Fin de Semana Familiar: Family Weekend

(English translation below) El fin de semana Familia en NMMI es cuando nuestros papas vienen a visitarnos, y tiene la oportunidad de asistir a nuestras clases, ver nuestras formaciones, y donde la More »

5 Gifts NMMI has Given Me

by Cadet Jorge Garza Gift of Work: People usually hate work when they are kids, but personally, the gift of work is a blessing. You learn that hard work can get you More »

One Lap at a Time!

The Corps of Cadets marched once more for Cancer Awareness on Saturday, March 2. This charity event is organized annually by NMMI, and it provides an opportunity for cadets to donate money More »

Crest of Honor

(by Cadet MS4 Dennis Hastings) On the twenty-first of September, after DRC (Dinner Roll Call, aka Lunch), a highly motivated group of NMMI Senior ROTC Cadets prepared to embark on a motivational More »


Six Broncos Selected for WSFL All-Conference Honors

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Six Bronco football players were named to the 2014 WSFL All-Conference team. Defensive tackle Waylon Roberson, running back Derrick Walker and outside linebacker Dondre Wright all made the 2nd Team; while defensive end Xavier Garcia, offensive tackle Kullen Wooton and cornerback Sir Vegias Steele were selected as Honorable Mentions.

Wright, a sophomore from Ajax, Canada, led the team in tackles with 56, 26 solo and 30 assists. He also had 5 tackles for losses in 10 games played.

Walker, a sophomore from Pembroke Pines, FL, was NMMI’s top ball-carrier and led the team in scoring. He rushed for 791 yards on 126 carries with 7 touchdowns, and caught 15 passes for 111 more yards and three TDs.

Roberson, a sophomore from Midland, TX, finished tied for fifth on the team in total tackles with 37. He also had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for losses in 9 games played.

Garcia, a sophomore from Pflugerville, TX, led the Broncos in tackles for losses with 5.5. He had 32 total tackles in 9 games played – 10 solo and 22 assists – and also had a pair of sacks.

Wooton, a sophomore from Roswell, NM, helped the Bronco offense amass 3153 total yards this season, good for an average of 286.6 yards per game.

Steele, a sophomore from Mobile, AL, had 14 solo tackles, 11 assists, 1 INT and 3 pass break-ups this season in 9 games played.

The complete list of selections to the 2014 WSFL All-Conference team can be found here:


Happy Holidays from NMMI!

As we head into our winter break, on behalf of all of NMMI, we wish you a very Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year! View our holiday greeting here and see what a “gift” NMMI has been for our cadets in 2014 thanks to all of you.


Mere Serea Earns All-American Selection


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The NJCAA has just released their picks for the 2014 Women’s Volleyball All-American Team. NMMI’s Mere Serea made the list as an honorable mention, placing her among the top women volleyball players in Division 1.

She was a huge force, both offensively and defensively for the Broncos, helping them make back-to-back National Championship appearances in 2013 and 2014. During her two-year career here at NMMI, Serea made 1391 attacks with 633 kills, and had 48 solo blocks and 290 block assists.

She is the third NMMI Bronco to be selected as an NJCAA All-American in the Bronco volleyball program’s 13-year history, along with Veronic Baric’ in 2013 and Delores Alaimaleata in 2009.

Other article links:
Four Region 5 volleyball players make NJCAA All-American teams
Complete list of 2014 NJCAA Women’s D1 Volleyball All-American selections

Bronco Volleyball Lands Four on All-Region/All-Conference Teams

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Four Bronco sophomores were named to the 2014 WJCAC All-Conference and All-Region V Teams: Mere Serea and Ashley Landreth as regular selections, and Ashlei Swaim and Sheanna Torio as honorable mentions.

Serea, from Suva, Fiji, played in the middle for head coach Shelby Forchtner, and led the Broncos in attacks (882), kills (405), and blocks (31 solo, 168 assists).

Landreth, from Fort Sumner, NM, also played middle, and was second on the team in attacks (740), kills (304), and blocks (5 solo, 86 assists).

Swaim, from Dumas, TX, split time between setter and right-side hitter. She was the team leader in sets and service aces (626 and 39) and also had 98 kills, 236 digs, and 42 total blocks (1 solo and 41 assists).

Torio, from Dallas, TX, played in the libero spot and led the squad in digs with 473. She also had 15 aces and 71 sets.

The complete list of selections for the 2014 All-Region/All-Conference Teams can be found here:

Colt Soccer All-State & All-District Awards


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Head coach John Barbour and his varsity Colt soccer team finished the regular season with a 13-3-1 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in district, winning the District 4 title and an automatic berth and first-round bye in the NMAA’s Class 1A-4A State Championships.

“In my nine years as head coach here at NMMI, this was perhaps the best true ‘team’ I’ve had,” said Coach Barbour. “They just seemed to gel and exemplified the definition of team play. It definitely showed on the pitch, and I was very proud of how we grew together as a team as the season progressed.”

Not only did the Colts’ team play show out on the field, it also showed up when it came time for post-season accolades: Coach Barbour was named the District 4 Coach of the Year and three players were selected to the All-State team as Honorable Mentions, goalkeeper Miguel Gutierrez, midfielder German Corral, and forward Everardo Ahumada. Eight NMMI players also made the All-District team, four to the 1st Team including Corral and Ahumada, plus defender Hans Von Bertrab and forward Conner Buchanan; three to the 2nd Team, defender Jose Salido, midfielder Rey Manriquez, and forward Jorge Bailon; and one Honorable Mention, keeper Gutierrez.

Here’s the link which lists all of the selections for the 2014 1A-4A All-District Teams. Scroll down to the section District 5 section for our NMMI Colts.

Here’s the link which lists all of the selections for the 2014 1A-4A All-State Team.