Loomis' Career Bests
Phenomenal athlete was one of the top front-line players for the Irish throughout her career ... named honorable mention AVCA All-America in 2003 ... finished career with 1,321 kills to rank fifth on the Irish all-time kills list ... has earned AVCA all-Northeast Region (first team in '02 and '03; honorable mention in '04) and all-BIG EAST honors (first team in `02, second team in `03, honorable mention in '04) accolades in each of last three seasons ... set school records in `03 for consecutive matches with 10+ kills (21) and most kills in a match without an attack error (24) ... named Most Outstanding Player of 2002 BIG EAST Championship ... boasts incredible jumping ability, allowing her to play high above the net ... has the ability to dominate at the net ... has made considerable strides throughout her collegiate career ... can hit virtually any shot and has a knack for making beautiful blocks ... used primarily at opposite throughout first three years ... expected to see a variety of sets in 2004, which will help her effectiveness ... started 116 of 120 matches during her career, including each of the last 80 (dating back to Sept. 27, 2002) ... was a key contributor for the Irish throughout her career, appearing in 96.1% (420 of 437) of the games during her career, the second-highest percentage in school history ... played in all but one of the 120 matches ... also in the Irish career record book in solo blocks (5th, 94), attack attempts (4th, 3453), kill average (9th, 3.15), matches with 20+ kills (T-7th, 7), matches with team-high kills (7th, 37), and total blocks (9th, 409) ... the only Notre Dame student-athlete ever to earn all-BIG EAST honors in two distinctly different sports (excluding track and field and cross country), as she is a four-time all-BIG EAST performer in the high jump for the Irish track and field team ... won the `03 outdoor BIG EAST title in the event ... from same high school, Bishop Luers in Fort Wayne, as current AVP player Angie Harris Akers, who was a standout for the Irish from 1991-94.
AS A SENIOR: Named honorable mention AVCA All-Northeast Region and honorable mention all-BIG EAST ... moved from opposite to middle blocker for final two matches of 2003 and started '04 in that position before switching to outside hitter on Oct. 2 (where she played during her first two collegiate campaigns) ... ranked second on Irish in blocks (126/1.16), third in kills (313/2.87) and points (395/3.62), and fourth in hitting percentage (.238) ... a big reason Notre Dame led the league in team blocking and is third in Division I (3.37) ... led team with 34 solo blocks after having just 20 in '03 ... a major part of the Irish ranking second in the country in total block solos (117) ... had eight or more kills 18 times in 20 matches at outside hitter, averaging 3.17 kills on .263 hitting to go with 1.21 blocks and 3.93 points ... ranked ninth in BIG EAST in blocking ... had 10+ kills in 15 matches to bring her career total to 72, which ranks third in school history ... turned in best match of her career at Long Beach State in regular-season finale, slamming career-high 29 kills on season-high .414 hitting to go with six blocks (three solo) for career-best 33.5 points in leading Irish to first-ever win over the 49ers ... kill total was the most for any ND player since 2000 and 11 better than her previous season high ... notched double-doubles (13th and 14th of career) vs. Notre Dame's two Missouri Valley Conference foes, Illinois State and Northern Iowa ... had one of best matches of season in five-game win over Redbirds, ending with 18 kills, 11 blocks, and 25 points ... in final contest in the Joyce Center, registered 15 kills, season-high 12 digs, and four blocks for 17 points against the Panthers ... also had a double-double (14 kills, 10 blocks) against Valparaiso in the opening round of the NCAA Championship ... shared team honors with 15 kills on .316 hitting in season opener vs. Loyola University Chicago ... also had eight digs and six blocks (four solo) for a team-high 20 points vs. the Ramblers ... had 12 kills, seven blocks, and four digs for 17 points vs. Fresno State ... started against Sacramento State, but played only briefly in the first game in an attempt to rest her on a day with two matches ... finished with 1.22 block average in the Cal Poly Invitational, which ranked sixth among the tournament leaders, while her four solo blocks were the most by any player in the event ... had 11 kills, six digs, and five blocks against Michigan ... notched 14 kills while only making one error for a .361 attack percentage against Seton Hall ... had 13 kills on team-best .333 hitting in five games against Brigham Young ... notched 10 kills on .304 hitting vs. St. John's and 11 kills on season-best .391 attack percentage at Georgetown ... led Irish in kills (nine), hitting percentage (.250), and points (11) at Villanova ... key part of Notre Dame's sweep of league rival Pittsburgh, ending with 13 kills on .344 hitting ... posted 12 kills against Boston College in the BIG EAST semifinals ... had eight kills on .333 hitting to go with five blocks in sweep of UC Irvine ... in 37 games (10 matches) as a middle blocker, averaged 2.30 kills on .181 hitting to go with 1.41 digs, 1.05 blocks, and 3.03 points.
