Women's Volleyball



Sunday Brunch: Kanaley Award Honors Elite Irish


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.


NCAA First Round vs Western Kentucky

NCAA First Round Notre Dame vs Western Kentucky


Notre Dame vs North Carolina

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


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

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram Winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Became the 15th player in program history to reach the 1,000-dig milestone on Oct. 1, and finished career with 1,166 digs
  • Ended her career ranked sixth in the program record book for career aces with 118
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Three-Time Team Captain (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • BGSU/Toledo Invitational All-Tournament Team (2017)

AS A SENIOR (2017)

  • Played in every set of the season, recording six starts in 32 matches played
  • Finished the season with career-highs in digs (309), aces (50) and aces per set (0.41)
  • Ranked first in the ACC in aces and aces per set
  • The 50 aces rank fifth in program history for a single season
  • Served up a career-high six aces on two occasions in 2017 in wins over VCU (9/1) and Wake Forest (11/5)
  • Produced double-digit digs in 16 matches, including a season-high 19 in the victory over NC State (11/19) on Senior Day

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

  • 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)
  • 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


  • 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)
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • 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
  • Had a season-high eight assists to go along with 14 digs and a service ace versus TCU (9/12)
  • Turned in season-high 23 digs at Virginia (10/25)
  • 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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