NMSU Softball Sweeps Rivals At NM State Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball remained undefeated on Saturday when the team battled New Mexico and UTEP as a part of the NM State Invitational. The Aggies took down the Lobos 9-8 and run-ruled the Miners 12-3 at the NM State Softball Complex.

GAME ONE

Analise De La Roca got the start in the circle and the sophomore struggled early, allowing back-to-back doubles as well as a single to start the contest. Head coach Kathy Rodolph quickly made a change, bringing in senior Kayla Green to manage the damage. Green recorded three-straight outs but the Aggies (3-0) were behind 2-0 before their first at-bat.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Grand Canyon 81-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Grand Canyon 81-52 at the Pan American Center Thursday afternoon for its 20th-consecutive home Western athletic Conference win and eight-straight overall.

Neither side was able to get any offense going until Gia Pack scored back-to-back buckets to give the Aggies (17-6, 9-1) a 4-0 lead at the 8:20 mark of the first quarter. Grand Canyon (5-15, 3-7) then responded with an 8-2 run to take an 8-6 lead before Brooke Salas put NM state back in the lead, 9-8, with a three right before the media timeout. From there, New Mexico State finished the first on a 10-4 run to lead 19-12 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Opens 2019 Season With 11-4 Win Over Creighton

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball opened its 2019 campaign with a battle against Creighton on Friday. Three Aggies hit home runs when the team took down the Bluejays 11-4 at the NM State Softball Complex. It was the fourth-straight season the program recorded a victory to open the year.

How It Happened

After a pair of scoreless innings, a rally for NM State began with a leadoff double by Brandy Hernandez. Following the extra base hit was a two-run home run by Kelsey Horton, giving the Aggies the advantage. Victoria Castro followed the senior with a homer of her own, bringing the Aggies lead to three at the middle of the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Stuns CSU Bakersfield In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State junior guard Trevelin Queen did his best Ian Baker impersonation at the Icardo Center Thursday night and drilled the game-winning 3-pointer and gave the Aggies the 71-70 victory over CSU Bakersfield.

The win gave NM State its fifth-straight win over the Runners and now 18-7 all-time over CSUB. Friday’s win coupled with UT Rio Grande Valley’s win at Grand Canyon sent the Aggies into sole-possession of first-place.

With 21 seconds remaining, CSUB’s Jarkel Joiner hit a pull-up jumper at the near elbow to put the home team on top 70-68 before Terrell Brown found a wide-open Queen for the game-winning three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats CSU Bakersfield 61-48

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team rode a strong defensive performance to its 19th-straight Western Athletic Conference home win, and seventh-straight victory overall, 61-48 over CSU Bakersfield on Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

The ‘Runners flexed their defensive prowess early, racing out to an early 5-0 lead. However, buckets from Adenike Aderinto and Gia Pack brought the Aggies within one at 5-4 with 6:08 in the first. Both defenses continued to play well and NM State trailed 20-8 going into the second quarter of action. New Mexico State was held to just 3-14 shooting from the field in the period.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Picked Second In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll, Whittlesey Named Preseason Pitcher Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Grand Canyon is the preseason favorite to win the 2019 Western Athletic Conference baseball title while GCU's Quin Cotton and NM State's Brock Whittlesey were selected WAC Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively in a vote of the league's 10 head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds 10 On Signing Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team added 10 student-athletes to its 2019-20 roster on national signing day. Of the 10 new Aggies, seven are soon-to-be high school graduates and the remaining three are from the college and junior college ranks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Routs Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team shot its way to a convincing 83-39 victory over Chicago State Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center for its seventh-straight win.

The Aggies wrap up the first-half of league action 7-1 after Saturday’s dominating win and moved to 18-4 overall. CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon, who was tied with NM State heading into today atop the league standings, will play one another tonight – which will leave the Aggies tied atop the standings with either the Runners or Lopes.

The last time NM State held an opponent under 40 at home was against Northern New Mexico on Dec. 22, 2014 (78-39) while the most recent time occurred on the road against Utah Valley (51-38) on Feb. 19, 2015.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 87-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Chicago State in the Windy City, 87-66, to win its sixth-straight game and remain in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Aggies (15-6, 7-1 WAC) raced out to an early 11-1 lead before the Cougars made it a six point game at 13-7. Monique Mills then drilled a three followed by a three-point play from Gia Pack for a 19-7 NM State lead with 2:35 remaining in the period. New Mexico State then got a step-back jumper from Stabresa McDaniel before a Cougar layup made it 22-13 NM State after one.

NM State then went on a 14-8 run to build a 36-21 lead with just over three minutes to play in the half. After Chicago State brought the game within 10 points at 38-28, Monique Mills hit back-to-back threes as the Aggies took a 44-30 lead into the halftime break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Hertel Rejoins Aggie Volleyball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head volleyball coach Mike Jordan announced on Friday the addition of Chris Hertel as the Aggies’ new assistant coach. Hertel comes to NM State following an eight-year stint at Radford.

“We’re excited to have Chris back,” Jordan said. “He does such a good job at so many things and he’s got a tremendous work ethic.”

While at Radford, Hertel served as the Highlander's assistant coach from 2011-2018. His team posted a 167-82 record during that time and went 83-35 during Big South conference play. The Highlanders reached six championship matches during the Big South tournament under his guidance and came away with a pair of titles and NCAA tournament appearances. In 2018 alone, Hertel's assistance helped Radford reach the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) for the first time in program history, where the squad came away with an opening-round victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>