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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 >> Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/31/17 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. 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 >>

Three NMSU Women's Soccer Players Earn Postseason All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer forward Devin Hart and midfielder Aileen Galicia were named to the 2017 All-WAC team, both earning spots on the first team. Goalkeeper Dmitri Fong earned Second Team All-WAC honors, the Western Athletic Conference announced Wednesday evening.

Hart, who hails from Albuquerque, N.M., leads the Aggies in goals with 11 and nine assists thus far in 2017. The senior forward also leads the Aggies with 31 points.

Galicia, a native of Indio, Calif., finished the 2017 regular-season leading NM State in shots (55) and shots-on-goal (29).

Fong, a product of Albuquerque, N.M., tallied five shutouts during the 2017 regular-season campaign. The redshirt freshman also recorded 99 saves and 1310:59 minutes of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NMSU Football Press Conference :: Week Eight

NMSU Football Falls To Arkansas State, 37-21

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team played host to defending Sun Belt Conference Champion Arkansas State at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. While NM State led after the first two quarters, an explosive second half from the Red Wolves saw the Aggies drop Saturday evenings contest, 37-21.

Following the tough loss head coach Doug Martin said, “Tonight was disappointing. I thought defensively we competed pretty well. Arkansas State is a really good team and that’s the best we’ve played them in the last couple years.”

After a quiet start which featured seven straight scoreless drives from NM State (3-5, 1-3 SBC) and Arkansas State (5-2, 4-0 SBC), the Red Wolves finally got on the board with a 21-yard touchdown pass to put the Aggies down 7-0 with 1:25 remaining in the opening quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Falls 3-2 At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team was dealt a 3-2 loss by UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday evening. The Aggies finish off the regular-season with an overall record of 9-9-2 and head into the Western Athletic Conference Tournament as the fifth seed with a 3-3-1 record.

NM State paced itself offensively in the first half, taking five shots with two of them being on goal. In the 17th minute of action, Aileen Galicia made a cross to Jody Hernandez and put the ball into the net, giving the Aggies a 1-0 lead. UTRGV (9-7-3, 4-2-1) came back with the equalizer at 18:25 when Gina Steiner shot the ball around Aggie goalkeeper Dmitri Fong. The Aggies headed into halftime leading UTRGV, 2-1, after Devin Hart passed the ball to Galicia and took the long shot to score in the 32nd minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - New Mexico State volleyball took down Chicago State in straight sets at the Jacoby Dickens Center on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies defeated the Cougars 25-22, 28-26, 25-10 for their sixth-straight victory.

"We won in three only because we were efficient offensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We didn't do a good job serving and blocking in the first two sets. We let them hit for too high of a percentage."

How it happened

NM State (17-7, 8-2 WAC) battled with CSU (10-17, 1-10 WAC) early on in the match but three-straight points for the Aggies gave New Mexico State a 13-10 advantage. With Kaylee Neal behind the service line, NM State built on its advantage to lead by six, however, Chicago State rallied tying the match 19-19. The Aggies pulled ahead 22-20 and did not surrender the lead as they closed out the first set 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>