Women's Volleyball



No Limits As Irish Embark Upon 2016

Volleyball kicks-off season hosting Golden Dome Invitational.


Irish Sweep Tigers To Finish Off 2015 Home Slate On Positive Note

Notre Dame picked up its seventh win of the season to eclipse last year's win total.


Notre Dame Loses In Five Sets At NC State

The Irish held a 2-0 lead but couldn't finish off the scrappy Wolfpack squad.


Syracuse Wins Thriller Over Irish In Five Sets

The match featured a whopping 41 ties and 19 lead changes and lasted almost three hours.


Volleyball Meet The Freshmen: Kelly Byrne

A defensive specialist, Byrne is fourth on the team in digs so far this season.


Notre Dame vs North Carolina

Notre Dame vs North Carolina on November 17th, 2017 at Purcell Pavilion.


Notre Dame vs Clemson

Notre Dame vs Clemson on October 15th 2017 in Purcell Pavilion


Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech

Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech on October 13th 2017, at Purcell Pavilion.


Notre Dame at Virginia

Notre Dame at Virginia on October 6th 2017, in Memorial Gymnasium.


Notre Dame vs. Rhode Island

Notre Dame vs. Rhode Island on August 26, 2017 in the Golden Dome Invitational at Compton Family Ice Arena.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram Winner (2015, 2016)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

  • Played in nine matches during her junior campaign
  • Recorded two digs and an ace in 18 sets of action


  • Appeared in 10 matches for the Irish
  • Posted five digs on the season, including three against Howard (9/3)


  • Played in 31 matches, earning 17 starts
  • Finished with 193 digs (1.66 per set), 17 assists (0.15 per set) and 16 service aces (0.14 per set) in 116 sets played
  • Finished sixth on the team in service aces
  • Had seven matches with 10 or more digs and 14 matches with seven or more digs.
  • Tallied three matches with two service aces
  • Opened career with eight digs against Bowling Green (8/29)
  • Recorded a season-high 14 digs against Syracuse (10/4)
  • Wrapped up year with 10 digs and a service ace at Boston College (11/27)
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Pronounced "Burn"
  • Graduated from Marymount High School in Manhattan Beach, California in May 2015
  • Earned three letters in volleyball
  • Claimed Second Team All-League honors while helping team to a Mission League title as a senior
  • Squad won the Sunshine League crown during junior year
  • Helped lead team to the 2012 California State Division I championship in addition to CIF Southern Section IAA and Sunshine League titles
  • Named a captain on the freshman team in 2012
  • Won a gold medal at the 2012 International Children's Games in South Korea
  • Played club volleyball for Mizuno Long Beach
  • Off the court, participated in the National Honor Society, Cum Laude Society and the National Charity League
  • Was a College Board AP Scholar with Honors and made the Marymount Head's List every semester
  • Volunteered at Mychals Learning Place, Friendship Circle and with the Special Olympics
  • Full name is Kelly Ryan Byrne
  • Born in Los Angeles to Andrew and Margaret Byrne
  • Has three younger brothers, Johnny, Thomas and Luke
  • Grandfather, John M. Appelbe Jr. (1948), uncle John M. Appelbe (1985), aunt, Rosamond Appelbe Moore (1978), uncle, Mark Byrne (Law, 1984), uncle, John Byrne (Law, 1992) and uncle, Joe Byrne (Law, 1997), all graduated from Notre Dame
  • Cousin, Shelby Cullinan, dove at Texas (2012), cousin, Katie Appelbe, played softball at Harvard (2015) and cousin, Grace Appelbe, played softball at Georgetown (2016)
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship

Kelly Byrne
Kelly  Byrne


Manhattan Beach, CA

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