Notre Dame's 3-0 win over Villanova on Oct. 4 was the 550th career victory for head coach Debbie Brown.
2009 AVCA Third Team All-American - 2009 AVCA All-Northeast Region - 2009 First Team All-BIG EAST - 2009 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team - 2009 Notre Dame / Adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team - 2009 Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team - 2009 Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP - 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 19) - 2008 Second Team all-BIG EAST
2008 Preseason all-BIG EAST - 2008 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team
2007 Second Team all-BIG EAST - 2007 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team - 2007 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team - 2006 BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Oct. 9)
AS A SENIOR (2009): Racked up plenty of well-deserved hardware after an outstanding all-around final campaign in an Irish uniform ... AVCA Third Team All-American ... AVCA all-Northeast Region ... first team all-BIG EAST ... Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Notre Dame / adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 19) ... appeared four times on the league's weekly honor roll ... became the 13th Irish volleyball player since 1993 to earn All-America status ... led Notre Dame in kills/set (3.34), total blocks (99.0) and points/set (4.05) ... the steadfast go-to player for Notre Dame on the season while posting at least 16 kills in five league matches and accounted for 3.56 kills/set, 1.94 digs/set and 1.27 blocks/set against conference foes ... the 18th player in program history to record at least 1,000 career kills, totaling 1,154 through four seasons ... totaled 331 kills, 17 aces, 195 digs and 99.0 blocks for 401.0 points ... had 13 kills (.579), eight digs and three blocks in the season opener against Denver (Aug. 28) ... pounded 12 kills on the Stanford (Aug. 29) defense with nine digs and two blocks in the three-set upset victory ... after a 20-kill output at Xavier (Sept. 4), proceeded to post at least 16 kills in eight more contests throughout the season ... 11 digs against Tennessee (Sept. 5) ... 19 kills and six digs with six blocks versus Wisconsin (Sept. 11) ... first of three double-doubles came in a five-set bout with Miami (Sept. 19) after racking 18 kills, 13 digs and four blocks ... 19 kills and five blocks against Florida State (Sept. 20) ... nearly secured a triple-double at Connecticut (Sept. 25) to begin the BIG EAST slate, finishing with 16 kills, 12 digs and a season-high nine blocks ... a performance of 11 kills and 10 digs in a home meeting with Villanova (Oct. 4) sparked streak of five straight matches with 10+ kills, highlighted by 18 against both Louisville (Oct. 11) and WVU (Oct. 18) ... had 12 kills and cleanly fielded 22 serves with four blocks versus Seton Hall (Oct. 31) ... eight kills, eight digs and eight blocks at Marquette (Nov. 6) ... erupted for 19 kills on Senior Day with six blocks versus USF (Nov. 15) ... punched in double-figure kill totals in each of the two BIG EAST Tournament (Nov. 20-21) contests with Seton Hall (12) and Louisville (10).
AS A JUNIOR (2008): Earned second team all-BIG EAST honors ... all-BIG EAST preseason choice ... MVP of the Margie Himmelberg Memorial in Modica, Sicily ... totaled at least 225 kills for the third time in as many seasons, finishing with 239 ... averaged 2.37 kills/set along with a hitting pct. of .231 ... an efficient server with 12 aces and a .931 pct. from behind the line ... totaled 75 blocks - third among Irish players - and 2.30 digs/set ... added 13 assists ... played her way to six double-doubles on the year ... received 176 serves with nine errors for a .949 average ... 12 matches with double-figure digs and 10 double-figure kill outputs ... found a spot on the Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament team after recording 13 kills and 12 digs in the season opener against IPFW (Aug. 29) ... she scooped at least 10 digs in each of the invite's three contests ... had a pair of double-doubles and just missed out on a third from Oct. 21-Oct. 26 ... she finished with 11 kills and 10 digs at Long Beach (Oct. 21) ... also notched 11 kills and a career-high 22 digs at Villanova (Oct. 25) ... the 22 digs tied her for team-high honors on the season and the most of any outside hitter ... in a three-set match at Seton Hall (Oct. 26), wrapped up the day with seven kills with only one error for a .316 average, 11 digs and two solo blocks ... narrowly missed out on notching Notre Dame's first triple-double since 2004, finishing with 25 kills on a .375 average, 10 digs and a career-high nine blocks against Marquette (Nov. 2) ... the kill total was her best of the season and the most since she pounded Villanova 26 times in 2007 ... accounted for 30.5 of Notre Dame's 88.0 points in the match ... it was the highest point total for any player since 2005 when Lauren Kelbley (vs. Loyola-Chicago) and Lauren Brewster (vs. Arizona State) each finished with 31.0 points ... had a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs against Syracuse (Nov. 1) with a .375 clip ... averaged 4.10 kills/set and cleanly fielded 33 serves for a perfect average in the two matches against the Golden Eagles and Orange to etch her name on the league's weekly honor roll (Nov. 3) ... blocked at least one shot in all but three of the 27 matches in which she played ... one of eight Irish players that helped win the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Challenge at Fiesta On Siesta Key team title.