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Women's Soccer News

Katelynn Tupponce Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sophomore forward Katelynn Tupponce earned second team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Seven soccer honors, the organization announced. This is the second consecutive all-district award for the Aggies.

Tupponce has a 3.90 GPA, and she is pursuing a degree in education. She played in 12 games and started in one contest in the 2012 season. Tupponce has two career goals as an Aggie, and she was named to the Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer list in 2011.

Mikaela Bitner Named WAC Goalkeeper Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State junior goalkeeper Mikaela Bitner was named the WAC Goalkeeper of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 2. This is her first conference award of the season and the second of her career.

Bitner recorded a shutout in a 1-0 win over Southern Utah, Sept. 2. She played all 90 minutes in the victory and recorded seven saves. After missing the 2011 season due to injury, Bitner returned for a win and a 0.00 goals against average.

The Aggies host Sam Houston State, Friday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. and Weber State, Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in the home opening weekend.

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Aggie Soccer Picked To Finish 8th In WAC Preseason Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite winning a program-record 10 matches in 2011, the New Mexico State soccer team was picked eighth in the WAC Preseason poll, which is voted on by the league's nine head coach.

"The preseason poll is tough to gauge because you are trying to figure out who lost what players, who is getting in what players and who still has good players from last year," head coach Blair Quinn said. "We have four new teams in the conference, which really screws things up a little bit in terms of voting. I don't get too wound up about it.

"I think we were picked last in 2011, and we showed better than that. I anticipate the same thing will happen. No one wants to be eighth or ninth, but the bottom line is you have to finish the regular season in the top six to get into the tournament. That's the goal, and the ultimate goal is to win it."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Quinn Adds Scott Smith To Women's Soccer Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State soccer head coach Blair Quinn has hired Scott Smith as an assistant coach.

Smith joined the Aggies after he spent three seasons as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at Chandler Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz. He is responsible for assisting with every facet of the NM State program, including daily operations, recruiting, travel accommodations, budget, academics and on-field direction.  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 04/10/12

The Aggie softball team is headed to Albuquerque today to try to sweep the season series from the Lobos and more importantly end a ten game skid. The Aggies have run into injuries, sickness and had a general reshuffling of the deck so to speak because of the two.

The thing about the Aggie softball team's losing streak is that they haven't necessarily been playing badly, they were competitive against Arizona in the loss (and really should have won that game), they suffered two last-at bat losses against BYU, had two competitive games with Hawai'i (the best team in the league and one of the best in the country) and played three competitive games against Louisiana Tech.

The injury situation in the middle infield has been the hardest on the Aggies because it has forced them to play players out of position. Teresa Conrad has moved back to shortstop (after playing first base and doing quite well there) last season. Shaleese Javillo is now playing second base and according to Coach Rodolph had not fielded ground balls in competition since high school (she is a senior who was primarily a pinch runner), Celisha Walker has played in the infield and this past weekend the Aggies' standout sophomore outfielder Valerie Swedberg was behind the plate catching. Right now the Aggies are trying to hold the ship together with duct tape and bubble gum while they try to figure out the best combination of offense/defense to put on the field.

This is a big, big week for the softball team. At 0-9 they are very much in danger of not qualifying for the WAC tournament which will be hosted in Las Cruces this year. The Aggies host Nevada this week and the Wolf Pack currently sit at 4-5 in WAC play and in the coveted 6th place spot (only six of the eight teams qualify for the WAC tournament). The Aggies are two games behind Utah State.

The Wolf Pack still have series versus Hawai'i, BYU and at Lousiana Tech while Utah State still faces BYU in Provo and hosts Hawai'i.

The Aggies have quite a bit of work to do but winning the series this weekend against Nevada would go a long way to getting back in the hunt for a spot in the WAC tourney.

Tonight's game against in-state New Mexico is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. (MDT) first pitch. The game can be heard on KSNM AM 570 (at 6:00 p.m., tape delayed) with Kyle Doperalski calling the action. Live Stats will be available via the UNM athletic website.

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Aggie Soccer 2012 Schedule Released

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State soccer head coach Blair Quinn announced the 2012 schedule that includes eight home matches. The fall slate features four NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago and two rivalry matches.

"It's definitely a more challenging schedule than we've had here yet, with four teams from last year's NCAA Tournament, and six teams that finished in the top 80 of the NCAA RPI rankings," Quinn said. "We also have several difficult non-conference road games, which should help us when we get into WAC play."

This fall, the Aggies are hosting matches in their new facility, the Soccer Athletic Complex, which is located between the Coca-Cola Weight Center and the NM State Softball Complex.

NM State meets eight teams for the first time in school history, when the Aggies face UC Riverside (Aug. 31) and Southern Utah (Sept. 2) in Riverside, Calif., Sam Houston State (Sept. 7) and CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 14) in Las Cruces, and new WAC members, Denver (Oct. 12) and UTSA (Oct. 21) in Las Cruces, Texas State (Oct. 19) in San Marcos, Texas, and Seattle (Oct. 26) in Seattle, Wash.

The Aggies officially open the 2012 season in the Boise State Tournament against the host Broncos (Aug. 17) and Idaho State (Aug. 19). NM State hasn't played either program since the 2010 season and has a 1-1-0 record against Boise State and 0-1-1 record against Idaho State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Announces 2012 Recruiting Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State soccer head coach Blair Quinn has signed five athletes to National Letters of Intent. Midfielder/forward Cat Acosta, defender Mikaela Haley, midfielder Tatiana Raygoza, forward Samantha Sandoval and midfielder/forward Miranda Valdez join the Aggies in fall 2012.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Name Pos. Height Hometown Previous School/Club Team
Cat Acosta MF/F 5-2 Las Cruces, N.M. Las Cruces HS/Rio Vista 94
Mikaela Haley D 5-1 Rio Rancho, N.M. Cleveland HS/New Mexico Rush 94
Tatiana Raygoza MF 5-4 West Covina, Calif. Roosevelt HS/SoCal Blues
Samantha Sandoval F 5-3 Albuquerque, N.M. Volcano Vista HS/ New Mexico Rush 94
Miranda Valdez MF/F 5-3 Orange, Calif. Orange Lutheran HS/Beach FC

Forty Nine Aggies Earn 2011 Fall Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - Forty-nine student-athletes represented New Mexico State University when the Western Athletic Conference released the 2011 fall sports Academic All-WAC Team, Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The five sports represented were Men's and Women's Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Men’s and Women’s Cross Country received the most honors with 11 each, Football and Soccer tallied 10 apiece and Volleyball had seven student-athletes honored.

This list included the likes of All-American honorable mention Jennah DeVries, all-WAC selection Courtney Schultz and Academic All-American David Niumatalolo.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the fall sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

The New Mexico State soccer team earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for posting a 3.26 GPA under first-year head coach Blair Quinn. The Aggies were one of five WAC teams to be honored. The Aggies finished the 2011 season with a winning record of 10-8-3 and also recorded their first even WAC Tournament victory defeating Hawai'i 2-1 in the first round. This is the third consecutive year the Aggies have earned recognition from the NSCAA for their academic work as they also won team awards in 2009 and 2010.

WAC Schools Earning the 2010-11 NSCAA/adidas Team Academic Award
School, Coach, GPA
Fresno State, Brian Zwaschka, 3.36
Idaho, Peter Showler, 3.46
Nevada, Melissa Price, 3.07
New Mexico State, Blair Quinn, 3.26
San Jose State, Jeff Leightman, 3.01
Utah State, Heather Cairns, 3.43  Continue Reading This Post >>