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Chantale Riddle Named to MW 25th Anniversary Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – New Mexico Volleyball legend and three-time All-American Chantale Riddle was named to the Mountain West’s 25th Season Team, the league announced Wednesday.

As a celebration of the Mountain West’s 25th Season of excellence on and off the field of play, the Conference is recognizing a 25th Season Team during each Mountain West Championship in 2023-24.

With the 2023 MW Volleyball Championship set to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 22, eight different institutions have claimed the regular-season title and six different institutions have been crowned MW Tournament Champions, Colorado State leads with five titles, Boise State (1), UNLV (1) and Utah State who won their first title in 2022.

A native of Roswell, N.M., Riddle was one of 25 athletes who have been named to the 25th Season Team for Volleyball by the Mountain West 25th Season Committee, comprised of members from the 11 full-time institutions.

The Lobos’ first three-time All-American in program history, Riddle still stands as one of the most decorated players in the history of Lobo volleyball. Her senior season in 2014 saw her picked up a bevy of non-conference tournament accolades to go along with two Mountain West Player of the Week selections, a Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week selection, First Team All-Mountain West and AVCA Honorable Mention All-Pacific South Region.

That same season, Riddle became UNM’s all-time career leader in kills with 1,623 and in points with 1,910. She also became the Mountain West all-time career leader in kills in her final match in a Lobo uniform, collecting 22 kills in a three-set sweet of Air Force. That record held until this season, when Kaitlynn Biassou set the new career mark with a 21-kill performance against Nevada on Nov. 11.

Her sophomore year, Riddle broke the program’s single-season points record with 599. The next season, she led the team and the conference in kills with 468 and in points with 544.0, wranking 37th nationally in kills per set (4.11) and 26th in points per set (4.77).

She finished 2014 ranked first among the Mountain West in points with 4.67 per set and second in kills with 3.90 per set. Riddle ranked in the top 70 in the nation in four categories, including 43rd in points per set (4.67), 59th in total kills (441), 62nd in total blocks (136) and kills per set (3.90).

After her time in Albuquerque, Riddle took her talents to Europe, where she played professionally for three different teams over a five-year span and later served as a part-time assistant coach for professional team VBC Aadorf in Switzerland. She spent one season as an assistant coach at Garden City Community College (Kansas) in 2021 and is now back in Albuquerque as the Head Coach at New Mexico Military Institute.