Aggie Hoops Blows Past Western New Mexico 102-39 In Exhibition Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Four players scored in double figures as New Mexico State toppled Western New Mexico 102-39 in an exhibition contest Monday night at the Pan American Center.

NM State officially unveiled its new offense and it worked marvels. The Crimson and White opened up an early 15-0 advantage and never looked back.

“The score was indicative of the pace we played,” NM State head coach Marvin Menzies said following the game. “Overall, I liked what we did. There are obviously things that we need to improve at, but I feel that we are becoming more and more comfortable playing this type of style.”

The Aggies were led by 6-foot-9, 230-pound redshirt freshman Pascal Siakam. In just 21 minutes of action he scored a game-high 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field and hauled in 11 rebounds to complete the double-double.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To Louisiana 44-16

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State drew first blood, but Sun Belt Conference title contender Louisiana countered with the next 28 points as the Ragin’ Cajuns handed the Aggies a 44-16 loss Saturday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NM State (2-8, 1-5 Sun Belt Conference) dropped its eighth straight, while Louisiana (6-3, 5-0) won its fifth straight.

Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers finished the night with 204 yards and one touchdown on 19-of-34 passing. Teldrick Morgan led all receivers with 117 yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

Morgan also recorded a career-high 56-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, the longest punt return for NM State on the season. Xavier Hall recorded 47 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown for the Aggies on the ground.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Defeat UTPA 3-1, Pull Within One Game Of First Place In WAC

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EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State volleyball team remained perfect (11-0) versus Texas-Pan American after defeating the Broncs Saturday afternoon in four sets, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, to improve to 15-9 overall and 9-3 in Western Athletic Conference play.

The Aggies often struggled to find continuity, but in the end used what has been their calling card all year, defense, to win their third-straight match. NM State held the Broncs to a total .085 hitting percentage, including a -.091 percentage in set three and a .000 percentage in the final set.

Juniors Bradley Nash and Nathalie Castellanos each finished with 11 kills for the Aggies while Gwen Murphy and senior Shelbi Goode each had 10 kills. Goode has made the most of her final stretch as an Aggie, finishing with double-digit kills for the second-straight match while also leading NM State on Saturday with a career-high .421 hitting percentage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Defeat Bakersfield 3-0, Advance To WAC Semifinals

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SEATTLE, WA - Layla Todd scored two goals to power the Aggies past Bakersfield 3-0 in the first round of the 2014 WAC Women’s Soccer Tournament.

“Our team has been battling injuries, tough opponents and weather and to get this win feels good,” NM State assistant coach Niki Brooks said. “This is the healthiest and most confident we’ve been all year and it seems that everything is starting to come around.”

The opening 20 minutes of the first half was evenly matched, however, at 22:23 Layla Todd received a perfect pass from Katie Smith and raced down the right sideline and slipped the ball right by the Bakersfield goalkeeper.

The Aggies went into halftime with a 1-0 advantage, but were outshot by Bakersfield (4-16-1) 13-5 in the first half.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/04/14 You picked up a pair of wins last week in two competitive matches. What did you see from your team last week, you mentioned wanting to see them compete consistently for an entire match.
Mike Jordan: I’m proud of them because we’re playing without starters. Hannah’s been out for a while now and she’s toughness in our team. We lost Sasha Thomas to injury on Friday, probably for the season. So it’s frustrating but Kassie Tohm stepped up and played middle for us and she hasn’t done that since early in her high school career. It’s a little frustrating. It’s her first time ever playing middle in college and it’s tough for her. But together we worked through it as the match went on. You started Andi Tauai at libero against Seattle. What did you see from her performance?
MJ: She did fine, especially for having never played there before. She’s a competitive kid and we just felt like we needed a little more competitiveness on the floor. I think Ari Sierra and Kayle Paniepento are going to be very good liberos but they’re freshmen and freshmen don’t tend to communicate as well as upper classmen and so Andi, she did a nice job. There are a few plays I’m sure she wished she had back but she did what we expected of her and asked of her and it was a big part of the win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Cambra, Todd Earn Second Team All-WAC Honors

SEATTLE, WA - On the eve of their opening round match against Bakersfield in the 2014 WAC Women's Soccer Tournament in Seattle, Wash., a pair of Aggie seniors earned postseason honors as voted on by the league's coaches. Forwards Jennae Cambra and Layla Todd were both named to 2014 Second Team All-WAC. The duo leads the Aggies in goals scored this season with Cambra supplying 13 goals and Todd adding six. The two have also combined for 50 of the team's 89 points (two points for each goal scored and one point for each assist) as Cambra and Todd have each assisted on six goals.

