COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 2, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its annual Men's Lacrosse awards and Blake Foerster of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse Team took home First Team All-RMAC honors. Devin Thrower claimed Second Team All-RMAC accolades while Anthony Ferrie, Nick Richards, Cody Bolen, and Weston Bartgis received Honorable Mention All-RMAC.
Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) set every CSU-Pueblo scoring record in 2017. He becomes just the second ThunderWolf in program history to receive First Team All-RMAC honors. Foerster fired in a program-record 34 goals. His 19 assists and 53 points also stand as a school record.
In the Pack's win over the University of Great Falls, Foerster broke the Pack's single-game record with six goals and nine total points. Foerster was also named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week March 27.
Foerster finished 16th in D-II with 2.83 goals per game, second most in the RMAC. His 4.42 points per game stands 11th nationally and also ranks second in the conference.
Thrower (R-Fr., Las Vegas, Nev.) earned Second Team All-RMAC honors as a short stick defensive midfielder. This is his first All-RMAC selection. Thrower was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week March 13.
In his first full season, Thrower recorded 32 ground balls. He caused nine turnovers.
Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) added to a busy week of awards from the RMAC. He was named First Team Academic All-RMAC Thursday and RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Monday. The Honorable Mention All-Conference selection is Ferrie's first.
Ferrie finished the year with a program-record 22 caused turnovers. His 42 ground balls also tied a school record. He ranks fifth in the RMAC with 3.50 ground balls per game and third with 1.83 caused turnovers per game. The defenseman ranks 19th in D-II in caused turnovers per game.
Bartgis (So., El Cajon, Calif.) takes home his first RMAC honor. He posted career highs in goals with 17 and assists with nine. Bartgis led the Pack with six man up goals.
Bolen (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) like Ferrie was recognized for both his achievements on the field and in the classroom. He was named Second Team All-RMAC a season ago and has taken home First Team Academic All-RMAC each of the last two seasons. He set a career-high with 29 points and 11 assists. Bolen also scored five man-up goals for the nation's sixth ranked extra man offense.
Richards (Jr., Henderson, Nev.) set a program record with five wins. He made 131 saves and stopped 47.0 percent of the shots he faced. This included denying 10 of 17 shots he faced in the Pack's season ending win over Adams State University.
Thanks to the efforts of each of these six players the Pack posted a .500 record for the first time in program history, going 6-6. They also won their first four RMAC games in the school's three-year history.
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