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Women's Soccer News

NMSU Women's Soccer Picked To Finish Sixth In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER - Kansas City was picked to top the 2018 WAC women's soccer standings in the preseason selection by the league's head coaches. Kansas City also claimed the Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in Lexie Howard and Abby Small, respectively. The league's head coaches selected these honors and could not vote for their own student-athlete.

After winning the regular season title in 2017, Kansas City claimed first in the 2018 preseason rankings with five first-place votes and 60 total points. 2017 tournament champion Utah Valley was just behind, snagging four first-place votes and 57 points. Seattle U was voted third with 50 points while Grand Canyon was selected fourth with 38. UT Rio Grande Valley was one point behind grabbing fifth. Named sixth, NM State earned 30 points followed by CSU Bakersfield, California Baptist, and Chicago State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Miguel Guante Joins NMSU Women's Soccer Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – First-year head coach Rob Baarts has named Miguel Guante as his assistant for the upcoming 2018 season Monday afternoon.

“Miguel will bring not only a wealth of experience in coaching women’s soccer, his style will fit our Aggie style of play as he comes from the same mentor in Clive Charles,” Baarts said. “Finding someone as an assistant like Miguel, who you trust completely, will be such an incredible addition to our program. He is not only a great coach, but an even better person. The young women will love his easy going, fun personality, yet competitive coaching style. I look forward to Miguel and his family joining our Aggie family.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Signs Eight To 2018 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The ink is finally dry for the eight future Aggies that signed their National Letter of Intent to play soccer at New Mexico State on Thursday afternoon first-year head coach Rob Baarts announced.

“I am excited to add such a well-rounded class to the Aggie soccer family,” Baarts said. “We have a good mixture of technical talent, on the offensive end, along with strong athletic defenders to help shore up the back line. We are looking forward to bringing an exciting and flowing brand of soccer to the Aggie fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Fall WAC All-Academic Honors

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference today announced the 2017 Academic All-WAC honorees from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. 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.

A total of 263 student-athletes were named to the list. Of the first and second team All-WAC selections from the fall sports, 66 percent were also honored as Academic All-WAC honorees. Utah Valley had the most honorees with 44, followed by Seattle U with 35, Kansas City with 34 and Grand Canyon with 33. Of the sports, women’s soccer had the most honorees with 91.

Women’s Cross Country
Meghan Aguilera, So.
Crissey Amberg, Sr.
Cassey Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Corinne Hanson, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women’s Soccer
Samantha Afonso, Jr.
Cristina Bertoldo, Sr.
Kelly Burton, So.
Audriana Chavez, Jr.
Aileen Galicia, Jr.
Amy Gulczynski, Jr.
Rebecca Mazzie, Jr.
Jessica McDow, So.
Micaela Milavec, Sr.
Alexandria Otero, Jr.
Danielle Smith, Sr.
Sarina Stockton, Jr.

Volleyball
Jordan Abalos, Sr.
Briana Ainsworth, Jr.
Megan Hart, Jr.
Brigette Lowe, So.
Kaylee Neal, Sr.
Kassandra Tohm, Sr.

NMSU Women's Soccer Announces Hiring Of Rob Baarts As Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Thursday that Rob Baarts will become the fourth Aggie head women’s soccer coach after a completing a national search.

“I am pleased to welcome Rob Baarts and his family to New Mexico State University,” Moccia said. “Our search committee conducted an extensive national search, which produced a tremendous group of finalists. Through this process, Coach Baarts rose to the top of that list. Having coached the University of Portland to a women’s soccer national championship and San José State to a Mountain West Conference Championship were definitely significant accomplishments. This, coupled with his collegiate and professional experience as well as having recruited women’s national team caliber players in our geographic location put him at the top of our list.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Makes Coaching Change, Delgado Not Retained

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Sunday afternoon that head women’s soccer coach Freddy Delgado’s contract will not be renewed.

Delgado finished his tenure at New Mexico State with an overall record of 24-55-4 and 12-19-3 in Western Athletic Conference play after four seasons at the helm, fifth overall with the program. He recently wrapped up the 2017 season with a 9-10-2 overall record and 3-3-1 mark in WAC play.

Delgado became the all-time wins leader for New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 26, of this year when the Aggies defeated Alcorn state 8-0 – passing his predecessor Blair Quinn (17-35-8).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Three NMSU Women's Soccer Players Earn Postseason All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s soccer forward Devin Hart and midfielder Aileen Galicia were named to the 2017 All-WAC team, both earning spots on the first team. Goalkeeper Dmitri Fong earned Second Team All-WAC honors, the Western Athletic Conference announced Wednesday evening.

Hart, who hails from Albuquerque, N.M., leads the Aggies in goals with 11 and nine assists thus far in 2017. The senior forward also leads the Aggies with 31 points.

Galicia, a native of Indio, Calif., finished the 2017 regular-season leading NM State in shots (55) and shots-on-goal (29).

Fong, a product of Albuquerque, N.M., tallied five shutouts during the 2017 regular-season campaign. The redshirt freshman also recorded 99 saves and 1310:59 minutes of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 Releases 2017 Soccer Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 >>

NMSU Soccer Signs Seven For 2017

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the 2017 soccer season just six months away, New Mexico State women's soccer head coach Freddy Delgado announced the signing of nine players for the upcoming campaign.

"This may be the deepest and most well coached freshmen class we've had," Delgado said. "Each of these student-athletes comes from a high level of club soccer. They train and compete on a daily basis with and against some of the best players in the country. Because they come from some of the most competitive teams in the nation, I expect they will be a bit more advanced than the average freshmen class. I expect them to contribute from an early point in the year."  Continue Reading This Post >>