Pun Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Pun Chanachai was named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month for October. The freshman led the Aggies through two events this past month with a pair of top-30 showings.

Chanachai, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand posted the top scoring average in the WAC by over a stroke, finishing the month averaging 72.40 per round. At the NM State Aggie Invitational, Chanachai shot 71-74-75—220 (+4) to finish in a tie for 2nd among 59 golfers as the Aggies captured the team title.

Play at the Aggie Invitational was followed up with a 72-70—142 (-2) at the weather-shortened Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, tying for 28th among 105 golfers.

Throughout the NM State Aggie Invitational and Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Chanachai shot 56 holes for par and 16 birdies after five rounds of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/01/16

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/01/16

bleedCrimson.net: You had kind of a mixed bag of results from last week. You get a sweep over Grand Canyon and a four set loss to Bakersfield. Kind of a weird match with Bakersfield but what were your thoughts on the Grand Canyon match first?
Mike Jordan: Grand Canyon, they're just missing arms. THey don't have a lot of physical kids. They play a decent brand of volleyball. They can stay in sets. The first set we got a little high error again and kept it close. Then we minimized the errors and took care of business after that. We were the more physical team but you also have to play clean in order to win and we did that for the most part in the match.

As for Bakersfield that was one of the more disappointing performances I've been a part of. I could see the team somewhat relax after the first set and I've seen that before. Like I said, it's fairly commonplace but when you're playing for the opportunity to clinch the outright championship on your home floor, it's frustrating that you don't get a more competitive personality from your team. I watched us walk out on the floor in set two and look like we believed we were going to win instead of playing to win each point. I hated everything about that match. Maybe the worst thing that could have happened was the trouncing we gave them in the first set. We've been telling them all along that we aren't as good as our record indicates. When you make that many errors, obviously you put yourself in jeopardy. To make 32 attack errors in four sets is ridiculous. We hit balls out of bounds with no blocker in front of us and we hit balls out of bounds with one blocker and we got blocked by one blocker. The setting was atrocious and we just looked completely out of sorts and I didn't see a whole lot of fight in us when we got behind.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At No. 9/10 Texas A&M

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - The NM State football team played with heart Saturday night in front of 99,960 hostile fans at Kyle Field as it fell 52-10 to No. 9/10 Texas A&M on the road.

"I told our offensive kids, we had 3 goals tonight," said head coach Doug Martin. "We wanted to play more physical, we wanted to take care of the football and we wanted to run the ball better. We really got all three of those down tonight. For us, it was a productive night as far as that goes. If we can carry that on into our last four conference games, then we have a chance to win some of those games, or all of those games."

Tyler Rogers finished the game completing 19-of-34 passes for 138 yards in the air and added another 40 on the ground. Larry Rose III ran for 89 of the Aggies' 169 net yards on the ground and added 26 reception yards as well for 115 all-purpose yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Women Finish 3rd, Men Fifth At WAC Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - New Mexico State women’s cross country finished third and men’s cross country finished fifth at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday. Utah Valley claimed the women’s title and UMKC won the men’s title.

In total the Aggies had four student-athletes named to All-WAC teams. For the women, junior Crissey Amberg was named First Team All-WAC, while junior Cassey Amberg and sophomore Stephanie Quintero were named Second Team All-WAC. For the men, senior David Colmenero was named Second Team All-WAC. Additionally, Julia Yescas was named the WAC Women’s Freshman of the Year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Defeats UTRGV 1-0 On Late Goal By Galicia

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Day at the Soccer Athletic Complex in Las Cruces, N.M. featured strong defensive play from both teams as NM State recorded the game’s only goal with 6:11 remaining in the contest, as they shutout UT-Rio Grande Valley 1-0.

The Aggies (5-12-2) faced seven shots on goal and goaltender Ashley Martin stood tall and saved them all. Along with the stellar play by Martin, the NM State defense blocked three shots and safely defended two corner kicks, the only ones of the game.

From the start, NM State and UTRGV looked to end the season on a high note with aggressive play. However, this play resulted in nine fouls combined for the two teams as they headed in to the locker rooms at halftime. Coupled with the aggressive play, the first 45 minutes of action highlighted great defense by both squads as each team fired four shots, to no avail, as the half ended in a 0-0 tie.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Falls To CSU Bakersfield 3-1 In Home Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After the opening set, New Mexico State (20-6, 10-1 WAC) could not find a rhythm or clean up the errors as they fell to CSU Bakersfield (10-13, 7-3 WAC) 25-14, 18-25, 18-25, 25-19 in their home finale. The loss snapped a streak of 24-straight Western Athletic Conference wins for NM State. However, the Aggies still hold a two-game lead in the WAC with three matches left in the regular season.

NM State was paced by sophomore Tatyana Battle who set a new career high serving up five aces to go along with her 11 kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Junior Jordan Abalos contributed with nine kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Junior Sasha-Lee Thomas added eight kills and seven blocks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Completes Season Sweep Of Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State (20-5, 10-0 WAC) completed the season sweep of Grand Canyon (4-17, 0-9 WAC) with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-11 victory on Thursday. With the win, the Aggies have now racked up 12 seasons of 20 wins or more in the Mike Jordan era.

“This was a solid win,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “The first set was pretty close, but we were able to jump out to leads in the second and third sets. We made a lot of errors in the first set, but we settled down, started playing loose and served the ball better. I think our athletic ability helped a lot; we are a more athletic team. If you get teams out of system and are more athletic, you will beat them most of the time. We were able to do that, and I’m really proud of how efficient we were in sets two and three.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/25/16

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/25/16

bleedCrimson.net: The team picked up a couple of wins last week, a five set win over Utah Valley and then a sweep of Seattle.
Mike Jordan: To go on the road against two quality teams and get wins is great. Again, two different matches. A high error match with Utah Valley and then our outside hitters did a much better job against Seattle in making attack choices and we located it a little bit better and really did a good job defensively and at the service line in both matches. I saw a lot of really good things and any time you get two wins on the road to pad your lead a little bit down the stretch is great.

bc.net: Tatyana Battle had an outstanding night against Utah Valley with 26 kills and she was really dominant in that fourth set and even though you didn’t win that set she had nine kills and three more in the fifth and carried that over against Seattle. What did you see from her this past weekend?
MJ: She started the Utah Valley match and she made some pretty bad errors and then she got better quickly and that’s key. She didn’t struggle for long. I think after about the middle of the second set she was getting it going pretty good. Obviously we’d like to see somebody play well the whole match but I think the sign of really good players is that they make mistakes sporadically and not in bunches. I was happy to see her bounce back maybe a little quicker than she has sometimes. She made a lot of key plays for us and not just attacking it but at the service line and she made some good digs. She’s an improving player and her upside is pretty good.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Week Eight Press Conference

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes Wraps Up Play At Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOULDER CITY, NV - The Aggies completed the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown after a final round of 292 (+4) which placed them in 17th. Team play was highlighted by shooting 112 holes for par and 25 birdies through 36 holes.

Pun Chanachai led the team through both rounds as she fired 72-70--140 (-2) and finished in a tie for 28th. Kristen Cline fired a 73 in both rounds to bring her total score to 146 (+2) which tied for 59th place.

Camille Orito matched Cline with a score of 73 in round two, a personal best, and she had a tournament score of 148 (+4) to tie for 70th. Chanachai, Cline and Orito accounted for 20 of NM State's 25 birdies.

Angela Xu competed in her first team event as an Aggie and carded a 77-76—153 (+9), as she tied for 95th. Rounding out the Aggies, Kennedie Montoya put up 78-76—154 (+10) which put her in a tie for 99th.  Continue Reading This Post >>