Volleyball News

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Volleyball News

Birmingham And Lynn Fitting In At NMSU

Written By: Janessa Maxilom, NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Like pieces of a puzzle junior middle hitters Erin Birmingham and Erin Lynn have transferred to New Mexico State University to better fit their needs, and by doing so they have added their talent and abilities to our Aggies.

NMSU is proud to welcome Birmingham and Lynn to the Aggies volleyball team this season. The two talented young ladies eagerly transferred to NMSU to play for a program they both consider to be ideal.

Birmingham hails from Riverside, Mo., and attended Park Hill South High School. She was named the 2005 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year and was also a finalist for the 2005 Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

"I love volleyball. I like the challenges and its fast pace." Birmingham said. "I like the experiences such as traveling and competing for my school."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU To Induct First Volleyball Legends, Sept. 6

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The nationally ranked New Mexico State volleyball team invites all Aggie fans to come out and honor the first ever Aggie Volleyball Legends that will be inducted during the match versus No. 3 Texas at the Pan American Center, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m.

The first inductees include Alane Pierce-Stutzman, who played from 1983-86, Vanessa White-Johnson, who played from 1988-91, and Maria Roth, who played from 1991-95. Head coach Mike Jordan now has a tradition of winning and knows that these student-athletes are a few of the ones who got that tradition going.

"I'm happy for the three women chosen to be inducted, they are all very deserving," Jordan said. “They represent a different period in NMSU volleyball am I'm excited that we're recognizing the contributions of some very deserving women."  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 08/24/08

The Aggie volleyball team kicked of the 2008/2009 NMSU athletic campaign last night with a 4-0 exhibition win over the Aggie Alumni. Felix Chavez of the Las Cruces Sun-News has a story on freshman setter Jenah DeVries as well as a recap of the match. Our volleyball correspondent/fanatic Mel will have more from the match either later today or early tomorrow.

Aggie track and field head coach Orin Richburg's Olympic relay teams redeemed themselves in the 4x400 relay with both the men's and women's teams bringing home gold medals and the men's team setting a new Olympic record. Congratulations to Coach Richburg and the athletes.

Finally before we get into today's links, the editor of the Abilene Reporter News has a fascinating proposal for a new 12-team football conference. He calls it a fantasy and we tend to agree with him but from a geographical standpoint it makes a ton of sense (which is also a big reason why it will never happen). He proposes a 12-team league split into two divisions. In the West he would have TCU, Tulsa, SMU, UTEP, New Mexico and New Mexico State and in the east would be Baylor, North Texas, Houston, Rice, Tulane and Louisiana Tech. A very entertaining read and we learned something as well. Apparently BYU was considered for the Big 12 (take that UTEP fans).

On to today's links...  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Picked Second in Coaches' Poll

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: '08 Volleyball Schedule

DENVER, CO - After the New Mexico State volleyball team reached the Western Athletic Conference finals in 2007, it was selected to finish second in the 2008 WAC Coaches Poll, which was released Monday, July 28.

The Aggies received 57 total points and one first-place vote, as Hawai'i received all of the other first-place votes with a total of 64 points as it will try to take home its 13th straight regular-season title.

NMSU finished the 2007 season with a 26-6 record, a second-place WAC finish and made it to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. Head coach Mike Jordan knows what Hawai'i brings every year in the WAC and looks forward to playing them again.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2008 Schedule

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

View the 2008 Volleyball Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced the 2008 schedule for his team, which will include many nationally ranked teams. The Aggies will face the likes of Stanford, who lost in the 2007 national championship match, and Texas, who made it to the regional finals in the 2007 NCAA tournament and finished the season ranked No. 6 in the country.

"I think it's as tough of a non-conference schedule as there is in the country," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We'll be playing lots of perinial NCAA tournament teams and possible NCAA tournament winners in Stanford and Texas."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Brings In Transfer From Georgia Tech

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced Wednesday, March 19 that former Georgia Tech middle hitter Erin Burmingham will transfer to play and attended school at New Mexico State University next fall.

Birmingham, a 6-1 middle hitter out of Riverside, Missouri, played in 44 games for the Yellow Jackets in 2007 and came up with 45 kills and 34 total blocks at the middle hitter position. Head coach Mike Jordan knows she will fit well in the NMSU volleyball program with her athleticism.

"We're excited to bring her in because she is such a gifted athlete and a fantastic person," Jordan said. "She is exceptionally quick laterally and is a big jump."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Ends 2007 Season Nationally Ranked

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After another successful season for the New Mexico State volleyball team, the Aggies were ranked No. 21 in the final AVCA/CSTV poll.

NMSU, who finished 26-6 and made it to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season and for the fourth time in five years, was nationally ranked for 13 straight weeks since entering the poll, Sept. 17, 2007.

"This was another great season for our team and for our program as a whole," head coach Mike Jordan said. "With all that our program has accomplished I feel that we are headed in the direction we all want to go. I am proud of our team, our staff and our administration."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Oguh Receives All-American Honor

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball player, senior Kim Oguh earned All-American honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) when the all-American teams were announced, Wednesday, Dec. 12.

This was the third straight year Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS) earned all-American honors and is the first to earn that honor three consecutive seasons. She earned first-team all-region honors last week, along with junior Amber Simpson (Quincy, Ill.) who was named to the honorable mention all-region team.

"This is obviously an honor and I never imagined this could happen," Oguh said. "Three consecutive all-American honors is something I never expected and it's great to end my career on such a high note."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Oguh Named To AVCA All-Region Team; Simpson Receives Honorable Mention

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Kim Oguh was named to the AVCA All West-Region team for the third consecutive year, while junior Amber Simpson was named to the honorable mention team as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS), a 2007 first team All-WAC selection, finished the year with 376 kills (3.33/g), and a team leading 141 total blocks (1.25/g). She was fourth in the conference in hitting percentage with a .325 hitting percentage. Oguh also had 36 service aces on the year.

"We're very proud Kim and she had a fantastic career," head coach Mike Jordan said. "There are few players that have ever been first team all-region region three straight years, and I'm especially proud at what she did this year with new, young, inexperienced setters. She was still able to lead the team and perform match after match."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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.  Continue Reading This Post >>