bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview

bleedCrimson.net: The big hole to fill this season is in the middle replacing Gwen Murphy but this is something you’ve had to do before, it seems like about every three or four years you have to replace an all-world player and this is no exception.
Mike Jordan: You try to do it with balance. You don’t want to have to ask someone to do the impossible and carry the same kind of numbers that Gwen had for instance. I think at 23-all it was pretty clear that we were going to try to set Gwen. This year this team is going to be tougher to figure out for opposing teams. We’ve got four arms that are I’m pretty impressed with. I think Sasha [Thomas], Jordan [Abalos], Tatyana [Battle] and Kassie [Tohm] are all high kill percentage type players. We’re just trying to add one or two more in the 6-2 and see what they can do. They’re new players, a lot of them, that are vying for those spots. They’ve got some physical ability and some pretty good competition right now.

bc.net: Kassie Tohm is a player that got some playing time last year and there were some things you wanted to see her get better at. Has she gotten better at those things in the offseason and what do you expect from her this season?
MJ: She has. She played more as a freshman on that team that was really young a couple years ago and then last year with Nash moving to the right and of course having Nathalie Castellanos there, Kassie wound up on the bench, not because she wasn’t capable of putting up numbers but she just wasn’t as well rounded a player as those two were. She’s developed, she’s a better blocker, she handles the ball better, she’s a more functional player which is the word we like to use. She can do multiple things. We’re expecting her to have a good year. I think she’s got the competitiveness and the confidence is growing all the time. We should see a pretty good effort from her on a daily basis.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls At Northern Arizona 1-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team came up short Monday afternoon in its match against Northern Arizona on Max Spilsbury Field at Lumberjack Stadium.

Northern Arizona took an early 1-0 lead on the foot of Adrian Nixt at the 17:03 mark during the Lumberjacks’ counterattack. The Aggies had three chances to score soon after thanks to three-straight corner kicks, but couldn’t convert on either set pieces.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Drops Season Opener At UTEP, 5-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team did not get the result it wanted in its 2016 season opener Friday night at University Field, falling 5-0 to I-10 rival UTEP.

After a back-and-forth start with both attacking fronts getting good looks at the goal, the Miners were able convert on their second corner kick opportunity at the 14:30 mark on a header by Aleah Davis.

"I was proud of the way we played I the first half," Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. "In the second half, we allowed an early goal and our youth and inexperience showed through. We know what we're capable of and we're much better than what the scoreboard showed tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Inks Deal With TuneIn Radio For Streaming Audio Distribution

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DALLAS, TX - Aggie sports fans can listen to TuneIn for live streaming and on-demand radio broadcasts this season as New Mexico State Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties, announced today a multi-year partnership with the world’s largest audio network.

The new streaming agreement between Learfield and TuneIn provides Aggie fans complimentary access to a dedicated channel to find NM State game action and related sports programming. TuneIn will air live football and men’s basketball games, as well as coaches’ shows. TuneIn also will air live select women’s basketball, baseball and softball game broadcasts throughout the season.

With Bravo Mic Communications becoming NM State Athletics’ new flagship station recently, Aggie fans now have more options to stay connected on 99.5 FM KXPZ locally and abroad thanks to the new TuneIn partnership.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Picked To Win WAC In Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference volleyball coaches have selected NM State to win the WAC regular-season crown in 2016. The coaches also voted on the preseason award winners and Aggie junior middle hitter Sasha-Lee Thomas was the pick for WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

NM State received six of the first-place votes and 48 total points to earn the top spot in the poll. CSU Bakersfield earned one first-place vote and 38 total points, followed by Seattle U with one first-place vote and 34 points in third place. UMKC was picked to finish fourth with 31 points, followed by Utah Valley in fifth with 27 points. UT Rio Grande Valley was picked sixth with 24 points, while Grand Canyon and Chicago State round out the poll with 15 and seven points, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Green Adds Davis To NMSU Baseball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State baseball head coach Brian Green announced the addition of Terry Davis as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Davis comes to Las Cruces after serving as an assistant coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Weir Adds Marc Hsu To NMSU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir rounded out his coaching staff with the addition of Marc Hsu on Wednesday.

Hsu is very much familiar with Las Cruces, having spent his second year in the collegiate ranks at New Mexico State under legendary head coach Lou Henson as a volunteer director of basketball operations for the 2004-05 season.

“Marc is an amazing addition to our program,” Weir said. “I have seen his recruiting abilities first hand and knew from day one I needed him here with us. Having been with Lou and New Mexico State before makes it even easier for us to bring him on board.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Picked To Finish Sixth In WAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's soccer team was picked to finish sixth this season in the preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches the Western Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday.

Head coach Freddy Delgado's team secured 19 points in the preseason poll, one spot down from the Aggies' fifth-place finish in 2015 where they went 4-6-0. The four wins in conference play last season tied for the most wins during league play by the Aggies since their inaugural season in 2009 where they finished 4-3-1.

The Aggies return 9-of-11 starters while reloading with 11 newcomers – three of which are junior college transfers. NM State will also have the services of three of its top four point scorers last season in Aileen Galicia (12 points), Holly Abdelkader (11 points) and Devin Hart (10 points).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Media Day Quotes

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan and a group of players met with members of the media on Tuesday for NM State Volleyball Media Day as a part of the beginning of preseason practice to start the 2016 season.

The squad began practice on Monday and will continue with two-a-day practices over the next two weeks leading up to the Crimson and White Scrimmage scheduled for August 20 at 4 p.m. in the Pan American Center.

The Aggies will open up the 2016 campaign on the road as they travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for a tournament hosted by UNLV, and will face off against Albany on Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

Head Coach Mike Jordan

Opening Statement:  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Places 28 On Sun Belt Academic Lists

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - 28 New Mexico State football student-athletes were named to the 2015-16 Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll, announced the league office Tuesday. Eight were named to the Commissioner’s List, while 20 student-athletes were selected for the Academic Honor Roll.

The Commissioner’s List honors student-athletes who have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the 2015-16 academic year. Honor Roll student-athletes have maintained a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 for the academic year.

2015-16 Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List
Andrew Cunningham
Josh Gibbs
Forrest Jones
Rayvean Moore
Teldrick Morgan
Billy Nipp
Jamin Smith
Anthony Torres

2015-16 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll
Chris Acosta
Brandon Agomuo
Ty Atencio
Cassius Corley
Javahn Fergurson
Clayton Granch
Dalton Herrington
Brett Kowalski  Continue Reading This Post >>