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It's Love Red, Live Green For Volleyball Rio Grande Rivalry Match
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/13/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 13, 2010

Rio Grande Rivalry Volleyball Game Notes

Up Next in 2010 Lobo Volleyball
Match #10 - Rio Grande Rivalry
Love Red, Live Green
Sept. 14 - vs. New Mexico State, 7 p.m.
Johnson Center • Albuquerque, N.M.

Follow Along ... GameTracker and All-Access Lobo TV will be available for the match through links on GoLobos.com.

Love Red, Live Green ... Junior Kelly Williamson is coordinating the Lobos Love Red, Live Green Night on Sept. 14 against New Mexico State. Williamson, a conservation biology major, is working with the UNM Sustainability and Recycling Departments on an energy conscience giveaway for all fans in attendance. Fans can also learn how to calculate their carbon footprint.

Against New Mexico State (6-3) ... This will be the 62nd meeting between the Lobos and the Aggies. NMSU leads the series, 37-24. Last year, UNM won, 3-0, in Las Cruces. The win ended a nine-match losing streak and a eight-match road losing streak for the Lobos.

Later This Week ... The Lobos wrap up the non-conference portion of the 2010 season at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational in Tampa, Fla. this weekend, Sept. 17-18. The Lobos will play host South Florida on Friday night and Jacksonville and Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Next Week ... The Lobos begin Mountain West Conference action on Thursday, Sept. 23 at San Diego State. Match time in San Diego is set for 8 p.m. (MT).

• The Lobos received votes in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll for the first two weeks of the season. Currently, five Lobo opponents are receiving votes in the poll - No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 Hawai'i, No. 7 USC, No. 14 Colorado State and RV Michigan State.

• Senior Jade Michaelsen was named the MVP of the Comcast Lobo Challenge for her three-match performance over the weekend. Senior Taylor Hadfield joined Michaelsen on the All-Tournament Team.

• Senior Jade Michaelsen has been named one of the Top 30 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award recognizes seniors from all over the country for their achievements in competition, classroom, community and character.

• The Lobos' match on Nov. 13 vs. Wyoming scheduled for The Pit has been moved back to the Johnson Center due to scheduling conflicts.

About New Mexico (4-5, 0-0 MWC) ... New Mexico recorded its 500th program win on Friday, Sept. 10 when it beat SMU, 3-1, in the second round of the Comcast Lobo Challenge. The program is in its 36th year of varsity competition and has a record of 500-521 ... The Lobos won the Comcast Lobo Challenge on a tiebreaker with more sets won in the three matches than SMU and UC Santa Barbara. Senior Jade Michaelsen was named the MVP of the tournament and senior Taylor Hadfield was named to the all-tournament team ... Senior middle blocker Taylor Hadfield was named to the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic All-Tournament team ... The Lobos earned second place in the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic with wins over Pepperdine and Tulane and a loss to No. 4 Stanford. Taylor Hadfield and junior outsider hitter Kelly Williamson were named to the all-tournament team ... New Mexico received votes in the 2010 AVCA Preseason Poll (40th) and the Aug. 30 poll (27th) ... UNM will face 10 teams receiving votes in the preseason poll this season ... The Lobos were picked fourth in the 2010 Mountain West Conference Preseason Poll, eight points out of second ... Senior setter Jade Michaelsen was named to the All-MWC Preseason Team ... Michaelsen and senior outside hitter Lisa Meeter are the team captains for 2010.

About New Mexico State (6-3, 0-0 WAC) ... The Aggies, under the direction of head coach Mike Jordan, went 1-2 in the LSU Invitational over the weekend in Baton Rouge. NMSU took No. 21 LSU to five sets in the loss to the host school. Senior outside hitter Kayleigh Giddens leads the NMSU offensive attack with 4.52 kills per set and a .262 attack percentage. She is also second on defense with 2.68 digs per set.

Michaelsen Aiming For Lobo All-Time Career Assists Mark ... Senior setter Jade Michaelsen moved into second on the UNM career assists list during the Sept. 10 match against Sacramento State, passing Alicia Bergmann (3,283; 1992-95). She reached the 3,000 career assist mark in the third set of the TCU match on Nov. 20, 2009. She needs 390 assists to move into first place.

UNM Career Assists
1. Janelle Torres	3,794	1996-99
2. Jade Michaelsen	3,405	2007-present
3. Alicia Bergmann	3,283	1992-95
4. Sharon Browning	3,214	1989-92
5. Jocelyn Funk	3,153	1983-86
6. Karen Saavedra-Warnock	2,845	1985-88
7. Monica Meihack	2,840	2002-04
8. Sarah Kwasigroch	2,634	2005-09
9. Gretchen Gegenfurtner	2,193	1993-96
10. Kelly Griffin	2,096	1999-01

Following The Lehne ... Former Lobo Anna Lehne blocked her way up the UNM career blocking charts, wrapping up her career in 2009 ranked second on the total blocks list. Now it is time for some current Lobos to challenge those marks. Senior setter Jade Michaelsen jumped on to the career block assists list at No. 10 at the end of the 2009 season with 208.

