New Mexico State Soccer Falls 3-1 To Loyola Marymount In Season Opener

LOS ANGELES, CA - The New Mexico State women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 campaign in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday night falling 3-1 to the Loyola Marymount Lions. Senior forward Jennae Cambra scored the Aggies' first goal of the season in the 15th minute of play by putting a head into the back of the net off an assist from fellow senior forward Layla Todd. The Aggies' lead held up until the 35th minute of play when LMU redshirt freshman Sydney Zuccolotto scored the equalizer.

The teams would go into halftime tied at one goal apiece but goals from LMU junior Callie Taylor in the 59th minute and true freshman Jill Farley in the 60th minute would give the Lions the lead for good.

Aggie freshman Holly Abdelkader would put a header on frame in the 63rd minute but the shot was saved by LMU goal keeper Sophia Leksan, one of two saves on the night for the sophomore. The Aggie offense mustered just six shots on the evening, three of them on goal while LMU peppered the Aggies with 18 shots, nine of which were on frame. Aggie goal keeper Taylor Hammack recorded five saves but allowed the three goals. The Aggies were able to generate just two corner kicks while they allowed 11 by LMU.

New Mexico State returns to action on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when they open up the home slate with a game against former WAC member Texas State. The Aggies are 0-1-0 all time against Texas State losing 3-0 in the lone meeting in 2012.

NOTES:

  • Cambrae's goal is the ninth of her career and moves her into fourth place alone on the career goals list, one short of Crystal Burns (10) and two shy of current fellow teammate Layla Todd (12). Yolanda McMillion tops the list with 15 career goals.
  • The Aggies are now 1-4-1 all time in season openers and 0-5 in true road openers.


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    New Mexico State Athletics Director McKinley Boston To Step Down At End Of 2014

    Written By: Justin Bannister, New Mexico State University

    The employment agreement for New Mexico State University Athletics Director McKinley Boston has been extended until Dec. 31, when he will step down from his post. Meanwhile, Boston will continue to work with NMSU President Garrey Carruthers on a number of issues facing the Athletics Department, including conference realignment, athletic finances and the day-to-day operation of the department.

    The employment agreement for New Mexico State University Athletics Director McKinley Boston has been extended until Dec. 31, when he will step down from his post. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)
    “Dr. Boston has done a fine job in leading our athletics department over the past 10 years,” Carruthers said. “I am most pleased with his attention to academics and the development of support groups for our student athletes during his time at NMSU.”   Continue Reading This Post >>

    Aggie Volleyball Picked To Win League; Three Aggies Earn Preseason All-WAC Honors

    Written By: WAC Media Relations

    DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference volleyball coaches have selected New Mexico State to win the WAC regular-season crown in 2014. The coaches also voted on the preseason award winners and Utah Valley junior middle blocker Lauren Bakker was the pick for WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

    New Mexico State received six of the first-place votes with Seattle U earning the other two. The Aggies earned 48 total points, followed by Seattle U with 43. Utah Valley was picked to finish third with 35 points, followed by Missouri-Kansas City in fourth with 27 points, just ahead of Bakersfield in fifth with 26 and Grand Canyon in sixth with 22 points. Texas-Pan American and Chicago State rounded out the poll with 16 and seven points, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

    New Mexico State Men's Basketball Releases 2014-15 Schedule

    Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A challenging non-conference slate, 17 home games and an appearance on ESPN’s 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon highlight the 2014-15 New Mexico State men’s basketball schedule.

