NMSU Volleyball Survives Five Set Match At Chicago State, Clinches WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - It was a roller coaster ride Thursday night at the Dickens Center, but the NM State volleyball team pulled out a 25-18, 21-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-9 victory over Chicago State to win its second-straight Western Athletic Conference title and third in four years. The win also secured the No. 1 seed for NM State at the upcoming WAC Tournament (Nov. 17-19), which will be held in the friendly confines of the Pan American Center where the Aggies have won 41 matches the last four seasons.

"We didn't play well until partway through the fourth set," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We struggle being function for too long, but when we play well we're fun to watch. Megan Hart stepped up and made some big plays for us."

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NMSU Women's Basketball Announces 2017 Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head women's basketball coach Mark Trakh bolstered his roster for the 2017-18 season with the additions of Kalei Atkinson, Shanaijah Davison, Makayla Mabry, Pam Wilmore and Jaelyn Royal on national signing day. The signings feature three guards and two forwards with a pair being ranked in the top-150 nationally.

When asked about the recruiting class, Trakh said, "We are very excited about this class. This could be the best recruiting class that we have brought in since I have been at New Mexico State. We have speed, quickness, athleticism, length and shooting ability. This is a class we feel can keep us at the top of the conference."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Head Coach Jackie Booth Named Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award Recipient

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - New Mexico State women’s golf coach Jackie Booth has been named the 2017 Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award Recipient on Thursday. This award is the Women’s Golf Coaches Association’s (WGCA) most prestigious honor. Booth will be recognized for this award on Sunday, December 11 at the WGCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award is given by the WGCA in recognition of outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. The award honors individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the evolution and growth of women’s collegiate golf.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Booth. “Volunteering for committees taught me more than I felt I gave in return. I have learned a lot about golf, but to me the life lessons and examples of people I worked with were the reward.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/08/16

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/08/16

bleedCrimson.net: The team picked up a win at UTRGV on Saturday and we talked last week about your team and your disappointment in their lack of competitive fire in the loss to Bakersfield. Did you see what you wanted to see from your team in the match on Saturday?
Mike Jordan: Yeah I thought we were more persistent and competed better. Some of that might have been the fact that we were feeling better. When we were playing Bakersfield we had three people that were sick and so you never know how that affects some people. We weren't 100 percent for sure. I think we had a little more energy against the Vaqueros and did a pretty good job of staying in sets. We had a chance in the second set to close them out, we were 24-22 and made a couple of silly errors and handed them over the set but we got back on the horse and started to compete a little bit again and just made more plays down the stretch when we needed to.

bc.net: Tatyana Battle again had a career match with 28 kills. We talked after she had the 26 kill night about how she kind of started off slowly but this one she was pretty consistent from the first set through the fifth set getting four, five, six, seven and six kills.
MJ: Yeah she put a lot of points on the board. I was surprised. When I saw the number at the end that she had gotten 28 I was a little surprised. It didn't feel like that many but she was efficient. Her kill percentage, not just her hitting percentage, was really high, close to 50 percent. She did that 28 on a pretty small number of attempts. A great match from her from sure.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Week Nine Press Conference

NMSU Volleyball Survives Five Set Road Test At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURGH, TX - Behind a career-high 28 kills, sophomore Tatyana Battle lifted the NM State volleyball team past UT Rio Grande Valley 25-23, 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 15-9 Saturday afternoon as the Aggies made their return to the win column.

With the win, NM State (21-6, 11-1 WAC) clinched at least a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular-season title and could win it outright for the second-consecutive year should CSU Bakersfield fall this afternoon (2 p.m. first serve).

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NMSU Soccer Falls To Utah Valley 2-0 In WAC Tournament First Round

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KANSAS CITY, MO - The NM State women’s soccer team saw its season come to a close Thursday afternoon at the Durwood Soccer Stadium as it fell to Utah Valley 2-0.

Possessing the ball was once again the crux for NM State as it got outshot by UVU 21-6 and held without a shot on goal the entire game.

Possession was very back-and-forth in the opening minutes of the first half between NM State and Utah Valley. Then, in the 12th minute of the game, the Aggies had trouble clearing the ball inside the box that UVU’s Libby Weber took advantage of and sent into the back of the net.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Releases 2017 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Fresh off a 38-win season, NM State softball announced its 2017 schedule that features seven programs from a Power 5 conference and five programs that concluded last season top-30 nationally in RPI. NM State will start the season on an eight-game homestand, beginning Feb. 11.

“Every year we try to challenge ourselves so we are ready for the intensity of conference play and the postseason,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “Once again we are hosting high profile programs with Oregon State, Tennessee, Depaul and Arizona all visiting Las Cruces. Playing seven games against Pac-12 foes should also challenge us during non-conference.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Christofer Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Month

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Cristofer Goncalves has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Players of the Month for October.

Goncalves, a junior from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, posted an 8-1 singles mark and a 7-1 doubles record this month. At the Balloon Fiesta, he won the singles flight and the doubles flight with partner Luis Flores. Goncalves extended his singles winning streak to 12 matches before being defeated in the quarterfinals at the ITA Regionals. In doubles, Goncalves and Flores posted a three game winning streak. This is his second WAC Athlete of the Month honor this season.