Aggie Football Falls To Texas State 37-29

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite a pair of career-highs, the New Mexico State University Aggies dropped their seventh straight game Saturday, falling to the Texas State Bobcats 37-29 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NM State running back Larry Rose III set a new career high in rushing yards, carrying the ball for 181 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. Aggie quarterback Tyler Rogers went 36-for-52 for 404 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Jerrel Brown had a season high 139 yards on seven receptions and one touchdown. NM State leading receiver Teldrick Morgan added 70 yards and one touchdown as well.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Picks Up Win On Senior Day

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team won its second-consecutive four-set match after defeating Utah Valley on Saturday afternoon, 28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, inside the Pan American Center.

Saturday’s match was the final one for the Aggies at home this season. With the win NM State improves to 14-9 overall and remains in second place in the Western Athletic Conference with an 8-3 conference record. The team finishes with an 8-4 record inside the Pan American Center.

The Wolverines fall to 10-16 and under .500 in the WAC at 5-6.

Junior Nathalie Castellanos led the Aggies by tying a season high with 12 kills. She also had 12 kills against Utah Valley the first time the two teams met this season. Castellanos also finished with a match-high .423 hitting percentage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State’s Hab Rubio Wins First Ever Aggie Men’s Title At WAC Championship

EDINBURG, TX - Senior Hab Rubio became the first New Mexico State runner to win the Western Athletic Conference men’s individual cross country championship Saturday as he led the Aggies to a second place finish at the WAC Championships.

The Aggie women finished fourth in the competition.

Rubio, a senior from Port Townsend, Wash., crossed the line in front of the 8K race with a time of 24:56, and completed the day being named Runner of the Year.

Freshman runner Jereme Santistevan was named the 2014 WAC Freshman of the Year award after his performance as he placed seventh overall with a final time of 25:26.

Other Aggie men’s competitors include: Tyler Forde who finished 21st overall (26:28), Nathan Starr at 22nd overall (26:30), Evan Bekes at 26th overall (26:38), Herbert Beyale at 28th overall (26:45), Troy Lawton at 40th overall (27:38), Jason Saiz at 42nd overall (27:44), and Brett Fenton at 53rd (29:22). The race featured 55 runners and seven teams.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Closes Regular Season With 4-1 Rout Over UTPA

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies saved their best for last.

Stephanie Petre scored twice and led NM State past Texas-Pan American, 4-1, on Senior Day Friday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference action at the Soccer Athletic Complex.

“I’m really proud of these girls and we played our best soccer to date,” NM State assistant coach Niki Brooks said. “It’s going to be great entering the (Western Athletic) conference tournament with momentum.”

The Broncs (8-8-4, 2-7-1 WAC) took advantage early in the first half with a goal from Zinnia Hannig.

The Aggies answered back seven minutes later with a free-kick goal from sophomore Stephanie Petre.

Sophomore Gabby Campbell gave the Aggies their first lead of the match in the 17th minute with a screamer from 30 yards out.

In the 27th minute Petre increased the Aggie lead to 3-1 when she netted in her second free-kick goal of the day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Downs Seattle In Four Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team made up for an earlier loss this season to Seattle U by defeating the Redhawks on Thursday night in four sets, 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (13-9) now find themselves alone in second place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 7-3 record after Bakersfield lost to conference-leading Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday. Seattle (9-13), which entered only a half a game behind NM State in the WAC standings, falls to 5-4 in conference play.

In a matchup of the top-two blocking teams in the WAC, the Aggies outblocked the top blocking team in the conference 9-8, led by redshirt freshman middle blocker Sasha-Lee Thomas who finished with seven total blocks.

NM State also outhit the Redhawks .256 to .124 and had 57 kills to Seattle’s 40.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Luis Medina Named WAC Men's Golfer Of The Month

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Luis Medina has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Month for October.

