Women's Volleyball



No Limits As Irish Embark Upon 2016

Volleyball kicks-off season hosting Golden Dome Invitational.


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.


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.


Yellow Jackets Overcome 1-0 Deficit To Win 3-1 At Purcell

Notre Dame sophomore Sydney Kuhn set career highs in kills (16) and digs (20) to pace the Irish.


Irish Show Improvement In 3-1 Loss At Miami

The Hurricanes hit .336 for the match with 60 kills to improve to 12-1 at home this season.


Notre Dame vs Virginia

Notre Dame vs Virginia on November 12th, 2017 at Purcell Pavilion.


Notre Dame vs Louisville

Notre Dame vs Louisville on October 25th 2017 in 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.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram Winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Team Tri-Captain (2015, 2016)
  • BGSU/Toledo Invitational All-Tournament Team (2017)


  • Appeared in all 32 matches for the Irish, starting seven
  • Recorded 23 service aces and 294 digs on the season
  • Posted nine digs in the season opener against Seton Hall (Aug. 29)
  • Had a career-high 24 digs along with one service ace in the match against Howard (Sept. 3)
  • Recorded 12 digs and two service aces versus Duke (Sept. 30)
  • Had 13 digs, three service aces and one assist in the Irish’s match against Miami (Oct. 28)
  • Tied her career high of 24 digs versus No. 11 Florida State (Oct. 30) where she also posted one kill on two attempts (.500) and one service ace
  • Wrapped up the season with 18 digs and one assist in the game against Syracuse (Nov. 25)


  • Played in all 32 matches, earning seven starts
  • Finished third on the team with 260 digs (2.15 per set) and 23 service aces (0.19 per set)
  • Also posted 25 assists (0.21 per set)
  • Led or tied for team lead in service aces six times and digs twice
  • Had two or more service aces in four matches
  • Tied career high with three service aces to go along with seven digs versus Eastern Kentucky (9/12)
  • Recorded season-high 17 digs at No. 22 Purdue (9/19)
  • Posted 15 digs and tied career high with three service aces against Syracuse (10/4)
  • Tied season-high with 17 digs at North Carolina (11/1)
  • Served as a team tri-captain along with junior Katie Higgins and sophomore Maddie Dilfer
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Held libero spot for much of the year, playing the role for 22 matches and seeing action in all 29 contests
  • Recorded 15 double-figure dig performances, including six matches with 15+ digs and one contest with 20+ digs
  • Led team in digs (303), digs per set (2.94) and service aces (22)
  • Led or tied for team lead in service aces nine times and digs 15 times
  • Totaled 16 digs against Washington State (9/5)
  • Had a season-high eight assists to go along with 14 digs and a service ace versus TCU (9/12)
  • Totaled 14 digs, seven assists and one service ace against Saint Louis (9/19)
  • Continued solid effort by claiming 17 digs versus Syracuse (10/3) followed by 15 against No. 25 Duke (10/5)
  • Turned in season-high 23 digs at Virginia (10/25)
  • Served in defensive specialist role the final seven matches of season
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Mayfield High School in the spring of 2014
  • Earned three letters in volleyball
  • Participated in Prep League, Division 2A, Southern Section
  • Varsity player for sophomore, junior and senior seasons
  • Team captain junior and senior year
  • As a senior, earned MVP of the Prep League along with first team all-area and all-CIF-SS accolades
  • Team went 24-2 overall and was undefeated in league play on way to runner-up finish in CIF-SS Division 2A
  • Team was ranked 23rd in state and 97th nationally during final year
  • Played club for San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club (12s-18s), helping squad to a bronze medal at the 2013 Junior Nationals for the 17s open division
  • Named an all-star libero for Southern California in the 17 year old age group
  • Off the court, was a leader for the father-daughter and cultural events for the National Charity League Member
  • Head of the Athletic Leadership Council at Mayfield
  • Full name is Natalie Kay Johnson
  • Born in Pasadena, California to Paul and Katherine Johnson
  • Has a younger sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, David
  • Also has a twin brother, Matthew, who attends Vanderbilt
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in information technology management

Natalie Johnson
Natalie  Johnson


Pasadena, CA

High School:
Mayfield Senior



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