Meg Morningstar Named To ACC All-Freshman Team

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Former North Allegheny standout Meg Morningstar is making a splash in her first year of women’s volleyball at the University of Notre Dame. Morningstar was recognized this week by the Atlantic Coast Conference as a member of the league’s all-freshman team.

Morningstar has played in 91 sets with the Fighting Irish and posted 109 kills (1.20 per set) and 88 blocks (0.97 per set) to go along with a team-high .250 attack percentage.

The Wexford, Pennsylvania native has five-plus blocks in seven matches while reaching double figures in kills twice.

Morningstar has hit at least .300 in exactly half of the matches (8/16) that she has received 10+ attack attempts and has 59 kills and just eight attack errors over her last 148 swings, good for a .345 attack percentage.

Some of her more impressive matches include eight kills (.727 A%) and six blocks at Miami, 11 kills (.524 A%) and five blocks versus Georgia Tech and 10 kills (.474 A%) and five blocks at Middle Tennessee State.

However, her finest performance came on the defensive end against Temple, where she sent back 11 blocks to place herself among the elites in recent Irish volleyball history. The total was the most by a Notre Dame player since 2013 and was tied for the eighth most by an Irish student-athlete in the rally-scoring era (2001-present).