bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 09/12/ 17

bleedCrimson.net: You're four weeks into the season now, what have you learned about your team through the first three weekends of play?
Mike Jordan: I like the tempo we play at. We've been too high error at times. I think that's been the major bone of contention with the coaching staff. We've just got to take better care of the ball offensively better than we have but we're already seeing some progress. The first two weekends taught us a lot. I think this past weekend, we didn't get the same kind of pressure put on us. We didn't have anybody the caliber as UCLA for instance, but we still made fewer attack errors and better attack choices and I think those two things go hand-in-hand.

We're an improved blocking team from a year ago but we've still got a ways to go. We've got too many bad block touches. We're working hard at that right now, along with the attacking, those are the number one goals in practice.

bc.net: Defensively how is your team? The numbers look good and even the match against UCLA they hit .236 where a team of that caliber, you wouldn't necessarily be surprised to see them hit over .300 early in the season against you.
MJ: Yeah. I'd stack our defense up, obviously blocking is part of that, but as far as the floor defense goes, I would stack us up against anybody. I think we dig it really, really well. We give really good effort all of the time. I've been really pleased with that. We give ourselves a lot of transition opportunities to score because of how many balls we dig and I think we can get better at that too. We've got a couple of players, Natalie Mikels is just a freshman and she's learning every day. But athletically we're quick and I think what we're doing from a system standpoint is really beneficial for us.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rogers, Laforce Named Sun Belt Players Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Sun Belt Conference announced the football player of the week awards on Monday. New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers took offensive player of the week and safety Ron LaForce earned the defensive honors.

In the 30-28 victory over Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico, quarterback Tyler Rogers was 34-for-57 for a total of 401 yards with a career-high four touchdowns. Rogers spread the ball around connecting with 10 different receivers on the night.

The Peoria, Ariz. natives 401 yards and four touchdowns are second in the Sun Belt Conference for individual game-highs in 2017 and his 81-yard connection with Izaiah Lottie on Saturday is the longest pass this season of all Sun Belt quarterbacks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps A Pair Of Matches On Day One Of Borderland Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball opened the Borderland Invitational with a 3-0 win over Abilene Christian. The Aggies won in straight sets 25-17, 25-17, 25-22 to defeat the Wildcats.

"It's nice to get a sweep especially when you have two more matches in the next 24 hours," head coach Mike Jordan said. "[Tatyana Battle] and I spent a lot of time on decision making and shot selection. She did a really good job of working the ball off the edges when we were out of system and did not hit the ball low into the block. For her to make those adjustments and have that success, it's a great thing and that's what you want to see from your players."

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AggieVision :: NMSU Football Press Conference :: Week Two

NMSU Soccer Falls At Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team was no match for the Northern Colorado Bears as the team fell, 4-1, Sunday afternoon for its second loss.

NM State played well defensively in the first half, but trailed 1-0 after Northern Colorado’s Brooke Braden got the ball past goalkeeper Ashley Martin. Aggie midfielders Aileen Galicia, Jody Hernandez and Rebecca Mazzie along with defender Samantha Afonso all attempted shots at the goal, but came up short. The Aggies exited the field at halftime with a 2-0 deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Cross Country Beats Texas Tech In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RUIDOSO, N.M. - The New Mexico State cross country teams won the Texas Tech – New Mexico State Duel at the Ruidoso Fitness Trail on Friday afternoon. The women's team defeated TTU 15-47 while the men's team topped the Red Raiders 24-31. Seniors Crissey Amberg and Eli Kosgei placed first among all competitors.

"It was a good start to our season. There are definitely some things for us to work on, but each side did a great job competeing. It's easy to make adjustments when that's the case," assistant coach Joseph Rath said. "I know the teams are excited about the wins. We will get back to work and use this meet as a big positive we can build on."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Falls To No. 11 UCLA 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball continued its run at the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a loss to No. 11 UCLA on Friday night. The Aggies were defeated by the Bruins 25-22, 25-23, 25-17, for their thrid-straight loss.

"UCLA is loaded with talent and experience. Obviously, they can make you look bad if you're not playing well," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We were right there in those first two sets, so we were doing a lot of things right."

How It Happened

New Mexico State and UCLA fought for each point, keeping the score close in the first set. The Aggies took a 9-8 lead, but the Bruins surged back with a three-point run. After another scoring drought for New Mexico State, the Aggies found themselves down 14-10. From there, the match went back-and forth but the Bruin's early advantage held and New Mexico State fell 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jans Completes Staff With Addition Of Schmitt And Austin

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans rounds out his staff with the hiring of Andy Schmitt and Jovan Austin. Schmitt will serve as the director of basketball operations while Austin serves as graduate assistant.

“Coach Schmitt was exactly what we were looking for to complete our staff,” Jans said. “He is smart, hungry, and productive. We are thrilled Andy and his family have elected to join our program!”

Schmitt comes to the City of Crosses after spending the last two seasons at Division II Texas A&M-Commerce where he was an assistant coach under head coach Sam Walker. While there, he helped the Lions reach the NCAA Tournament for the sixth-time in program history last season and saw two players named to the all-conference team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches At Golden Dome Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SOUTH BEND, IN - New Mexico State volleyball picked up another win at the Golden Dome Invitational on Saturday when they defeated Valparaiso 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20. A trio of Aggies posted double-doubles including Jordan Abalos who had a team-high 20 kills.

"We started pretty slow from the service line. Defensively, we were poor early on and we lost a lot of points because of it," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I think Kaylee Neal gave us a great lift. Valpo is a team that gave Notre Dame a push last night and they gave us a push today. They are good defensively. It challenged us and I think it was good for our team to be challenged like that."

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NMSU Soccer Defeats Rio Grande Rival UNM 1-0 With Last Minute Goal

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It was an incredible finish for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team as they defeated their in-state rival New Mexico, 1-0, Thursday evening for the first time in program history. This is also the first time NM State has swept both rivals.

“This game, you don’t need to talk to your players about motivation,” Delgado said about Fong and the team’s motivation. “It’s already there. It was there yesterday in training and it was there when I saw some of the girls on campus today. It was there when they walked into the locker room. The motivation is there. Some of our players had some extra motivation, like Dmitri. She was a transfer from UNM, so she had something to prove. We had a couple of our other girls on our team that have ties with some of the other players, so there’s something to prove.”  Continue Reading This Post >>