NM State Men’s Golf Heads To NCAA Regionals May 15-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced, May 5 that the New Mexico State men's golf team will be the No. 11 seed in the NCAA Regional Tournament at the par-72, 7,151-yard Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course in Sugar Grove, Ill., hosted by Northern Illinois, May 15-17.

This is the sixth trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the Aggies. NM State won its seventh WAC Championship, May 4, earning a spot at the regional tournament.

The Aggies send junior Pat Beyhan, sophomore Kenneth Fadke II, junior Brett Walker, senior Willy Hogan and senior Zach Adams to the regional tournament. Fadke II, Walker and Hogan all played in the 2013 regional for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fiana Finau Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Fiana Finau has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 28-May 4. This is the second honor of the season for Finau.

Finau, a sophomore utility player from Chula Vista, Calif., hit .750 with three RBI, two runs scored and her team-leading 13th home run of the season as the Aggies posted a 14-2 five-inning win over instate rival New Mexico in their only game last week. She posted a 1.500 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage.

Aggie Men's Golf Wins Second Straight WAC Title, Seventh In Nine Years

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

strong>LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State men’s golf team won its seventh Western Athletic Conference title in nine years, and second-consecutive, after leading wire-to-wire at the 2014 WAC Men’s Golf Championship.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Drop Series Finale To Utah Valley 4-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team had four hits on the afternoon falling 4-1 to Utah Valley, Sunday, May 4 at Presley Askew Field to drop the series and fall to 18-25 on the year and 9-9 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Wolverines move to 21-24 overall and 13-8 in league play heading into the final two weeks of regular season play.

NM State tallied four hits on the afternoon while the pitching staff tried to slow down the Wolverine offense striking out seven UVU batters. Starting right-hand pitcher Zach Freeman was credited with the loss after working 3.1 innings and giving up three runs as UVU starter Andrew Freter earned the win and is now 4-6 on the year after throwing a complete game.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Bounces Back With 11-3 Victory Over UVU

Written Ny: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team used a big second inning and held the momentum from that point on to defeat Utah Valley 11-3 at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, May 3. The Aggies move to 18-24 on the year and 9-8 in Western Athletic Conference play while UVU falls to 20-24 overall and 12-8 in WAC play.

The Aggies fell behind 1-0 after one inning of play but scored six runs in the bottom of the second to jump out on top while never losing the lead. Starting pitcher Billy Conard earned the win and is now 3-3 on the year after working 7.1innings and picking up seven strikeouts while giving up only two walks and three runs. The NM State offense gave the run support needed to get the win scoring 11 runs on 12 hits and three Utah Valley errors.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Drop Series Opener To Utah Valley, 8-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team got a terrific start from staff ace Chris Bradley, but could not hold on as Utah Valley marked all of its runs during the final three innings of Friday’s contest to win the series opener at Presley Askew Field, 8-1.

The Aggies fall to 17-24 overall and move to .500 at 8-8 in Western Athletic Conference play while the Wolverines improve to 20-23 overall and 12-7 in conference play.

Bradley struck out a career-high 10 batters while only allowing two hits in over six innings pitched, but was handed a no decision after allowing a lone run that tied the game in the seventh inning.

NM State was outhit 9-7 by the Wolverines. Senior center fielder Michael Medina and sophomore catcher Kevin Carswell each had a couple of singles on the night for the Aggies as all of NM State’s seven hits were singles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Marshall Accepts Position With Green Bay Packers

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin Announced Thursday that offensive line coach Steve Marshall has accepted a coaching position with the Green Bay Packers as their new assistant offensive line coach. Marshall was hired at NM State back in mid-January.

“Obviously we hate to lose coach Marshall to Green Bay but I understand what a great opportunity this is for him and his family,” Martin said. “We wish him the best of luck.”

Martin will begin a search for Marshall’s replacement immediately.

Aggie Tennis Teams Earn Multiple All-WAC Honors

The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2014 Men's and Women's All-WAC Tennis teams on Wednesday, April 30. The teams were voted on by the league's coaches and New Mexico State garnered six all-conference honors. four for the men's team and two for the women's team.

2014 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles
Jose Bendeck, Idaho
Adrian Legarreta, Grand Canyon
Kevin Lynch, Seattle U
Nicolas Moulin, Grand Canyon
Artemiy Nikitin, Idaho
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State

First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Naveen Manivannan/Marc Westgate, New Mexico State
Tomas Patino/Mike Psarros, Kansas City

Second Team All-WAC Singles
Benjamin Collomb, Grand Canyon
Paul Denele, New Mexico State
Naveen Manivannan, New Mexico State
Sergiu Muresan, Chicago State  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Baseball Turns Triple Play In 2-0 Loss At Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ – Starting pitcher Trey Higginbotham worked 3.1 innings on the mound and relief pitcher Riley Barr finished the game working 4.2 innings as the New Mexico State baseball team fell 2-0 to Arizona State, Tuesday, April 29 at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The Aggies are now 17-23 overall and ASU moves to 24-17 on the year.

Higginbotham allowed just one run to cross the plate in the bottom of the first and Barr allowed one run to cross the plate in the bottom of the seventh as the two pitchers combined for six strikeouts while giving up just four hits. Higginbotham was credited with the loss and falls to 0-4 on the year.

The NM State offense struggled with senior outfielder Michael Medina and designated hitter Kyle Kilgore were the only two Aggies to pick up a hit. The Aggies got on base five other times by way of the walk but left six runners stranded.  Continue Reading This Post >>