Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan encourages all Aggie fans to purchase season tickets for the 2015 season as he predicts this year to be one of the best with plenty of seniors on the team to guide the way to victory.
Fans can purchase season tickets online at www.NMStateSports.com or by calling the Pan American Center box office at 575-646-1420. Season tickets cost $50 for any seat (general admission) and are $25 for all NM State faculty and staff. The Aggies have 13 home matches as well as the Annual Alumni Match. There are also three matches scheduled between teams that are featured in the 2015 Borderland Invitational (NM State/UTEP hosted tournament).
“We’re excited about this home schedule,” said Jordan. “We open our home schedule with the Oklahoma Sooners who will likely be a nationally ranked top-15 team. And of course we have both our local rivals in UTEP and UNM here at the Pan Am this season.”
Single game tickets go on sale starting Sept. 1 and are $5 per ticket. Fans who purchase season tickets will be paying $3.85 per match. Children 12-years and younger get in free of charge.
“We’re looking forward to adding to the amount of Pan Amaniacs this year,” Jordan exclaimed. “We have a lot of reason to be optimistic with five seniors and a very talented group of underclassmen on the team. We’re looking forward to another exciting season and another NCAA tournament appearance.”
The five seniors include New Mexico native Nathalie Castellanos, setter Taylor Livoti, middle hitter Gwen Murphy, outside hitter Bradley Nash and outside hitter Andy Tauai.
Castellanos has played the setter position as well as the outside hitter position and provides leadership and energy to the team. Livoti returns to the court to start at the setting position for her fourth consecutive season, hoping to guide the team to another NCAA Tournament appearance.
Murphy, who was No. 2 on the team in kills last season and an all-WAC selection in 2013, comes back for her senior year hoping to lead the way to a Western Athletic Conference Title. Nash, native of the Navajo Nation, will be back for her senior season after leading the 2014 Aggies in both kills and service aces. Tauai is set for her second and final season with NM State and returns with hopes of filling her role after she averaged 1.50 kills per set and 2.42 digs per set in 88 sets played last season. She was second in the team in digs, only behind former libero Hannah Walker.
2015 NM State Home Matches
Aug. 22 – Alumni Match – 4 p.m.
Borderland Invitational (NM State/UTEP Tournament)
Sept. 10 – Oklahoma – 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Robert Morris – 11 a.m.
Sept. 11 – Denver vs. Oklahoma – 4 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Brown – 7 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Denver – 12 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Robert Morris vs. Brown – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Brown vs. Denver – 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 – UTRGV* – 1 p.m.
Sept. 29 – New Mexico – 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Chicago State* – 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 – Kansas City* – 5 p.m.
Oct. 15 – Utah Valley* – 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Seattle U* – 1 p.m.
Oct. 20 – UTEP – 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 – Bakersfield* – 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 – Grand Canyon* – 1 p.m.
Season Ticket Prices: $50 (all)
NM State Faculty/Staff Season Ticket Prices: $25 (all)
Single Game Ticket Prices: $5 (go on-sale Sept. 1)
Children 12-and-under: FREE
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