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Meet The Volleyball Freshmen: Maddie Dilfer

Meet freshman setter Maddie Dilfer

Aug. 21, 2014

The University of Notre Dame volleyball team welcomed six freshmen to the program last week as preseason practice got underway. The group comes to ND from California, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio and covers pretty much every position on the court. In a new Q&A series, it's time for Irish fans to meet the group and learn a little more about them leading up to Notre Dame's first match at No. 12 Minnesota August 29. Stay tuned over the next five days as Sam Fry, Natalie Johnson, Jo Kremer, Sydney Kuhn and Maddie Plumlee answer a variety of hard-hitting questions.
 
First up: Setter Maddie Dilfer.
 
 
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
 
High School: Valley Christian High School
 
Potential Major: Undecided
 
The best thing about my hometown: It's 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, an hour from San Francisco and four hours from Lake Tahoe, my favorite place on earth.
 
Favorite place on campus so far: The lake and grotto
 
What drew me to ND: Great athletics and academics and amazing community feel
 
A hobby that most people wouldn't know about: Watching baseball, but a lot of people know that about me. I don't really have any unknown hobbies
 
Favorite app on phone: SportsCenter
 
Sport I'd play if it wasn't volleyball: Swimming
 
Game-day superstition: Don't have any
 
What makes volleyball so special to me: It takes a whole team to succeed. I've been blessed to have been put in great volleyball environments with great teams and coaches, and I've met some amazing people through the sport.
 
Favorite food: Sushi
 
Favorite TV Show: NCIS Los Angeles or Hawaii Five-0
 
Secret (or not so secret) talent: Im pretty untalented in this regard, but if I had to choose ... I can touch my tongue to my nose, haha.
 
How my teammates would describe me: Weird, competitive, determined and likes to lead
 
Personal possession I couldn't live without: My phone
 
The people I look up to the most and why: My parents (Trent and Cassandra Dilfer) because they have always been there for me, have sacrificed so much for me and are extremely hard working and selfless individuals.
 
Advice that has stuck with me: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it." - Charles R. Swindoll
 
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7:00 PM
Valparaiso
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August 26
12:30 PM
Rhode Island
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August 26
7:00 PM
New Mexico State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
September 1
11:00 AM
VCU
Bowling Green, Ohio (Stroh Center)
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7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
September 8
7:00 PM
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Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 15
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 16
12:30 PM
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September 16
7:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 22
7:00 PM
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Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
September 24
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)
September 29
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 1
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 6
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Memorial Gymnasium)
October 8
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 13
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 15
1:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 20
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tully Gym)
October 22
2:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
October 25
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 29
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 3
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 5
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
November 10
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 17
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 19
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 22
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
November 24
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)

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