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2010 NCAA Volleyball

Lobo Lisa Meeter digs the ball against Tulane

Now that things have slowed down for me a little, I’m getting to projects I didn’t have time for earlier–NCAA volleyball was one of those projects.

The 2010 NCAA volleyball season was a banner season for me; I got to witness squads from WAC, Mountain West, West Coast, Big 12, Conference-USA and PAC-10 conferences. Highlights were seeing players like UNM’s Lisa Meeter, NMSU’s Jennah DeVries, Arizona’s Tiffany Owens, Hawaii’s Britanny Hewitt, and Stanford’s AVCA All-American Alix Klineman.

The best part? With my priority set on high school volleyball, there was only one conflict the entire season! (How could I refuse shooting Stanford, the #3 team in the nation, at the time?)

I’m not sure what the 2011 season has to offer, but I’m crossing my fingers I’ll photograph even more quality players and teams.

The teams featured are: Arizona, Boise State, Fresno State, Hawai’i, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, Pepperdine, San Jose State, Stanford, University of New Mexico and Utah State.

Check out the 2010 NCAA Photo Gallery

 

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NMSU Spring Tournament

University of Arizona's Marketa Hanzlova

The New Mexico State University volleyball program hosted its 2011 Spring Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 9th with some high-caliber teams attending. Participants included University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, Western New Mexico, UTEP, Texas Tech and NMSU.

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The recent shuffling of positions no doubt had an influence on this year’s tournament; Don Flora, the head coach of Texas Tech was the NMSU assistant last season, and new assistant Keith Rubio is the brother of Arizona head coach David Rubio. I hope the high quality of the teams attending is something we see for many years to come.

Although I didn’t catch all the action from the teams, UTEP was surprisingly scrappy, splitting a match with UNM. It was kind of weird not to see Meeter/Michaelson/Hadfield on the UNM side of the court–I think the UNM fans will have a hard time adjusting.

The match of the day for me was the Arizona vs NMSU contest. The match was split between the two teams, and NMSU looked strongest during the first set. The Ags almost beat Arizona in the second set as well, but the Wildcats were able to pull it off.

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