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US National Team Will Take On NMSU Softball

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball head coach Kathy Rodolph is proud and honored to announce that there is one more addition to the 2008 softball schedule.

For the first time in the history of the program the Aggies are going head-to-head with the US National Team, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Las Cruces, N.M. at the NMSU softball complex.

Rodolph said that she is looking forward to competing against some of the best athletes in the world.

"We are honored to host the US National Team and participate in its ‘Tour to Bejing’ as they prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China” Rodolph said.

The 2008 US National Team is featuring a “Bound 4 Beijing” tour where the squad is competing in over 45 cities and against some of the best college powerhouses and regional squads in the nation.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Releases 2008 Schedule

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball head coach Kathy Rodolph announced Sunday, Sept. 2, that the Aggies have finalized their 2008 schedule. The schedule, a significant upgrade in non-conference competition is highlighted with eight teams who were 2007 NCAA tournament participants, a 13 game home-stretch and five tournaments.

Rodolph said she believes that this is the most competitive schedule the staff has put together since taking over the program in 2003 and should be looked at as a vote of confidence in the student-athletes.

"Our whole pre-conference schedule is designed to put us to the test mentally and see what we need to work on as a team while we get ready for conference play," Rodolph said. "The WAC has gotten so strong and is right there in being one of the best conferences in softball. Playing such a touch pre-conference schedule allows us to have the hardest part of our schedule not conference play."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Softball Inks Hawai'i Power Nohara

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball associate head coach Cat Heifner announce, Thursday, Aug. 21, that Randolyn "Hoku" Nohara has signed a scholarship to attend school and play for the Aggies this fall.

Nohara, known as "Hoku" is a 5-7 power-hitting infielder from Hononlulu, Hawai'i and a 2007 graduate of Kamehameha High School where she led the Kapalama's to the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Championship and a fifth place finish at state.

Coach Heifner said that Hoku is a world class athlete and is expected to make an immediate impact in the program.

"She may be the most powerful athlete I've ever coached," Heifner said. "Her strength and quickness are a direct result of her incredible work ethic and desire to excel at the highest level. Her discipline and tenacity will serve her well as she enters a new chapter in her athletic career."  Continue Reading This Post >>