Rodolph Signs Romo For 2015

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball head coach Kathy Rodolph announced the signing of Jaelyn Romo for the 2015 season. Romo (Tucson, Ariz.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Rodolph’s Aggies beginning this fall.

Romo played varsity softball for Tucson High Magnet School where she was named to the AZ Starnet Watch List and was a first team All-Southern Region in 2013. She was a second team all-division in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011. She hit .533 during her senior season and plated six runs with 17 RBI and one home run. As a junior, she hit eight home runs and tallied 35 RBI off 25 season hits. She was named an All-American and was part of the Colorado Sparkler All-Star team in 2011 and 2009.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Bradley's Performance Leads To 7-4 Win

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team earned the opening win in its four-game series with Seattle U 7-4 on Thursday, April 17, at Presley Askew Field. The win brought the Aggies to 14-19 on the season and 6-4 in Western Athletic Conference Play.

Senior Christopher Bradley got the start for the Aggies on the pitching mound in game one. He found some momentum early on and put in 6.2 innings of work and struck out a season-high seven batters on his way to earning the win. This brings Bradley's record to 2-4 on the season.

The Aggies worked well offensively even though the home run eluded them and were able to put seven runs on the board. NM State worked off three doubles, five singles and eight walks in the game.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 04/14/14 A big weekend for the team you were able to get a sweep against Bakersfield and after you got down 4-0 early in the first game of the doubleheader you really turned it on and were very dominant over the final two and a half games.
Kathy Rodolph: Because all of the teams in the WAC are new we’ve been kind of coming out to take a look at what the other team has instead of coming out and being as aggressive and assertive from the beginning. After game one we tried to make sure we corrected that and no matter who it was that was in the other dugout that we come out and be us. We play best when we’re aggressive and assertive and it makes our lineup very hard to pitch to. I was very pleased with our response and the girls did a great job of just attacking Bakersfield’s pitchers. What did you tell your team after you had gotten down 4-0? Was it just to start attacking?
KR: Statistically, on paper, I didn’t feel like Bakersfield could keep us off base and we had a lot of game left to play and that the defense was going to come and we were going to settle down and chip away. Lacey was just on fire. She went 5-for-5 and they walked her five times and they weren’t able to get her out and that definitely helped. And Staci Rodriguez got back on track. She had been a little bit out of sync since we moved her to the leadoff spot and her batting average came up about 150 points over the three games and she was a real tough out. I feel like hitting is contagious and when they started seeing each other be successful. We went through all of their pitchers and we were able to be aggressive enough to get all their pitchers on their heels.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Orita Named WAC Women's Golfer of The Week

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DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 7-13.

Orito, a freshman from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS) finished in a three-way tie for first place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz. Her 1-under par 215 three-round score led New Mexico State its first tournament team title since October of 2010. Orito shot a career-best 1-under par 71 in the first round and followed it up with a career-best 2-under par 70 in the second round. The 1-under 215 is a career-best for Orito, who was playing in only her sixth tournament for NM State. Orito’s finish is the best Aggie finish since former Aggie golfer Demi Mak won the BYU at Entrada Classic in March of 2011.

Alcaraz Named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State junior women’s tennis player Susana Alcaraz was named Athlete of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference for the week of April 7-13. The honor is the first for the team and for Alcaraz this season.

Alcaraz, a junior from Aguascalientes, Mexico, won both of her singles matches at the No. 2 spot, and along with doubles partner Marie-Pier Thiffault, went 1-1 in doubles. She earned a two-set win (7-6, 7-5) against Arkansas State’s Janie Nowland to help NM State to its 6-1 win, while she and Thiffault defeated an ASU duo 8-3 at the third court. Alcaraz also earned a three-set victory (6-7, 6-4, 6-4) in singles at the second court over Idaho’s Almudena Sanz as NM State defeated the Vandals 4-3.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lacey Rother Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Lacey Rother has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 7-13. This is the second honor of the season and her career for Rother.

Rother, a junior outfielder/catcher from Long Beach, Calif., went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two home runs, six RBI and six walks last week. She reached base in each of her 11 plate appearances and drew her fist career intentional walk in a 17-2 win over Bakersfield on Saturday. Rother had a home run in each of Friday’s doubleheader games. In the series finale on Saturday, she tied the WAC and New Mexico State records for walks in a single game with four. Rother posted a 2.200 slugging percentage and a 1.000 on-base percentage in her three games last week.

Aggies Shatter WAC Records With 17-2 Win Over Bakersfield

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team scored a record-breaking 17 runs in the first inning on Saturday, April 12 against the Bakersfield Roadrunners to complete the sweep and improve to a 26-16 record this season and stay atop the Western Athletic Conference with an 8-1 record.

Each run was plated in the first inning of the five-inning game with the Runners scoring first. The Aggies’ defense held CSUB to six hits but no earned runs on the day and senior Celisha Walker made the start and pitched five complete for the Aggies. The right-hand pitcher tossed one strikeout and allowed just one walk in the game, while the NM State offense rattled off 12 hits and 15 RBI on the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Bakersfield

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team went 2-0 on the Friday, April 11 with a 7-5 win in game one over CSU Bakersfield and then came back for an 8-1 win in game two. The Aggies combined for 27 hits on the day with four home runs and 15 RBI. The team improves to 25-16 on the year and 7-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Leading the day was junior Lacey Rother as she went 5-for-5 with two runs and five RBI. She had a home run in each game and came up with a couple of stellar plays on defense. She also picked up the first intentional walk of the season.

The Aggie pitching staff held things together with sophomore Makayla McAdams and redshirt sophomore Karysta Donisthorpe each earning a win, while senior reliever Celisha Walker earned a save in game one. The trio allowed just three earned runs between the two games.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 04/09/14 Your thoughts on the UMKC series, you were able to pick up a series victory bouncing back from a loss in the first game to win the next two.
Kathy Rodolph: It was our first time to Kansas City, that was interesting. We had great barbecue. It was really, really cold when we got there. It was 40 degrees with about 75 percent humidity and so from leaving Las Cruces at 80 to that, we didn’t play as well as I would have liked in game one and I think the weather affected us. I liked our response in game two in whatever mother nature is going to bring just get after it when we’re playing . It was just kind of different. They play at a city park and rec field and it was having to make quite a few adjustments. There weren’t batting cages or true bullpens so I think in hindsight in looking back over it it was good for us to have to be uncomfortable and make adjustments. The second game of the doubleheader on Friday you come back after the loss and run rule them 13-4. Obviously your team must have gotten comfortable pretty quickly because you lose and you have to turn right around and play again.
KR: What we talked to them about after the game, we were all disappointed in the way that we played in game one. We gave up nine runs and only one was earned. That tells you how many errors there were. What we talked to the kids about was you can either lick your wounds and focus on that game or understand that that game is gone and there’s nothing you can do about it but your response to it shows whether you’re a championship team or not. We really dug in and got after it in game two and I really did like our response.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Earns 29 Academic All-WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - The 2013-14 Academic All-WAC men and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been announced. New Mexico State placed 29 winter student-athletes on to the list. The Aggies now have 50 academic all-conference honorees this season after 21 from the fall semester.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes as they continue to be at the forefront of the Academic All-WAC honorees,” athletics director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “We’re proud of the work they did this winter both in competition and in the classroom.”  Continue Reading This Post >>