Women's Volleyball



Incoming Irish Class Lauded By PrepVolleyball.com

Four-person class set to join Notre Dame this fall.


Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.


Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.


Prep Stars Sign With Irish Volleyball

Notre Dame adds libero and setter to 2012 roster.


Regular Season Comes To An End After Three-Frame Setback At Dayton

Dealy knocks down 14 kills for Irish in 3-0 defeat.


2012 Athletics Graduation Feature

A look back at Notre Dame's 2012 Commencement Ceremonies with Irish student-athletes, including former swimmer and commencement speaker Haley Scott-DeMaria.


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


Frenchy Silva - Student. Athlete. Irish.

Senior libero/defensive specialist Frenchy Silva sits down for und.com's interview series - Student. Athlete. Irish.


Irish Update 11/07

Get up to date on all this weekend's olympic sports!


Volleyball vs Rutgers 11/6

Irish defeat Rutgers 3 matches to 0 at their match honoring seniors Frenchy Silva and Kristen Dealy


11/5 Volleyball v Seton Hall

Notre Dame Volleyball defeated Seton Hall 3 sets to 1 on November 5th, 2011 in Purcell Pavilion.


Volleyball 10/23 vs South Florida

The Irish shut out South Florida 3 matches to 0 in their "Dig Pink" game on Sunday.


Volleyball 10/1 vs Cincinnati

The Fighting Irish fall to Cincinnati 3 matches to 1 on Saturday, October 1st.


Irish Fall To Villanova, 3-1

Notre Dame dropped to 1-1 in BIG EAST play with a home loss to Villanova.

One of the most athletic liberos in the BIG EAST ... has the quickness to cover a large chunk of the court ... energetic and plays with a lot of emotion ... strong court leader ... never afraid to sacrafice her body to make the play.

As a Senior (2011): Closed out sensational career with another solid season as the team's libero ... had 474 digs on the year ... had double-digit kill totals in 27 of the 30 matches, including five 20-plus kill efforts ... had 22 digs in a 3-1 win over Butler (Aug. 28) ... also had 22 and 24 digs, respectively, in matches against Villanova (Sept. 25) and Cincinnati (Oct. 1) ... tallied 20 digs against Connecticut (Oct. 29) ... had season-high 25 digs at Syracuse (Nov. 13) ... finished career fourth in school history with 1,434 digs ... also finished third in school history with a 3.55 digs per set average, third with 50 matches leading the team in digs, third in 10+ dig matches with 73 matches and fourth in 20+ dig matches with 14 ... also added 27 service aces and 56 assists ... earned Notre Dame's Patrick O'Conner award along with three other student-athletes for 2011-12 ... named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP and received the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award for volleyball ... earned a monogram.

As a Junior (2010): Earned national attention by being named to the U.S. Women's National A2 Team ... winner of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... continued her firecracker play on the court with 398 digs (3.75/set) and 20 matches with 10+ scoops (five with 20+) ... started the season with six digs while playing in three of four sets versus Marshall (Aug. 27) ... dished out three assists with 10 digs and cleanly fielded 21 serves in a five-set victory over Cal Poly (Aug. 28) ... assisted on four kills with an ace and 12 digs at Nevada (Sept. 4) ... recorded one ace in five straight matches from Sept. 4-12) ... began a streak of four matches with at least 10+ digs (Sept. 17-24) with a career-best 24 scoops versus Delaware (Sept. 17) ... fielded 49 serves without an error from Sept. 12-19 ... 16 more digs came against Santa Clara (Sept. 18) ... 11 digs at USF (Oct. 1) and 13 digs at Georgetown (Oct. 3) ... also added two kills and three aces against the Hoyas ... posted dig-outputs of 20 and 29, respectively, during matches against DePaul (Oct. 15) and Western Michigan (Oct. 19) ... first career back-to-back 20+ dig performances ... 10 digs against Syracuse (Oct. 23) and 13 more versus Marquette (Oct. 24) ... had one ace in four straight matches from Oct. 15-24 ... 18 digs against Connecticut (Oct. 31) ... parlayed with 25 digs at Villanova (Nov. 5), teamed with classmate Kristen Dealy (34) to become the first pair of Irish players to record 20+ digs in a contest since a 2007 match at LSU (Megan Dunne - 23, Adrianna Stasiuk - 26) ... 14 digs against Northern Iowa (Nov. 7) ... posted a match-high 17 digs and two aces at Rutgers (Nov. 13) ... got under 21 shots against Villanova (Nov. 19) and 16 more against Cincinnati (Nov. 20) at the BIG EAST Championship ... had 17 aces on the season.

As a Sophomore (2009): Led the Irish with 3.40 digs/set ... scooped 323 shots in 95 sets ... ranked ninth among BIG EAST players with 3.93 digs/set in league play ... second on the team with 0.68 assists/set while totaling 65 dimes ... fielded .947 of the serves that came her way, finishing nine matches without an error (including 35 of 35 at Syracuse on Nov. 8) ... dished out nine assists in a five-set win versus Miami (Sept. 19) ... posted a season-high 23 digs at Xavier (Sept. 4), one of three matches with 20+ digs ... had 21 digs against both WVU (Oct. 18) and Marquette (Nov. 8) ... went six straight matches with 10+ digs (Sept. 19-Oct. 4) and closed the season with double-digit dig totals in seven of the final eight contests ... delivered an ace in the first match of the season with Denver (Aug. 28) ... two aces dropped in a four-setter with Wisconsin (Sept. 11) ... six assists and 14 digs at Florida State (Sept. 20) ... 18 digs against Villanova (Oct. 4) ... 17 digs against Louisville (Nov. 21) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... three matches with 20+ received serves without an error ... totaled three kills and 10 aces for 13.0 points on the season ... named an alternate for the 2010 United States Women's National A2 Volleyball team.

