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Hoku Nohara Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written by: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State fresnman Hoku Nohara was named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, respectively. This is the first career WAC Player of the Week honor for her.

Nohara, a freshman first baseman from Waimanalo, Hawaii (Kamehameha) was named the Troy Cox Classic Most Valuable Player, leading the Aggies to a perfect 5-0 record over the weekend and a 6-0 mark throughout the week.

Nohara finished the weekend going 8-for-13 at the plate for a batting average of .615. She hit two home runs, a triple and a pair of doubles. Nohara also scored four runs and recorded an impressive nine RBI. Her weekend was highlighted with the game-winning double against Oklahoma State in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and a full count.

The Aggie softball team heads to Tucson, AZ this weekend for the University of Arizona softball tournament. The Aggies will face stiff competition including two-time defending national champion Arizona.

NMSU Softball Hosts Troy Cox Classic This Weekend

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 02/19/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NMSU enters the weekend looking to extend it’s back-to-back Troy Cox Championship run from the last two years. Last season the Aggie defeated UTEP 11-10 to take the crown and in 2006 NMSU downed Loyola Marymount 8-6.

This is the 19th anniversary of the Troy Cox Classic. Originally this tournament was called the Roadrunner Invitational, but was renamed in the fall of 1989 to honor the memory of former New Mexico State assistant softball coach Troy Cox.

Cox was just 24 years old when he was killed in an automobile accident. Cox was an assistant under head coach Greg Berry for four seasons. He was a native of Las Cruces, a graduate of Mayfield High School and was the son of Norman and Alice Cox.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Opens Season Today Against Texas A&M

Written by: Teddy Feinberg/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team opens play today at the Cathedral City Kickoff Tournament in Palm Spring, Calif.

Stiff competition awaits at the tourney, with the Aggies facing No. 2-ranked Texas A&M at 1 p.m. and then No. 18-ranked Oregon State at 8:30 p.m. today. NMSU will play California and Portland State on Saturday and Cal-Poly on Sunday.

"It's good competition for us right off the bat," Aggie coach Kathy Rodolph said. "It will show us where we are right now and hopefully where we should be in May."

NMSU enters the season with only two seniors on the roster, infielder Staphanie Herrera and catcher Ashley Roszkos. Still, Rodolph likes the makeup of the roster with six juniors, six sophomores and six freshmen.

"We've got a good group of of juniors that played a lot, even as freshmen," Rodolph said. "Everyone knows there will be challenges, but we're not worried."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>