Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Montana

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team finished a four-game stretch at the Falcon Classic hosted by the Air Force Academy by defeating Montana in straight sets on Sunday, 25-13, 25-18, 25-19.

The Aggies leave Colorado with a 3-1 record, with the only loss coming at the hands of No. 16 Arizona State in a five-set thriller on Saturday.

“I’m really happy with the effort again today,” said NM State head coach Mike Jordan. “We were a tired team but really gave a good effort today.”

NM State (3-1) held the Grizzlies (2-1) to a .108 hitting percentage while the Aggies hit at .367, including finishing with a .600 hitting percentage in set number one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Soccer Falls 5-1 At CSU Northridge

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NORTHRIDGE, CA - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team lost at the hands of Cal State Northridge 5-1 on Sunday at the Matador Soccer Field.

The Aggies (0-4) conclude their first road trip of the season by suffering losses at Idaho and Sunday at CSUN (3-1). NM State was outshot 25-11, although the visitors did have more shots than their opponents in the second half, 8-7.

“We’ve started off the season with some tough losses and many of our players are not used to losing,” Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. “That fire drives us to improve. We are playing better every match, unfortunately, we’ve run into some good programs.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls In Five Sets To No. 16 Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - For a set and a half it seemed the New Mexico State volleyball team was the one ranked in the top 25, then it slipped away for a while, then there was a resurgence, before the Aggies finally fell to No. 16 Arizona State on Saturday at the Falcon Classic in a rollercoaster of a match that finished the Sun Devils way, 22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 15-7.

It was an up and down day for the Aggies (2-1), unfortunately, the final slope went downwards. NM State seemed in control during the first portion of the match, then fell down two sets to one, before coming back and tying the match at two sets and taking a lead midway through the final and deciding set. But that's when Arizona State (2-0) took control of the set and the match.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Improves To 2-0 With Victory Over Air Force

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team concluded day one at the Falcon Classic by defeating host Air Force in four sets, 25-22, 25-16, 15-25, 25-20, on Friday night at Cadet East Gym.

It was the second win of the day for the Aggies (2-0), who had defeated Northeastern in straight sets earlier in the day. The Falcons (0-2), meanwhile, were on the opposite side of the coin as they had lost a five-setter to Montana before falling to NM State.

For the second-straight match it was a mix of seniors and freshmen that ruled the action for the Aggies. Senior Gwen Murphy once again led both team in kills, finishing with 16, while freshman Tatyana Battle once again finished in double figures with 12.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls 3-0 At Idaho

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team fell at the hands of Idaho 3-0 on Friday at Guy Wicks Stadium.

The Aggies, who were traveling for the first time this season, started the match a little sluggish, allowing two first-half goals to the Vandals to fall behind early. The young NM State squad showed signs of young it is and could never recover from the two-goal deficit.

“Tonight’s game was two completely different halves,” Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. “It took us a half to get used to the physicality, speed and direction of the game. I expected games like this early in the season because we are a young team.”

NM State was outshot 25-9, but seven of those nine shots were on goal. Freshmen Audrey Chavez and Aileen Galicia both came off the bench and had some good production on the pitch as Chavez finished with three shots on goal while Galicia added a couple more.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Northeastern To Open 2015 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team began the 2015 campaign by defeating Northeastern in straight sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-23, on Friday during the opening match of the Falcon Classic hosted by the Air Force Academy.

The Aggies found different ways to win each set, coming back late to steal the first set, easily winning the second and finally winning the third and final set that saw 11 ties and was back-and-forth throughout.

“We’re happy with the win, we made some plays when we needed to and showed a lot of physical ability,” said NM State head coach Mike Jordan. “Obviously, being the first weekend it’s not always smooth or pretty to watch, but we’re happy with the win.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Adds Brandon Mason To Men's Basketball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State men’s basketball welcomes the return of one of its own, as former Aggie Brandon Mason has been tabbed by NM State Head Coach Marvin Menzies the new Special Assistant to the Head Coach.

Mason has spent the last season as an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands after two seasons as the video administrator at New Mexico.

“I’m so excited to be able to return to the Aggies,” said Mason. “This is a dream come true. I’ve been waiting on the opportunity to work with Coach Menzies and his staff, and to work with such a great program with a strong winning tradition.”

Mason played for the Aggies from 1999 to 2003, averaging 9.1 points and 3.2 rebounds for his career. He is part of the NM State 1,000-Point Club, scoring 1,051 points in his four seasons with the Aggies. He was also twice named the team’s defensive player of the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls To Rival UNM 1-0; Sets Home Attendance Record

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team fell to I-25 rival New Mexico, 0-1, on Wednesday at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex in front of what was the largest crowd to ever witness an Aggie soccer match in Las Cruces, over 2,000 fans.

The announced attendance of 2,005 almost tripled the previous record for the Soccer Athletic Complex, which stood at 714 fans that saw NM State play Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 6, 2013.

The record for any Aggie home match had stood for almost five years and went back to the days when NM State played its home matches inside Aggie Memorial Stadium. The old record dated back to Sept. 10, 2010, when 1,569 fans saw the Aggies defeat North Dakota 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls 2-1 in Double Overtime To Eastern Washington In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team began the 2015 campaign with a heavily-contested double overtime 2-1 loss at the hands of Eastern Washington on Sunday afternoon at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex.

The young Aggies (0-1) showed that they will be a team to contend with this season after coming back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half to send the match into overtime and then double overtime before eventually falling to the Eagles (2-0).

“We had a lot great things go well for us today, we had a good rhythm, we were very dangerous at times,” Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said “I thought our defense held pretty strong. Give a lot of credit to Eastern Washington, they were strong and physical, there a good, well-coached team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Picked To Finish Second; Three Aggies Named Preseason All-WAC

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference volleyball coaches have selected Missouri-Kansas City to win the WAC regular-season crown in 2015. The coaches also voted on the preseason award winners and Utah Valley senior middle blocker Lauren Bakker was the pick for WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

UMKC received four of the first-place votes and 45 total points to earn the top spot in the poll. NM State earned two first-place votes and 40 total points, followed by Seattle U with one first-place vote and 37 points in third place. CSU Bakersfield was picked to finish fourth with 33 points and the other first-place vote, followed by Utah Valley in fifth with 28 points. Grand Canyon in sixth with 20 points, while The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Chicago State round out the poll with 13 and eight points, respectively.

UMKC, NM State and Seattle U placed the most players on the preseason All-WAC team with three apiece, while CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley had two each. Joining Bakker on the preseason team is teammate Macky Fifita, UMKC’s Sydney Crimmins, Jessica Hendin and Taryn Miller, NM State’s Nathalie Castellanos, Gwen Murphy and Bradley Nash, Seattle U’s Matea Mamic, Martina Samadan and Jelena Vujcin, CSU Bakersfield’s Luiza Martins and Kelsee Sawyer, and Grand Canyon’s Natalie Tardy.

The 2015 season begins Friday, Aug. 28, with all eight teams in tournament action. The 2015 WAC Tournament, hosted by UMKC, will be held Nov. 19-21, at Swinney Recreation Center, and will include the top six eligible teams in the regular-season standings.  Continue Reading This Post >>