First day of NM State VB practice

The first practice of the season is always a significant one. At a glance, it may mean something a bit different for the football program (new coach) and the soccer team (new program, new coach) than for the volleyball program, but I think coach Jordan is going through a rebuilding of sorts as well.

There’s a new assistant head coach in Don Flora, nine new freshmen, a red-shirt sophomore and many of the players with experience have moved on, either via transfer or graduation (think Krystal Torres and Lindsey Yon). With that said, this year’s squad has a solid core of talent in Erin Birmingham, Krista Altermatt, Jennah DeVries, Kelli Goodan and, of course, Whitney Woods.

This round of shots are for the program to highlight the new faces and catch up with the familiar ones. Here are just a few of those new faces. For all the shots taken from practice, visit the NM State Volleyball Gallery.

Lily Wolfe

Lily Wolfe

Assistant head coach Don Flora talks to the team.

Assistant head coach Don Flora talks to the team.

Stephanie Ziegler

Sashaa Jacobson

Defensive specialist Bianca Enriquez.

Defensive specialist Bianca Enriquez.

I’ve got to give props to the local talent, Bianca Enriquez (above), from El Paso Eastwood.

Sam Wasson, the tireless operator of BleedCrimson.net used some of these on his site as well. If you’re a fan of any kind of Aggie sport, head over and check his site out.

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