AS A JUNIOR: One of Notre Dame's top offensive threats for the second straight season ... named honorable mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) ... also garnered all-Northeast Region honors from the AVCA and was a second-team all-BIG EAST selection ... started all 30 matches and played in all 109 games ... played at opposite in every match before moving to middle blocker for the final two contests ... led team in kills (387/3.55) for second year in a row and was second in points (472.5/4.33) ... on Nov. 29 at Stanford, became the 14th player in Irish history to register 1,000 career kills ... set two Notre Dame records: consecutive matches with 10+ kills (21) and most kills in a match without an error (24) ... the former included the last six matches of 2002 and the initial 15 of `03 ... latter Irish record came on .571 hitting in three games vs. Valparaiso ... previous record was 23 by Jaimie Lee in 1995 ... missed ND record for kills in a three-game match by one ... a major reason Notre Dame led the nation in blocking (3.72) ... important in Irish defense that set school record for block average for second year in a row ... ranked eighth in conference -- and fourth on Irish -- in blocking (119/1.09) ... in BIG EAST matches, was among the league leaders in blocks (4th, 1.29), points (8th, 4.75), and kills (10th, 3.76) ... registered four double-doubles to bring career total to 12 ... joined Lauren Kelbley and Lauren Brewster to form the first Irish trio ever to have 350+ kills apiece in the same season ... those three and Katie Neff all had 100+ blocks for the second straight year, reestablishing them as the only quartet in school history to accomplish that feat ... named first `03 BIG EAST Player of the Week on Sept. 1 (12 GP, 42 K, .365, 14 B, 4 BS, 3 D, 51 pts.) after helping Irish to upset of #10 Arizona ... earned mention on all-tournament teams for Four Points Sheraton Classic (see above stats) and Longhorn Classic (8 GP, 29 K, .368, 7 B, 5 D, 33 pts.) ... led Irish in kills on 10 occasions ... had 10+ kills in 25 matches (6th all-time) ... hit .400 or better in seven of the first 13 matches of the season ... also led team in points nine times, aces on eight occasions, hitting percentage five times, blocks four times, and digs once ... in season opener, hit .522 (14-2-23) in helping Irish to upset of #10 Arizona ... had 18 kills on .412 hitting (18-4-34) vs. Eastern Washington ... hit .400 (16-2-35) in three-game win over Texas ... had 15 kills and no errors on .405 hitting vs. Purdue ... notched first double-double of season vs. Villanova (17 kills, 11 digs) ... had 16 kills on .500 hitting vs. St. John's ... posted second double-double at UConn, with 12 kills and career-high 17 digs ... had 11 kills (.333), eight digs, and six blocks at Boston College ... slammed 19 kills in just three games vs. Syracuse, adding eight digs, six blocks, and 22 points ... had team-leading and career-high 18 digs vs. Virginia Tech, to go along with 16 kills ... had back-to-back double-doubles vs. Hokies (16 kills, 18 digs) and Miami (12 kills, 10 digs) ... had season-high eight blocks in helping Irish to season-high 22.5 blocks at Pittsburgh ... had seven kills vs. Stanford in first career match at middle blocker ... had three or more blocks in 22 matches ... averaged 2.32 digs (146 digs, 63 games) as a full-time back-row player from Sept. 26-Nov. 23 ... also had 16 aces in that span (0.25) after serving sparingly in the 6-2 ... averaged 3.80 kills on .333 hitting in the 6-2 ... posted 3.76 kills, 2.45 digs, and 1.29 blocks in BIG EAST action ...
AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted one of the top second-year campaigns in Notre Dame volleyball history ... first-team all-BIG EAST selection... AVCA all-Northeast Region selection ... 2002 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player ... led the team in kills with 400 (3.70 per game) ... her 23 double-digit kill performances put her eighth all-time on the single-season list ... hit for 20 or more kills in five matches (22 vs. #10 Pepperdine, 21 at Purdue, 20 vs. Connecticut, 20 vs. St. John's and 21 vs. Miami in the BE Championship), which ranks sixth all-time on the single-season charts ... led the team in kills seven consecutive matches from Sept. 18 through Oct. 6, just one off the team record of eight by Jaimie Lee in 1995 ... compiled outstanding numbers across the board with 400 kills, 25 aces (0.23), 208 digs (1.93) and 108 blocks (1.00) ... led the team in solo blocks with 29 ... ended up with six double-doubles (21 kills, 10 digs at Purdue 20 kills, 13 digs vs. Connecticut 20 kills, 10 digs vs. St. John's 16 kills, 15 digs at Villanova 10 kills, 13 digs vs. Pittsburgh 14 kills, I I digs vs. Connecticut in the BE Championship) ... named co-BIG EAST Player of the Week on Sept. 30 ... reached the 15-kill plateau in 10 matches during the season ... led Notre Dame to victory over #10 Pepperdine with a career-high 22 kills and six blocks ... earned the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player award ... in the championship match against Miami (Fla.), posted 21 kills (on .462 hitting) with six digs, five blocks and two aces ... ended the season on a six-match run of double-digit kill performances ... posted a nine-match run from Sept. 14 through Oct. 13 with 10 or more kills ... had a solid match at Villanova, hitting for 16 kills (.419) and a career-high 15 digs ... began the season on a high note vs. UW-Milwaukee, blocking a career-best nine (including three solo) ... ended up with eight double-digit dig matches ... compiled five or more blocks in eight matches ... earned a spot on the Shamrock Invitational and Golden Dome Invitational all-tournament teams.
