Cedric Wilcots II Named Sun Belt Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference announced the players of the week on Monday morning. After a career night on the road versus Sun Belt foe Texas State, New Mexico State defensive end Cedric Wilcots II earned the defensive player of the week nod.

Wilcots was all over the field on Saturday posting five tackles, including a career-high three sacks. The sack total had not been recorded by an Aggie since Aubrey Dorisme had three against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 11, 2003.

The sophomore also tallied three forced fumbles, the first three of his career. This disruptive play helped give the Aggies the edge in the turnover margin against the Bobcats.

This is Wilcots’ first Sun Belt Player of the Week honor and the fourth this season for an Aggie with quarterback Tyler Rogers and defensive back Ron LaForce earning the honor on Sept. 11 and Shamad Lomax receiving the distinction on Sept. 25.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Makes Coaching Change, Delgado Not Retained

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Sunday afternoon that head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado’s contract will not be renewed.

Delgado finished his tenure at New Mexico State with an overall record of 24-55-4 and 12-19-3 in Western Athletic Conference play after four seasons at the helm, fifth overall with the program. He recently wrapped up the 2017 season with a 9-10-2 overall record and 3-3-1 mark in WAC play.

Delgado became the all-time wins leader for New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 26, of this year when the Aggies defeated Alcorn state 8-0 – passing his predecessor Blair Quinn (17-35-8).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Wins Shootout At Texas State, 45-35

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SAN MARCOS, TX - The New Mexico State football team headed to the Lone Star State to take on Sun Belt Conference opponent Texas State on Saturday afternoon in Bobcat Stadium. In a high –scoring contest, the Aggies prevailed putting up 28 points in the second half to take down the Bobcats, 45-35.

Saturday’s contest opened with early scoring from each side, beginning with Texas State (2-7, 1-4 SBC) completing a 10-yard touchdown pass to put NM State (4-5, 2-3 SBC) down seven just 2:31 into the game.

The Aggies then took over on their first drive of the game and after a pair of third-down conversions and two big completions, NM State set up for a first-and-goal at the Texas State two-yard line. Tyler Rogers then took the quarterback keeper into the end zone to tie the game up 7-7 at the 9:49 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweep Seattle

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State volleyball team picked up a sweep in their final home match of the season on Saturday. The Aggies defeated Seattle U 25-22, 25-13, 25-19, for their eighth-straight victory overall and their 13th-straight victory at the Pan American Center.

"The middles were a big part of our win today. They scored quite a bit when we needed them to," said head coach Mike Jordan. "I don't think we played great offensively. Seattle U served the ball well, like usual. As a team, they have great length, which creates problems for people."

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Utah Valley

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took down Utah Valley in straight sets at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. The Aggies swept the Wolverines 25-23, 25-20, 25-15, for their seventh-straight victory.

"I feel like we're going in the right direction. I liked our balance offensively. We were pretty good digging the ball. I thought we could've blocked it a little bit better." head coach Mike Jordan said. "At the end of the day, I'm pretty happy with our performance against what I consider a very dangerous and solid Utah Valley team."

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Goncalves, Flores Named WAC Men's Tennis Players Of The Month

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DENVER- NM State singles player Christofer Goncalves and NM State’s doubles team Goncalves and Luis Flores have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Month for October.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Dominique Galloway Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced golfers of the month on Thursday. After posting a pair of top-15 finishes in the month of October, NM State women’s golfer Dominique Galloway earned WAC Golfer of the Month for the first time in her Aggie career.

Galloway posted the lowest score on the NM State women’s golf roster in each of the teams October tournaments. With a second place finish in the NM State Aggie Invitational, a new personal best, and 13th at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

The Rio Rancho, N.M. native’s round score of 69 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown was also a career-low. For the month of October, the sophomore led the WAC with a 71.83 scoring average.

The golfer also posted a career-best 18-hole score in the second round of the Las Vegas Showdown, firing a 3-under-par 69. On the season, Galloway leads the WAC with a 71.58 stroke average through 12 rounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Edges Southeastern 90-83 In Exhibition

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Plenty to improve upon after the New Mexico State men’s basketball team edged past Southeastern Wednesday night, 90-83, in the Pan American Center.

“We played a lot of guys, I think we played 10 guys 12-plus minutes” remarked head coach Chris Jans. “As you mentioned, we played a lot of different line ups. That’s what these games are for, they are great opportunities to get the rust off for the returnees and throw the new guys into the fire and see what they are made of. Obviously with the returnees there was a big gap between productivity with the guys that have been there to the new guys in our program.”

Southeastern came out of the gates and traded buckets with NM State, taking no more than a three point lead for a good 13 minutes of action. However, the Aggie offense found itself after the third media timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Ends Season With 3-0 Loss To Seattle In WAC Tournament

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's soccer team saw its season come to a close Wednesday afternoon at GCU Soccer Stadium as it fell to Seattle U, 3-0, in match one of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The Aggies finished their 2017 season with an overall record of 9-10-2 and 3-3-1 in the WAC.

The Aggie defense came out strong in the first half, holding the Redhawks to one shot in the first 22 minutes of the match. At the 23:36 mark, Seattle U’s Holly Rothering came close to scoring a goal with the one-on-one attack against NM State’s goalkeeper Dmitri Fong, but her shot went wide. Possession was very back-and-forth between both teams until the 43rd minute of play when the Aggies fell behind, 1-0, as Laura Hooper shot the ball past Fong to get the Redhawks on the board.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/31/17

bleedCrimson.net: Last week you talked about wanting to see your team go on the road and play consistently well. You picked up a pair of sweeps but did you see the consistency that you were looking for?
Mike Jordan: I think in some aspects of the game we did. I thought we were pretty efficient offensively all weekend which was great. We passed the ball fairly well the majority of the time. Really the only issue that we had passing it was Carvajal's serve at Chicago State. She has a pretty tough jumper that gave us fits in just one stretch where they were able to go on a couple of point runs in the second set. I thought we did a pretty good job at the service line. There were a couple of people I would have liked to have served it a little tougher but we were pretty solid in those aspects.

We could have blocked it better in a couple areas and defensively we missed a couple of assignments against Chicago State in the first two sets but other than that it was a pretty good weekend and any time you can go on the road and come away with a couple of sweeps and nobody gets hurt, you've gotta be overjoyed. Especially when it gets you back into first place.

bc.net: It was a pretty low error weekend for you offensively, especially the Chicago State match. Are you starting to see your players have better recognition of the decisions they should be making offensively?
MJ: I think it's going in the right direction. I wouldn't say we're great at it yet. We've got some younger players who still have a long ways to go. Every match presents a different dilemma. Teams play different defenses, they have different blocking schemes. Sometimes they change and you have to be adaptable all the time. I think that's the next step in the growth. One team on Thursday will do one thing and another team on Saturday will do something else and you've got to be on point and pick it up quick what they're trying to do to you and work your way around it. Truthfully, I don't think there are that many college volleyball players out there that are great at it. I think there's a large percentage of volleyball players that can physically outmatch their opponent but tactically still have a long ways to go and our players are no different. A lot of it is new to them and it requires a lot of effort on their part in preparation and getting outside your comfort zone or outside the norm. I think we're working at it. I see small change and small improvement and that's a positive.  Continue Reading This Post >>