COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 5, 2018) – After dominating Adams State University Saturday, Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse dominated the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Weekly Awards. Anthony Ferrie was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Nick Richards earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The ThunderWolves trounced the Grizzlies 18-9 Saturday. CSU-Pueblo went 1-0 in RMAC play with their win over Adams State and improved to 1-1 overall.
Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) claimed his first RMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors of his career. He scored five goals and dished out two assists for a career-best and team-high seven points.
The former defensemen snagged three ground balls. Ferrie scored the first man-down goal of his career.
Ferrie leads the RMAC with 5.5 points per game in his first season at attack. He ranks second in the RMAC with 4.0 goals per game, behind only teammate Blake Foerster (Sr., centennial, Colo.).
This is Ferrie's third RMAC Player of the Week Award win of his a career. He received two RMAC Defensive Player of the Week awards last season.
Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) shut down the Grizzlies, making 16 saves on 25 shots. The 64.6 save percentage is the highest Richards has posted in a game during his four-season career.
The Pack's netminder ranks second in the RMAC with a 57.7 percent save percentage. His 15.0 saves per game lead the conference.
This is the first RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honor of Richards career. He was selected Honorable Mention All-RMAC last season.
Facing last year's First team All-RMAC goaltender, Connor Johnson, Richards stole the show. Richards made 10 saves on 13 shots in the first half for a76.9 percent save percentage that allowed the Pack to build a 6-3 lead at halftime.
The Pack will look to remain unbeaten in RMAC play when they face Rockhurst University Saturday March 10 to kick off a three-game homestand. The opening faceoff between the Pack and Hawks is slated for 11 a.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