If you're a sports fan, there are days that you look forward to - Opening Day for baseball, First kick-off for football and so on. If you're an Aggie volleyball fan, then today is the day YOU'VE been looking forward to - The Alumni Game. It's our first look at the team that is going to carry us through a great season and another WAC Championship, and a chance to visit with some familiar faces as well. So - what alums will be there? That's a good question and one I won't answer - you'll just have to come to the game and find out.
Today kicks off the 2009 season where the team will see some big competition in the pre-season including the Italian National Team on Sept 6th, Notre Dame, Florida State and Illinois. They'll start off in Denton, TX next weekend at the North Texas Tournament then return to Las Cruces the weekend after that for their NMSU Tournament. That's a weekend you don't want to miss so go ahead and circle it on your calendar if you haven't already.
The Jordanairres (as Jack Nixon calls them) have a lot of new faces this year and, from all the reports coming out of practice, things look to be running quite well. There's a lot of competition for each position which, to me, is good news. You can look to the usual suspects to put up great numbers like seniors Kelli Goodan, Erin Birmingham and Krista Altermatt as well as great on court leadership.
So where do you need to be today? Pan Am Center, 7pm. If you want to join in with the tailgaters, meet us on the north side of the Pan Am Center around 5pm. Bring the kids and check out the 2008 WAC Champions - you'll get hooked on the first serve.