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Volleyball News

Julianna Salanoa Earns Academic All-District Honos

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Three WAC volleyball players – California Baptist's Sydney Marks, Utah Valley's Seren Merrill and NM State's Julianna Salanoa – have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. All three are second team honorees.

Marks, a junior middle blocker from Lodi, Calif., boasts a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in business administration and political science. She is averaging 2.74 kills per set this season.

A junior libero from Orem, Utah, Merrill has a 3.98 GPA as an exercise science/pre-nurse practitioner major. She currently ranks second in the WAC with 4.34 digs per set.

Salanoa, a junior middle blocker, has a 3.96 GPA in nursing. The Olympia, Wash. native ranks second in the WAC in blocks (1.4) and third in hitting percentage (.371). She is a three-time WAC Player of the Week.

Savannah Davison Named WAC Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – After a monster weekend that saw the Aggies win their 11th-straight match, outside hitter Savannah Davison was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week the league announced Monday.

The native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada crushed 33 kills and hit .306 in a pair of wins over Utah Valley and Seattle U. Against the Wolverines, she posted her team-high seventh double-double of the season with 17 kills and 18 digs. She added 16 kills while hitting .414 in a sweep of the Redhawks on Oct. 26.

The redshirt sophomore has recorded eight-straight matches with double-digit kills as the Aggies have won 11-straight matches overall and are unbeaten in WAC play this season.

The Aggies return to the court tonight, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. (MT) when they host California Baptist in a WAC match. As always, students receive free entry to all Aggie home matches with a valid student I.D.

Megan Hart Named WAC Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Redshirt senior middle blocker Megan Hart was named the Western Athletic Conference offensive player of the week after impressive performances in three WAC wins last week.

The Kelowna, B.C., Canada native recorded 43 kills with only six errors on 74 attempts as the Aggies remained unbeaten in conference play. Hart started the week with 15 kills to go along with a .560 hitting percentage at California Baptist on Oct. 7. She then recorded a .643 hitting percentage and a career-best 19 kills in a sweep over Grand Canyon on Oct. 12.

The Aggies hit the road to take on Kansas City on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. (MT) and Chicago State on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. Thursday’s match can be streamed live on the Roo Sports Network.

Savannah Davison Named WAC Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – Savannah Davison was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the first-ever weekly honor for the outside hitter and the second-straight weekly award taken home by a New Mexico State player.

Davison averaged 4.10 points and 3.70 kill when the Aggies went 2-1 at the NM State SpringHIll Suites Invitational last weekend. She tallied 11 kills against both Grambling State and Portland while also hitting .476 against the Tigers. In the tournament finale, Davison finished with 15 kills with a .361 hitting clip to help the Aggies take down Lamar in four sets. She also posted a double-doubles in the matches against the Pilots and Cardinals.

New Mexico State heads to the Wildcat Classic this weekend. The Aggies face Alabama State, Sacramento State and tournament host Arizona from Sept. 20-21.

Juliana Salanoa Named WAC Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Julianna Salanoa was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the first weekly honor for New Mexico State this season and the second of Salanoa's career.

The Olympia, Wash. native was named to the Borderland Invitational All-Tournament Team following an impressive weekend where she helped the Aggies remain undefeated this season. Salanoa averaged 1.45 blocks per set with 16 total blocks for the three-day tournament. The middle blocker posted eight blocks in the squad’s sweep of Pacific and also tallied six digs in the match. Against UTEP, Salanoa recorded five crucial blocks that helped the Aggies take down the Miners in the five-set thriller.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Tabbed As WAC Preseason Favorites

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team was voted by the league's head coaches as the favorites to win the Western Athletic Conference, as announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Savannah Davison, Megan Hart, and Julianna Salanoa were named to the Preseason All-WAC Team.

The Aggies finished second during the regular season before claiming the 2018 WAC Tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament last year. The team went 24-8 with a 12-4 record against league opponents during the banner season.

Davison earned her first-ever preseason honor following a fantastic freshman campaign. The outside hitter was named to the All-WAC Freshman Team after she posted 3.08 kills per set during league play to rank eighth in the WAC and her 3.40 points per set was good enough for 10th. Davison was also named to the WAC All-Tournament Team, having led the Aggies in kills during both tournament matches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2019 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan announced on Tuesday the schedule for the 2019 season. A challenging slate awaits the Aggies as the team comes into the 2019 season as the reigning Western Athletic Conference Tournament Champions.

The season includes 28 matches with 14 contests taking place at the Pan American Center. New Mexico State faces conference opponents 16 times over the course of the 2019 campaign and the team closes out the regular season on its home court.

The Aggies' journey begin with the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala. NM State opens the season on Aug. 30 with a games versus Butler and host Tigers. The team closes the tournament with a match against Tennessee State on Aug. 31.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hertel Rejoins Aggie Volleyball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced on Friday the addition of Chris Hertel as the Aggies’ new assistant coach. Hertel comes to NM State following an eight-year stint at Radford.

“We’re excited to have Chris back,” Jordan said. “He does such a good job at so many things and he’s got a tremendous work ethic.”

While at Radford, Hertel served as the Highlander's assistant coach from 2011-2018. His team posted a 167-82 record during that time and went 83-35 during Big South conference play. The Highlanders reached six championship matches during the Big South tournament under his guidance and came away with a pair of titles and NCAA tournament appearances. In 2018 alone, Hertel's assistance helped Radford reach the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) for the first time in program history, where the squad came away with an opening-round victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Draws No. 15 National Seed Oregon In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The New Mexico State volleyball team is traveling to Eugene, Ore. for the NCAA tournament, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday night. The Western Athletic Conference tournament champions take on No. 15 Oregon on Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. MT from Matthew Knight Arena.

Joining NM State (24-7) are Baylor (19-8) and Hawaii (18-8), who are set to face off in a contest prior to the Aggies match with the Ducks (20-10).

New Mexico State is set to face a program from the PAC-12 for a fourth time this season. The Aggies took on Arizona State and Arizona on the road and picked up a win against the Wildcats at the Pan American Center earlier this season. Fans can view the match on through an online live stream.

Three Aggies Named To All-WAC Volleyball Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The Western Athletic Conference announced its All-WAC teams on Wednesday night. New Mexico State’s Tatyana Battle and Megan Hart were named to the first team while Savannah Davison was named to the all-freshmen squad.

Battle received All-WAC First Team honors for the third time in her career. The senior ranked fourth in the conference for kills (3.62) and points (4.11) while also placing 10th in digs (3.11). She was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week earlier this season after helping the Aggies to a 5-0 week that included the programs first win over Arizona.  Continue Reading This Post >>