Local sports events
WNMU's men's golf team ended the 2018-19 season Saturday with a 10th place finish in the NCAA West-South Central Super Regional in St. George, UT. The Mustangs were in prime condition to land a spot in the NCAA finals with a strong round, but the putts didn't fall and the team faded from 4th place to 10th. Host Dixie State won the event and lead fellow qualifiers UC-San Diego, Cal. State Monterey Bay and Sonoma State to Daniels, WV for the final.
The South Central/West Regional Championships kicked off Thursday afternoon for the Mustang Men's Golf team.
After round one, the Mustangs sit tied for fifth with California State - East Bay, shooting 3-over par for a 291 total. Leading the way is junior Gonzalo Pan De Soraluce (Madrid, ES/Greg Norman Academy), who is in a similar position, in a four way tie for fifth with a opening round of 69.
The Lone Star Conference announced the All-Conference Tennis teams Thursday.
Leading the way for the Mustangs was none other then senior Liam Fraboulet (France, Plouha/Lycée Kerraoul), who grabbed All-Conference Honors in singles play, and honorable mention in doubles play. The Plouha, France native finished his senior campaign (9-8) overall, and (1-2) in conference play at the top position for Western in singles, while posting a (7-9) record with partner Joaquin Delpino (Villa Maria, Argentina ) at #1 doubles, and an unblemished (2-0) with teammate Niko Barr (Whakatane, New Zealand/Trident) in the same position. He will finish ranked 56th in the ITA rankings, going as high as #14 in his career.
Midwestern State's Greta Lazzarotto and UT Permian Basin's Raul Stevens were named Women's and Men's Academic Players of the Year again, respectively, to highlight the Lone Star Conference tennis academic awards announced Thursday by league officials.
Lazzarotto, who claimed top honors for the third consecutive year, and Stevens, who was distinguished for the second straight year, earned Academic Player of the Year acclaim for their success on the court and in the classroom.
Lazzarotto led the women's team that also included Angelo State's Zoe Gubbels; Cameron's Melany Opolz and Sarah Frendo; Tarleton State's Neetika Sud; and Texas A&M-Kingsville's Julia Rauer.
Silver City, N.M – Director of Athletics Scott Noble announced (today) the hiring of Matt Cross. Cross will take over the Men’s Basketball program after the promotion of previous head coach Matt Enriquez earlier this year.
The Mustang men finished 5-20 overall this season, 2-16 in Lone Star Conference play.
Matt Cross comes to Silver City after spending two season with the Pilots of LSU – Shreveport as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. While with the Pilots, Cross accumulated a 46-15 record, including an undefeated 15-0 record at home in his first season.
On the road for the final road series of the season, the Western New Mexico Softball team faced off with the Pioneers of Texas Woman's Friday at Pioneer Field.
After a tough series against Angelo State the weekend prior, the Mustangs came together Friday to put another win in their column, and end the season on a high note.
The NCAA announced the fields for the 2019 Men's Golf Regional Tournaments. WNMU was selected as an at large team for the combined South-Central & West region tournament to be held May 9-11 at the Ledges Golf Club in St. George UT.
Three conference champions received automatic bids: Oklahoma Christian representing the Heartland Conference; Colorado School of Mines from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; Midwestern State from the Lone Star Conference.
Western's women's golf team just couldn't seem to find the rhythm during the final round of play in the Lone Star Conference Championships, falling from 7th to 8th place. #8 West Texas A&M fired a tournament best 6 under par to overtake first day leader, #30 Texas A&M Commerce for the title.
Shelby Turner recorded another top 10 finish for Western with a 2 over par 73 in the final round, that left her tied for 10th place individually. Brenda Dominguez had entered the day in the top 20 but an 8 over par 79 dropped her back to a tie for 26th.
Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave.
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