Mike Jordan Picks Up Career Win No. 400; Aggies Win Two At Troy Invitational

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TROY, AL - With the 3-0 sweep of Valparaiso (2-2) on Friday, New Mexico State head coach Mike Jordan reached rarified air earning his 400th career win. The Aggies (3-2) captured the win with a 25-9, 25-19, 25-21 decision.

"I have had a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches in my career," said Jordan. "I am proud to be the coach here at New Mexico State. Reflecting back, there have been a lot of big wins, but I think about all of the players too. That's the cool part about this win, it brings me back to my first season here and all of the memories."

In his 19th season at NM State, Jordan now holds a career coaching record of 400-179, all with the Aggies. He is the winningest coach in NM State volleyball history, a title he claimed in 2004.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/30/16

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/30/16

bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the opening weekend?
Mike Jordan: We were a couple of points, a couple silly young mistakes from being 2-0 and then getting an opportunity to play UNLV. I was disappointed only in some of the errors that were made, not necessarily that we were making errors. The technique stuff, those types of errors, I’m fine with early in the year especially when you have a young team. The mistakes we made were mental mistakes without aggression. Those were the frustrating ones that I think cost us that match against Santa Barbara. That’s a match I think we win nine out of ten times right now. We just made those critical mistakes late and I think it affected us the next day unfortunately. We didn’t have the same kind of swagger I thought we should and when times got stressful late in games, again we made some silly mistakes. But UNLV has a veteran team loaded with seniors. I think they return every starter from last year. They’re a good team and certainly on their home floor early in the year it’s going to be a tough matchup.

I did see a lot of really good things too. Our kill percentages were good. I think we had pretty good balance. I liked our floor defense quite a bit. We dug a ton of balls. The things that we need to get better at are obviously serving and serving tougher. Late game serving. We need to block it better, we were kind of a mess there. In crunch time we need to be physical and not play not to make mistakes and that unfortunately what happened against Santa Barbara a little bit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls At UIC 4-1

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CHICAGO, IL - Second half woes continues to hurt the New Mexico State women's soccer team as it dropped a 4-1 decision to UIC Sunday afternoon at Flames Filed.

"I thought we adjusted pretty well in the first half," Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. "I was proud of our effort and how we kept fighting in the game. In the second half we started off strong and got the goal, but then we had a mental let down and allowed them to score. As a team, we're still continuing to mature to not let our highs get too high and our lows go too low. We have to do a better job playing at our peak performance no matter the score, time or opponent."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls To UNLV In Three Sets

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LAS VEGAS, NV - In the finale of the UNLV Invitational, New Mexico State (1-2) could not overcome large deficits against UNLV (3-0) as they fell in three sets on Saturday. The Rebels took the match with a 21-25, 17-25, 21-25 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls In Five Sets Against UC Santa Barbara

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LAS VEGAS, NV - After sweeping the first match of the day, New Mexico State (1-1) was unable to go 2-0 after falling in five tightly contested sets to UC Santa Barbara (1-1). UCSB claimed the match with a 30-28, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 13-15 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls At Valparaiso, 2-0

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VALPARAISO, IN - Despite stellar play from sophomore Ashley Martin, the Aggie defense couldn't fend off a persistent Valparaiso offense in the second half as the New Mexico State women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Crusaders Friday night at Brown Field.

"Valpo did a very good job making it a physical game," Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. "I was proud of our effort from beginning to end, but unfortunately we couldn't execute our game plan the way we wanted."

Valparaiso's (1-2-0) April Cronin came out of the gates firing, testing the Aggie (0-3-0) defense and Martin with a shot just 1:39 into the game. The Aggies responded well and took three-straight shots at the Crusader's keeper with two coming on goal. Audriana Chavez's second shot was a rocket towards the net, but was blocked by Valpo's defense.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Great Danes In Season Opener

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LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State volleyball open the 2016 season with a bang sweeping Albany in straight sets. The Aggies took the decision 25-22, 25-12, 25-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Larry Rose III Selected For Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State football running back Larry Rose III has been selected for the Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List, announced the Rotary Club of Houston on Thursday. Rotary Lombardi Award, in its 47th year, is given to the player that best exemplifies the discipline, virtue and wisdom that defined Vincent Lombardi's exceptional brand of leadership.

After an impressive freshman season where Rose III rushed for 1,102 yards, the Fairfield, Texas native racked up a record-breaking 1,651 rushing yards on his way to an AP All-American Third Team selection and Sun Belt Conference Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year title. By season’s end, Rose III became the first back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher for the Aggies since Denvis Manns rushed for over 1,000 yards during his four seasons in the Crimson and White.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview

bleedCrimson.net: The big hole to fill this season is in the middle replacing Gwen Murphy but this is something you’ve had to do before, it seems like about every three or four years you have to replace an all-world player and this is no exception.
Mike Jordan: You try to do it with balance. You don’t want to have to ask someone to do the impossible and carry the same kind of numbers that Gwen had for instance. I think at 23-all it was pretty clear that we were going to try to set Gwen. This year this team is going to be tougher to figure out for opposing teams. We’ve got four arms that are I’m pretty impressed with. I think Sasha [Thomas], Jordan [Abalos], Tatyana [Battle] and Kassie [Tohm] are all high kill percentage type players. We’re just trying to add one or two more in the 6-2 and see what they can do. They’re new players, a lot of them, that are vying for those spots. They’ve got some physical ability and some pretty good competition right now.

bc.net: Kassie Tohm is a player that got some playing time last year and there were some things you wanted to see her get better at. Has she gotten better at those things in the offseason and what do you expect from her this season?
MJ: She has. She played more as a freshman on that team that was really young a couple years ago and then last year with Nash moving to the right and of course having Nathalie Castellanos there, Kassie wound up on the bench, not because she wasn’t capable of putting up numbers but she just wasn’t as well rounded a player as those two were. She’s developed, she’s a better blocker, she handles the ball better, she’s a more functional player which is the word we like to use. She can do multiple things. We’re expecting her to have a good year. I think she’s got the competitiveness and the confidence is growing all the time. We should see a pretty good effort from her on a daily basis.  Continue Reading This Post >>