Jess Dominguez Named WAC Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Jess Dominguez of the New Mexico State women’s cross country team was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week the league announced on Tuesday. This is the first honor for the program this season and Dominguez’s first weekly award as an Aggie.

Dominguez clocked in at a conference-best 17:29.1 in the 5k race at the Highlander Invitational. The sophomore took home 11th out of 251 runners competing at the meet. Her time was eight seconds faster than anyone else in the distance this season and she improved on her season-best 5k time by over 45 seconds. As a team, NM State finished second among 22 teams competing at the meet hosted by UC Riverside.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Picks Up 2-1 Win Over Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team defeated Chicago State 2-1 at the Soccer Athletic Complex on Sunday afternoon to pick up its first Western Athletic Conference win of the season.

“It was definitely a great first half performance, we had multiple scoring opportunities in the first half,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “We created a lot in the second half but I think we took for granted the first half and thought the second half was going to be a lot easier than it was and we made that game much more difficult than we needed to.”

The Aggies (2-13, 1-4 WAC) dominated on both sides of the ball in the first half, recording 15 shots to just two for the Cougars (0-14-1, 0-6).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Takes Down UTRGV In Five Sets

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EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State volleyball team defeated UT Rio Grande Valley 28-26, 14-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-7 on the road Saturday night to move into second place in the Western Athletic Conference Standings.

NM State (15-5, 5-2 WAC) took set one after both teams went back forth for the entirety of the set. UTRGV had a chance to take the set, up 24-22, but a service error followed by an ace from Jordan Pleasants and a kill from Megan Hart gave the Aggies a 25-24 lead. After the Vaqueros tied it at 26, a kill from Hart and an error on UT Rio Grande Valley gave New Mexico State the 28-26 win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At Louisiana 66-38

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAFAYETTE, LA - The New Mexico State football team traveled to Lafayette, La. to take on Louisiana at Cajun Field on Saturday. The clash with the former Sun Belt foe saw an offensive outburst for both teams end with the Aggies not able to close the gap as they fell to the Ragin’ Cajuns, 66-38.

Louisiana (3-3) opened the game with the first score on the game’s opening drive. On 3rd & 10 at midfield, the Ragin’ Cajuns found an open receiver over the middle who took off for the 50-yard score that put NM State (2-5) behind 7-0 just 2:10 into the contest.

After a three-and-out on the Aggies first drive, the opposition was able to increase the deficit for NM State on the next series. Another third down, this time on 3rd & 12, the Ragin’ Cajuns saw a 30-yard pass find the end zone to put the Aggies down 14-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Media Select NMSU Men's Basketball To Win WAC

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference men's basketball media have selected NM State as the preseason favorite to win the conference crown during the 2018-19 season and Grand Canyon sophomore forward Alessandro Lever as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

The Aggies received 22 first-place votes, earning 214 points to earn the top spot. Grand Canyon was picked to finish second with 180 points and two first-place votes, followed by Utah Valley in third place with 162 points and Seattle U in fourth place with 150 points. CSU Bakersfield was picked to finish fifth with 117 points, followed by UT Rio Grande Valley in sixth place with 89. Kansas City was picked seventh with 73 points, while WAC newcomer California Baptist was selected eighth with 63 points. Chicago State rounded out the poll in ninth place with 32 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Coaches Select NMSU Men's Basketball To Win WAC

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DENVER, CO - NM State is the preseason favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference men's basketball title in 2018-19, while Grand Canyon sophomore Alessandro Lever was selected as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league's nine head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies received 63 points and seven first-place votes to earn the top spot. Grand Canyon captured second place with 58 points and the other two first-place votes. Seattle U was third with 45 points, just ahead of Utah Valley in fourth place with 43 points. CSU Bakersfield was picked to finish fifth with 35 points, while UT Rio Grande Valley was selected sixth with 28 points. Kansas City was seventh with 24 points, while WAC newcomer California Baptist was picked eighth with 20 points. Chicago State rounded out the poll with eight points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Media Select NMSU Women's Basketball To Win WAC; Salas Picked Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference women's basketball media have selected NM State as the preseason favorite to repeat as conference champions in 2018-19 and the Aggies' Brooke Salas as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

The Aggies earned nine first-place votes in the media poll to collect 81 points to top the poll. CSU Bakersfield is second with 69 points, followed by Seattle U in third with 63 points. Grand Canyon is fourth with 46 points. Kansas City and Utah Valley are tied for fifth with 36 points, followed by UT Rio Grande Valley in seventh, California Baptist in eighth and Chicago State in ninth.

Salas leads the list of Preseason All-WAC honorees. Joining her on the first team are teammate Gia Pack, CSU Bakersfield's Jazmine Johnson, Kansas City's Kristen Moore and Seattle U's Kamira Sanders.   Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Coaches Select NMSU Women's Basketball To Win WAC; Salas Picked Preseason Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State is the favorite to win the 2018-19 Western Athletic Conference women's basketball title and the Aggies' Brooke Salas was selected WAC Preseason Player of the Year in a vote of the league's nine head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Aggies, who won their fourth-straight WAC regular season title last season, received 62 points and seven first-place votes in the preseason poll. CSU Bakersfield picked up the remaining first two votes for a total of 56 points. Defending tournament champion Seattle U was picked third with 49 points and Grand Canyon took fourth with 45 points. Kansas City and UT Rio Grande Valley tied for fifth with 33 points each. California Baptist was selected seventh in its inaugural WAC season, followed by Utah Valley and Chicago State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Juliana Salanoa Named WAC Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State sophomore middle blocker Julianna Salanoa has been named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7. This is the first-ever honor for Salanoa.

Salanoa, an Olympia, Wash. native, led the WAC with 2.67 blocks per set, almost one block per set more than any other player, as the Aggies swept a pair of road matches last week. Against Kansas City, she tallied a career-high nine blocks and was one shy of posting her first career double-double as she also had 10 kills in the match. On Saturday at Chicago State, Salanoa finished with a match-high seven blocks. She also recorded a pair of digs on the weekend.

NMSU Football Defeats Liberty 49-41

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team welcomed fellow independent Liberty to Aggie Memorial Stadium for homecoming on Saturday night in the first of two matchups between the two independents during the 2018 season. An offensive shootout saw the Aggies only trail in the first quarter and have six different players score en route to a 49-41 victory over the Flames.

Liberty (2-3) opened the game with a commanding opening drive. After six plays for the Flames saw the team gain 53-yards, the opposition finished the series off with a 22-yard rush for an early score to put NM State (2-4) behind 7-0 just 2:17 into the contest.  Continue Reading This Post >>