-captain with teammates Maddie Dilfer and Natalie Johnson … served as the career liaison for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) … earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Breakout sophomore campaign was one of the highlights of the year for the Irish program ... showed consistency in the middle, earning 19 starts while appearing in 22 matches ... outstanding year cut short with ankle injury that kept her out of four of the final six matches and almost all of a fifth ... started 18 matches in a row from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9 ... finished first on the team in attack percentage (.266), second in solo blocks (14), and blocks per set (0.89), third in total blocks (61) and block assists (47) ... also added 118 kills ... led or tied for the team lead in attack percentage seven times, service aces one and blocks six times ... recorded first action of season against No. 6 Wisconsin (8/30) ... earned first start of year against Washington State (9/5) ... had breakout weekend at home in the Shamrock Invitational ... earned starts against Northeastern (9/13) and Northern Iowa (9/13) and broke several career highs ... totaled then career highs in kills (8) and attack percentage (.467) against the Huskies before following it up with seven kills (.462 A%) and a then career-high four blocks versus the Panthers ... continued consistent effort at the Purdue Active Ankle Challenge ... totaled four kills and five blocks against Morehead State (9/19) ... added six kills, a block and two digs versus Saint Louis (9/19) and concluded weekend with five kills (career-high .500 A%) and two blocks against No. 11 Purdue (9/20) ... hit .308 against No. 6 Florida State with six kills, two digs and two blocks ... broke multiple career highs against Syracuse (10/3) and No. 25 Duke (10/5) ... posted a then career-high 10 kills (.412 A%) and four blocks against the Orange before totaling eight kills (.333 A%) on a then career-high 21 attempts and a career-high seven blocks against the Blue Devils ... totaled three kills and five blocks in three sets at Pitt (Oct. 10) ... hit .364 with five kills and a block against Clemson (10/17) ... had solid all-around performance against Boston College (10/19) with eight kills (.400 A%), a career-high tying seven blocks and two digs ... rewrote personal bests at Virginia (10/25) by recording a career-best 14 kills on a career-high 30 attack attempts ... also added four blocks, a career-high three digs and a career-high tying two assists ... totaled nine kills (.353 A%) and four blocks against Georgia Tech (10/31) ... tied career high for the third time on the year with seven blocks to go along with six kills at Boston College (11/2) ... injured ankle early in Louisville match (11/9) ... missed the Wake Forest (11/14), Duke (11/16), NC State (11/23) and Pitt (11/28) matches due to lingering ankle issues ... gutted through match against No. 21 North Carolina (11/21), totaling five kills in three sets ... was a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Saw action in five matches and earned one start (eight sets total) ... totaled four kills, two digs and three blocks for 5.5 points ... had two kills, a dig and three blocks after earning the start against Middle Tennessee State (8/31) ... added two more kills and a dig in a win over Boston College (11/29) ... also saw action against North Dakota State (9/21), No. 19 Florida State (10/20) and Boston College (11/9) ... was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) … earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Graduated from Kearney High School (Pronounced "car-KNEE") in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in volleyball and track & field ... also earned one letter in basketball ... finished career with 1,043 kills (school record), 200 blocks, 80 service aces and 384 digs ... earned all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 376 kills, 53 solo blocks, 84 assisted blocks, 210 digs and 30 service aces ... had breakout junior campaign, earning the Kearney Hub Territory Player of the Year, Lincoln Journal Star second team all-state and all-conference honors and Omaha World Herald honorable mention all-state accolades ... broke four school records: kills in a match (32), kills in a season (459), kills per game (4.6) and blocks per match (2.3) ... helped squad win conference championship ... as a sophomore earned Omaha World Herald all-state mention after helping team to a conference championship by totaling 171 kills, 43 solo blocks and 78 assisted blocks ... was first freshman at high school to be a triple letter winner in volleyball, basketball and track & field ... totaled 37 kills and 19 blocks after appearing in 25 matches ... finished fourth at the Class A State Track & Field Championships in the high jump as a senior ... also qualified for the state meet in the high jump as a junior ... helped 4x400m relay team place ninth at the state meet as a sophomore ... played with the Nebraska Juniors club team ... actively involved in her school as a member of DECA ... was president of DECA in 2011 and 2012 ... member of the National Honor Society, Youth Leadership Club, Key Club and FBLA ... was the K-Club historian ... won the Nebraska School Activities Association Believer's and Achiever's Award ... was the school's Wendy's Heisman Award Winner and made the all-conference academic team during junior and senior seasons ... full name is Katelyn Mary Higgins ... born in Omaha, Nebraska to Tim and Sue Higgins ... has an older brother, Nick, and a younger brother, Cal ... grandfather is a cousin to former Notre Dame President Edward "Monk" Malloy ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.

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Katie Higgins
Katie  Higgins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kearney, NE

High School:
Kearney

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Blocker

Event Calendar

Delta

August 26
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
August 27
12:30 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
12:30 PM
Howard
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 9
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
11:00 AM
San Diego State
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
7:00 PM
Rhode Island
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 16
11:30 AM
Maryland Eastern Shore
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 16
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 17
1:00 PM
DePaul
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 23
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 25
11:30 AM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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)
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 4
6:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Reynolds Gymnasium)
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)
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)
December 2
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 4
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 9
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 10
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 15
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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