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Lobo Volleyball to take on Alumni Saturday
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/16/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics
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Lobos to battle Alumni Stars: UNM will host its annual alumni match at 6 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 18) as part of a number of weekend events. Prior to Saturday's match, there will be a 10 a.m. brunch at The Frontier followed by an alumni vs. alumni match at 11:30 a.m. in Johnson.

A number of former Lobo greats will be attending the event including: Reta Dominguez, 1992-95; Jeanne Fairchild, 2006-08; Sheila Mendez Clinton, 1990; Tammy Lunsford Kubly, 1988-89; Julie Rohr; Maria Gurreri, 1987-90; Shannon St. Denis Maize, 1991-92; Laurel Luman Perini, 1990-93; Vanessa Shields Smith, 1998-99, 2001-02; Kelly Therkelsen Schlagel, 2003-06; Pauline Manser, 1988-91; Chelsea (Sondrup) Sherwood, 2002-05; Lisa Frost Yost, 1989-91; Marlo (Pennington) Maxo, 1985-88; Allie Suiter, 2006-09; Anna Lehne, 2006-09; Allison Buck, 2008-11; Ashley Rhoades, 2008-11.

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Aug. 16, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The 2012 Lobo volleyball squad will get its first taste of competition this Saturday in the program's annual alumni match. The current Lobos take on the former Lobos at 6 p.m. in the Johnson Center. Admission to the match is free.

New Mexico's squad of six returners and seven newcomers will face a roster loaded with five All-Americans: Allison Buck and Ashley Rhoades (both honorable mention in 2011), Jeanne Fairchild (third team in 2008), Pauline Manser (first team in 1991 and 1992) and Maria Gurreri (second team in 1990).

Over 15 alumni have confirmed they will be at the event.

"This is the most alumni we've had back in a long time," head coach Jeff Nelson said on Wednesday at UNM's media day. "It should be a fun event."

Prior to Saturday's evening match, there will be a 10 a.m. brunch at The Frontier followed by an alumni vs. alumni match at 11:30 a.m. in Johnson.

The Lobos open the regular season at home with the Sheraton Airport/LA Boxing Lobo Classic Aug. 24-25. New Mexico begins play at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 against Duquesne and also faces Southern that evening at 7:30.

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