Wed., Nov. 18 Nevada (11-17, 6-10) Virginia Street Gym Reno, Nev. 6:30 p.m. PST
Sat., Nov. 21 San Diego State (10-19, 7-9) Spartan Gym San Jose, Calif. 1:00 p.m. PST
VOLLEYBALL FINISHES 2015 SEASON THIS WEEK: The San José State volleyball team finishes the 2015 campaign this week with a road match at Nevada on Wednesday and the final home match this Saturday against San Diego State. These are the only two Mountain West teams that the Spartans play only once during the season. Nevada is just a half game in front of the Spartans in the MW standings, while San Diego State is in sixth place.
The Spartans begin the week with an 13-16 overall record and a 5-11 MW mark. The team dropped two road matches last week, losing at #13 Colorado State, 3-0, and at Wyoming, 3-2. San José State is ninth in the MW standings.
SENIOR RECOGNITION: Seniors Allison Meehan and Tyanna Roy will be honored at this Saturday's match with San Diego State. Meehan is in her second season in the program after playing her first two years at North Idaho College. She has been the starting setter for the past two seasons and begins the week with 1,406 career assists.
Roy is in her third season with the program after transferring from Blinn College in Texas. She has led the Spartans in kills each of the past two seasons. She begins the week with 293 kills, 2.69 per set.
MOUNTAIN WEST DIGITAL NETWORK: This week's matches will be streamed live on the Mountain West Digital Network at www.SJSUSpartans.com/videos and http://campusinsiders.com/network/mw/live.
LIVE STATS: Live stat links for the matches are available on the San José State website at www.SJSUSpartans.com.
ABOUT NEVADA: The Wolf Pack enter Wednesday night with an 11-17 overall record and 6-10 MW mark. Last week, the team fell at Utah State (3-1) and at Boise State (3-0). Head coach Lee Nelson is in his first season at the school. Junior Madison Morell is second in the MW in kills with 400, 3.96 ps, and leads the conference in service aces with 44, 0.44 ps.
San José State has a 27-18 advantage in the all-time series. Nevada won both meetings last season. Prior to that, the Spartans had won the past four contests dating back to the 2011 season.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO STATE: The Aztecs enter Saturday's match with a 10-19 overall record and 7-9 MW record. The team split a pair of road matches last week, losing at Boise State (3-0) last Thursday, but winning at Utah State (3-2) Saturday night. Head coach Deitre Collins-Parker is in her seventh year at the school with a 111-97 record and her 20th year as a head coach with a 273-288 record. Baylee Little leads the team with 229 kills, 2.31 ps, followed closely by Deja Harris with 227, 2.27 ps.
San Diego State holds an 18-8 advantage in the all-time series and won both meetings last season. The two teams split the season series in 2013, each winning on their home court.
HEAD COACH Jolene Shepardson: San José State head coach Jolene Shepardson is in her second season at the helm of the program. She has a 17-41 record in two seasons at SJSU, and a 60-90 coaching record in five seasons.
DIGGIN' THE BALL: Yavianliz Rosado leads the team with 394 digs, 3.61 ps. She has recorded a career high 30 digs in a 3-2 win over Wyoming and has double-digit digs in 23 matches. She is 14 digs away from entering the San José State single-season digs list. Kiely Pieper is 10th on the list with 408 in 2012. Rosado recorded 425 digs last season, the seventh-best total. Former Spartan Jessie Shull occupies the top-four spots including the best - 676 in 2006.