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Volleyball News

Aggie Volleyball Signs Three For 2012 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan announced the recent signing of three student-athletes that will play and attend school at NM State next fall, Saturday, Nov. 18.

Nathalie Castellanos of Anthony, New Mexico, Alexis Wick of Leander, Texas and Taylor Livoti of Humble, Texas all signed National Letters of Intent to play under Jordan starting in the fall of 2012.

"This is an outstanding group of student-athletes we have signed," Jordan said. "I want thank everyone involved in the recruiting process and especially my staff."

Castellanos helped the Gadsen Panthers to back-to-back 5A state championships and was named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsi Phillips Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: N.M. State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior libero Kelsi Phillips has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 1. This is the first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor for Phillips.

 Phillips, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz. averaged 6.29 digs per set last week as the Aggies defeated Idaho and Utah State to go to 3-0 in WAC play. 

"Phillips has been playing very well for us," head coach Mike Jordan said.  "She is a key part to our success and she continues to help us win matches."

Phillips got off to a good start last week as she marked a career-high 30 digs against Idaho, Sept. 29 then followed that with a 14-dig performance against defending WAC Tournament champions Utah State. The 30 digs is the conference high in WAC matches this season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jennah DeVries Named WAC Player of the Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior setter Jennah DeVries has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 5-11. This is the first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor for DeVries.  Continue Reading This Post >>

DeVries And Brennan Look To Lead The Aggie Volleyball Team Into 2011

Kelsey Brennan and Jennah DeVriesThere are five seniors leading the 2011 version of the New Mexico State volleyball team, however, two names have graced the roster each of the past three seasons- Honorable Mention All-American setter Jennah DeVries and All-WAC middle hitter Kelsey Brennan.

As freshmen the pair experienced the highs of defeating national powerhouse Hawai'i in Honolulu, sharing the regular season WAC title, reaching the NCAA Tournament and winning the first NCAA Tournament match in program history, a 3-1 victory over St. Mary's. As sophomores they experienced the sting of an NCAA tournament snub and their junior year they felt the frustration of an up and down season that marred by numerous team injuries and eventually saw the team fail to eclipse the 20-win mark for the first time since 2001.

Enter 2011 and the pair of seniors are ready to lead the Aggies' charge back to the NCAA tournament. Bolstered by a heralded freshman class, DeVries and Brennan are excited to see what the team can do on the court. "We have some really talented freshmen this year and they're all going to play a major role," said DeVries.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State Volleyball Media Day

AggieVision :: 2011 Volleyball Preview

Aggie Volleyball Picked To Finish Second; Brennan, DeVries, Scott Named To Preseason All-WAC Team

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggie volleyball team was picked to finish second by the league's coaches in the preseason coaches' poll. New Mexico State is coming off an 18-13 season which saw them finish 12-4 in conference play. The Aggies were eliminated in the conference tournament semifinals by eventual tournament champion Utah State.

The Aggies return a core group of players including senior All-American setter Jennah DeVries and senior middle hitter Kelsey Brennan. Both players were named to the preseason All-WAC team along with sophomore middle hitter Desiree Scott. The Aggies' three preseason All-WAC selections put them second behind preseason favorite Hawai'i who placed four on the preseason All-WAC team. Defending tournament champion Utah State also had three preseason All-WAC selections.

The 2011 season begins the weekend of Aug. 26 with all eight teams in action. The 2011 WAC Volleyball Tournament will be held Nov. 21-23 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will include the top six teams in the regular-season standings. The championship match will be televised live on ESPNU.

New Mexico State opens the season on Saturday, August 20th with the annual Alumni match and kicks off regular season play on Friday, August 26th and Saturday August 27th in Albuquerque at the MCM Elegante tournament where they will face Nebraska and South Florida. The Aggies open their home slate on Sunday, August 28th against Nicholls State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fourteen Home Matches And Home Tournament Highlight 2011 Aggie Volleyball Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

2011 Volleyball Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University head coach Mike Jordan has announced the 2011 volleyball schedule, which features seven teams that made it to last year's NCAA Tournament and five teams that were either in the top 25 or receiving votes in the national poll.

The Aggies open the season with Nebraska, who made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament, in Albuquerque August 26 during a tournament hosted by UNM. Other NCAA Tournament participants on the Aggies' schedule for 2011 include LSU, Northwestern, Utah State, University of New Mexico, Hawai'i and Colorado State. CSU finished the 2010 season ranked No. 16 in the nation, while the Cornhuskers were the highest ranked team that NM State will face this year as they came in No. 7 at the end of the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Spring Volleyball Recap

Jordan Adds Two More To 2011 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach recently announced that two student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play volleyball and attend school at NM State starting next fall.

Gwen Murphy and Kiley Mansfield have signed with the Aggies to play under Jordan and to attend classes at NM State.

Mansfield comes to NM State from Pleasant Valley High School in Chico Calif. As a Viking she participated in volleyball, softball and basketball. Mansfield was named to the all-league team and first team all-section in volleyball, was the team most valuable player during her junior and senior years. She was also named Under Armour Player of the Week in 2010-11.

“Kiley is a tall, physical outside hitter that can play the left or right side,” Jordan said. “She’s 6’2 with long arms and she’s competitive. She hits the ball well out of the back row and can compete for playing time right away.”  Continue Reading This Post >>