The Daily Aggie :: 08/04/10

The Aggie women's soccer team kicks off fall practice today in preparation for the 2010 season. The Aggies are coming off a very successful inaugural season in which they finished 9-9-1 and advanced to the WAC Tournament.

This year the Aggies will look to build on that success from last season, a season that saw them in the hunt for the regular season title late into the season.

The Aggies have big shoes to fill in the form of goal keeper Katie Graul who played her final collegiate season at New Mexico State. The Aggies have some very good talent coming in this season including one player, Mary Kate Koziol, who was named by ESPN Rise as one of the top high school players in her state (Delaware) during this past spring.

The Aggies kick off the season on Friday, August 20th when they host rival UTEP. The Aggie soccer team will hold a kick-off fundraising party just eight days from now on Thursday, August 12th on the patio at The Game Sports Bar and Grill.

Another team looking to improve on an outstanding fall campaign will be the men's cross country team. The Aggies finished a best ever 4th at the WAC Men's Cross Country championships and will be paced by the brother duo of Ian and Jonah Ruybalid. The brothers finished 1-2 earlier this summer in the Native American 5K held in Albuquerque, N.M..

On to today's links...

Aggie Men's Basketball
Diamond Leung of ESPN.com talks about Wendell McKines stepping into a leadership role on the team.

Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News talks about newcoming Christian Kabongo.

Jason also offers up some recruiting news on his blog.

Aggie Football
Jason Chatraw of the Times-Magic Valley previews the WAC.

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