AS A FRESHMAN: Immediately stepped in as a rookie to start her first match and ended up with 27 starts in 29 matches (appearing in 94 of 103 games) ... third on the team in kills with 221 ... also had 147 digs and 56 blocks ... ended up with nine double-digit kill performances and two double-doubles ... had an impressive outing during the first weekend of competition, drilling 14 kills with eight digs, two blocks and an ace in the championship match of the Shamrock Invitational vs. Idaho ... played well in the regular-season matchup with Georgetown, scoring 11 kills with six digs and three blocks ... had 12 kills and three blocks at Connecticut in Notre Dame's four-game victory ... strung together three consecutive matches with double-digit kills at West Virginia (11 kills, six digs, two blocks), at Pittsburgh (10 kills, eight digs, four blocks) and vs. St. John's (12 kills, seven digs, seven blocks) ... stepped up in the five-game victory vs. Illinois State with 14 kills and a then-career-best 13 digs ... was spectacular in the BIG EAST championship match against Georgetown, totaling 19 kills (on .368 hitting) with 10 digs and four blocks.
IRISH TRACK AND FIELD CAREER: Competed on Notre Dame's track and field team in first two years of collegiate career, establishing herself as the top Irish high jumper ... became the first athlete in Notre Dame history to earn all-conference honors in two distinctly different sports (excluding track and field and cross country), gaining all-BIG EAST mention on four occasions in the high jump ... broke through for her first individual BIG EAST title at the league outdoor meet in 2003, clearing 1.75m (5-8 3/4) to claim first place ... finished second at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship with an impressive 1.79m (5-10 1/2) clearance ... ranked as one of the top 50 high jumpers in the nation for the indoor season in `03 and narrowly missed out on a qualifying effort for the NCAA Championships ... played a large part in Notre Dame's first women's BIG EAST Championships title in `02, finishing third to score six crucial points, as the Irish earned the indoor team title with 112 points over Georgetown's 110 ... the 1.73m, third-place finish was good for all-BIG EAST honors ... competed in just one outdoor competition in `02, the BIG EAST Championships, finishing third once again to earn all-BIG EAST honors (5-7 clearance) ... debuted for the Irish track and field team at the 2002 Meyo Invitational, finishing second in the high jump with a 1.73m effort (5-8) ... made the trip to the Windsor Team Challenge and finished second, improving her season-best height to 1.75m ... began the `03 indoor season with a victory in the high jump vs. Western Michigan and Ball State ... came back the next weekend to win once again vs. Michigan State with a 1.75m (5-8 3/4) effort ... continued the win streak at the Meyo Invitational, clearing 5-7 3/4 to take first place against a competitive field ... finished fifth in the high jump at the Georgia Tech Invitational in `03 outdoor action ... did not compete for the Irish during the `04 track and field season.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... earned four letters each in volleyball, basketball, and track and field ... two-time Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Female Athlete of the Year (1999-2000 and 2000-01) ... Wendy's High School Heisman (presented to the top male and female high school athlete in Indiana) finalist in 2000 ... member of Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" ... undefeated in the high jump during the 2000-01 season ... upon graduation, held the Bishop Luers school records in both the high jump (5-11-1/4) and long jump (17-0) ... earned numerous all-state honors in several sports: volleyball (1999, 2000), basketball (2001) and track and field (1998-2001) ... garnered All-America honors in volleyball in 1997 and track and field in 2001 ... scored over 1,000 points during her high school basketball career and was a member of the first girls' team to win three consecutive Indiana state championships (1999-2001) ... member of the National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Bishop Luers' Peer Tutoring Program ... youngest of five children ... daughter of Jane and Charles Loomis ... born Dec. 16, 1982, in Coldwater, Ohio ... a CoSIDA Academic All-America nomineee in 2002 and `03 ... tabbed an Academic All-Star by the BIG EAST Conference in each of her first three seasons ... named to the Dean's List in both semesters of the 2003-04 academic year ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a design and sociology double major.
Loomis' Career Bests