Notre Dame set to welcome in Valparaiso (April 11) and DePaul (April 25) for a pair of spring scrimmages.
Freshman Sam Fry had 12 kills in a losing effort.
Senior Jeni Houser had 13 kills in the loss.
Senior Jeni Houser tied her career high with 20 kills.
Notre Dame welcomes in six freshmen that will team up with nine returnees to compete against one of the nation's toughest schedules
The Irish opened the 2015 season against Bowling Green in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Blue Raider Bash.
The Tar Heels came to Purcell Pavilion to play the Irish November 21, 2014.
The Irish fell to the Broncos, 3-0, in the finale of the Golden Dome Invitational. Thanks to Marcus Snowden for the photos.
The Irish fell to IUPUI Sept. 6, 2014 at the Golden Dome Invitational. Thanks to Kaitlyn Kiely for the photos.
The Irish beat the Eagles in five sets 9/19/14 at the Purdue Active Ankle Challenge. Thanks to Dave Wegiel for the photos.
AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Played in 38 career matches with 17 starts heading into junior campaign.
HONORS & AWARDS: Two-year monogram winner (2013, 2014).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Played in 16 matches on the year, earning nine starts in the middle ... led or tied for the team lead in blocks four times and attack percentage once ... finished the year with 42 kills and 28 blocks ... started five of the first six matches of the year ... tallied five kills against IUPUI (9/6) ... totaled five blocks each against Washington State (9/5) and Western Michigan (9/7) ... registered a career-high seven kills versus TCU (9/12) ... earned two starts at middle blocker in place of the injured Katie Higgins at Wake Forest (11/14) and at Duke (11/16) ... tied career high in kills (7) and blocks (6) against the Demon Deacons ... recorded six kills on a career-high 23 attack attempts to go along with five blocks versus the Blue Devils ... hit a team- and career-high .417 and had a team-high three blocks to go along with six kills against NC State (11/23) ... was a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Saw action in 22 matches and earned eight starts (51 sets total) ... tallied 43 kills, four assists, 10 digs and 34 blocks (0.67 per game) ... fourth on the team in blocks per set ... upped blocks per set total to 0.73 in ACC matches ... had two or more kills in 12 matches and two or more blocks in eight contests ... played in three or more sets in 10 matches ... had three kills in four chances (.750 attack %) in win over Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 13) ... produced five kills in eight chances (.625 attack %) at Kansas (Sept. 22) ... totaled three kills (.400 attack %) and two digs at Clemson (Oct. 11) ... had three kills (.333 attack %) and two blocks at No. 22 Florida State (Nov. 17) ... tallied career highs in kills (6), blocks (6) and points (9.0) in a home win against Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Pronounced "si-MOAN" ... graduated from Pine Creek High School in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in volleyball ... did not play during senior season due to a knee injury ... earned first team Colorado Springs 5A all-metro league and all-area team honors after leading team in kills and blocks as a junior ... also was named first team academic all-state ... helped squad win league and district championships ... team won league, district and regional championships during sophomore year on way to finishing second in the state at the 5A level ... named second team all-conference and honorable mention Colorado Springs 5A all-area ... earned the team's student-athlete award ... was the only freshman to make varsity squad, earning the team's student-athlete award ... played on the Colorado Juniors club team ... named a top-100 Senior Ace by Prep Volleyball in 2011-12 (No. 82 recruit in nation) ... competed at the Puerto Rico national championships in June 2013 with the Colorado Juniors 18-Kevin team ... won team MVP honors and made the all-star team ... also competed at the Girl's Junior National Championships in July 2013, helping squad to a top-10 finish ... team placed fifth at the 17-Open President's Day Classic and Colorado Crossroads in 2010-11 ... team won second place at the 17-Open Pacific Northwest Qualifier before placing ninth at the 17-Open Asics Northeast Qualifier ... was named one of the top-85 junior recruits in the nation by Prep Volleyball after leading team in blocks ... helped team win first place at Rocky Mountain Region and Rocky Mountain Region Junior National Qualifier in 2009-10 ... named regional all-star and junior national qualifier all-star ... team went on to place fifth at the Junior National Championships in the National Division ... led team in blocks ... earned special mention on the Best Sophomore List from Prep Volleyball ... off the court, was a student council representative and a member of the Creek in the Community student club ... was a nominee for People to People Ambassador program, and a national scholar nominee for Colorado ... named to the Principal's Honor Roll all four years ... full name is Simmone Rae Collins ... born in Aurora, Colorado to Roy and Jennifer Collins ... has a younger sister, Sydney ... father, Roy, attended the Air Force Academy and played basketball ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in psychology.
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