NMSU Football Picked 10th By Sun Belt Coaches In 2017 Preseason Poll

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - The New Mexico State football team was selected to finish 10th in the 2017 Sun Belt Preseason Poll that was released Thursday afternoon.

The preseason poll was voted on by each member institution’s head coach, which saw NM State tally 41 points – including one first-place vote. The 41 points have the Aggies ahead of Texas State (31 points) and incoming member Coastal Carolina (26 points).

Appalachian State (136 points) was picked to win the league by nine points over Troy (127) thanks to seven first-place votes while the Trojans collected two. Arkansas State, who tied for the league title last year with App State, was predicted to finish in third with 122 points and a first-place vote followed by South Alabama (98 points).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jeff Mailhot Joins NMSU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans announced the addition of assistant coach Jeff Mailhot (pronounced MY-it) to his staff for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity Coach Jans has provided me at New Mexico State University,” Mailhot said. “Additionally, I would like to thank those who have mentored me over the course of my career, which has allowed me to be better prepared for this position. I'm blessed to be able to work under a proven winner, a tireless recruiter and someone I have considered from a far, to be one of the best coaches in the country. I am eager to not only work for him, but to learn alongside him and the rest of the staff. Having worked in the junior college ranks in West Texas, I am very familiar with NMSU and their storied tradition. For my wife and I, this was an easy decision to join the NMSU basketball family and I look forward to being able help continue their success!”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jaden Wright Named To 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

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DALLAS, TX - New Mexico State football’s defensive back Jaden Wright was named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List on Thursday the Football Writers Association of America and Charlotte Touchdown Club announced.

Wright, who saw action in all 12 games in 2016, finished last season fifth on the team with 81 tackles (32 solo) and a team-high four forced fumbles to go with his one fumble recovery. The 6-0 defensive back also led the team with five interceptions and recorded 2.5 tackles for loss.

The Lewisville, Texas, native registered 10 tackles on the road at Kentucky and then posted a season-high 15 tackles at home against Appalachian State. His interception against Louisiana saw him run the back for 45 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aisha Stewart Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Staff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball program announced a new addition to the staff with the signing of assistant coach Aisha Stewart.

After the addition, NM State women’s basketball head coach Brooke Atkinson said, “Aisha comes to New Mexico State with a number of years of experience at the Division I level. She is a tireless recruiter and great role model for these young women. Aisha has a great energy and presence about her, the people of New Mexico State and Las Cruces will love her.”

Stewart spent the past two years as assistant coach with the North Texas women's basketball team. She also served as recruiting coordinator, academic liaison and guards coach.

During Stewart’s time with the Mean Green, she was able to improve the teams winning percentage in each of the two seasons. During the team’s 2016-17 campaign, they finished 12-19 overall and 8-10 in conference play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball announced its 2017 schedule on Tuesday. The back-to-back Western Athletic Conference regular-season champions anticipate a challenging season as they face six teams that went on to play in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

The 2017 slate for NM State volleyball features 28 regular-season games, including 15 home matches. The Aggies host the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational and co-host the Borderland Invitational with UTEP.

The team starts the season on the road in South Bend, Ind., where the Aggies face Rhode Island, Valparaiso and tournament host Notre Dame on Aug. 25-26.  Continue Reading This Post >>

67 Aggies Earn Spring Sports And Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State Athletics had 41 student-athletes from teams that competed in the spring earn Academic All-WAC honors while an additional 26 student-athletes were named to the Freshman/Transfer Academic All-WAC team.

Women’s track & field had the most honorees amongst the spring teams with 15 while softball came in second with nine student-athletes. The women’s swimming and diving team had 10 freshman or transfers earn academic accolades with women’s track and field right behind them with nine.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Baseball
Johnathan Groff, Jr.
Matthew McHugh, Sr.
Marcus Still, Fr.

Men’s Golf
Mike McGilton, Jr.

Women’s Golf  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Set To Take On Ole Miss In 2019

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State football and the Ole Miss Rebels are set to meet on the gridiron in Oxford, Miss. on November 9, 2019. This is the second time the Aggies and Rebels have squared off with the first meeting coming on Oct. 10, 2015 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

After inking the deal with Ole Miss, NM State Athletic Director Mario Moccia said, “I’m very excited for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to travel back to Oxford and take on a top-flight program in Ole Miss. We were able to land a great deal against a program with such a unique atmosphere. We are fortunate for not only our student-athletes but all of our supporters who can make the trip with us down to the Grove for what promises to be a great contest.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lamarcus Lee Signs With NMSU Men's Basketball For 2017-18

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Lamarcus Lee signed with New Mexico State for the upcoming 2017-18 season NM State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans announced.

“Lamarcus is a well-rounded person and player that oozes potential,” Jans said. “He is blessed with elite athleticism and paired with a strong work ethic, which will help him become a very successful Division I student-athlete. There is no limit to Lamarcus' ceiling. I expect him to have a productive and exciting career.”

Lee joins the Aggie basketball program after spending his freshman season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. The 6-2 guard led his team in scoring with 15.6 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game last season while shooting 40-percent from the floor. He’s also proficient from 3-point range, shooting 35-percent from beyond the arc in addition to his 2.5 assists per game and 1.1 steals per game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Marcel Renteria Selected In Sixth Round Of MLB Draft By New York Mets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team made history after day two of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. NM State pitcher Marcel Renteria was selected in the sixth round, pick 187, by the New York Mets.

This early draft selection of Renteria was the second year in a row that an Aggie has been taken in the first six rounds, joining Daniel Johnson who was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft by the Washington Nationals. This was the first time in program history that two Aggies have been drafted in the first six rounds in back-to-back years. Renteria is also just the fifth NM State player all-time to be drafted in the first 10 rounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Releases 2017 Soccer Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado released the 2017 schedule Thursday morning.

The 2017 schedule features 10 home matches, six during the non-conference slate and four during Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies are also battling it out on the pitch with four teams for the first-time in program history in Alcorn State, Colorado State, Grambling State and SMU – all road games.

“We are excited for what could be an unprecedented season,” Delgado said. “We have several decisive home matches, including rivalry games against UTEP and UNM. We also host tough conference opponents in CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon and UMKC.”  Continue Reading This Post >>