Bronco Volleyball Opens 2006 WAC Season at Louisiana Tech and No. 24 New Mexico State.

The Broncos travel for their first two weeks of Western Athletic Conference action. This week Boise State opens with a match Thursday, Sept. 21 versus Louisiana Tech. Then Sat., Sept. 23, the Broncos will play at New Mexico State.

Louisiana Tech, is 5-11 overall and 0-0 in Western Athletic Conference action.

The Lady Techsters are led by Shannon Phillips (3.97 kills and 3.98 digs) and KC Clayton (2.58 kills and 1.36 blocks). Louisiana Tech's setters are Jenny Denton (8.56 assists) and Jillian Walker (7.61 assists). The Lady Techsters average 14.24 kills, 13.07 assists, 17.36 digs and 2.68 blocks per game

The Broncos' second opponent this week is undefeated New Mexico State. The Aggies just broke into the CSTV/AVCA Top 25 this week - coming in at No. 24. New Mexico State is 14-0 overall and 0-0 in WAC play.

The Aggies are led by Alice Borden (3.71 kills, 0.54 aces, 1.83 digs) and Amber Simpson (3.46 kills, 0.38 aces, 1.42 blocks). The Aggies' setter is Jackie Choi (11.90 assists). The Aggies as a team averages 15.51 kills, 13.98 assists, 2.38 aces, 15.88 digs and 3.04 blocks per game.

Bronco Leaders and Stats in 2006:

The Boise State team averages 13.95 kills, 12.54 assists, 2.08 aces, 15.77 digs and 2.19 blocks. Boise State's opponents are averaging 15.13 kills, 13.62 assists, 1.59 aces, 15.90 digs and 2.54 blocks.

After the first four weekends of play, Cameron Flunder averages 3.36 kills and 0.75 blocks; Jeanette Jenkins is at 3.41 kills; and Arlee Tamietti averages 3.36. Mandy Klein averages 9.69 assists per game. Elise Ardron averages 0.96 blocks while Robyn Hewitt is at 0.79. Jackie Stroud averages 4.64 digs and Jamie Claussen backs her up with 2.72 digs per game.

Broncos Receiving 2006 Honors:
Cameron Flunder - WAC Preseason All-Conference - Aug.
 NAU Fiesta Bowl All-Tournament Team -
 Sept. 8-9
Mandy Klein - TCU All-Tournament Team - Aug. 25-26
Jackie Stroud - Washington State All-Tournament Team -
 Sept. 1-2
 Boise State Invitational All-Tournament Team
 - Sept. 15-16
Jeanette Jenkins - NAU Fiesta Bowl All-Tournament Team
  - Sept. 8-9
Arlee Tamietti - Boise State Invitational All-Tournament
 Team - Sept. 15-16

Next Up:

After the Broncos open the 2006 Western Athletic Conference season on the road with Louisiana Tech (Sept. 21 in Ruston) and New Mexico State (Sept. 23 in Las Cruces), Boise State will be on the road for one more match - playing at Idaho on Sept. 29.

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