Jans Completes Staff With Addition Of Schmitt And Austin

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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

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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

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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 >>

Dmitri Fong Named WAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer goalkeeper Dmitri Fong was named Defensive Player of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference Monday morning.

Fong has played an instrumental role in the Aggies’ 1-0-1 thus far in the 2017 season as starting goalkeeper. In the season opener against UTEP, she held the Miners to only one goal with a total of seven saves that led the team to a victory in double-overtime. Two days later, they faced Northern Illinois on the road where she racked up 110 minutes of play time and helped guide the Aggies to a 0-0 draw in another nail-biting, double-overtime match.

New Mexico State will resume play this week with two matches. First up will be the Battle of I-25 as they host the New Mexico Lobos Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. The Aggies then head back on the road to Grambling State where they will duke it out with the Tigers at 4 p.m. on Aug. 26.

NMSU Soccer Earns Draw Against Northern Illinois

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DEKALB, IL - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team came face-to-face with its second consecutive double-overtime match, ultimately ending in a 0-0 draw against Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon.

Goalkeeper Dmitri Fong played the entire 110 minutes without allowing NIU to score. Midfielder Aileen Galicia had four shot attempts along with teammate Audriana Chavez, who had three shot attempts of her own, keeping the Aggies’ state of mind in attack mode.

Despite being outshot 24-14, the Aggies stood their ground and remained focused through the entire match against the Huskies. This gave head coach Freddy Delgado and the team something to build on as the season continues.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Notches 2-1 Victory Over I-10 Rival UTEP In Double Overtime

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Forward Audriana Chavez came through in the clutch for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team with the game-winning goal, 2-1, in double overtime Friday night on their home field over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP.

In front of a sell-out crowd, Chavez made a huge play for the Aggies which led them to claim their first victory in the Battle of I-10. It was the first win for any head coach in NM State women’s soccer history.

The first period of the match showcased the defensive talents of both the Aggies and Miners. With UTEP claiming the first goal at the 30:20 mark, the Aggies went into halftime optimistic. Head coach Freddy Delgado knew his team was strong, but had to work on a few techniques in order to make a comeback in the second period.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMS Volleyball Picked To Win The WAC

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State volleyball was picked to win the Western Athletic Conference according to this year’s coaches’ poll, the league announced on Wednesday. The Aggies also placed five players on the Preseason All-WAC team.

“Our team improved quite a bit this past spring. Hopefully we will stay healthy and have a great season,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “We have talent and experience, obviously that’s a great position to be in. Our non-conference schedule will challenge us quite a bit and will give us a chance to figure out our weaknesses heading into WAC play.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 NMSU Football Players Earn Sun Belt Academic Honors

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Sun Belt Conference named over 2,100 athletes to the 2016-17 Commissioner's List and Academic Honor Roll in an announcement on Tuesday. The New Mexico State football team saw 27 student-athletes earn recognition for their hard work in the classroom.

A student named to the Commissioner's List maintained a 3.5 grade point average or better during the 2016-17 academic year while the Academic Honor Roll honors those student-athletes who maintained a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 for the academic year.

Heading into 2017-18, the Aggies have 13 current players who were recognized for academic excellence last season. Parker Davidson, Dalton Herrington, Billy Nipp, Sy Slater, Jamin Smith, Jacob Wilson and Jaden Wright were all named to the Commissioner's List. The Academic Honor Roll featured current players Jonathan Boone, Cassius Corley, Izaiah Lottie, Jared Phipps, Humberto Renteria and Jackson Solbeck.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Larry Rose III Named To 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

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TYLER, TX - New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III was named to the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, as announced by SPORTyler and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the nation’s college offensive player of the year who was either born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college. The player must also exhibit characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, community and tenacity.

For this award, a player is recognized by a selection committee comprised of Texas-based journalists, college football dignitaries and, in subsequent years, each of the all-time winners.  Continue Reading This Post >>