Monday, September 9, 2019


DENVER – UT Rio Grande Valley senior rightside hitter Barbara Silva and NM State junior middle blocker Julianna Salanoa have been named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week, respectively, for the week of Sept. 2-8. This is the first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor for Silva and the first of the season and second of her career for Salanoa. Silva, a Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil native, averaged 4.09 points and 3.81 kills on .376 hitting last week. She opened the week with a career-high 24 kills on a season-high .488 hitting in a rivalry win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Over the weekend, Silva earned UTSA Classic All-Tournament Team honors after leading UTRGV to its first-ever win over a Big 10 opponent. In a 3-2 win over Maryland, she posted a match-high 19 kills. Silva also tallied 11 kills in a loss to Houston. Salanoa, an Olympia, Wash. native, was named to the Borderland Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 1.45 blocks per set and posting 16 total blocks. She recorded eight blocks in the team's sweep of Pacific while also posting six digs. In a five-set thriller with UTEP, Salanoa had five crucial blocks that helped the Aggies stay undefeated this season. Other offensive nominees included: Cassidy Dennison of California Baptist averaged 3.18 kills and 3.45 points per set ... Grand Canyon's Sarah Hagge averaged 2.33 kills on .394 hitting ... Alli Schomers of Kansas City averaged 8.5 assists, 1.12 service aces and 0.75 kills per set ... NM State's Megan Hart was named tournament MVP after averaging 2.36 kills on .489 hitting and 3.2 points per set as the Aggies went 3-0 on the weekend ... Ezgi Ozkan of Seattle U averaged 11.82 assists and 0.27 service aces per set last week ... Utah Valley's Kazna Tarawhiti averaged 3.93 kills and 4.3 points per set. Other defensive nominees included: California Baptist's Nicole Abreu averaged 4.00 digs per set ... Teagan DeFalco of Grand Canyon averaged 4.67 digs per set ... Kansas City's Mykal Sadler averaged 0.90 blocks per set ... Tijana Milojevic of Seattle U averaged 5.27 digs per set on the week ... UT Rio Grande Valley's Draik Banks averaged 1.13 blocks per set last week ... Seren Merrill of Utah Valley averaged 4.73 digs per set.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sasha Thomas


Sasha Thomas finished her Aggie career in 2017 and is now playing Professional Volleyball in France for club Rennes

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Diabetes type 1

Here’s the story on my friend! Her name is Alex DePriest and she had type 1 diabetes and passed away April 3rd 2018, at the age of 17. She was very well known in the volleyball community in Arizona and interacted with so many people and touched the lives of many. We wear pink in honor of her because that’s her favorite color. She truly was a happy, energetic and one of a kind person that made such a huge impact on peoples lives, and it was heartbreaking when she passed. Seeing everyone on social media post about Alex and post their pictures in pink just shows how many people she impacted.

Monday, December 3, 2018


2018 NCAA Tournament Highlights

The New Mexico State volleyball team took on the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament First Round at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

Posted by NM State Volleyball on Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Seniors Last practice

Our two Seniors, Briana Ainsworth and Tatyana Battle, decided that it's a good idea to have the senior staff member join them dressing up for their final regular season practice.  Needless to say, I decided to grant them their final wish and this is something you can't unsee...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018








DENVER – New Mexico State volleyball's Julianna Salanoa was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the sophomore's first WAC honor this season and the first of her career as an Aggie.
Salanoa led the WAC with 2.67 blocks per set, almost one block per set more than any other player, when NM State swept a pair of road matches last week. Against Kansas City, she tallied a career-best nine blocks and was one shy of posting her first career double-double as she also had 10 kills in the match. At Chicago State, the middle blocker finished with a match-high seven blocks. Salanoa also recorded a pair of digs on the weekend.
The Aggies are back in action when the team travels to Edinburg, Texas, for a conference clash against UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, Oct. 13. First serve from the contest is set for 6 p.m. MT.