Camille Orito Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for Feb. 9 - Feb. 15.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), tied for sixth place in a weather-shortened Delta Gamma Challenge in New Braunfels, Texas. She carded a three-under 68 in Sunday’s first round to sit just one shot out of the lead before shooting a three-over 74 in the second round to finish at an even-par 142 in the two-round tournament. The first round 68 is the lowest of any Aggie this season and a career-low for Orito.

Emma Adams Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Emma Adams has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 9-15. This is the first-ever honor for Adams.

Adams, a junior third baseman from Corrales, N.M., had a hit in each of the Aggies’ five games last weekend, including two against Kansas and three against Bradley. She had eight hits in 18 at bats for a .444 batting average. Adams had two doubles, one home run, eight RBIs and two stolen bases over the five games and posted a .722 slugging percentage and .524 on-base percentage.

Pascal Siakam Named WAC Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State freshman forward Pascal Siakam has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 9-15. This is his second WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 74-58

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies put four players in double figures and overcame first half sluggishness to maintain their lead in the Western Athletic Conference with a 74-58 victory over CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at the Pan American Center

The Aggies (17-10, 9-1 WAC) used a late first half run and an early second half run to pull away from the Roadrunners (10-16, 5-5 WAC).

“We definitely played well enough to win, but we’ve got to play better basketball,” said NM State coach Marvin Menzies. “We settled down in the second half and we started to focus on our shifts and once we cleaned that up it was good for us.”

NM State was paced by redshirt freshman forward Pascal Siakam, who led all scorers and rebounders with 20 points and seven boards.

Seniors Daniel Mullings and Remi Barry each scored 14 points, as Mullings dished out five assists. Sophomore Ian Baker chipped in 11 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To 0-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BEAUMONT, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team played four games in the Cardinal Classic this weekend and fell 9-2 in the final game of the tournament to host team Lamar in Beaumont, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 14.

The Aggies fall to 0-4 after playing in a tournament that featured Illinois and Lamar. The Cardinals moved to 2-1 on the year, while NM State finished the series combining for 21 hits and 11 runs over two days of play.

NM State struggled early on against the Cardinals giving up five runs on four hits in the first three innings of play. The Aggie pitching staff fought through the game together as five hurlers were used on the evening compared to Lamar using only two.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Drops A Pair Of Games In Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite an offensive output that produced 20 hits and 20 runs New Mexico State suffered a pair of setbacks at Troy Cox Classic Saturday at the New Mexico State Softball Complex.

The Aggies dropped a 25-12 decision to Kansas and suffered a 10-8 defeat at the hands of Bradley.

In game one the Aggies didn’t have an answer for the Jayhawks’ potent offense. KU hit five home runs – including three grand slams to overpower NM State.

In the first inning the Jayhawks quickly loaded the bases for Maddie Stein who then proceeded to hit a grand slam over the left field fence. The next batter, Chanin Naudin, hit a solo homer run to left and the Jayhawks opened up a 5-0 lead.

Daniella Chavez hit KU’s second grand slam in the second inning and the Jayhawks led 10-1. However, in the bottom half of the second inning the Aggies pushed across five runs and cut KU’s lead to 10-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Has 12-Game Win Streak Snapped At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - One of the greatest streaks in New Mexico State women’s basketball history came to an end on Saturday as the Aggies fell at the hands of Bakersfield, 82-78, inside the Icardo Center.

NM State (16-7, 9-1 WAC) had won 12-consecutive games and 16 of it last 17 games. The Aggies had also gotten off to their best conference start as a member of the Western Athletic Conference after going undefeated through their first nine WAC games.

NM State fell one win short of matching the 10-0 conference record set in 1988 as part of the High Country Athletic Conference. The Aggies’ seven-game winning streak on the road also came to an end after the ‘Runners (18-7, 7-3 WAC) won their 20th-straight game inside their home gym.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Baseball Opens 2015 Season With A Pair Of Losses

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BEAUMONT, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team opened the 2015 season falling in 10 innings to Illinois before dropping a close game to host team Lamar in the 2015 Cardinal Classic that is being played at Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont, Texas, Friday, Feb. 13. The Aggies start the year 0-2 after losing 5-1 to Illinois and 7-6 to the Cardinals.

First year head coach Brian Green saw his team take the field for the very first time today and was very emotional to coach for his alma mater. His team combined for 11 hits on the day with three doubles and seven runs on the day. Green, who played NM State in 1994 and 1995, mentioned that the Aggies competed well on opening day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Opening Day Of Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Softball Aggies split games on Friday as they opened play in their own Troy Cox Classic at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies dropped a 6-0 decision in their first game to undefeated Kansas, then roared back in the nightcap to run-rule Weber State 8-0 in five innings.

“We got a good start against good competition tonight,” said NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph. “Our preseason is designed to really challenge us and make us better each time we step on the field. And I believe it’s doing that.”

The night was highlighted by the offensive play of Malena Padilla who went 3-for-6 in the two games and Emma Adams who went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

In the other games in the Classic on Friday, Bradley was run-ruled twice, as Kansas took an 8-0 victory, while Weber State downed BU 11-0.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Green Interview :: 02/11/15 :: Season Preview With such a new ball club who do you expect to fill out the lineup?
Brian Green: We’ll start on the mound. We could start six guys just in terms of guys who have the capability, the potential, the durability to start and give you five or potentially six innings. We feel like we have six guys. With the opening weekend having four games, we’re going to go with Riley Barr who was one of the top guys in appearances last year. He’s a senior right-hander and he’ll start the opening game. Robert Kraft is a senior left-handed pitcher, probably been our best guy over the fall and the spring in keeping our hitters off balance. He’ll start the second game. The third guy will be Matt Loeffler, he’s a senior right-handed pitcher. He’s got great movement. Then the fourth game will be Billy Connard who didn’t pitch last year He’s got a good arm and he’s got a chance to be a pro prospect just given his body and potential for velocity. So those will be our four starters entering this but that could change next week very easily with Trey Gonsalez, he’s right there, potential to be a starter. He’ll open up as a long reliever, a guy who has potential to give us substantial innings. Same thing with Trey Higginbotham. Trey’s a big key for us. When his command is on he’s very tough to hit. At some point in the year you’ll probably see him starting too. We really feel like we have six guys who we’ll hand the ball off to.

Early on in the season Matt Moriarty is a guy we think can be our closer. Matthew Stein is a senior right-hander, a great student, a great thinker, knows what he’s doing. He’s really competitive. He’ll get substantial appearances on the mound. Kyle Rutherford, Lincoln Herendeen, Alex Lownes, Tyler Aguirre, Quinten Mansfield, those are all guys that’ll come in in the middle innings and go short stint relief appearances.  Continue Reading This Post >>