    “Overall, I really like the depth of our schedule,” said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies, who enters his eighth season at the helm. “It’s going to be a very tough, demanding and challenging for our young men and staff. We aren’t going to shy away from anyone and our schedule proves that. Our schedule is going to be exciting for the community and our fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

    Aggies Picked To Finish Sixth In Coaches Poll; Layla Todd Named Preseason All-WAC

    Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

    DENVER, CO - Seattle U was selected as the favorite to win the 2014 Western Athletic Conference women’s soccer title as determined by a vote of the league’s eight head coaches. The 2014 WAC preseason all-conference women’s soccer team and preseason Players of the Year were also announced as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

    Seattle U was selected first in the poll as the team received seven first place votes for 49 total points. The Redhawks return six of their 11 starters from a team that went 17-3-2 in 2013 and finished first in WAC play with a perfect 12-0-0 record. The team also claimed the WAC Tournament title and made it’s first-ever appearance at the NCAA Division I Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

    bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Green Interview :: 07/31/14 :: Introductory Interview

    bleedCrimson.net: This is your first head coaching job obviously and coming back to your alma mater and being able to bring your wife back to the area that she’s from has to a huge plus for you.
    Brian Green: Yeah. When this thing first happened and it was one of the earlier jobs to open up this summer, I prayed, I hoped, I did everything I could to prepare to put myself in a position to be a candidate of quality for Dr. Boston. I have always to be the head coach of this program. The fact of bringing Becki back and seeing her family and being close to my family in California is icing on the cake. My heart is here within this community and this program. I loved it here. I’m excited to get out and recruit because I’m going to be really passionate about bringing people here. It’ll be an honest sell.

    bc.net: Obviously you’re no stranger to the area and recruiting the west coast, spending time out at Hawai’i and in California. What is the biggest selling point for you for bringing kids into Las Cruces and New Mexico State?
    BG: I think it’ll change. I hope that it changes and I say that because in three years I hope that we’re selling that we’ve got a track record of going to the postseason and producing winning teams and filling up the stands. Early on our mission will be simple in terms of our recruiting approach and what we’re going to sell is Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. We’re going to sell the campus and the student experience at New Mexico State. It needs to be sold because it’s special. Then we’re really going to sell the recruiting and the developing from the coaching staff that we’re putting together which we’re close on. It’s going to have a track record of producing professional talent where kids are improving their draft status and they’re getting a chance to move on in professional baseball. Then the coaching staff that will be put together will have a track record of winning and getting to the postseason so those will be the two things that we’ll attack early — the recruiting and developing and the winning of the staff and then the campus and student experience at New Mexico State and then hopefully in three years we’ve changed what we’re selling and that’s that we’re winning at a high level.  Continue Reading This Post >>

    Aggies Name Brian Green As Head Baseball Coach

    Video Courtesy: Las Cruces Sun-News

    Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Friday, July 25 that Brian Green will be the 10th head coach in NM State baseball program history.  Continue Reading This Post >>

    NM State Football Begins Fall Practice, Friday, August 1

    Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team opens its 2014 fall camp, Friday, Aug. 1, at the football practice field beginning at 3:00 p.m. Practices will be open for the first 45 minutes of practice then closed for the remainder of practice. The first five days of camp are the NCAA mandated five-day acclimation period before the Aggies jump right into two-a-day practices on Aug. 9.

    The Aggies' annual media day in Las Cruces is scheduled for July 31 at 10:30 a.m., in the football meeting rooms, located on the north end of the stadium.

    NM State opens up its 2014 season, Aug. 28, against Cal Poly inside Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

    Season tickets are available now and start at only $50, while kids 12 and under are just $5 a game. Tickets can be purchased through the Pan American Center ticket office, by calling 575-646-1420, or visiting Ticketmaster.com and searching for NM State football. The Ticketmaster website now allows Aggie fans to pick their specific seats directly from their computer.  Continue Reading This Post >>

    Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches Poll Released; Aggies Picked 11th

    Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference office announced the 2014 Preseason Coaches Poll, July 19. NM State was selected No. 11 in the poll with 26 points.

    “Right now all we can worry about is ourselves,” head coach Doug Martin said. “There is a reason why you play the games. We know that this is a much improved football team right now then from this time last year. We understand the challenges we have ahead of us and we look forward to those challenges and getting back on the football field.”

    NM State went 2-10 in 2013 during Martin’s first season as head coach after playing one of the toughest schedules in the school’s history. The Aggies faced five teams that had participated in a bowl game the previous season while also playing two teams ranked in the top 15 in the nation.  Continue Reading This Post >>