Medina, a sophomore from Guadalajara, Mexico (Monteverde Academy), had the best scoring average of any WAC player during the month of October (68.8). Media led the Aggies to a pair of team wins, defending the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate and winning UTEP’s Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational. He won his first individual title during the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, tying with two teammates with a seven-under 206. He followed that up with the ninth-place finish at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, carding a 10-under 206. He leads the WAC this season with a 70.46 scoring average. Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/29/14 Your team has hit a bit of a speed bump in the late middle of the year. What’s your assessment of what’s been the issue for the team?
Mike Jordan: I think our confidence is a little shaken mainly because of the inconsistent play. Our ability to score points in bunches has really been hampered by a lot of inconsistent play. Some of it you understand. When you’ve got five freshmen that are playing a lot, sometimes four on the floor at the same time, you’re going to have some skill issues. There’s some things with experience that they don’t know yet. Those problems you can work through, you understand them. The problems I’m most upset with, the things that drive us nuts as a coaching staff is the missed assignments, defensively in particular. At this stage, whether you’re a freshman or not you should understand what we’re doing defensively. You shouldn’t miss blocking assignments. You shouldn’t go the wrong way defensively. And don’t get me wrong, it’s not an easy system. We change defenses a lot and very few teams do that. So it’s difficult to catch up but it’s been long enough now. I think what we have is a lack of effort from our team on understanding the systems and making it a priority to do the right things all the time. Communication between points is a big part of that. When you’re young you don’t do a very good job of that. No one does when they’re young. But our veteran players need to take a little more responsibility for it and do more work in that area. In between points they need to do a little more hand holding so to speak and get the rest of their teammates prepared for the next point.

We also have some issues with attacking. Offensively, a couple of our players when they make an error they back off and they’ll sort of half-a** the next swing and that’s frustrating. When you have a lot of athletic ability you should use it as often as you possibly can. That just shows a little bit of a lack of mental toughness and young players go through that. It’s just part of the learning curve, it’s something we have to work our way through. Unfortunately we have more young players playing than ever before so we’re dealing with it more often. We’re making more mistakes than we can. We wind up in a rotation where if everybody did their job defensively, we could score three, four, five points in a row, we end up getting just one. That sort of thing. We’ve got to work our way through it and there’s no overnight fix. We’ve just got to keep working.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 10/28/14 How was the bye week for the team?
Doug Martin: It was good. We got kids healthy first of all. All those freshmen playing on defense, their bodies aren’t ready to play a whole season of college football so this break came at a good time for them to get them healthy and revived. We spent a lot of time working with the quarterbacks so hopefully we’ll see a lot of progress there. How was the bye week for the coaching staff? We talked last week about how when you’re coaching a young team there’s a lot more coaching that’s involved than with a veteran team.
DM: It was good for our coaches to get a break too. We practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we gave players Friday and Saturday off and the coaches took Saturday off ourselves. It helped us catch up on some recruiting things and get away a bit and refresh ourselves too. You need that during this time. College football is a grind, especially when things aren’t going the way you want them to.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Crimson Tops White In Annual Men's Basketball Scrimmage

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - If the annual Crimson and White Scrimmage is any indication of the type of basketball that's going to be played by the Aggies this season, it’s going to be high energy, and extremely fun to watch.

Redshirt freshman Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 18 points, and finished 8-for-11 from the field, as the Crimson dropped the White 59-56 Tuesday evening at the Pan American Center.

NM State head coach Marvin Menzies was pleased with the end product.

“I thought we did okay in some areas and when you’re playing yourself every good thing is a bad thing,” Menzies said following the scrimmage. “I do like the tempo and we have to learn how to play at this speed because they haven’t done it in a while. They’ll continue to adjust to it and it’s a matter of becoming comfortable playing this type of style.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls To Bakersfield 4-2

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - Layla Todd and Jennae Cambra each tallied a goal in the first half, however, the Aggies couldn’t overcome Bakersfield’s second-half rally and dropped a 4-2 decision Sunday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference.

It didn’t take long for the Aggies to find pay dirt. At 9:43 in the first half Cambra delivered a perfect pass to Todd, who was standing at the top of the box, and fired a shot past the Bakersfield goalkeeper to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.

However, less than one minute later Jess Moorehead scored to tie it at 1-1.

At 22:28 Alexys Brownell made a nice one-touch pass to Cambra who easily beat the goalkeeper and NM State went into halftime with a 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>