April 16, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Head coach Debbie Brown recently announced that Haley Bonneval, the 2011 Louisiana Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year, has accepted an offer of admittance to the University of Notre Dame to continue her academic and athletic career beginning in the fall of 2012.
"Haley is an incredibly dynamic hitter and will be a great addition to our team," Brown said. "She has had an outstanding prep career and we have every reason to believe her collegiate career will be even better. Haley is an elite athlete and will be one that our fans will love to watch in action. We're so glad to welcome her to the Notre Dame family while being a part of a very strong class of 2012."
Bonneval is the fourth member of Notre Dame's incoming recruiting class that includes middle blocker Annie Flynn (Newport Beach, Calif.), libero Taylor Morey (Muncie, Ind.) and setter Hanna Muzzonigro (Gibsonia, Pa.).
Notre Dame, which finished 17-13 overall in 2011 and advanced to the final match of the BIG EAST Conference Championship, graduates a pair of starters while returning 12 student-athletes for the 2012 campaign.
Haley Bonneval OH / MB 6-1 Fontainebleau Mandeville, La.
The Bonneval File: Louisiana's 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year ... led Fontainebleau (La.) to a 44-1 record and the Division I state title in 2011 ... named Most Outstanding Player in the state championship game, which was played on her 18th birthday ... in four state tournament games in 2011, Bonneval tallied 82 kills, 57 digs and 13 blocks, including 28 kills, 19 digs and four blocks in the championship match ... recorded 632 kills, 288 digs, 59 service aces, 40 blocks and 20 assists while posting a kill percentage of .440 as a senior ... 2011 AVCA/ Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American ... three-time Louisiana Division I first team all-state choice ... concluded her prep volleyball career with 1,628 kills and 581 digs ... competed for the West team in the Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association's annual all-star game ... has maintained a 4.16 weighted GPA in the classroom ... volunteered at the New Orleans Children's Hospital, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and as a youth volleyball coach.