The New Mexico State volleyball team enters the 2011 looking to end a two-year NCAA postseason drought. The Aggies are coming off of an 18-13 season which fell below the lofty expectations that the program's sustained excellence has created. An injury-filled season led to the Aggies failure to eclipse the 20-win mark for the first time since 2001.
Leading the charge will be five seniors including All-American setter Jennah DeVries, All-WAC middle hitter Kelsey Brennan, libero Kelsi Phillips, setter Brynja Rodgers and middle blocker Michelle Kuester.
The group of seniors will be relied heavily upon to provide leadership to a young but talented group of underclassmen including a freshman recruiting class that was rated as one of the Top 55 recruiting classes in the country by PrepVolleyball.com as one of 25 classes receiving Highest Honorable Mention.
"They've all got a lot of potential and we're excited about what they bring to the team. We know that the future is really bright with these guys," said head coach Mike Jordan. "They've also got a lot to learn still and so I don't want to put too much pressure on them too soon. We've got to give them the learning curve and give them time to grow. We're going to do our best to ask them to play to their strengths. We'll work at their weaknesses as the season goes on." Continue Reading This Post >>