Aggies Finish Fourth At WAC Outdoor Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAWRENCE, Kan. – NM State track and field finished fourth at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Four Aggies won conference championships in their respective events.

“Overall we are pretty pleased with how the meet went,” said assistant coach Larry Carmichael. “We had several athletes step up big time. We are really proud of Katara and Kimberly for winning their respective awards.”

Junior Katara Nelson, the Arlington, Texas product, won the WAC High Point Award, scoring 21.50 points in the meet. Kimberly Salinas, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., was named WAC Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against North Dakota

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Dominant starting pitching helped New Mexico State (29-20, 17-6) sweep Saturday’s doubleheader against North Dakota (8-33, 4-19). Both Marcel Renteria and Kyle Bradish pitched their best outings of the season in the twin bill, with neither allowing a run. The 6-0 and 4-0 wins were the first shutout wins for the Aggies since shutting out Seattle U 4-0 on May 17, 2013.

GAME ONE

Junior Marcel Renteria shut down the Fighting Hawks offense striking out a career high 12 batters and only allowing three hits over his seven innings pitched in the 6-0 win.

The Aggies came out red hot as Daniel Johnson led off with a single to left. Greg Popylisen beat out a bunt down the first base line for a base hit. Dan Hetzel flew out to left, but moved Johnson and Popylisen into scoring position. Mason Fishback scored both Johnson and Popylisen with a double down the right field line, putting the Aggies up 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Falls To Texas Tech 4-0 In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team saw its season come to an end on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Texas Tech at the McLeod Tennis Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Aggies (12-10) wrapped up their season 12-10 overall and 4-1 in Western Athletic Conference play, earning its second-straight WAC regular-season title and tournament championship in as many years.

The Eighth-ranked Red Raiders (28-5) took an early 1-0 lead at the conclusion of doubles play with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 position. Stijn de Haan and Christofer Goncalves was the first NM State squad to fall at No. 2 doubles, 6-1. Texas Tech took the 1-0 lead heading into singles play after Liam Goldberg and Strahinja Trecakov fell 6-2 at the No. 1 slot.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To Bakersfield 1-0 In Championship Game

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SEATTLE, WA - After six scoreless innings, the NM State softball team fell 1-0 to CSU Bakersfield in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Logan Field in Seattle. With this loss, the Aggies have concluded the 2016 season with a 38-21 record.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Eliminates Seattle, Advances To Championship Saturday

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SEATTLE, WA - Tatum Reedy had five RBIs to lead the NM State softball team to a 6-4 victory over Seattle U in Friday’s final elimination game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Aggies (38-20) scored six runs and racked up six RBIs on seven hits. Reedy went 2-for-3 with five RBIs and a home run. Makayla McAdams pitched 4.2 innings and had one strikeout in 19 batters faced.

Seattle U (19-33) scored four runs and had four RBIs on nine hits. Andie Larkins pitched 3.0 innings and allowed six runs on five hits with zero strikeouts in 16 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To Bakersfield 2-1 In WAC Tournament, Faces Elimination Game

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SEATTLE, WA - Despite outhitting the Roadrunners eight to three, the NM State softball team dropped a 2-1 decision to third-seeded CSU Bakersfield on Friday afternoon at Logan Field.

The Aggies (37-20) scored one run and amassed one RBI on eight hits. Rachel Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with three stolen bases, an RBI and a walk. Karysta Donisthope pitched 6.0 innings and had eight strikeouts in 24 batters faced.

CSU Bakersfield (15-32) scored two runs and had no RBIs on three hits. Amber Mills pitched 4.0 innings and allowed six hits in 21 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 05/13/16 :: Pascal Siakam Draft Combine Update

Just a quick update on Pascal Siakam who is participating in the 2016 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. Yesterday the combine invitees participated in 5-on-5 competition and Siakam drew good reviews for his play. Here are the notes on Siakam from around the web:

David Ray, NBADraft.net
Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State) - Siakam measured in with an enormous 7'3 wingspan on a 6'8.25 barefoot frame, which is the same wingspan as Thon Maker who is 3.5 inches taller than him. Siakam is an early entrant who is still deciding whether to keep his name in the draft. He plays with a high motor, and while playing at New Mexico State has made it tougher to garner publicity, his huge 7'3 wingspan, and 8'11.5" standing reach along with being an active and athletic PF, deserves a lot of recognition.

