This Week’s Schedule
Both matches can be viewed on the Mountain West Network or the Mountain West app.
San José State
- This week, the San José State volleyball team will bus over to the Central Valley for a Thursday night showdown with Fresno State before traveling to the Northern Sierras for a match at Nevada Saturday afternoon.
- San José State is currently 11-12 on the season and 2-8 in the Mountain West.
- The Spartans are looking to stop a six-match losing streak after falling last week to New Mexico (3-1) at home last Thursday and at Air Force (3-0) on Saturday.
Jiana Lawson continues to make her presence known along the net as she ranks 12th nationally in total blocks with 108. She is 36th in blocks per set at 1.30 ps.
The Spartans find themselves among the top-100 statistical leaders in eight categories.
Team (top-50 rankings)
- Team Kills 55th 1,085
- Team Assists 60th 1,006
- Team Blocks 67th 188.0
- Kills per set 72nd 13.07 ps
- Total Attacks 72nd 2,945
- Assists per set 75th 12.12 ps
- Attacks per set 85th 35.48 ps
- Blocks per set 98th 2.27 ps
Spartan Head Coach Todd Kress
- Head coach Todd Kress is in his first season at the helm of the program.
- Came to San José State after two coaching stints at Fairfield University where he led the program to five NCAA Tournament appearances
- In his 28th year as a head coach with a 526-326 coaching record in 28 years
- Currently 24th in the NCAA among active head volleyball coaches with 526 wins
- Nine-time MAAC Coach of the Year
- The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s match with an 13-9 overall record and 7-4 MW mark after defeating Nevada, 3-1, Tuesday evening.
- Head coach Leisa Rosen is in her first year at the helm of the program after spending the past 24 seasons on the Michigan coaching staff. She was the associate head coach for 22 of those years.
- The Spartans hold a 56-35 advantage in the overall series, won the past five meetings and have an 8-7 record at the Save Mart Center.
- The Spartans got 14 kills each from Letizia Cammillucci and Nayeli Ti’a in the team’s 3-1 win over the Bulldogs on September 30. Brooke Slusser had her second consecutive double-double with 26 assists and 14 digs.
- The Wolf Pack enter Saturday’s match with a 6-16 overall record and 2-9 MW mark after falling in four sets at Fresno State Tuesday night.
- Nevada currently sits in 11th place in the MW standings with wins over UNLV and San Diego State.
- Head coach Lee Nelson is in his ninth season at the helm of the program.
- San José State holds a 37-23 lead in the all-time series, winning the past 7 matches
San José State returns home for matches against Colorado State on Thursday, November 2, at 6 p.m. The Spartans then host Wyoming on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 12 p.m. That match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Bay Area. Admission to all home San José State matches is free.