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WNMU's Gonzalo Pan De Soraluce (Madrid, ES/Greg Norman Academy) was named to the Ping Division II All-America squad Tuesday. The fiery Spaniard led the Mustangs in scoring last season with an an impressive 71.89 average, the second-lowest in WNMU history. Pan De Soraluce amassed an impressive 863-148 win-loss record of the season on top of being crowned the 2019 Lone Star Conference Champion.
Western New Mexico Women's Basketball Head Coach Lauren Unger announces the signing of three junior college transfers for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
All three of the student-athletes will come in with two years of eligibility remaining.
Alexis Jones comes to Silver City after two seasons at Cisco College. The Dallas native, averaged 9.3 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists as a sophomore. The 5'6 guard had 12 steals in a single game last season, while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 56.5 from the charity stripe.
WNMU's Sam Ruston (Birmingham, ENG/Chase Terrace Technology) turned in a solid effort in his first tournament of the Summer after returning back to England for the Summer break. Ruston finished tied for third place in the Welsh Open Youths finishing the 72-hole stroke play event one under par around a challenging par 70 Glamorganshire Golf Club. Ruston shot rounds of 70-67-68-74, four shots behind Lincoln Memorial's Luke Harries, who just returned back home after LMU's runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship.
The tournament field of 144 players (21 and under) was cut to 45 players for the final two rounds.
The Western New Mexico Volleyball team released their 2019 schedule Thursday, featuring nine home matches, nine road matches and two preseason tournaments in San Marcos, Calif. and Durango, Colo.
Under first year Head Coach Holly Watts, the Mustangs open their season Sept. 5 at Cal State - San Marcos, where they will take on Saint Martin's, Azusa Pacific, Bentley Univ. and host Cal State -San Marcos over the span of three days. The Cougars of San Marcos finished an even 13-13 last season competing in the CCAA, making it to the championship tournament before falling to Cal-State East Bay in the first round.
The Mustangs will face off with two teams from the GNAC, in Saint Martin's and Azusa Pacific. The Saints of Saint Martin's will look for a fresh start after finishing 4-22 last season. As for Azusa Pacific, the Cougars saw much success finishing 24-7, making it to the West Regional tournament before losing a heartbreaker in the opening round to Cal Poly Pomona.
Bentley rounds out the four teams, likely traveling the farthest from Waltham, Massachusetts. The Falcons finished 11-17 in the Northeast -10 Conference last season.
The following weekend, Western heads north to Durango, Colorado for the Skyhawk Volleyball Tournament hosted by Fort Lewis College. WNMU will face off with familiar foes Fort Lewis and Adams State to open the tournament, before closing with NCAA Semifinalist Washburn and incoming Lone Star Conference member Texas A&M – International.
With the addition of seven Heartland Conference Members, and UT- Tyler the teams will be spilt into two pods. Teams within each pod will play each other at home and on the road, as well as four teams from the opposite pod once.
Conference play begins Sept. 20, as the Mustangs play host to UT- Permian Basin at 4:30 p.m. on Drag's Court.
After a short stint at home, the team hits the road again for three games taking on Lubbock Christian, Angelo State and UT- Permian Basin.
The first weekend of October brings new faces to Silver City, with St. Mary's and St. Edwards stepping on to Drag's Court for Homecoming. Conference play continues on the road the following weekend at Texas Woman's and Midwestern State. Just three weeks after their first meeting, the Mustangs return home to take on Angelo State and Lubbock Christian.
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.
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