By Brian Cordova
For NM State Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Oct. 28, 3013) - Senior middle hitter Desiree Scott has now become familiar with her name in the Aggie record books as her last season with the Aggies nears an end.
Scott began volleyball at NM State in 2010 and has since left her mark on the court where her actions have grabbed the attention of many Aggie fans and etched her name in the NM State record books.
Scott was unaware of how her achievements on the court were paving her a path into the record books until her mother informed her of how close she actually was. Scott made it a goal of hers as the season nears an end to have her name in the record books and leave her mark on the NM State volleyball team.
“To be known as that girl who made an impression on everyone on the team and everyone in the crowd,” Scott said. “ Once seeing your name come into the record books it became a big goal for me knowing how far in the records I am, it is definitely in the back of my mind.”
Scott is among the top ten in numerous categories in the Aggie volleyball record books. Scott recently passed former teammate, Kelsey Brennan (2008-11), who Scott was tied with upon entering the 2013 season in career hitting percentage at .321. Since the beginning of the season Scott’s hitting percentage has gone up to .329 putting her in the No. 4 spot behind, Kim Oguh (2004-07), who is No. 3 on the all-time list at .337 on her career.
Scott came into the season being one of NM State’s biggest defensive weapons with her ability to block her opponents at the net. She entered the 2013 season with 52 solo-blocks in her career. Since then she has tallied a total of 86, which gives her the No. 7 spot in the NM State record books. She is quickly catching No. 6 Gwen Leabo (1982-85), who had a total of 89 in her career.
Scott has squeezed into the No. 5 spot with 323 block-assists in her career as she recently surpassed Kristin Webster (2003-06), who sat in the No. 5 spot in the Aggie record books at 322. Scott is now looking to catch No. 4 on the list, Shari Hearne (2000-03), who tallied 346 in her career.
Sitting in the top five for total-blocks in her career with 409, Scott is eight total blocks away from passing, Webster, No. 4 on the all-time list who racked up a total of 416 in her career.
Michelle Kuester and Kelsey Brennan were among those who helped Scott reach her achievements. Brennan and Kuester are former players for the Aggies and both influenced Desiree on her style of play and the way she blocks.
For Scott being a part of the NM State volleyball team is a huge honor of hers.
“I came to NM State wanting to build on the past and having a team that can grow together is awesome,” Scott said. “For the majority of the team being seniors and knowing this is their last few times playing volleyball, it should drive all of us to go all out and play as hard as we can.”
With seven regular-season games left on the Aggies schedule before the WAC Tournament takes place, Scott still has plenty of time to make her way up to the top of the record books and ensure her mark is left with the NM State volleyball team.
Scott and the Aggies prepare for their next matchup against Western Athletic Conference opponent Idaho that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 P.M. in Moscow, Idaho.