UNM Career Total Blocks
1. Chelsea Sondrup	433	2002-05
2. Anna Lehne	369	2006-09
3. Kelly Therkelsen	336	2003-06
4. Linda Archuleta	326	1980-82, `84
5. Laurel Luman	320	1990-93
6. Robyn Wentworth	313	1992-94
7. Tammy Lansford	299	1987-90
    Pauline Manser	299	1988-91
    Zhao Lu	299	1995-96
10. Amber Smith	258	1996-99
Closing In:  Jade Michaelsen	247	2007-present
Taylor Hadfield	178	2007-present
Ashley Rhoades	159	2008-present

UNM Career Block Solos 1. Linda Archuleta 120 1980-82, `84 2. Terri Nelson 107 1980-83 3. Tammy Lansford 86 1987-90 4. Anna Lehne 79 2006-09 5. Pauline Manser 76 1988-91 6. Sue Guinn 73 1983-84 7. Robyn Wentworth 68 1992-94 Shannon Vessup 68 1981, `83 Laurel Luman 68 1990-93 10. Kelly Knowles 62 1980-82

UNM Career Block Assists 1. Chelsea Sondrup 433 2002-05 2. Kelly Therkelsen 326 2003-06 3. Anna Lehne 290 2006-09 4. Laurel Luman 252 1990-93 5. Zhao Lu 249 1995-98 6. Robyn Wentworth 245 1992-94 7. Pauline Manser 223 1988-91 8. Jade Michaelsen 221 2007-present 9. Vanessa Shields 216 1998-99, 2001-02 10. Tammy Lansford 213 1987-90 Closing In: Taylor Hadfield 155 2007-present Ashley Rhoades 126 2008-present

Meeter Working Towards UNM 1,000-Kill Club ... Senior Lisa Meeter joined the UNM 900 Career Kills Club with her final kill of the weekend against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 11. Meeter can become the 10th Lobo to record 1,000 career kills by the end of the season. Meeter moved into the Top 10 in all-time career attempts against Hawai'i on Sept. 4. Meeter is on the verge of cracking the UNM career service aces Top 10 list. The outside hitter from Colorado Springs, Colo., led the team in aces two of the past three seasons, finishing the 2009 season with 30 and 84 for her career. As a freshman, Meeter recorded 38 aces during the 2007 season, tying for eighth on the UNM Top 10 season aces list. She is two aces away from cracking the UNM Top 10 career aces list. She is also close to the top 10 in digs and points. With 98 more digs and 100 more kills, Meeter can become just the fourth Lobo with 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. The other three Lobos with 1,000 kills-1,000 digs are Tania Gooley, Maria Gurreri and Nao Ikeda. When she cracks the 100 aces mark as well, she can join Gooley and Ikeda with 1,000 kills, 1,000 digs and 100 aces.

UNM Career Service Aces
1. Terri Nielson	193	1980-83
2. Jocelyn Funk	119	1983-86
    Alicia Bergmann	119	1992-95
4. Jo Anne O'Connell	115	1982-85
5. Tania Gooley	109	1991-94
6. Gayle Tripp	107	2005-08
7. Nao Ikeda	105	1986-89
8. Kelly Knowles	104	1980-82
9. Nana Allison	96	1996-99
10. Paula Feathers	95	1995-98
Closing In:  Lisa Meeter	90	2007-present

UNM Career Kills 1. Tania Gooley 1,579 1991-94 2. Maria Gurreri 1,473 1987-90 3. Jeanne Fairchild 1,238 2006-08 4. Pauline Manser 1,229 1988-91 5. Kim Hicks 1,131 1980-81, `83 6. Amber Smith 1,122 1996-99 7. Anna Reines 1,089 2001-03 8. Terri Nielson 1,074 1980-83 9. Nao Ikeda 1,040 1986-89 10. Sharon Browning 932 1989-92 Closing In: Lisa Meeter 900 2007-present

UNM Career Attack Attempts 1. Tania Gooley 3,721 1991-94 2. Maria Gurreri 3,426 1987-90 3. Amber Smith 3,221 1996-99 4. Jeanne Fairchild 2,892 2006-08 5. Anna Reines 2,769 2001-03 6. Paula Feathers 2,679 1995-98 7. Terri Nielson 2,645 1980-83 8. Kim Hicks 2,584 1980-81, `83 9. Lisa Meeter 2,581 2007-present 10. Pauline Manser 2,549 1988-91

UNM Career Digs 1. Gayle Tripp 1,578 2005-08 2. Sharon Browning 1,504 1989-92 3. Tania Gooley 1,113 1991-94 4. Alicia Bergman 1,059 1992-95 5. Maria Gurreri 1,048 1987-90 Gretchen Gegenfurtner 1,048 1993-96 7. Nao Ikeda 1,020 1986-89 8. Paula Feathers 1,019 1995-98 9. Janelle Torres 1,005 1996-99 Nana Allison 1,005 1996-99 Closing In: Lisa Meeter 902 2007-present Allison Buck 774 2008-present

UNM Career Points 1. Tania Gooley 1,818.0 1991-94 2. Maria Gurreri 1,604.0 1987-90 3. Pauline Manser 1,502.5 1988-91 4. Terri Nielson 1,433.0 1980-83 5. Amber Smith 1,360.5 1996-99 6. Jeanne Fairchild 1,353.0 2006-08 7. Kim Hicks 1,335.0 1980-81, `83 8. Nao Ikeda 1,267.0 1986-89 9. Anna Reines 1,260.5 2001-03 10. Alicia Bergman 1,173.5 1992-95 Closing In: Lisa Meeter 1,058.0 2007-present

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