Maddie Dilfer
Maddie  Dilfer


Saratoga, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Last College:
Notre Dame





Women's Soccer Leads 2017-18 Student-Athlete Awards

The annual ceremony was held Sunday night in Elkins Auditorium.


109 Waves Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.


Women's Volleyball Rallied Back to Five-Set Win over Harvard

Sophomore Tarah Wylie commanded the net with a career-best 12 blocks.


Waves Roll Over Arizona State with 3-0 Sweep

The Waves hit .245 offensively after tabbing a 41-16-102 output.


Pepperdine Opens Arizona Invitational with 3-1 Win over SMU

Heidi Dyer posted her second career triple-double with 12 kills, 20 assists and 11 digs.


Began her career as a Wave with the indoor squad in 2016 … Started in six matches, while playing in 24 total … In 65 sets played setting for the team, she amassed 222 assists, averaging 3.42 assists/set … She also tabbed three service aces and tallied a .941 serving percentage, while adding 108 total digs to average 1.66 digs/set … Had a season-high 25 assists against Lipscomb at home (8/26) and tabbed 18 digs against Rhode Island at home (8/26) … Picked up one ace on three separate occasions, vs. Rhode Island (8/26) and LMU (9/24) and at Long Beach State (9/10) … Posted one double-double on the season in assists and digs and dug up double-figure digs on two separate occasions.

NOTRE DAME (2015): Lettered two seasons at Notre Dame … Played in 30 matches and started in 29 during her sophomore campaign … In 109 total sets, averaged 8.58 assists/set (935), 1.95 digs/set (213), 0.43 blocks/set (47 Bas), 0.20 aces/set (22) and 0.29 kills/set (32) in 2015 … Tabbed 77.5 total points, while averaging 0.71 points/set.

NOTRE DAME (2014): Played in 26 matches and earned 13 starts as a setter for Notre Dame in freshman season … Finished second on the team in assists (450) and assists/set (6.00), third in digs/set (2.08) and fourth in digs (156) … Led or tied for the team lead in assists 13 times, service aces five times and digs twice … Tabbed a career-high 54 assists and three blocks against Wake Forest on Nov. 14 … Tabbed a career-best four kills twice, against Boston College on Nov. 2 and at Duke on Nov. 16 … Tallied a career-high 15 digs against Louisville on Nov. 9 and at Duke on Nov. 16 … Earned a team-high six double-doubles … Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.

USA/CLUB VOLLEYBALL: Led the USA Volleyball Youth National Team as the setter and a team captain to a bronze medal in the junior women’s division of the High Performance Championships … Also played with Vision Volleyball Club and was a team captain on every team since the age of 13.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2014 … Earned four letters in volleyball and one in track and field … Selected as the Female Athlete of the Year for VCHS as a senior … Named UnderArmour honorable mention All-American as a setter in both junior and senior campaigns … Garnered stats as PrepVolleyball’s No. 55 Senior Ace in 2013 … Named All-West Catholic League first team as a senior and earned a spot on the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team … Led the team to a West Catholic Athletic League Championship after posting a perfect 6-0 record … Named a PrepVolleyball Top-50 junior recruit and to Mercury News and All-League first team as a junior … Helped team to a Central Coast Section championship and finished as runner-up in Northern California … Earned All-League second team and team MVP honors as a sophomore … In freshman campaign, garnered Valley Christian High School’s Freshman of the Year … Scholar-athlete for four consecutive years … Named to honor roll all four years at VCHS.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Sports Administration at Pepperdine … Daughter of Trent and Cassandra Dilfer … Born in Fresno, Calif. and grew up in Saratoga, Calif. … Has two siblings, Tori, Delaney … Father, Trent, is an ESPN NFL Analyst and played football at Fresno State … He later won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in his 14-year NFL career … Mother, Cassandra, swam at Fresno State and was coaches under Olympic swimming mentor Teri McKeever … Her aunt, Tegan Lynch, played volleyball at Colorado, grandfather Frank Lynch, played football at California, grandfather John Franzman, played baseball at Arizona, and uncle Taylor Fransman, pole vaulted at Fresno State … Was a student leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a chapel coordinator for the Associated Student Body, a star tender for the Shining Stars Respite for students with special needs, a children’s Sunday School volunteer at Calvary Church, a home builder for Club Dust mission trips to Mexico, a volunteer for the 2nd Mile San Francisco Bay Area community betterment program and a ‘big buddy’ for the Valley Christian High School Little Warier Nation group that mentored elementary aged children.

FAVORITES: Favorite professional athletes are her father, Trent Dilfer, and Steph Curry … Favorite professional team is the San Francisco Giants … Favorite book is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer … Favorite movie is Frozen … Favorite TV shows are Hawai’i Five-O and Gossip Girl … Favorite musical artists are Sam Hunt and FFH … Favorite food is sushi … Favorite sports other than volleyball are football, baseball and swimming.

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