bleedCrimson.net Paul Weir Interview :: 04/28/16

bleedCrimson.net Interview with New Mexico State Head Coach Paul Weir

bleedCrimson.net: What has this first 48 hours of so been like for you, has it sunk in yet that you’re now a head coach?
Paul Weir: It has not. It’s been an intense 48 hours with not very much sleep and just trying to get as immersed into the head coaching position as quickly as possible. Player meetings, staff meetings, auxiliary staff meetings, phone calls, emails, supporters, everything. It’s been kind of non stop since it happened. Hopefully here as things settle down here I’ll be able to really sit back and enjoy the moment. So far it’s jus been working.

bc.net: You’ve got several coaching mentors who are head coaches and you also mentioned your relationship with Coach Henson. what advice have they given you on what to expect as a first time head coach?
PW: I think a lot of them were very adamant that I need to fine the best staff that I can, particularly for me and that’s really my first challenge especially given that our roster is relatively intact. My number one objective right now is to find the absolute best staff I can. That was pretty unanimous, from coaches, even through Mario. Several people have been very consistent about telling me the same thing and I felt it before but hearing that has been reassuring that that is my number one thing to do right now.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Paul Weir Named New Mexico State Men's Basketball Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University announced the hiring of NM State associate head coach Paul Weir as the 25th men’s head basketball coach of the Aggies.

NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia introduced Weir at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

“After a nationwide search that yielded several top candidates, I felt that the right coach and the right fit for the Aggie basketball program at this time was Paul Weir,” said Moccia. “Paul is an extremely passionate individual who I know will do everything in his power to keep our program successful, take it to new heights and excite the students as well as our community to get the Pan Am Center filled like it used to be.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Katara Nelson Named WAC Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State's Katara Nelsonhas been named Western Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for April 18-24.

Nelson, a junior from Arlington, Texas (South Grand Prairie HS) put up new season best times in both the 100m and 200m at the Ross Black Open. In the 100m, she finished with a time of 11.82. In the 200m, she finished with a time of 24.14. She currently leads the WAC in both events with these times.

Aggie Women's Golf Wins Third Consecutive WAC Title, Montoya Claims Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BLAINE, WA - The New Mexico State Aggies collected a "Three-Pete" on Sunday, as they won their third straight Western Athletic Conference Championship led by WAC Individual Champion Kennedie Montoya.

The Aggies clinched their third-straight title by posting a 3-over 291 in the final round at the Semiahmoo Country Club for an 884 and a 16-stroke lead over Seattle U. at 900. Utah Valley was third at 912.

The Aggies dominated the final round, halted 40 minutes because of thunderstorms, outdistancing the day's next best rounds by 13 strokes.

"I'm so proud of this team," said NM State head coach Jackie Booth. "We were concerned about the wet conditions, but they were just like ducks on a pond. From the very beginning it was theirs to take and they went after it."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Finale At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State dropped the series finale to CSU Bakersfield 8-2 on Sunday.

The Roadrunners got on the board in the second, leading off the inning with a single up the middle. A full count walk put runners on first and second. The first run scored on an E5. The second run scored on a single to first, putting CSUB up 2-0 after two innings.

The 'Runners scored again in the third, leading off with a full count walk. A double down the right field line scored the first run of the inning. Another run scored on an E9 during the same play. The third run scored on a sacrifice fly to right center, putting CSUB up 5-0.

CSUB added two more runs in the fifth. Both runs scored on a triple to right, putting the score at 7-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Take Game Two Against Bakersfield, 5-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Junior Dan Hetzel’s three-run home run in the third inning helped the Aggies defeat CSU Bakersfield 5-4 on Saturday. Hetzel, a native of Long Island, N.Y., now leads the WAC with 36 RBI.

CSUB got on the board in the first with a single up the middle to lead off the inning. A 5-4 fielder’s choice erased that runner. A single to left would score a run, putting the ‘Runners up 1-0.

The Aggies took the lead in the third as Brent Sakurai reached on an E5 to start the inning. Austin Botello singled up the middle, putting runners on first and second with two outs. After taking two pitches for balls, Dan Hetzel unloaded a pitch, sending it soaring over 400 feet over the center wall. The homer put NM State up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Series With Bakersfield

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Emma Adams broke the program record for career doubles with her 43rd double in game one of Senior Day as the NM State softball team topped CSU Bakersfield 12-1. The Aggies defeated the visiting team 4-2 in game two to complete the series sweep. Friday, NM State won 6-5. After the game, NM State honored Karysta Donisthorpe, Adams, Fiana Finau, Makayla McAdams, Brennalyn Nakamura and Tatum Reedy for Senior Night.

Game One

The Aggies (32-19, 11-1 WAC) scored 12 runs and collected 12 RBIs on 10 hits. Rachel Rodriguez went 2-for-3 and scored three runs with a stolen base. Donsithorpe pitched 5.0 innings and had four strikeouts in 24 batters faced.

CSU Bakersfield (13-29, 5-7 WAC) scored one run on five hits. Lyndsay Klimenko pitched 3.2 innings and allowed six runs on five hits in 23 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To Bakersfield 7-6 In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA New Mexico State came up just short on Friday as they fell to CSU Bakersfield. The Aggies’ bullpen pitched well enough to get the win, as Chris Butcher, Ruger Rodriguez and Joe Galindo combined to only allow one hit and strike out six ‘Runners in five innings. Rodriguez, a native of Los Chaves, N.M., punched out four CSUB batters, setting a new career high.

The Roadrunners started off hot with a leadoff single up the middle. Another base hit put runners on the corners. The first run of the game came in on a double to left. The second run scored on a groundout to short. They would score two more in the second inning, with both runs coming in on a single through the left side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Holds Off Bakersfield 6-5

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After an hour and 20 minute weather delay, the NM State softball team came from behind to defeat CSU Bakersfield 6-5 on a rainy Friday night at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (30-19, 9-1 WAC) scored six runs and amassed six RBIs on five hits. Tatum Reedy went 1-for-3 with a run and four RBIs after she hit her seventh home run of the season. Makayla McAdams pitched 4.1 innings and had three strikeouts in 20 batters faced.

CSU Bakersfield (13-27, 5-5 WAC) scored five runs and had five RBIs in seven hits. Amber Mills pitched 3.1 innings and had one strikeout in 19 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seven Aggies Earn NCEA Academic All-American Honors

WACO, TX – The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced the Beval Saddlery Academic Teams and the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll, recognizing student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.

These student-athletes were honored at the NCEA Championship last week in Waco, Texas.

The criteria for the awards is listed below:

Beval Saddlery Academic First Team

Must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Beval Saddlery Academic Second Team  Continue Reading This Post >>