NMSU Women's Basketball Picked To Win WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's basketball team was voted as the favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference title in the 2017-18 WAC Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches and Media Poll, the conference announced Wednesday morning. Alexis Montgomery from Seattle U was selected as Preseason Player of the Year.

Junior forward Brooke Salas was chosen as a member of the All-WAC First Team in both polls. During the 2016-17 campaign, the Placentia, Calif. native was named First-Team All-WAC after averaging 13.5 PPG, 1.5 steals and 6.5 rebounds to go with her .418 shooting clip.

In the coaches poll, senior guard Zaire Williams earned second-team honors after scoring a season-high 19 points against Seattle U, dishing out a career-high 12 assists and led the Aggies with a .450 three-point shooting percentage during the 2016-17 season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At App State 45-31

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOONE, N.C. - The New Mexico State football team took on Sun Belt Conference foe Appalachian State on Saturday in Kidd Brewer Stadium. In a game full of back-and-forth action, turnovers plagued the Aggies and as they fell to the Mountaineers, 45-31.

NM State (2-4, 0-2 SBC) came out flying with a forced fumble on a rush by App State (3-2, 2-0 SBC) on the first play of the opening drive. The resulting series saw the Aggies miss a 36-yard field goal and keep the contest scoreless.

The Mountaineers were then held to a four-and-out on their next drive. Larry Rose III took the ensuing punt back 37 yards all the way to the App State 27 and gave the Aggies great field position. NM State moved down the field on a drive that ended with Tyler Rogers hitting Bryce Roberts for a four-yard touchdown, the first of the game and first of the freshman tight end’s career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops Five Set Match At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - New Mexico State volleyball was defeated by Utah Valley on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies fell to the Wolverines in a five-set thriller 25-22, 17-25. 25-22, 20-25, 10-15. NM State is now 0-4 in five-set matches.

"We didn't get any offense or blocking from a few people today. We served it poorly in stretches and shot ourselves in the foot too often," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's tough to play without two starters but it's an opportunity for others to step up. Give credit to UVU, the team made plays when they needed to."

How It Happened

NM State started the match by taking a 7-2 lead early in the first set. The lead dwindled for the Aggies and Utah Valley tied the match 14-14. New Mexico State went point-for-point with the Wolverines and NM State scored the final three points of the set to win 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State volleyball team swept Seattle U on Thursday night. The Aggies took down the Redhawks 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 for their first road win of the season.

"This was a good team win for us tonight. We had moments where we were really efficient and doing good things. I loved what we did defensively,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “Seattle U served it really tough which made it harder for us to score inside. I’d like to see more balance but I was pretty impressed with the effort tonight.”

How It Happened

The Aggies started off hot in the first set and Kassandra Tohm tallied four-straight kills to help New Mexico State take a five-point lead. The Redhawks charged back, coming within three of NM State, but New Mexico State remained in control and took a 17-9 advantage. The Aggies closed out the set by scoring a pair of points to take the set 25-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Releases 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The wait is finally over as New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans unveiled the 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday.

The schedule features 15 non-conference contests, including six, possibly seven, teams that recorded 20-plus wins last season – including six that saw postseason action.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/02/17

bleedCrimson.net: A couple of good wins at home last week. Given the loss of Jordan Abalos, I know you were a little concerned about what you might see from your team and who might step up but the team took care of business both nights.
Mike Jordan: Obviously we'd still rather play with Jordan than without Jordan. Jordan perfect passes at a high percentage and that's a valuable thing. But the young women we've got in place, Kassie [Tohm] and Tatyana [Battle], our DS's that might step in and pass a little bit more in her absence, they're pretty good at it. It's not as though we're not a good passing team. I think we were the best passing team in the conference with her. I think we can still be the best passing team in the conference without her. It's just going to skew the numbers a little bit but I still think we're a pretty good receiving team and can get a pretty good first swing a high percentage of the time. That turned out to be the case against Chicago State and UMKC. Chicago State in particular has a couple of pretty tough servers and we handled it pretty well. Every day is different obviously. Every time you put on the uniform you're going to face different servers who are going to try different things against you. I feel like as long as we're competing hard that we're going to hold up in that aspect of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Pun Chanachai has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month for September.

Chanachai, a sophomore from Bangkok, Thailand (The Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng), continued right where she left off last season, earning victories in both tournaments she entered and leading the Aggies to a pair of team titles as well. In the season-opening Hobble Creek Fall Classic, she shot a 9-under-par 204 to finish first, posting all three rounds in the 60s. She followed that up with a win at the Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic, shooting an 11-under-par 205 which included a WAC-record 9-under-par 63 in the tournament’s second round. She is currently ninth in the Golfstat Cup rankings and 15th in the Golfweek Individual Rankings.

Ketma Named WAC Men's Cross Country Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Abel Ketema received the Western Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week award for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, the league announced on Tuesday. This is Ketema's first weekly honor this season and the first of his career at New Mexico State.

"Abel is someone still learning how to push himself in cross country. He is slowly getting out of his middle-distance mindset and is seeing how great he can be in the 8k and 10k races," assistant cross country coach Joseph Rath said. "I'm very happy to see he is getting recognition as he is one of the nicest, hard-working student athletes I have had the chance to coach!"  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team swept UMKC at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Kangaroos 25-10, 25-15, 25-19 for their seventh-straight home win.

"We've been up and down a little bit, but we're really close to looking like a phenomenal team on paper," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I liked today's performances and I thought we were consistent for long periods of time."

How It Happened

The Aggies came out hot to start the match, taking a 7-1 lead over UMKC. NM State built on its advantage with a pair of three-point runs and went ahead 21-8 after scoring four-straight. New Mexico State continued to dominate and took the first set 25-10.  Continue Reading This Post >>