ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico volleyball team is hosting its annual alumnae exhibition match Saturday, August 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center. This is the Lobos’ only exhibition match before taking on Texas next Friday at the Lobo Classic. Admission is free.
“The alumnae game is always a great opportunity for us to play and see a different opponent before our opener,” said head coach Jeff Nelson. “It is also great to see the alumnae that come out each year. They are the history of our program and tradition is so important to successful programs.”
Several recent and not-as-recent alumnae will take on this year’s University of New Mexico volleyball team. The complete list of former Lobos expected is set for Saturday’s match. RSVPs have come from Jordan Russell (2012), Jeanne Fairchild (2008), Allison Buck (2011), Janelle Torres (1999), Gayle Tripp (2008), Marlo Pennington-Maxson (1988), and Lexi Ross (2013). Former volunteer assistant coach Becky Walters will be added to the roster, as well as, current volunteer assistant Colleen Smith. Smith played under coach Nelson at Texas Tech.
It will be the first change for fans to get a glimpse of the 2014 Lobos. The Lobos will have seven newcomers, including six freshmen and a junior transfer. Throw in 10 returning letterwinners –including two-time All-American and 2014 Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year Chantale Riddle, 2014 MW Summer Team Participants Cassie House and Julia Warren and Women’s National A2 Participant Hannah Johnson – and fans can expect an energetic, talented, athletic squad.
The Lobos will open their season at home, taking on Seattle U on Friday, August 29. Friday will be a doubleheader for the Lobos as they take on No. 2 Texas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.GoLobos.com or by calling 925-LOBO.
Lobo Pride Pass
Lobo Pride Passes are on sale now. For just $50 fans can gain access to both home exhibition matches and all 11 regular-season matches at the UNM Soccer Complex. The purchaser will also be able to attend all ticketed women's soccer, volleyball, track and field, softball and baseball home games during the 2014-15 season. The first 500 purchasers will also receive a free red Nike Lobo hat and a $5 concessions voucher. Call (505) 925-LOBO or visit the Lobo Ticket Office in The Pit to order or for more information.