Jordan Adds Two More To 2011 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach recently announced that two student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play volleyball and attend school at NM State starting next fall.

Gwen Murphy and Kiley Mansfield have signed with the Aggies to play under Jordan and to attend classes at NM State.

Mansfield comes to NM State from Pleasant Valley High School in Chico Calif. As a Viking she participated in volleyball, softball and basketball. Mansfield was named to the all-league team and first team all-section in volleyball, was the team most valuable player during her junior and senior years. She was also named Under Armour Player of the Week in 2010-11.

“Kiley is a tall, physical outside hitter that can play the left or right side,” Jordan said. “She’s 6’2 with long arms and she’s competitive. She hits the ball well out of the back row and can compete for playing time right away.”

Mansfield led her team to the league and section championships two years in a row during her junior and senior seasons. During the 2010-11 season she had 684 kills (No. 1 in California), 6.3 kills/game (No. 3 in California), 57 aces, 362 digs, and 35 blocks. In basketball she was named to the all-league team and first team all-section and was team most valuable player her senior year. For softball she was named to the all-league team, first team all-section and third team all-state.

Murphy , from Valley Union High School in Elfrida, Ariz. competed in basketball, softball and volleyball and lettered all four years. She won a first team All-Region award for volleyball in 2008. She was an Arizona Republic 1A-3A All-State honorable mention selection and second all-southern Arizona team selection and a 1A first team all-state selection for volleyball in 2010.

“Gwen has all the physical tools. She’s 6’2, has really good feet, she jumps exceptionally well and she’s got a great arm” Jordan said. “She comes from a very small high school and doesn’t have club experience so she has a lot to learn but she’s a competitive person and when her skills catch up to her athletic ability she’s going to be a tremendous player.”

In 2009 Murphy was an A-3A all-class team honorable mention selection in softball, while she received many awards and honors in 2010 for basketball including: Tucson Citizen 1A Player of the Year, Tucson Daily Star All Stars honorable mention, Arizona Republic All-State honorable mention for 1A-3A and was named to The Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Senior Girls 1A-3A All-Star team.