Marcel Renteria Selected In Sixth Round Of MLB Draft By New York Mets

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team made history after day two of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. NM State pitcher Marcel Renteria was selected in the sixth round, pick 187, by the New York Mets.

This early draft selection of Renteria was the second year in a row that an Aggie has been taken in the first six rounds, joining Daniel Johnson who was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft by the Washington Nationals. This was the first time in program history that two Aggies have been drafted in the first six rounds in back-to-back years. Renteria is also just the fifth NM State player all-time to be drafted in the first 10 rounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Releases 2017 Soccer Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado released the 2017 schedule Thursday morning.

The 2017 schedule features 10 home matches, six during the non-conference slate and four during Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies are also battling it out on the pitch with four teams for the first-time in program history in Alcorn State, Colorado State, Grambling State and SMU – all road games.

“We are excited for what could be an unprecedented season,” Delgado said. “We have several decisive home matches, including rivalry games against UTEP and UNM. We also host tough conference opponents in CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon and UMKC.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Adds Mills Twins To 2017-18 Roster

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson bolstered her roster for the 2017-18 season with the addition of Dominique and Monique Mills. The twin sisters are each listed at five feet, 10 inches tall and hail from Salt Lake City, Utah.

"We are excited to have Monique and Dominique join the Aggie family,” said Atkinson. “Their accomplishments at the high school and junior college levels show they have been around winning programs. They will both bring length and athleticism to the guard position and help us on both ends of the floor."

Dominique and Monique Mills transfer in after leading 2016-17 Trinity Valley team to its 10th straight national tournament this past season. While with the Lady Cards, the team finished the season at 30-6 overall and 16-3 in conference play. The successful season also saw the Mills sisters help Trinity Valley capture the Region XIV title.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Claims Third Consecutive WAC Commissioner's Cup

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Athletic Department captured its record-setting third-straight Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday the league announced.

NM State’s 87.00 points at season’s end gave the Aggies a 2.50 point cushion over UMKC, who came in second with 84.50 points.

“NM State athletics being awarded the WAC Commissioner’s Cup for the third-consecutive year is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration as well as all who have supported our programs with private dollars,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “With a significant budget issues on-going, it is gratifying to see our teams performing at a high level across the board on a consistent basis.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ryan McAdams Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson announced the addition of Ryan McAdams to her staff on Wednesday.

“Ryan is a great addition to our staff here at New Mexico State,” Atkinson said. “He is a coaching veteran who is experienced in both men’s and women’s basketball. He is a tireless worker with great basketball knowledge, recruiting ties and is a proven winner. We would like to welcome Ryan and his family to Las Cruces and the Aggie family.”

McAdams comes to NM State after spending seven years as the head coach of Eastern Arizona. The Gila Monsters reached the national tournament in three of the last four seasons under McAdams.

EAC completed the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 20-11, including a 17-6 record in conference play which was good for third. The team advanced all the way to the region semifinal before falling to Arizona Western College.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Ends Season With 11-7 Loss To CSU Bakersfield

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MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team fell behind early and ended its season at the WAC Tournament against CSU Bakersfield. After giving up six runs in the first inning, the team went on to surrender five more and fall to the Roadrunners, 11-7.

How it happened
After a scoreless opening frame for NM State (35-22), the CSU Bakersfield (31-23) bats got going in the bottom half of the first against Aggie starter Marcel Renteria. With men on the corners and one out, a single through the left side brought in the first run for the ‘Runners.

CSUB chased Renteria out of the game and forced NM State to bring in Andy Frakes after the Nogales, Ariz., product loaded the bases with two outs. It wouldn’t be until three batters later before the Aggies would be able to get out of the first frame trailing the second-seeded ‘Runners 6-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kaylie Farmer Qualifies For NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

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AUSTIN, TX - New Mexico State's Crissey Amberg and Kayli Farmer competed at the NCAA 2017 Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries on Thursday. Amberg finished 38th in the 1500m run while Farmer qualified for the NCAA Championships with a ninth place finish in the javelin throw.

"We are extremely proud of both Kayli Farmer and Crissey Amberg," interim co-head coach Larry Carmichael said.

Farmer set a new school record in the javelin throw when she threw 48.63m (159-6) on her third attempt. The Aztec, New Mexico, native sat in first place with one flight left to throw. Farmer placed ninth overall and became the first Aggie to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Erin Streater in 2006.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Top Seeded NMSU Baseball Drops Opener At WAC Tournament

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MESA, Ariz. – The top-seeded New Mexico State baseball team took on No. 5 Northern Colorado Bears in the Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament on Thursday night. The Bears took a lead in the middle innings and held on to defeat the Aggies, 5-4, in the WAC Tournament matchup at Hohokam Stadium.

How it happened
After a bases loaded sacrifice fly put Northern Colorado (24-28) ahead 4-3 in the sixth inning, a wild pitch on a ball four brought home the fifth and eventual game-winning run for the Bears.

The game opened with a high-scoring affair in the first inning with five combined runs between the teams. NM State (35-21) starter Kyle Bradish allowed three runs to cross the plate in the top-half. The Aggies then responded with a pair of runs off of Northern Colorado right-hander Aaron Hamilton.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Places Seven On All-WAC Teams

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its 2017 All-WAC baseball teams and major awards on Tuesday night. All-WAC selections were made by the league’s eight head coaches after the regular-season.

Seven New Mexico State players earned recognition on the All-WAC baseball teams, tied for the most this season with CSU Bakersfield and the most in school history since 2012.

Catcher Mason Fishback earned a First-Team All-WAC nod after boasting a conference leading .421 batting average and a .705 slugging percentage with 33 runs batted in over 24 conference games. Joining Fishback on the first-team was outfielder Dan Hetzel who had a .304 BA and led the WAC with nine homers.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls To Saint Francis In NCAA Regional; Season Comes To A Close

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TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State softball fell to Saint Francis (Pa,) 8-4 on Saturday, ending NM State's postseason run. The Aggies finished the season with a 29-25 overall record.

How it happened

NM State came out hot in the top of the first when Kelsey Horton and Victoria Castro reached with one out in the inning. Fahren Glackin brought in the first run of the game with a single up the middle. After Caity Szczesny was hit by a pitch, Kaitlyn Rubio and Haley Nakamura hit back-to-back singles, giving New Mexico State a 4-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>