PUEBLO, Colo. (March 13, 2017) – Devin Thrower of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse team earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week Award Monday.
A redshirt freshman, Thrower (Las Vegas, Nev.) helped the Pack to a 1-1 week. The midfielder snagged 12 ground balls in two games. He also forced caused five turnovers.
The Pack dominated the University of Great Falls Tuesday in a 24-4 win. Thrower corralled eight ground balls in this game. He scored two goals and dished out two assists for a career-high four points against the Argos.
Thrower kept the Pack competitive in their 14-8 loss to Rockhurst University. He secured four more ground balls. The midfielder also caused five turnovers to match a school record.
After his five caused turnovers against the Hawks, Thrower leads the RMAC with 2.33 forced takeaways per game. He ranks 15th in D-II in caused turnovers per game. Thrower's 5.67 ground balls per game places him second in the conference and 21st nationally.
As just a freshman, this is Thrower's first RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award and the Pack's first award of the young season. The ThunderWolves have now received five RMAC Player of the Week Awards in the last two seasons. Three of these honors have been Defensive Player of the Week Awards.
Thrower and the Pack will hit the road for the first time this season when they play St. Mary's University (Kansas) Tuesday, March 21. CSU-Pueblo will begin another three-game homestand Saturday March 31 when they meet Westminster College at 7 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.