As a Freshman (2008): One of two freshmen to start the season opener against IPFW (Aug. 29) ... took full advantage of the given opportunity by recording 12 digs and three assists ... six more assists and 14 digs came against Nevada (Aug. 30) ... had 21 digs - the first 20-dig effort by an Irish player since Adrianna Stasiuk posted an identical total at Connecticut (Oct. 27) in 2007 - and four assists versus in-state foe Valparaiso (Aug. 31) ... averaged 4.27 digs/set in four matches during the Shamrock Invitational (Aug. 29-31) ... that clip ranked fourth in the BIG EAST Conference and was the best among league rookies ... stabbed 18 digs in a four-set battle against Eastern Washington (Sept. 5) ... career-high three aces came versus No. 16 Cal Poly (Sept. 12) ... against No. 4 California (Sept. 13), filled the stat sheet with 12 digs, two aces, five assists and one kill ... went five matches without a reception error (Oct. 5-16) ... 12 digs at DePaul (Oct. 16) ... had 10 digs in three of her four final matches on the year ... six assists versus Xavier (Nov. 28) in the season finale ... second on the team with 239 total digs (2.54/set) and third with 51 assists ... tacked on a flawless serving pct. in nine matches ... appeared in 94 sets and 27 matches ... one of eight Irish players that helped win the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Challenge at Fiesta On Siesta Key team title.

The Silva File: Averaged 5.9 digs/set as a libero during her senior season at Dana Hills (Calif.) ... wrapped up her final prep year with a trio of 30+ dig efforts, including 37 in the season inal against Newport Harbor ... The Orange County Register bestowed upon her its Athlete of the Week award after she posted 106 digs in the first three rounds of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I-AA playoffs, as she totaled 346 digs over the course of the 2007 season ... South Coast League Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... nominee for the Orange County Female Athlete of the Year ... first team all-league performer in 2007 ... first team all-Orange County and second-team all-CIF I-AA as a senior ... since 2005, her club team (Laguna Beach) had only suffered three losses while posting 49 wins and a trio of top 10 finishes at the Junior Olympics heading into the 2008 club season ... played with Laguna Beach for eight years ... placed ninth in the 18 Open division at the Junior Olympics in 2008 ... the travel squad was third in the 2007 edition of the national event ... the team swept through the competition to net first place in the Southern California Volleyball Association tournament after her sophomore season ... invited to the USA A2 High Performance volleyball camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., during her first two prep seasons ... after training with the program as a sophomore she was named the "Best Passer" at the conclusion of the championship tournament ... her performance then prompted an invitation to train at the USA Holiday Volleyball Camp in Austin, Texas, as she was also extended that opportunity one season later ... on the track, she helped set three school records in relay events as a freshman - and proceeded to break two of those marks as a sophomore - then cracked the top 4x100 relay time during her junior season ... her 4x100 relay tandem was seventh in the CIF finals after racking an eighth-place finish in 2006 ... led Dana Hills to both league and Orange County titles in 2008 ... part of Dana Hills' Wall of Fame ... high school class valedictorian ... a staple on the Dana Hills honor roll throughout her high school career, garnering top honors from the school superintendent after each of her eight semesters as a prep ... daughter of Michael and Gina Silva ... father played football at Westminster College (Utah) ... has one brother, Giancarlo ... graduated in the spring of 2012 from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in American studies.

Silva's Career Statistics

2008 94-27 4 0.04 1 9 .333 51 0.54 6 0.06 31 239 2.54 16 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 10.0 0.11
2009 95-27 3 0.03 0 4 .750 65 0.68 10 0.11 38 323 3.40 30 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 13.0 0.14
2010 106-31 2 0.02 2 9 .000 74 0.70 17 0.16 32 398 3.75 20 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 19.0 0.18
2011 109-30 2 0.02 1 6 .167 56 0.51 27 0.25 23 474 4.35 25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 29.0 0.27
Totals 404-115 11 0.03 4 28 .250 246 0.61 60 0.15 124 1434 3.55 91 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 71.0 0.18

Frenchy Silva
Frenchy  Silva


Laguna Niguel, CA

High School:
Dana Hills


Libero/Defensive Specialist

Event Calendar


October 21
W, 3-0
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)

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October 23
W, 3-0
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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October 28
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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Block Out Cancer
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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"Volloween" - Kids wearing costumes get in free / Pre-match Trick or Treat at the Joyce / Post-match movie on the video board
November 4
7:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Summit School)
November 6
12:00 PM
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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Military Appreciation Day First 300 fans receive a ND Volleyball camo hat Post-Match Autographs
November 18
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
November 20
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 25
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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Fan Appreciation Day - All tickets just $3 Free Shirt Friday - First 500 fans get a Black Friday-themed T-shirt) Senior Day
December 2
December 4
December 9
December 10
December 15
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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