Cambra set the single-season and career goal scoring record with 13 goals and counting and surpassed former Aggie four-year starter Yolanda McMillion on her way to the top of both lists. The previous record for goals in a single season stood at seven goals and the career record of 15 by McMillion has been shattered by Cambra who now has 21 goals for her career.

Todd, who was also a Preseason All-WAC selection, entered the year second on the all-time career goals scored list with 12 and remains in second on the career list with a total of 18.

Cambra has also set the career and single-season records for points surpassing the previous records of 32 (McMillion, 2009-2012) and 20 (Crystal Burns, 2010) respectively.

The Aggies will face No. 4 seed Bakersfield on at 4:30 p.m. MT Thursday with the winner of the match advancing to the semifinals to face host and top seed Seattle.

(Photo Courtesy: NMSU Women's Soccer)
  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 11/04/14 A tough loss against Texas State, a game that you played pretty well in. You had a good performance out of the defense stopping the run, you just had some special teams miscues that cost you.
Doug Martin: Yeah, I think we improved versus the run defensively. I thought we played with a lot of passion and a lot of intensity on both sides of the ball. Offensively, one of our better games. I thought Tyler Rogers made a lot of progress. Larry Rose played well. Offensive line played really well and we started a true freshman in there, Dezmond Candelaria started at right guard. He did a great job. We did blow two opportunities down in the red zone. Those hurt us, we needed those points. The two missed field goals and the blocked punt, those were crucial. It’s really what I was telling our team. If we don’t beat ourselves, if we don’t make so many mistakes, we’re going to be hard to beat because we have talent now. Last year we just didn’t have the talent, now we do. We just have to learn how to grow up and not beat ourselves. You talked about the play of the offensive line. You didn’t give up any sacks against a team that came in averaging over three sacks per game.
DM: Yeah, I thought part of that was Tyler. I thought he did a great job. It’s the best game he’s hard as far as making decisions. I know he had the two interceptions but the one should have been caught, it bounced off the wide receiver. The other he threw to the right place, he just mechanically didn’t do it correctly. His decision making and getting rid of the ball was really good. I thought the offensive line did a great job not only protecting him but in the run game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Powers Named New Mexico State Assistant Athletic Director Of Media Relations

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University Athletics Department and University Communications and Marketing Services announces the appointment of veteran sports publicist Bill Powers as the new Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations for the Aggies.

Powers, in his 28th year in the sports information profession, comes to NM State from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was the Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations.

He replaces Tyler Dunkel who left for the New Mexico Activities Association.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill to the Aggie Family,” Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “He brings an extensive background in intercollegiate athletics at many levels, along with a wealth of experience and knowledge with him. We’re excited about his enthusiasm for Aggie Athletics.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Elizabeth Solomon Named NCEA Equitation On The Flat Rider Of The Month

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State senior Elizabeth Solomon has been named the National Collegiate Equestrian Association's Equitation On The Flat Rider of the Month while helping the equestrian team to three victories in the month of October over Tennessee Martin, Fresno State and South Dakota State respectively.

Individually Solomon earned a 4-0 record in Equitation On The Flat for the month of October with two of her victories coming away from home. She also earned two MVP honors during the month of October and averaged a score of 73.5 for the month.

Patrick Pfister, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Athletes Of The Month

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Patrick Pfister and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of October.

Pfister, a senior from Dresden, Germany (Sportschool Dresden), brought home both a singles’ title and doubles’ title from the Balloon Fiesta Invitaitonal to begin the month. The Aggie senior defeated host New Mexico’s Rodolfo Jauregui, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to win the Cherry Draw and remained undefeated in doubles play with partner Strahinja Trecakov after the tandem defeated Northern Arizona’s Alexandre Locci and Jordan Gobatie to win the doubles championship. The NM State duo then won a match at the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional to advance to the round of 16 before falling 8-7 for their first defeat of the season.   Continue Reading This Post >>