Volleyball News

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Volleyball News

Krista Altermatt And Kelli Goodan Named To Preseason All-WAC Volleyball Team

Aggie seniors Krista Altermatt and Kelli Goodan both earned Preseason All-WAC honors as voted by the head coaches. Altermatt earned First Team All-Conference honors at the end of the 2008 season. This is Kelli Goodan's first preseason WAC honor. She earned Academic All-WAC honors during the 2008 season.

Altermatt returns as one of three seniors along with fellow honoree Goodan and middle hitter Erin Birmingham. Altermatt finished the 2008 season with the third most kills on the team and finished second on the team in service aces per game. Goodan finished in the top five in blocks per game in conference play.

2009 Preseason All-WAC Team
Krista Altermatt, Sr., New Mexico State
Lindsay Baldwin, Jr., Nevada
Aneli Cubi-Ontineru, Sr., Hawai‘i
Kanani Danielson, So., Hawai‘i
Stephanie Ferrell, So., Hawai‘i
Chelsea Fowles, Jr., Utah State
Kelli Goodan, Sr., New Mexico State
Kylie Harrington, Jr., Nevada  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Interview With Jennah DeVries

bleedCrimson.net: You had a pretty phenomenal freshman year last year, you finished top 10 in the league in assists per game which is more impressive because you split time with two other setters. What was the hardest part about last year for you?
Jennah DeVries: Just being a freshman. I was the youngest person on the team and it was just hard finding the groove and bonding with all the girls, not off the court, just on the court. Finding the rhythm. I eventually got into. It was pretty stressful for me because I wasn't used to all the playing and traveling and balancing school and stuff. But I found a way to do it.

bc.net: What did you learn about yourself last season?
JD: I learned that I could drive through things. I learned that I could fight through things I didn't know I could. I had a hard time last season like I said just balancing out things. I made it through.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Interview With Krista Altermatt, Erin Birmingham and Kelli Goodan

bleedCrimson.net: Kelli, you finished in the top five in hitting percentage and top 10 in blocks per game in conference play last season, what have you been working on this offseason?
Kelli Goodan: I've been working on my fundamentals, my footwork and my hand position and where coach wanted me to go on the transition moves. It's all the little things put together that make the big picture better and make it work like a well oiled machine.

bc.net: What are you hoping to bring to the team this season?
KG: I hope to bring leadership and motivation. I want to better the team as a whole. I want to contribute to the team as best as I can, I want to be the best player I can possibly be and hopefully bring everybody else together and be a big force on the court.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball First Fall Practice Photos

Aggie Volleyball First Practice Photos

40 Aggies Earn 2009 Academic All-WAC Freshmen And Tranfers Honor

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 Academic All-WAC freshman and transfer teams have been announced. A total of 36 freshman and transfer student-athletes from 12 Aggie sports were named to the list.

Kyle Decater, Jr.
Benjamin Harty, Jr.
Cory Hill, Jr.
Chace Perkins, So.
Nathaniel Shaver, Jr.
Michael Sodders, Jr.
Max Taylor, Jr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Release 2009 Volleyball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan announced the Aggies' 2009 schedule, Thursday, May 28.  The schedule features three tournaments and a match versus national powerhouse Texas, Sept. 10 in Austin, Texas.
The Aggies have 13 home matches and faces four teams that reached the 2008 NCAA Tournament, including Texas, who was a final four participant.  The Longhorns reached the semifinals and fell in five sets to national runner-up Stanford.  The other teams to reach the NCAA tournament were Illinois, Hawai'i and Colorado State.
"It's obviously a very competitive schedule and we are going to learn a lot about ourselves as the season goes on," Jordan said.  "It will toughen us up for conference play that is for sure.  It benefited us in the long run last season with how tough the schedule was, so we wanted something similar this year."
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2009 Aggie Volleyball Dates vs. Hawai'i Set

Aggie fans circle these dates on your calendars. The University of Hawai'i has released their 2009 schedule and dates for the matchup that fans look forward to every year have been set. The Aggies will host the Wahine in Las Cruces on Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. MT and will then travel to Honolulu to face the Wahine on Saturday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. HT (all times subject to change).

The Aggies and Wahine split the regular season series in 2008 with each team winning on the others' home court via a sweep. The two teams went on to share the regular season title with the Aggies earning the No. 1 seed in the WAC tournament. Both New Mexico State and Hawai'i earned NCAA Tournament bids with the Aggies winning their first ever NCAA tournament match, defeating St. Mary's 3-1 while Hawai'i advanced to the Regional finals where they lost to national runner-up Stanford.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces Volleyball Tournament Changes

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced that the 2009 WAC Volleyball Tournament will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

"WAC volleyball has brought national attention to the WAC and this move will allow us to really showcase our premier women's sport," Commissioner Karl Benson said. "WAC fans have shown that they enjoy traveling to Las Vegas and I am certain the Orleans Arena will create a great tournament environment for them along with our student-athletes."

The 2009 WAC Volleyball Tournament will be held Nov. 23-25 and will include the top six teams in the regular-season standings.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Volleyball Hires New Assistant

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan announced that Don Flora will be the next assistant coach, Thursday, March 19.
Flora, who replaces former associate head coach Ashlee Hardee, was the head coach for 11 seasons at the University of La Verne, developing that program into one of the most prominent in the country.  Jordan knows what kind of quality coaching and recruiting Flora brings to the program.
"We're really excited about Don joining our staff.  We've been friends for quite awhile and I have a great respect for all he's accomplished at LaVerne," Jordan said.  "He's a great person as well as a great coach and we feel fortunate to have him on staff."
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Krystal Torres To Try Out For USA Volleyball National Team

Former Aggie standout libero Krystal Torres will try out for the USA National Volleyball squad at the program's open tryouts which are being held February 20-22 in Colorado Springs, CO at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Torres will be one of 36 liberos among the approximately 160 athletes at the tryouts.

Krystal earned AVCA All-West Region honors this season and as a senior she helped lead the Aggies to a 26-9 overall record, a share of the WAC regular season title and the program's first ever NCAA tournament victory, a 3-1 victory over St. Mary's (CA).

She finished the 2008 season with 534 digs and surpassed Vanessa White for the career-digs record at NMSU finishing with 1,942. She also owns the single season digs record with 615 digs which she set in the 2006 season. Her 534 digs this season were good for 4th on the single season digs list. Torres also owns the number two spot on that list with 590 digs coming in the 2007 season.

Central Michigan Chippewa and former Aggie (redshirted in 2004) Whitney Evers is also trying out for the team. Also among the list of attendees also includes players that the Aggies faced this past season including five players from New Mexico, five from Illinois, four from North Carolina, four from Oregon, four from Cal, three from Texas, three from the University of San Diego, and one each from one from Stanford and Utah.

USA Volleyball Media Release and complete list of players by position