Women's Basketball News

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/bleedcrimson.net/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.
Women's Basketball News

NMSU Women's Basketball Adds Mills Twins To 2017-18 Roster

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson bolstered her roster for the 2017-18 season with the addition of Dominique and Monique Mills. The twin sisters are each listed at five feet, 10 inches tall and hail from Salt Lake City, Utah.

"We are excited to have Monique and Dominique join the Aggie family,” said Atkinson. “Their accomplishments at the high school and junior college levels show they have been around winning programs. They will both bring length and athleticism to the guard position and help us on both ends of the floor."

Dominique and Monique Mills transfer in after leading 2016-17 Trinity Valley team to its 10th straight national tournament this past season. While with the Lady Cards, the team finished the season at 30-6 overall and 16-3 in conference play. The successful season also saw the Mills sisters help Trinity Valley capture the Region XIV title.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ryan McAdams Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson announced the addition of Ryan McAdams to her staff on Wednesday.

“Ryan is a great addition to our staff here at New Mexico State,” Atkinson said. “He is a coaching veteran who is experienced in both men’s and women’s basketball. He is a tireless worker with great basketball knowledge, recruiting ties and is a proven winner. We would like to welcome Ryan and his family to Las Cruces and the Aggie family.”

McAdams comes to NM State after spending seven years as the head coach of Eastern Arizona. The Gila Monsters reached the national tournament in three of the last four seasons under McAdams.

EAC completed the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 20-11, including a 17-6 record in conference play which was good for third. The team advanced all the way to the region semifinal before falling to Arizona Western College.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Atkinson Named NMSU Women's Basketball Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia has announced Brooke Atkinson as the 11th head coach in Aggie women’s basketball history Wednesday morning to the community and media.

Atkinson joins NM State after spending the past three seasons at Colorado State University. However, Atkinson is no stranger Las Cruces as the Colorado native spent eight seasons on the Aggie bench from 2003-11.

In her three seasons in Fort Collins, Colo., the Rams enjoyed three-consecutive Mountain West Conference regular-season titles, including an NCAA appearance during the 2015-16 campaign – their first appearance in the Big Dance in 14 years (2002).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Mark Trakh Leaves Aggie Women's Basketball To Take Over USC Women's Basketball

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State’s head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh is headed back to Troy to lead the USC Trojan women’s basketball program, the school announced Friday. Trakh returns to Southern California after six seasons at the helm for NM State, where he revitalized the program and created a a Western Athletic Conference powerhouse and constant NCAA Tournament team.

“Mark has been one the most successful coaches in the history of New Mexico State women’s basketball,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “I’m appreciative of him and the many staff members in his tenure for their hard work and dedication, which resulted in an unprecedented three-year run at NM State. We wish him luck at USC as their new head coach. The search for a new women’s basketball head coach will begin immediately.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Moriah Mack Signs Training Camp Contract With WNBA's Minnesota Lynx

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - New Mexico State guard Moriah Mack signed a training camp contract with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) on Tuesday. Moriah Mack is the second Aggie ever to sign a contract with a WNBA franchise. Anita Maxwell was the first Aggie to do so in 1997 when the Cleveland Rockers made her the 29th overall pick in the inaugural year of the WNBA draft.

During 2016-17, Mack’s senior season, the guard led the Aggies to a 24-7 record and a new program record of 17-consecutive wins. By season’s end Mack had helped NM State claim their third-straight Western Athletic Conference regular season and tournament title and the team’s third consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NCAA Women's Tournament Press Conference Quotes

New Mexico State Head Coach, Mark Trakh:

Opening statement…   Continue Reading This Post >>

Moriah Mack Named WAC Player Of The Year, Mark Trakh Named WAC Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced the All-WAC honors on Monday morning. Head coach Mark Trakh and the Aggies earned seven individual accolades, more than any other WAC opponent, including Trakh for Coach of the Year and Moriah Mack for Player of the Year.

This was the third consecutive season Mark Trakh has been named the WAC Coach of the Year, after three-straight conference regular season titles. An undefeated (14-0) record in WAC play this year was a first in NM State program history, to go along with a 22-6 overall record. Trakh and the Aggies finished the season on a 15-game winning streak, for the second straight year, which ties the program record set by Joe McKeown in 1987-88.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Utah Valley 66-53, Clinches Share Of WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State Aggies women's basketball team squared off with the Utah Valley Wolverines on Thursday evening in Orem, Utah at the Lockhart Arena. This contest saw the Aggies take a lead with their first basket of the game and never surrender it as they defeated the Wolverines, 66-53, and swept the season series.

The game opened to a very low-scoring opening as NM State led 9-0, 5:18 into the first quarter. Utah Valley then called a timeout to try and get their feet under them, but the call was to no avail, as the opponent was not able to score for another minute of play until they hit a pair of free throws.

Through the first ten minutes, NM State outscored UVU in the paint (10-2) with five Aggies knocking down a basket as the team led 17-6 after one quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Moriah Mack Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Moriah Mack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 6 through Feb. 12.

Mack, a senior guard from San Antonio (Reagan HS), led the Aggies to a pair of wins to stay undefeated in conference play. Against CSU Bakersfield, she finished with 14 points and seven assists, also adding a pair of steals for NMSU. She followed that up with 15 points and a pair of key steals in a comeback win over Grand Canyon on Sunday afternoon. The senior leads the WAC with 2.8 steals per game in conference play and is second in three-point percentage in WAC games.

Brooke Salas Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Salas Named WAC Player of the Week for the Second Time This Season
NM State sophomore Brooke Salas was named the WAC Player of the Week after wins over two WAC opponents

DENVER, CO - NM State sophomore guard Brooke Salas was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Aggies to two victories, while averaging 15 points and seven assists per game, to go along with three steals and one block, over 49 minutes of play.

The Placentia, Calif. native led the Aggies to a pair of wins to open conference play this past week. In the WAC-opener against UMKC, she scored 17 points and brought down seven rebounds to go with three assists and a pair of steals as the team defeated UMKC, 78-72, the fifth straight win over the Roos.  Continue Reading This Post >>