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Volleyball News

Hertel Rejoins Aggie Volleyball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced on Friday the addition of Chris Hertel as the Aggies’ new assistant coach. Hertel comes to NM State following an eight-year stint at Radford.

“We’re excited to have Chris back,” Jordan said. “He does such a good job at so many things and he’s got a tremendous work ethic.”

While at Radford, Hertel served as the Highlander's assistant coach from 2011-2018. His team posted a 167-82 record during that time and went 83-35 during Big South conference play. The Highlanders reached six championship matches during the Big South tournament under his guidance and came away with a pair of titles and NCAA tournament appearances. In 2018 alone, Hertel's assistance helped Radford reach the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) for the first time in program history, where the squad came away with an opening-round victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Draws No. 15 National Seed Oregon In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The New Mexico State volleyball team is traveling to Eugene, Ore. for the NCAA tournament, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday night. The Western Athletic Conference tournament champions take on No. 15 Oregon on Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. MT from Matthew Knight Arena.

Joining NM State (24-7) are Baylor (19-8) and Hawaii (18-8), who are set to face off in a contest prior to the Aggies match with the Ducks (20-10).

New Mexico State is set to face a program from the PAC-12 for a fourth time this season. The Aggies took on Arizona State and Arizona on the road and picked up a win against the Wildcats at the Pan American Center earlier this season. Fans can view the match on through an online live stream.

Three Aggies Named To All-WAC Volleyball Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The Western Athletic Conference announced its All-WAC teams on Wednesday night. New Mexico State’s Tatyana Battle and Megan Hart were named to the first team while Savannah Davison was named to the all-freshmen squad.

Battle received All-WAC First Team honors for the third time in her career. The senior ranked fourth in the conference for kills (3.62) and points (4.11) while also placing 10th in digs (3.11). She was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week earlier this season after helping the Aggies to a 5-0 week that included the programs first win over Arizona.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Megan Hart Earns WAC Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State volleyball's Megan Hart was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the redshirt junior's first ever WAC weekly honor.

Hart had an outstanding week defensively for the Aggies, both at the net and in the back row. She led the league with 1.86 blocks per set while also averaging 1.86 digs per set when NM State went 2-0 on the week to extend its home winning streak to 20 matches. The middle blocker posted her first career double-double when she recorded 12 kills and 11 digs in a four-set victory against Utah Valley, adding a team-high six blocks in the match. She closed out the weekend with a match-high seven blocks in a sweep of CSU Bakersfield. Hart currently ranks fifth in the WAC with 1.05 blocks per set.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Juliana Salanoa Named WAC Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State sophomore middle blocker Julianna Salanoa has been named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7. This is the first-ever honor for Salanoa.

Salanoa, an Olympia, Wash. native, led the WAC with 2.67 blocks per set, almost one block per set more than any other player, as the Aggies swept a pair of road matches last week. Against Kansas City, she tallied a career-high nine blocks and was one shy of posting her first career double-double as she also had 10 kills in the match. On Saturday at Chicago State, Salanoa finished with a match-high seven blocks. She also recorded a pair of digs on the weekend.

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NMSU Volleyball Picked To Win WAC In 2018 Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team was voted by the league's head coaches as the favorites to win the Western Athletic Conference, as announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Briana Ainsworth, Tatyana Battle and Megan Hart were named to the Preseason All-WAC Team.

The Aggies earned the WAC regular-season championship for a third-straight seasons while also securing the program's fourth title in the past five years in 2017. The team went 21-8 with a 12-2 record in conference play. NM State also posted a 13-match winning streak at the Pan American Center during the banner season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Head coach Mike Jordan announced the New Mexico State volleyball schedule for the 2018 season on Friday. A challenging slate awaits the Aggies as the team looks to claim its fourth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season title during the upcoming season.

The schedule for NM State includes 29 regular-season matches with 11 matches taking place at the Pan American Center. New Mexico State faces conference opponents 16 times this season, which includes the squad’s WAC opener at new league member Cal Baptist. The Aggies also battle a pair of PAC-12 opponents and host Arizona at the Pan American Center.

NM State opens the season at the Sun Devil Classic on Aug. 24 in Tempe Ariz., when the team takes on Pacific and host Arizona State during the first day of competition. The Aggies close out the tournament with a match against the Mavericks of UT Arlington on Aug 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pierce, Nohara, Cottrell To Enter NMSU Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletic Department will induct Jimmy Cottrell, Hoku Nohara and Alane (Pierce) Stutzman into its 2018 US Bank/NM State Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, Feb. 23. The 6 p.m. (MT) event is open to the public and will take place in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Nicole Gomez at 575-646-8050 or via email at nicolemg@nmsu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Fall WAC All-Academic Honors

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2017 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 263 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 66 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees. Utah Valley had the most honorees with 44, followed by Seattle U with 35, Kansas City with 34 and Grand Canyon with 33. Of the sports, women’s soccer had the most honorees with 91.

Women’s Cross Country
Meghan Aguilera, So.
Crissey Amberg, Sr.
Cassey Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Corinne Hanson, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women’s Soccer
Samantha Afonso, Jr.
Cristina Bertoldo, Sr.
Kelly Burton, So.
Audriana Chavez, Jr.
Aileen Galicia, Jr.
Amy Gulczynski, Jr.
Rebecca Mazzie, Jr.
Jessica McDow, So.
Micaela Milavec, Sr.
Alexandria Otero, Jr.
Danielle Smith, Sr.
Sarina Stockton, Jr.

Volleyball
Jordan Abalos, Sr.
Briana Ainsworth, Jr.
Megan Hart, Jr.
Brigette Lowe, So.
Kaylee Neal, Sr.
Kassandra Tohm, Sr.