Women's Volleyball



DeJarld Leads Irish to 3-0 Weekend

Notre Dame captures Art Carmichael Invitational crown.


Irish Sweep Stony Brook

Notre Dame hits .345 as a team, paced by Sam Fry's nine kills.


Irish Come Up Short To Purdue

Ryann DeJarld and Katie Higgins earn spots on Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team.


Irish Defeat Howard In Five Set Rally

Sam Fry and Katie Higgins lead the Irish comeback.


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.


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


Notre Dame vs. Maryland Eastern Shore

Notre Dame vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (9/16/16)


Notre Dame Volleyball vs. Howard

Notre Dame defeats Howard in five sets on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Shamrock Invitational (Mike Miller).


Notre Dame Volleyball vs. No. 24 Purdue

Notre Dame vs. Purdue - Shamrock Invitational on Sept. 3, 2016 (Mike Miller)


Notre Dame Volleyball vs. Seton Hall

Irish volleyball swept Seton Hall in the season opener on Friday, Aug. 26, at Purcell Pavilion.


Notre Dame vs. Syracuse

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

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram Winner (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Blue Raider Bash All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • Tri-Captain (2015)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

AS A SENIOR (2016)

  • Started 25 of 29 games she appeared in for the Irish
  • Ranked fourth in the ACC and led team in hitting percentage with a mark of .354
  • Recorded 199 kills, six service aces, 106 total blocks, and 262 points on the season
  • Led the team in total blocks with 106, including eight solo blocks
  • Posted 16 kills and two blocks against Howard (Sept. 3)
  • Recorded 10 total blocks in the match against Wake Forest including one solo block (Oct. 2)
  • Had 11 kills, three digs and four total blocks against #8 North Carolina (Oct. 14)
  • Also recorded 11 kills on 16 total attempts (.625) as well as having six blocks against NC State (Oct. 16)

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
  • 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)
  • Totaled first career double-double by setting career standard for blocks with 10 against Syracuse (10/4)
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rewrote personal bests at Virginia (10/25) by recording a career-best 14 kills on a career-high 30 attack attempts
  • Was a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram


  • 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)
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

Katie Higgins
Katie  Higgins


Kearney, NE

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