This year St. Pius X volleyball continues its success by welcoming back home alumni volleyball player Jeanne Fairchild as the new Varsity Head Coach.
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Head Coach -- Jeanne Farchild
2015-2016 20-3 overall record 8-0 district play
2014-2015 17-7 overall record 5-1 in district play
Back to Back regular season District Champions
Back to Back District Tournament Champions
3 State Championship Titles
4 Final Appearances
4 Semi Final Appearances
Volleyball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Saint Pius X High School: Back to back District 5-5A Head Coach of the Year; 4A/5A All Metro Head Coach of the Year; has a record of 37 wins and 10 losses during her current career.
SENIOR (2008): Third Team AVCA ALL-AMERICAN ... MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR ... All-Mountain West Conference ... ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI Second Team selection ... Academic All-MWC ... Finished career ranked third on all-time UNM career kills list with 1,238 ... Recorded her 1,000th career kill as a Lobo at the end of the third set of a 3-1 loss to Utah on Oct.4 ... Finished season ranked first in MWC in kills (4.81) and points (5.12) per set ... Ranked third in the nation in kills per set ... Selected Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 8, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17... Named to the UT Arlington Holiday Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Named to the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Named MVP of the George Mason Patriot Invitational ... Named to the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic All-Tournament Team ... Recorded a career-high hitting percentage of .682 (15K-0E-22TA) vs. St. Francis (Pa.) on Sept.6 ... Had a season-high 27 kills and 29 points at Colorado State on Oct. 12 ... Season-high 9 digs in back-to-back matches on Aug. 30 vs. Idaho State and Loyola Marymount ... Finished season with 22 consecutive matches of double-digit kills and 28 of 29 matches, five with 20+ kills. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in volleyball under coach Ryan Sakamoto at St. Pius X ... Guided her team to two state championships (2003 and 2004), including an undefeated season as a junior ... Named the state's Player of the Year twice ... Two-time all-state, three-time all-metro and four-time all-district honoree ... Selected by PrepVolleyball.com to its prestigious "Senior Aces List", ranking 22nd among 100 prep athletes honored in its class of 2005.
PERSONAL: Played professionally in Puerto Rico in Spring 2009 ... Daughter of John Fairchild and Susie Fairchild ... Dad played basketball for BYU in the 1950's and for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1960's ... Has three siblings, a brother, Jeff, a half-brother, Brian, and a stepsister, Jordin ... Enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with friends ... Likes funnel cake ... Says that beating rival teams has been her greatest thrill while participating in sports ... Majoring in Communications and Journalism ... First-ever UNM endowed scholarship for volleyball was established in Jeanne's name by The Vaughan Company Realtors in April 2008 ... Fairchild is the recipient of the Donald Burton Anderson Endowed Scholarship.
Varsity Assistant Coach and Hea
d JV Coach -- Jordan Russel
SENIOR (2012): Served as the team captain in her final season at UNM...played in all 33 matches and started 29...split setting duties with Hannah Johnson...recorded 589 set assists (4.67/set)...added 12 kills in 42 attempts...had 29 service aces...had three double-doubles: vs. Boise State on Oct. 4 (10 digs, 31 assists); vs. UNLV on Oct. 25 (13 digs, 28 assists); and at Wyoming on Nov. 21 (13 digs, 25 assists)...her 31 set assists against Boise State was her career high...had double-digits in digs eight times...twice recorded four ace serves in a match: vs. Southern on Aug. 24 and at Savannah State on Sept. 1...fall 2012 MW Academic All-Conference Award...2012-13 MW Scholar-Athlete. HIGH SCHOOL: Led Moriarty to back-to-back 4A state titles in 2007 and 2008 ...first team all-state setter in 2007 and 2008...four-time all-district and two-time all-Metro in volleyball...2009 North 3-4A All-Star...All-district and all-Metro basketball honoree in 2009...four-year academic letterwinner.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Joe and Lori Russell...has three older sisters, Heather, April and Krystal...Education major...played club with High Desert and New Mexico Juniors.
C-Team Coach -- Keaton Alley
HIGH SCHOOL: 2014 graduate of Palos Verdes High School…played under Patrick Lynch…a four-year letterwinner in volleyball…was name Team Captain and Best Offensive Player in 2013-14…played four years with Club Troy volleyball…finishedin the top 13 in 18s division in SCVA…won bronze medal in 16s National Division at Junior Nationals in 2012…Finished 5th out of 270 teams in the 16s division in SCVA…Also played two years with the Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC)..won gold medal in the 13s American Division at Junior Nationals in 2009…finished first in the SCVA 14s division
Volunteer Assistant Coach -- Tanna Taylor