NMSU Volleyball Signs Two In Early Signing Period

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Mike Jordan announced the signing of two players to national letters of intent during the early signing period Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Kelsey Brennan (Snohomish, Wash.) and Jennah DeVries (Denver, Colo.) signed national letters of intent to play and attend school at New Mexico State University during the fall of 2008.

"We're excited to sign both of these players, because they are both exceptionally talented athletes who come from great club programs," Jordan said. "They are both great women and should help the team immediately."

Brennan, a 6-2 middle hitter, will come to NMSU from Monroe High School where she played volleyball, basketball and track. She played volleyball from 2004-07 where she helped her team to a runner-up finish in 2006 and 2007, while her team finished third in district in 2006. She was earned all-league honors from 2005-07 and all-area honors in 2006 and 2007.

"With graduation of Kim Oguh we need quality athletes at the middle athletes," Jordan said. "She is a very good slide hitter and will develop into an all around middle, as she is big jumper with a fast arm."

DeVries attended high school at Douglas High School but played for the Front Range Volleyball club as a setter. She helped her team to a 15th place finish at nationals in 2007, a 5th place finish in 2006, and a National Championship in 2005. DeVries was also an All-American Award winner at the 2007 AAU Championships. At Douglas High School she was part of the National Honor Society and will graduate with honors in May of 2008.

"Jennah is the best pure setter that we’ve signed ever and is very skilled for her age," Jordan said. "She’s very quick and a competitive young lady and she’ll compete for time on the court right away."

The Aggies finished the season 26-6 and second in the Western Athletic Conference. They made it to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years and were ranked as high as No. 13, which was the highest ranking for any NMSU volleyball team.