Jonathan Givony, Draft Express
Pascal Siakam, Sophomore, PF/C, New Mexico State
12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 4 fouls, 5-9 2P, 2-3 FT, 24.4 minutes FT

Productive 22-year-old sophomore Pascal Siakam stood out during Thursday's game thanks to his non-stop motor, rim running ability and excellent mobility. He's not the most offensively polished prospect in attendance, but Siakam competes on every play, a useful skill when coupled with his 7' 3” wingspan, fairly quick (although not overly explosive) leaping ability, and agility. He's the first one down the floor on nearly every possession, which resulted in a few transition buckets, including an And 1 finish that came after sprinting out to run Jarrod Uthoff off of the 3-point line and then recovering to block his jumper (one of three blocks on the game). Siakam also showed impressive footwork defending the perimeter and ball screens, something he wasn't always asked to do at New Mexico State as the Aggies played quite a bit of zone.

Siakam, who has a decent feel for who he is as a player, knocked down a short corner jumper and two of his three free throw attempts, but he still room to polish his skill set. He missed a face-up 17 footer, and botched a couple of finishes around the rim versus length. Siakam isn't the most physically imposing player at 227 pounds, but his compete level, energy, rim running ability, length and agility make him an very solid second-round prospect if he decides to stay in the draft.

Chad Ford, ESPN
New Mexico State's Pascal Siakam was also a standout. His numbers were a bit modest -- 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks -- but he was all over the place on both ends, showing some elite athleticism and toughness.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats Utah Valley 5-2 In WAC Tournament Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Senior Karysta Donisthorpe threw a career-high 13 strikeouts as she led the NM State softball team to a 5-2 win over fifth-seeded Utah Valley on Thursday afternoon at Logan Field.

The Aggies (37-19) scored five runs and racked up four RBIs on eight hits, but Donisthorpe was the highlight of the game as she led NM State to victory. The senior threw a career-high 13 strikeouts, allowed just three hits and had zero walks in 20 batters faced. Her previous career-high was 11 against South Dakota on Feb. 24, 2013.

From the first to the fourth inning, Donisthorpe threw eight strikeouts in a row with seven batters going down swinging. Overall, Donisthorpe struck out three batters looking and 10 batters swinging.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Takes Home WAC Player, Freshman And Coach Of The Year Honors

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DENVER, CO, - For the second year in a row, the NM State softball team dominated the Western Athletic Conference awards as Fiana Finau was named WAC Player of the Year, Kelsey Horton was selected as Freshman of the Year and head coach Kathy Rodolph was named Coach of the Year. In Addition, Karysta Donisthorpe, Makayla McAdams, Finau and Horton were chosen for the First Team, while Victoria Castro, Corrin Green, Tatum Reedy and Rachel Rodriguez rounded out the awards with Second Team Honors.

This is the fourth year in a row an Aggie has been named WAC Player of the Year. Additionally, this is the second year in a row and third overall that the team has had a Freshman of the Year and a Coach of the Year selection.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Unveils 2016 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's soccer coach Freddy Delgado released the fall schedule for 2016 on Wednesday.

This upcoming season's schedule features a tough stretch on the road during non-conference play for the Aggies. Of the 11 matches in non-conference play, only three are held at the NM State Soccer Complex.

New Mexico State will open the 2016 season with some excitement as it heads down I-10 to face UTEP (Aug. 19) for a 7 p.m. (MT) bout. The Aggies then head west for a 1 p.m. battle with Northern Arizona on Aug. 22.

The road stretch continues four days later as NM State faces off against Valparaiso (Aug. 26) at 6:30 p.m. (MT), followed by a noon match-up against UIC on Sunday (Aug. 28).  Continue Reading This Post >>