Las Cruces, NM — New Mexico State volleyball fans have their first chance to catch the defending WAC Tournament Champion New Mexico State volleyball team in action at the annual alumni match, Saturday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. in the Activity Center on the campus of NM State.
After winning the 2012 WAC Tournament in San Antonio as the lowest seed to win the conference tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament, head coach Mike Jordan is excited to see how his team will perform against someone other than itself.
“This is always a fun event for us,” Jordan said. “The fans, staff and supporters enjoy seeing the players from the past come back to Las Cruces.”
Former Aggies such as All-American Krystal Torres, All-Sun Belt selection and former coach Stevi Adams and all-conference setters Jackie Choi and Jennah DeVries will be on the court for the alumni team.
The Aggies finished the 2012 season with a 22-11 overall record and a 12-6 league record. This season’s team was picked to win the WAC regular season in the league’s preseason poll, while seniors Desiree Scott and Lauren Loerch were selected to the Preseason All-WAC team.
Scott hit .369 last season (second in the league) and averaged 1.23 blocks per set. Loerch posted 2.74 kills per set during the 2012 campaign to help her team to an NCAA Tournament appearance.
The annual alumni match is free of charge to all fans. For season ticket information and purchases call the Pan American Center ticket office at 575-646-1420 or go online at www.NMStateSports.com .
Player – Years Played - Position
Stevi Adams – 2001-04 – OH
Morgan Reader – 2000-03 – S
Shari Hearne – 2000-03 – MH
Jackie Choi – 2003-06 – S
Jennah DeVries – 2008-11 – S
Kelsey Brennan – 2008-11 – MH
Kelsi Phillips – 2009-11 – L
Krystal Torres – 2005-08 – L
Krista Altermatt – 2006-09 – OH
Kelli Goodan – 2006-09 – OH
Angel Tirado – 2008-11 – OH
Jackie Godber – 2000-03 – L
Kayleigh Giddens – 2009-10 - OH