Victor Diaz '15 | September 24, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
Every Notre Dame student-athlete has a unique story outlining the journey to campus and the decision to play for the Fighting Irish--but not all of them are smooth. Such is the story of senior volleyball player Erin Klosterman.
The Leonard, Mich., native's journey to South Bend begins with her older sister, Emma, who first inspired Erin to play volleyball when she was in the fifth grade. "My oldest sister, Emma, is four years older than me. She started playing CYO (Christian Youth Organization) volleyball and my other sister began playing, Erin says. "As soon as they started playing, I picked up a volleyball and quickly fell in love with the game."
Emma (Klosterman) not only guided Erin to the volleyball court, but she also would eventually direct her younger sister to something even greater."My oldest sister went to Notre Dame," Klosterman says. "She did not play a sport while she was a student, but I do remember our first visit to campus. Our entire family came and I ended up falling in love with the campus then and there."