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Volleyball News

NMSU Volleyball Adds Three For 2020

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State volleyball team signed three new Aggies on signing day, head coach Mike Jordan announced. The three new Aggies are Marija Egic, Kalli Schoening and Shaney Lipscomb.

Egic hails from Crvenka, Serbia, and spent the last two seasons at Marshalltown Community College. While at Marshalltown, Egic hit .263 on 1,938 total attempts while playing on the right and as an outside hitter. She also added 154 blocks and 257 digs.

“Marija is a well-rounded attacker,” said Jordan. “She can play and score from anywhere, we love her versatility.”

Lipscomb will also have two years of eligibility remaining after a year at Hawaii and time at Grossmont College. The 6-2 San Diego native starred at Grossmont where she hit .294 including .296 a season ago. She hit 785 kills over two seasons at Grossmont and recorded 381 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Academic All-WAC Honorees For 2019 Fall Sports Announced

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2019 Academic All-WAC honorees from men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

A total of 290 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 63 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees, including all seven first-team All-WAC volleyball players. Grand Canyon had the most honorees with 45, followed by Utah Valley with 37, California Baptist with 34 and Seattle U with 31. Of the sports, women's soccer had the most honorees with 81.

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Megan Hart Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PITTSBURGH, PA - After being named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, WAC Tournament MVP and AVCA All-Region, Megan Hart was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, the AVCA announced on Wednesday.

“We are all very happy for Megan,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “What a great way to finish your senior season. She earned it.”

The redshirt senior had a stellar senior season in which her .382 hitting percentage on 589 swings led the squad. She ranked second in the WAC for hitting percentage, 5th in blocks per set (1.03) and eighth in points per set (3.40).

Hart hit over .350 21 times this season and over .400 16 times. She smashed 10 or more kills 16 times including a career-high 19 in a sweep over Grand Canyon on Oct. 12. The Kelowna, B.C., Canada, native finished second on the squad in kills (300) and kills per set (2.80) as a middle blocker.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Megan Hart Named To AVCA All-Region Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Middle blocker Megan Hart was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Team, the AVCA announced Tuesday.

"We are all very proud of Megan, she has had a tremendous senior season," said head coach Mike Jordan. "Her hard work has definitely payed off and she is very deserving of this honor."

Hart was voted to the 14-player Midwest All-Region Team by coaches who are AVCA members. She is the first Aggie since Gwen Murphy in 2015 to be named to the All-Region team. Kassandra Tohm was named an All-Region Honorable Mention in 2017.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball To Face No. 14 National Seed BYU In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team is set to travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the 14th-seeded and 13th-ranked BYU Cougars in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Dec. 6.

This is the 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament for NM State under head coach Mike Jordan who is looking for his second win at the big dance. The Aggies wrapped up the season 27-3 and on a 19-match winning streak and swept both of their contests at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. NM State also finished WAC play with a 16-0 conference record.

The Aggies are led by three All-WAC honorees including WAC Player of the Year and back-to-back WAC Tournament MVP Megan Hart. Joining Hart on the All-WAC First Team was Julianna Salanoa and Savannah Davison.

Megan Hart Named WAC Player Of The Year, Mike Jordan Named Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State volleyball team dominated the Western Athletic Conference postseason awards, highlighted by Megan hart winning WAC Player of the Year. Head coach Mike Jordan was named Coach of the year for the ninth time while Julianna Salanoa and Savannah Davison earned First-Team All-WAC nods.

“We are really proud of them,” Jordan said. “They’re each great athletes in their own way but they’ve worked hard to improve their game and it shows. They’re great people, they work hard and it’s great to see them rewarded.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

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.