Confessions of an NMSU Volleyball Addict

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Attention Austin Alums and anyone else heading to the NCAA's

Alumni and Friends
We invite you to come “Meet Coach Jordan, Assistants and Players”
on Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the
Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE Ballroom
20 NORTH IH-35, AUSTIN, TX 78701

Light Hor d’ouerves and Cash Bar will be available
Show your support as NMSU Aggies face LSU in the first round of the 2007 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday November 30, 2007 at 4:30pm in the Gregory Gymnasium

Ticket Prices:
General Admission $12.00, Senior Citizens $6.00
Reserved Seating $18.00

Winners of the two matches will meet on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy post-match dinner with Alumni and Friends….
No-host dinner on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 8:00pm the Brick Oven 1209 Red River St , Austin , TX 78701

PLEASE CALL IN RSVP by Wednesday 5:00pm to 1-866-678-2586 or email us at alumni@nmsu.edu.

(We do need a head count for both Thursday and Friday’s events).

We look forward to seeing you!

Congratulations to the Lady Aggies

As posted in the story below, the Lady Aggies head to Austin to take on LSU this week.

According to the UT website, the Lady Aggies will play LSU on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 at 4:30 pm, 3:30pm Aggie Time (Las Cruces time).

No word yet on where we can watch it - if you get ESPNU, you're in luck. If you subscribe to Comcast in Las Cruces, no dice. It took a miracle for us to watch the Committee show tonight - thank you Mike Lutz from American Linen for getting us hooked up.

Once TV schedules or internet schedules are posted, I'll let you know where we can watch our Aggies! If anyone from outside of Las Cruces will be watching, let me know. Maybe a viewing party in your area might be in order?

If you're in Austin...click on that link above for ticket information - and rally your fellow Aggie Alumni to be there!

No matter the outcome, we Aggie Volleyball fans are proud

Yes we are extremely proud of our team. How could you not be proud?

This past week has been an amazing one. Hosting the volleyball tournament for the first time meant attending the awards banquet and being treated to a lot of volleyball.

Rankings might say that La Tech and Boise State were at the bottom but watching those two teams play on Thursday morning was like watching two top teams battle it out. Even though Boise State won and had to meet Hawaii a couple of hours later, it was a good match. I still have a problem with the 'play in' round - it's like sending a team to slaughter only 2 hours after they've played with everything they've got. Do I think Boise State could have been Hawaii if they'd been given more time after the first match? Probably not but .... well, you know what I mean.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Day 2 - WAC Volleyball Tournament

The championship match is set. Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Lady Aggies will face Hawaii.

Grab a pen and write that down. Grab your phone and set an alarm. Wake the kids and call the neighbors because we need EVERY SINGLE AGGIE FAN in Las Cruces at this game tomorrow night.

Hawaii has a good fan base here and many have come from the islands or other states to cheer on their team. We need to pack the Pan Am center. Tonight saw a little over 2000 loud and rowdy fans cheering as NMSU beat San Jose State in 3 very close games.

Come early and tailgate if you'd like or bring the kids and enjoy the jumping balloons, mariachis and other activities as NMSU celebrates the last day of the tournament.

I don't beg much. I'm begging now. Please come out and support the team. The Ladies need you in the stands!!  Continue Reading This Post >>

I am Tired! (Day 1 of the WAC Volleyball tournament)

It's 10:05pm. My day started out at 9:15am at the Pan Am center. It's been a loooooooooooooong day.

We met some really great fans from Louisiana Tech and, since they were sitting with us for the first game, we decided to root for them. Unfortunately, Boise State beat them and had to face Hawaii in the 3rd match of the day.

Next up was Idaho and Nevada. There were a lot of Nevada fans so, of course, we decided to go for Idaho. Nevada took that match and will face Hawaii tomorrow night at 5pm.

After a very well deserved quick break, we headed back to the Pan Am for the San Jose State/Utah State match at 5pm. The biggest upset of the tournament so for came when San Jose beat Utah State in 5. We met their fans as well - great group of folks!  Continue Reading This Post >>

2007 WAC Banquet

They were right when they said this was going to be a special evening. It's hard to pick out the girls we see every night on the court because they are dressed up and looking gorgeous!

The WAC Banquet, held at the Farm and Ranch Heritage museum (a beautiful location, by the way) was wonderful. All teams were present as well as over 100 Aggie fans.

Let's get right to the awards, shall we?

The All Freshman team included Brynja Rodgers.

The All Conference Teams - 2nd Team included Krista Altermatt.
The 1st Team saw Kim Oguh, Amber Simpson, Krystal Torres and Lindsey Yon. (The most of all schools.)

Coach of the Year was awarded to Grayson DuBois of Utah State. Player of the Year went to Jamie Houston of Hawaii.

So - congratulations to our Lady Aggies! Good Job!

It's going to be a marathon event tomorrow. I'll be at the Pan Am just about all day (save trips home to let the dogs out). I'll do my best to report back as the day progresses!

Senior Night 2007/Fresno State

The last regular season match of the year always brings out the emotions. We knew, before the season started, that we'd have only 12 home games to cheer on our Aggies. (13 if you count UTEP.) We savored each game at home and scoured the internet to see if we could catch the Lady Aggies online when they were on the road.

But now. *sigh*

Yesterday started out with our usual Tailgate Extravaganza which began at 2pm. Great food with friends and even an attempt at volleyball. Let's set the record straight when it comes to Tailgate Volleyball. There are no rules. The more hits on one side of the net, the better. I think our record was 5 or 6.

The match was tremendous. The girls were on fire to say the least. They, of course, beat Fresno State 30-20, 30-18, 30-16. Jordan Bostic saw a lot of play time as well - getting a lot of time at outside hitter. We hadn't seen Jordan play a lot this year due to the 6-2.   Continue Reading This Post >>

We've got Pep Rallies, Tailgates, Fun Times and Volleyball

Hmmm...sounds like an old Chevrolet commercial!

There's a lot to cover tonight!

First of all, the Pep Rally at the Mesilla Valley Mall was fun! The entire team was there as well as the coaching staff and some of the marketing staff. The team signed a lot of autographs - lots of girls were there and a few of them were volleyball players. One little girl named Haley came out with her mom and younger sister Emily. After drawing a wonderful picture of Pistol Pete, I introduced her to Coach. I think Haley may have been 5 or 6 years old but, at that young age, she certainly had taste - she was wearing a Chicago Cubs t-shirt. (Before you boo, keep in mind that Coach is a big Cubs fan as is yours truely.) All in all, a really fun time - highlighted by Amber Simpson, the magnet signing queen.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Volleyball Pep Rally Today (11/10)

Today at noon, at the Mesilla Valley Mall, there will be a pep rally and meet n greet with the Volleyball team. They'll be there signing autographs and meeting the fans.

Wear your Crimson and White, meet the team and get ready for tomorrow nights game!

Aggies in Ruston, LA

The Lady Aggies play their last regular season road game tomorrow night in Ruston when they take on Louisiana Tech. The game will be free online at LaTechtv.com and gametime is 6pm Las Cruces time.

From nmstatesports.com -

"This will be the eighth meeting between NMSU and the Lady Techsters with the Aggies leading the series 6-1. NMSU lost the first meeting to the Techsters Sept. 21, 1996 in Fort Worth, Texas, but have won six straight since then. In the last meeting the Aggies swept Louisiana Tech (30-18, 30-20, 30-17) at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 11 for their second consecutive sweep. Head coach Mike Jordan was happy with how the Aggies blocked and with the play of sophomore Kelli Goodan against La. Tech. NMSU had 11 total team blocks, while Goodan was able to get seven kills."