The two teams resume the three-game MW series at 6 p.m., Saturday at Lobo Field
Lobo senior hurler says she'll have a hard time stepping away from the game she loves
The Aztecs were picked to win the 2013 MW title and have a team strong at the plate and power in the circle
New Mexico started the season 0-7 but looks to the Lobo Classic to produce a few wins
Coach Erica Beach lost a lot of bat production from 2012, but has talent, athleticism and improved pitching
New Mexico softball head coach Erica Beach spearheaded a donation drive for those affected by the May 20 tornado that struck Moore, Okla.
The Lobos dropped a 10-5 decision to CSU on May 11, 2013 for its final game of the season. UNM honored seven players following the game.
The Lobos swept UTEP at home on April 24
The Lobos and Aggies met for the third time this season (first in ABQ) on March 19. NMSU took the 2-0 win.
The Lobo softball squad faced IPFW and Central Michigan in its final day of the Lobo Classic on Feb. 17
Lyndsey Angus has been a member of the Lobo softball staff since June 2010. She brings a wealth of experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. She works directly with New Mexico's hitters and infielders and coaches first base during games.
Angus came to New Mexico after spending the 2010 season as an assistant at her alma mater, Kentucky. She was part of a Kentucky staff that led the team to one of its winningest seasons in school history, the school's first national ranking and its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Angus was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats from 2000-03. In her freshman season, the Wildcats captured the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division crown. Three times she was an All-SEC selection, and an All-SEC Academic team member on two occasions.
Angus was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Regional Team in both her junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2003, she paced the SEC in batting average, hitting a blistering .429. In each of her four seasons she was among the top-ten in batting average in the conference. Additionally, Angus still ranks among the all-time leaders at UK in 14 categories, including the career record for most walks.
She graduated from UK in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and business administration.
Prior to joining the Kentucky staff, Angus spent three seasons, 2007-09, as an assistant coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., working under former UK assistant coach Mark Montgomery. With the Ladies, Angus was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scouting, conditioning and on-field instruction.
In 2009, Centenary posted a 32-23 overall record and a 13-9 mark in the Summit League. The Ladies appeared in the conference championship game before falling to Western Illinois.
Prior to her arrival at Centenary, Angus spent a year as a graduate assistant coach at Valdosta (Ga.) State.
Angus was a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League's Rockford Thunder. She was a member of the league beginning in 2004, playing with the New England Riptide for her first five seasons. Angus was named the NPF Most Valuable Player in 2006 and was a member of the All-NPF team in 2005, 2006 and 2008. In her most productive season, Angus batted .357 with 19 RBI and seven doubles in 2005. In her professional career, Angus appeared in 257 games and charted 195 career hits.
"Lyndsey will add a broad softball knowledge base to this team," Beach said in 2010. "She is one of the smartest ball players and coaches that I have the privilege to know. She is one of the most well-rounded coaches I know since she has played almost every position on the field. Along with her defensive knowledge, she will be a huge factor in the success of the offensive lineup."