Feb. 3, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame volleyball head coach Debbie Brown recently announced the addition of Annie Flynn as a member of the program's incoming recruiting class. Flynn, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., will continue her academic and athletic career at the University beginning in the fall of 2012.
"Simply put, Annie is a quick, explosive and hard-working student-athlete," Brown said. "She will bring great depth to our middle blocking. Annie is an extremely coachable player with a strong desire to learn and improve. We have high expectations for Annie and for the entire incoming class of 2012. We are thrilled to welcome her to the program."
Flynn joins a class that includes libero Taylor Morey (Muncie, Ind.) and setter Hanna Muzzonigro (Gibsonia, Pa.). In fact, Morey recently was named a PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American for the second straight season.
Notre Dame, which finished 17-13 overall last season, graduate a pair of starters while returning 12 players for the 2012 campaign.
Annie Flynn Middle Blocker 5-11 Mater Dei Newport Beach, Calif.
The Flynn File: Earned three letters as a prep at Mater Dei (Calif.) ... won the 2009 Junior National title and the 2011 Asics Northeast Qualifier as a member of the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club ... team captain as a senior ... two-time all-conference choice ... named all-count as a senior ... all-tournament performer at the Molten/Gahr Classic (2010), Ann Kang Invitational (2011) and Torey Pines California Challenge (2011) ... Mater Dei's most improved player in 2008 and 2009 ... named team's best offensive player in 2010 and 2011 ... first team all-Trinity League as a junior and senior ... second team all-Orange County Register in 2011 ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... active within California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society, Renaissance Club, Joni's Angels Club and the Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp ... born Feb. 2, 1994, in Newport Beach, Calif. ... full name is Ann Healey Flynn ... daughter of Alice and Mike Flynn ... both parents attended Notre Dame as did sister, Mary ('11) ... brother, Mike, Jr., is currently a senior at Notre Dame ... first Mater Dei graduate to suit up for the Irish since Mallorie Croal ('09).