Aggie Soccer Falls To Rival UNM 1-0; Sets Home Attendance Record

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team fell to I-25 rival New Mexico, 0-1, on Wednesday at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex in front of what was the largest crowd to ever witness an Aggie soccer match in Las Cruces, over 2,000 fans.

The announced attendance of 2,005 almost tripled the previous record for the Soccer Athletic Complex, which stood at 714 fans that saw NM State play Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 6, 2013.

The record for any Aggie home match had stood for almost five years and went back to the days when NM State played its home matches inside Aggie Memorial Stadium. The old record dated back to Sept. 10, 2010, when 1,569 fans saw the Aggies defeat North Dakota 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls 2-1 in Double Overtime To Eastern Washington In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team began the 2015 campaign with a heavily-contested double overtime 2-1 loss at the hands of Eastern Washington on Sunday afternoon at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex.

The young Aggies (0-1) showed that they will be a team to contend with this season after coming back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half to send the match into overtime and then double overtime before eventually falling to the Eagles (2-0).

“We had a lot great things go well for us today, we had a good rhythm, we were very dangerous at times,” Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said “I thought our defense held pretty strong. Give a lot of credit to Eastern Washington, they were strong and physical, there a good, well-coached team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Picked To Finish Second; Three Aggies Named Preseason All-WAC

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference volleyball coaches have selected Missouri-Kansas City to win the WAC regular-season crown in 2015. The coaches also voted on the preseason award winners and Utah Valley senior middle blocker Lauren Bakker was the pick for WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

UMKC received four of the first-place votes and 45 total points to earn the top spot in the poll. NM State earned two first-place votes and 40 total points, followed by Seattle U with one first-place vote and 37 points in third place. CSU Bakersfield was picked to finish fourth with 33 points and the other first-place vote, followed by Utah Valley in fifth with 28 points. Grand Canyon in sixth with 20 points, while The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Chicago State round out the poll with 13 and eight points, respectively.

UMKC, NM State and Seattle U placed the most players on the preseason All-WAC team with three apiece, while CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley had two each. Joining Bakker on the preseason team is teammate Macky Fifita, UMKC’s Sydney Crimmins, Jessica Hendin and Taryn Miller, NM State’s Nathalie Castellanos, Gwen Murphy and Bradley Nash, Seattle U’s Matea Mamic, Martina Samadan and Jelena Vujcin, CSU Bakersfield’s Luiza Martins and Kelsee Sawyer, and Grand Canyon’s Natalie Tardy.

The 2015 season begins Friday, Aug. 28, with all eight teams in tournament action. The 2015 WAC Tournament, hosted by UMKC, will be held Nov. 19-21, at Swinney Recreation Center, and will include the top six eligible teams in the regular-season standings.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Stefanie Ewing Named NM State Softball Assistant Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph has appointed Stefanie Ewing as assistant softball coach as announced on Friday.

Prior to NM State, Ewing was an assistant coach for the Arizona Firecrackers under 18 Gold team and the Arizona Hotshots Club team from 2011-15. While there, she coached over 30 players to be All-Region, All-Conference, All-Americans, Freshmen of the Year and Academic All-Americans at the Division I-III level.

In addition to coaching the Firecrackers and the Hotshots, Ewing was the varsity softball coach at Chaparral High School from 2012-15. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native guided Chaparral to the state finals in 2013 and the state semi-finals in 2014. Following her team’s run in the state tournament, Ewing was named Arizona Big School Coach of the Year in 2013.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Picked Sixth; Abdelkader Named Preseason All-WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Western Athletic Conference released its preseason women’s soccer coaches’ poll and All-WAC honors on Wednesday as New Mexico State finished ranked in a tie for sixth by the coaches while Aggie midfielder Holly Abdelkader was placed on the Preseason All-WAC list.

The coaches placed NM State in a tie for sixth with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, formerly Texas-Pan American, in the eight-team conference. The Aggies and UTRGV both earned 17 points, ahead of only Chicago State who finished in eighth with eight points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Captains Named

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2015 NM State football team captains have been chosen as announced by head coach Doug Martin on Saturday. Linebacker Rodney Butler, defensive lineman Alex Trujillo, linebacker Robert Wagner, wide receiver Teldrick Morgan and offensive lineman Andy Cunningham have been selected by the coaching staff to lead the Aggies this season.

During the 2014 season, Butler led the Aggies with 119 tackles, which included 58 unassisted and 61 assisted tackles to earn a Second Team All-Sun Belt selection. Butler collected eight games with double-digit tackles and had a career-high 17 tackles at UTEP on Sept. 13.

Trujillo played in five games during the 2014 season and started against UTEP. The redshirt senior amassed 10 tackles and one tackle for loss during his five games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Teldrick Morgan Named Preseason Second Team All-Sun Belt

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NM State wide receiver Teldrick Morgan has earned preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team Offense honors, the league office announced Monday.

Morgan was recently placed on both the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch list and the Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List.

Morgan had 75 receptions for 903 yards to average 12.0 yards per catch and 82.1 receiving yards per game in 2014. He had a career-long 57-yard reception at UTEP on Sept.13 on his way to a personal-best 202 receiving yards. Overall, the Hanover, Md. native amassed four games of at least 100 receiving yards, eight games with 50 or more receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Additionally, Morgan had 16 kick returns for 369 yards. He racked up five kick returns for 120 yards against Georgia Southern on Oct. 4 and another five kick returns for 139 yards, which included a personal-best return of 42 yards, at Troy on Oct. 11. Morgan also collected 73 yards on five punt returns with a career-high 56-yard return against Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 8.

The redshirt junior amassed 1,361 all-purpose yards to average 123.7 per game for the season. Morgan also had a career-high 220 all-purpose yards against Georgia Southern, 217 all-purpose yards at UTEP and 213 all-purpose yards at Troy.  Continue Reading This Post >>