Five sign on to play sports at the college level

Five Notre Dame student-athletes celebrated in front of classmates after committing to play college athletics.

On National Signing Day, five senior student-athletes from Notre Dame signed on to play athletics at the college level. Madeline Chinn has signed with Purdue University to play volleyball; Maria Famularo will play volleyball at Slippery Rock University; Natalie Risi also will play volleyball at Ball State University; Danielle Staskowski will be on the golf team at Central Michigan University; and Morgan Verheyen signed on to play volleyball at the University at Buffalo.

Congratulations to Maddy, Maria, Natalie, Danielle and Morgan! You will continue to make the Fighting Irish proud!

High school athletic highlights and honors for each student-athlete follow:

Madeline Chinn, volleyball, Purdue University

2018 Miss Volleyball
AVCA All-American: 2018 (2nd Team)
All-State: 2017 (1st Team), 2016 (1st Team), 2015 (2nd Team)
All-Region: 2017 (1st Team), 2016 (1st Team), 2015 (1st Team)
2018 Individual Academic All-State
2017 Team Class B State Champion

Maria Famularo, volleyball, Slippery Rock University

All-Region: 2018
2018 Individual Academic All-State
Four-Year Varsity Letter Winner
2017, 2018 Team Regional Champion
2017 Team Class B State Champion

Natalie Risi, volleyball, Ball State University

2018 Miss Volleyball Finalist
AVCA All-American: 2018 (Honorable Mention)
All-State: 2017 (1st Team), 2016 (2nd Team)
All-Region: 2017 (1st Team), 2016 (1st Team)
2018 Individual Academic All-State
2017 Team Class B State Champion

Danielle Staskowski, golf, Central Michigan University

2016, 2017, 2018 Individual State Champion
2017, 2018 Individual Regional Champion
All-State: 2018 (1st Team), 2017 (1st Team), 2016 (1st Team), 2015 (1st Team)
Individual School Record Holder: 9-Hole Low, 18-Hole Low, 9-Hole Average, 18-Hole Average

Morgan Verheyen, volleyball, University at Buffalo

All-State: 2017 (1st Team)
Three-Year Varsity Letter Winner
2017 Team Regional Champion
2017 Team Class B State Champion

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