Four Pack MLAX student-athletes named First Team Academic All-RMAC

Four Pack MLAX student-athletes named First Team Academic All-RMAC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 27, 2017) Four student- athletes from the Colorado State University – Pueblo Men's Lacrosse team earned First Team Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic  Conference honors Thursday. Cody Bolen, Preston DeHerrera, Anthony Ferrie, and Caleb Johnson all received First Team Academic All-RMAC accolades.

With four First Team Academic All-RMAC honorees, the ThunderWolves set a new school record for most first team honorees in a single season. They had three players receive this accolade in each of their first two seasons.

Bolen (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) claimed a spot on the First Team Academic All-RMAC for the second consecutive season. The midfielder owns a 3.62 GPA in sociology with an emphasis in criminology.

On the field, Bolen has set a career-high with 27 points and nine assists. Bolen has scored 18 goals this season, two shy of his career-best of 20 last season.

DeHerrera, (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.) also added First Team Academic All-RMAC honors to his trophy case for the second consecutive season. He holds a 3.88 GPA as he nears his degree in business management.

The Pack's LSM ranks eighth in the RMAC with 3.10 ground balls per game. He also averages 1.0 caused turnovers per game.

Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.)  received First Team Academic All- RMAC honors in his first year of eligibility for the award. In the classroom, Ferrie has shined with a 3.79 GPA while pursuing his degree in engineering.

Starting all 11 games at defense for the Pack, Ferrie ranks fifth in the RMAC with 3.36 ground balls per game. He also stands fifth in the conference in caused turnovers (1.45).

Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) earned First Team All-Academic honors for the first time in his career. He has posted a 3.55 GPA while he studies for his degree in civil engineering technology.

The faceoff specialist ranks seventh in the RMAC with 3.18 ground balls per game. Johnson's 117 faceoff wins this season has set a school record.

Adam Lange (So., Parker, Colo.) was recognized as a member of the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll. Lange has a 3.34 GPA in business management. He as played in and started all 11 Pack games this season, causing 10 turnovers and picking up 15 ground balls.

These five players will lead the Pack into a road battle against Adams State University Saturday. Originally slated for 3 p.m., the Pack's regular season finale will start 12 p.m. due to expected weather issues.

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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.