2017 WAC Volleyball Tournament Bracket Set

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference has announced the bracket for the 2017 WAC Volleyball Tournament Nov. 16-18 at the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas.

NM State is the top seed after winning its third straight WAC regular-season title. The Aggies are led by Kassandra Tohm, who leads the conference in WAC matches in kills per set (3.98) and points per set (4.20), and Tatyana Battle, who ranks seventh in the WAC in kills per set (3.40) and fifth in points per set (3.95). Libero Ariadnne Sierra ranks third in WAC matches with 5.08 digs per set.

Host UT Rio Grande Valley is the No. 2 seed after earning a sweep at Grand Canyon on Saturday. Junior Ragni Steen Knudsen leads the Vaqueros with 3.68 kills per set in WAC matches, while Bojana Mitrovic had a WAC-best 10 double-doubles in league play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Bakersfield To Close Out WAC Regular Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State volleyball swept CSU Bakersfield at the Icardo Center on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies took down CSUB 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 to close out the regular season.

"Other than the bad start in the third set, we managed the game pretty well. I wasn't really happy with the ball control. We need to pass and set it better than we did today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We worked hard and served it really well in stretches, that was a real positive. I'd obviously like to see better balance from us. At the end of the day, I'm proud of this group for going on the run we are on and being WAC Champions this season."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Opens Jans Era With 81-55 Victory Over East Central Oklahoma

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A huge second-half surge coupled with great performances from veteran players powered the New Mexico State men’s basketball team past East Central Oklahoma in its season and home-opener Friday night inside the Pan American Center.

With the win, the Aggies are 68-42-1 when playing in season-openers and 55-18-1 when both their season and home-openers were on the same night. NM State is also 82-27-1 all-time in home-openers now after the win on Friday night.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 11/06/17

bleedCrimson.net: You picked up a pair of wins over the weekend and it was the best offensive performance you've had from your middles all season and I'm sure something you've been waiting to see for quite a while.
Mike Jordan: Yeah, we're working hard at point scoring in other spots besides Sasha and our outside hitters. When Brielle Sterns was in the lineup before she got hurt and obviously Jordan Abalos before she got hurt, we had five players right away that could score points. We knew Lia Mosher would eventually get to that point this season where she could score more for us and that's starting to happen. But obviously you want as many players in the lineup that can score as possible. It just makes life so much easier. To our players' credit, they're all working hard at adjusting their games and making themselves more available, especially in transition in the middle. We're finding them and they're doing good things.

bc.net: Megan Hart had arguably the best back-to-back games that she's had maybe in her entire time at NMSU. What allowed her to have, I don't know if you want to call it a breakout but certainly her best weekend overall?
MJ: It's been part of the goal of this group, to make everyone a little bit better offensively, to do a little bit more. She's working harder at attacking with more pace and she's put some heat on the ball and she's done very well. There's a reason we recruited her. She's 6-4, 6-5 and she has arm speed. She's just got to be more aggressive and make herself more available more often and she can score. We're happy to see some progress. I'm hopeful that it'll continue.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 11/06/17

Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER – NM State junior outside hitter Tatyana Battle has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. This is her first WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the second of her career.

The Albuquerque, N.M. native led the Aggies to 2-0 record last week, averaging 5.08 points, 4.17 digs, 4.00 kills, 0.83 blocks and 0.50 service aces per set. Battle posted back-to-back double-doubles to double her season total. She opened the week with 10 kills, 15 digs and two blocks in a sweep of Utah Valley. Battle then followed it up with a match-high 14 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and a match-high three service aces in a sweep of Seattle U to keep the Aggies in sole possession of first place in the WAC standings with one week left in the regular season. She currently ranks ninth in the WAC in kills (3.13) and 10th in points (3.54).

Cedric Wilcots II Named Sun Belt Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the players of the week on Monday morning. After a career night on the road versus Sun Belt foe Texas State, New Mexico State defensive end Cedric Wilcots II earned the defensive player of the week nod.

Wilcots was all over the field on Saturday posting five tackles, including a career-high three sacks. The sack total had not been recorded by an Aggie since Aubrey Dorisme had three against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 11, 2003.

The sophomore also tallied three forced fumbles, the first three of his career. This disruptive play helped give the Aggies the edge in the turnover margin against the Bobcats.

This is Wilcots’ first Sun Belt Player of the Week honor and the fourth this season for an Aggie with quarterback Tyler Rogers and defensive back Ron LaForce earning the honor on Sept. 11 and Shamad Lomax receiving the distinction on Sept. 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Makes Coaching Change, Delgado Not Retained

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Sunday afternoon that head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado’s contract will not be renewed.

Delgado finished his tenure at New Mexico State with an overall record of 24-55-4 and 12-19-3 in Western Athletic Conference play after four seasons at the helm, fifth overall with the program. He recently wrapped up the 2017 season with a 9-10-2 overall record and 3-3-1 mark in WAC play.

Delgado became the all-time wins leader for New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 26, of this year when the Aggies defeated Alcorn state 8-0 – passing his predecessor Blair Quinn (17-35-8).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Wins Shootout At Texas State, 45-35

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN MARCOS, TX - The New Mexico State football team headed to the Lone Star State to take on Sun Belt Conference opponent Texas State on Saturday afternoon in Bobcat Stadium. In a high –scoring contest, the Aggies prevailed putting up 28 points in the second half to take down the Bobcats, 45-35.

Saturday’s contest opened with early scoring from each side, beginning with Texas State (2-7, 1-4 SBC) completing a 10-yard touchdown pass to put NM State (4-5, 2-3 SBC) down seven just 2:31 into the game.

The Aggies then took over on their first drive of the game and after a pair of third-down conversions and two big completions, NM State set up for a first-and-goal at the Texas State two-yard line. Tyler Rogers then took the quarterback keeper into the end zone to tie the game up 7-7 at the 9:49 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweep Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State volleyball team picked up a sweep in their final home match of the season on Saturday. The Aggies defeated Seattle U 25-22, 25-13, 25-19, for their eighth-straight victory overall and their 13th-straight victory at the Pan American Center.

"The middles were a big part of our win today. They scored quite a bit when we needed them to," said head coach Mike Jordan. "I don't think we played great offensively. Seattle U served the ball well, like usual. As a team, they have great length, which creates problems for people."

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