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Women's Soccer News

Aggie Soccer Picked To Finish 9th In Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Western Athletic Conference released the preseason coaches’ soccer poll and preseason team, Tuesday, Aug. 4, the league office announced.

The WAC’s nine head coaches voted and Utah State was selected to repeat as conference champions and New Mexico State, in its inaugural season, was ninth in the poll.

“Well, I think we are positioned right where we thought we would be,” head coach Michael Needham said. “This year will be an exciting year, full of history and excitement as we battle to surprise the conference in our first season.

“We are excited to get started,” he said. “The buzz around the campus and the Las Cruces community has been outstanding and now it is time for our kids to go out and prove how much we appreciate everyone’s support.”

The Aggies begin practice, Wednesday, Aug. 5, and host New Mexico Highlands, Aug. 15, in their first exhibition match.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Inaugural Soccer Schedule Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's soccer head coach Michael Needham has announced the inaugural women's soccer schedule for the 2009 season, Wednesday, May 30.

The program's first schedule is packed with solid non-conference competition, nine home matches and chances to compete in some marquee environments. Needham said that he is very excited with how the schedule took shape.

"I think the schedule is very balanced," Needham said. "We are going to have the chance to play a good pre-conference schedule that is going to prepare us for conference play. Plus, we get to play in some neat environments, which will open our athletes eyes to college soccer. I know that there are going to be a lot of firsts this year and I feel that the more we can expose the student-athletes in the first 10 games, the better off we will be come conference time."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Soccer Inks A Pair Of International Talents

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s soccer head coach Michael Needham announced the addition of two international sensations to the inaugural roster, Thursday, March 26.

Barbados natives Gabriella Lopez and Alyssa Yard have both signed National Letters of Intent to attend NM State and compete for the Aggies beginning in the fall of 2009.

"We are fortunate to add these to two outstanding players to the 2009 roster," Needham said. "They both have strong athletic pedigrees due to their experience in the 2008 U20 World Cup Qualifying.

"They have the discipline, athletic ability, and soccer intelligence to contribute from day one and we look forward to welcoming them to Las Cruces in August."  Continue Reading This Post >>