Another new season and a whole lot of new faces for NMSU volleyball.
Gone are assistant coach Don Flora, Woods, Giddens, Gutierrez and Miks, among others, but it’s exciting to see who’s back and the future of NMSU volleyball. Stephanie Ziegler is back from an ankle injury and setter Brynja Rodgers can officially play after her journey. Both are amazing and it will be great to see them on the court again.
This year’s recruiting class has a lot of buzz surrounding it and I can see why; Meredith Hays and Bradley Nash are showing some great promise already. While Nash and Hays seemed to get the most play time of the freshmen for the Alumni match, the other two hitters, Jocelyn Leichner and Kiley Mansfield looked mighty good as well–the front row looks like it has a very bright future.
With DeVries and Rodgers moving on after this season, I know Jordan has been thinking about the 2012 season for some time. I’m looking forward to watching freshman Maggi Jo Keffury and Madison Hardy get some touches.
Here are some shots from the team photo session, the practice that followed and the Alumni game.