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Second team all-BIG EAST selection ... appeared in 110 sets for the Irish ... second on the team with 359 kills (3.26/set) ... her .237 hitting pct. was good enough for fourth among Irish players ... fourth on the squad with 213 digs (1.94/set) ... her 94 blocks (0.85/set) ranked third among Irish players ... second on the team with 425.0 points, just half of a point behind team-leader Adrianna Stasiuk ... set a career-high with 26 kills against Villanova (Sept. 30) ... also finished with a personal-best 29.0 points against the Wildcats ... had a career-high 18 digs against UConn (Oct. 27) ... posted seven double-doubles on the season ... notched double-digit kills in 19 of Notre Dame's 28 matches, including 11 of the first 12 contests ... had three matches with 20+ kills ... matched a career-high with five assists against Marquette (Oct. 12) and Georgetown (Nov. 2) ... managed only three kills in the season-opening match against No. 9 Minnesota (Aug. 24) but responded with a career-best .583 hitting pct. with 14 kills on 24 swats without an error in a four-setter with No. 7 Florida (Aug. 26) ... named to the all-tournament team at Missouri's Tiger Invitational after racking 11 kills and eight digs against Missouri (Aug. 31) and 15 kills with seven blocks versus Florida International (Sept. 1) ... voted to the all-tournament team at the Shamrock Invitational following double-doubles against College of Charleston (Sept. 7) and Alabama (Sept. 8) ... her 18 kills against the Crimson Tide set a personal-best at the time ... served up a pair of aces against DePaul (Oct. 19) and Cincinnati (Nov. 16) ... exploded for 23 kills on 64 swings at West Virginia (Sept. 23) ... posted 20 kills at Louisiana State (Oct. 23) as she scooped 17 shots on the defensive side of the court in the five-set match ... lit No. 17 Louisville with 17 kills ... sported a .951 reception average ... did not commit a reception error until the 10th match of the season ... led the team in kills on nine occasions ... one of two sophomores - joining Megan Fesl - to start in each match on the season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Finished second on the team with a .258 hitting pct. ... appeared in 92 sets and 30 matches with 20 starts ... fifth on the team and second among freshman with 225 kills (2.45/set) ... paced the Irish in kills on three occasions ... picked up 79 total blocks (0.92/set) ... named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 9 ... led the team with a career-high eight blocks on two occasions - against Syracuse (Oct. 8) and No. 24 St. John's (Nov. 18) in the BIG EAST Championship ... recorded team-high point totals on three occasions - against UConn (Oct. 20), Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) and No. 24 St. John's (Nov. 18) ... also had a career-best 16 kills on a .500 hitting pct. against the Huskies ... turned in career-best nine digs against Idaho in the Shamrock Invitational (Sept. 2) ... added 10 kills on a .364 hitting pct. at Northern Iowa (Sept. 9) ... finished with 13 kills and a .429 hitting clip at Villanova (Sept. 24) ... had nine kills on only 14 swings against DePaul (Oct. 13) ... tied a career-best with nine digs at Georgetown (Nov. 3) ... shelved 15 kills and four blocks against Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) ... tallied 14 kills and eight blocks against the Red Storm in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship (Nov. 18) ... went off for 14 kills and four blocks versus Louisville (Nov. 19) in the league tournament's finale ... had 15 kills in a showdown with No. 18 Ohio (Nov. 24) in the Louisville Invitational.
THE PHILLIPS FILE: Ranked 21st among the top high school seniors in the country by PrepVolleyball.com ... helped her club team, Vintage, take first place in the 2005 USA Junior Olympics Festival ... three-year member of the USA Volleyball High Performance Program ... tabbed to the all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) team and named to the state championship all-tournament team ... first team all-Valley League selection led Valley Center (Calif.) to three consecutive prep conference championships (2003-05) ... she is the first Valley Center native and first graduate of her high school to earn a monogram in any sport at Notre Dame ... wears the same #4 worn by Irish all-time digs leader Meg Henican ... full name is Serinity Alexandra Phillips ... first name is pronounced suh-REN-ih-tee ... nickname is Spider ... daughter of Maureen and Greg Phillips ... born Feb. 1, 1988 ... graduated with a degree in Spanish from the College of Arts & Letters.