AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 03/05/18

Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Year, Brooke Atkinson Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2017-18 All-WAC teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC’s eight head coaches. NM State’s Brooke Salas headlines the awards, earning WAC Player of the Year honors. Seattle U’s Kallin Spiller was named WAC Freshman of the Year and NM State’s Brooke Atkinson won WAC Coach of the Year.

A 5-11 junior guard from Placentia, Calif., Salas was the leading scorer in conference play at the Aggies won their fourth consecutive WAC regular season title. In addition to her WAC-best 18.4 points per game, she also led the league in steals during WAC play, averaging 2.6 per game. She was also fourth in the conference in rebounding at 8.4 per game and her .865 free throw percentage was one of the top marks in the WAC. Salas shot .436 from three-point range, which was second in the league and her 1.7 blocks per game rank third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Joey Ortiz Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Joey Ortiz has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter for Feb. 26 – March 4.

Ortiz, a sophomore shortstop from Garden Grove, Calif. (Pacific HS), totaled three home runs and 12 RBIs on the week. He started the week against Arizona, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a close 5-4 loss. Against Harvard, he was 5-for-14 from the plate, with three home runs, four walks, eight runs scored and 12 RBIs. Five of those RBIs came in the series finale, including a grand slam in the sixth inning. On the season, he leads the WAC with 24 runs scored and 12 walks and is among the leaders in several other categories.

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV, Claims Fourth Straight WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted UT Rio Grande Valley at the Pan American Center for Senior Night in the regular season finale on Saturday. After outscoring the Vaqueros 48-31 in the second half, the Aggies earned a 72-56 victory that won the team a record fourth straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season title.

Following the monumental win head coach Brooke Atkinson said, “Coach Trakh and his staff did a great job putting quality pieces into this program that began a championship tradition. Stepping in here it was not easy to follow that but hats off to these young ladies and to my staff for continuing the success.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State softball team faced Texas Tech at Rocky Johnson Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Aggies split the doubleheader with the Red Raiders falling 7-4 before taking down Tech 3-1.

"Today was a great opportunity to get experience against a Big 12 team, " head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Our pitchers were able to come out and adjust after game one and keep us in game two."

GAME ONE

Kayla Green got the start in the circle for NM State (9-5) and struggled from the start as the junior gave up a bunt single to the first batter. A home run by the Red Raiders' (8-6) Jessica Hartwell put TTU ahead 2-0 after just an inning of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops 5-4 Decision At Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ -The New Mexico State baseball team headed to Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz. for a midweek clash with Arizona on Tuesday night. The Crimson & White struck first in the midweek contest but a five-run fourth inning for the Wildcats was too much to overcome as the Aggies fell 5-4.

NM State (5-3) sent Brock Whittlesey to the mound to take on Arizona (5-3) southpaw Randy Labaut. Each pitcher was dealing early keeping the game scoreless, only allowing one hit, through the first two frames.

The Wildcats then threatened in the bottom half of the third with runners on the corners and only one out. Arizona moved one runner to second on a wild pitch, but Whittlesey regained his composure and got a strike out looking to end the inning and keep the Wildcats off the board.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Chris Jans Press Conference :: 02/26/18

Miguel Guante Joins NMSU Women's Soccer Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – First-year head coach Rob Baarts has named Miguel Guante as his assistant for the upcoming 2018 season Monday afternoon.

“Miguel will bring not only a wealth of experience in coaching women’s soccer, his style will fit our Aggie style of play as he comes from the same mentor in Clive Charles,” Baarts said. “Finding someone as an assistant like Miguel, who you trust completely, will be such an incredible addition to our program. He is not only a great coach, but an even better person. The young women will love his easy going, fun personality, yet competitive coaching style. I look forward to Miguel and his family joining our Aggie family.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State senior forward Jemerrio Jones has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 19-25. This is his third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Noah Haupt and Kyle Bradish have been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 19 – Feb. 25.

Haupt, a freshman designated hitter from Clovis, Calif. (Clovis North HS), was instrumental in the Aggies’ record-setting weekend, totaling 11 runs and 15 RBIs on the week. Haupt was 11-for-15 from the plate with six extra-base hits, posting a .611 batting average to go along with a 1.222 slugging percentage and .625 on-base percentage. His biggest game came in NM State’s 39-0 win over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night, going 6-for-7 with a double, two home runs, six runs scored and 10 RBIs. He finished the week with three doubles, a triple and two home runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>