I hate it when we get to that point in the season where there are only 2 tickets left in my ticket envelope - and that's where I am right now. Two tickets left.
The Lady Aggies are playing their last 2 matches of the season at home this Thursday vs. Boise and this Saturday vs. Idaho, with Saturday being Senior Night. This year, we say goodbye to 4 seniors: Krista Altermatt, Erin Birmingham, Kelli Goodan and Angel Tirado. Each of these players has made quite an impact during their time here, but not just on the court. As a fan, I've had the honor of getting to know each of them and they are outstanding representatives of Aggie Volleyball and New Mexico State.
Just because they're saying goodbye to their home court of the Pan Am Center doesn't mean the season is over. It's far from over as they Aggies will hit the road to play Nevada and Fresno State, then head to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament. Currently, the Aggies are tied for 2nd place. Hopefully things will shake out in the last week of competition and we'll see our Aggies alone in 2nd place. After the WAC tournament, they have one more match at Colorado State on November 28th. Then, the wait begins - will there be a NCAA invitation this year? We'll find out that weekend.
I'm inviting each of you to come out and support our Aggies this week, especially on Senior Night. It's a very special night with the Senior Ceremony after the match on Saturday. I'll have to make sure I'm stocked up on kleenex.
To Krista, Erin, Kelli and Angel - I wish you the absolute best in your future endeavors and hope you'll be back to see us!