Pack MLAX hosts Rockhurst in RMAC Showdown Saturday

Pack MLAX hosts Rockhurst in RMAC Showdown Saturday

PUEBLO, Colo.  (March 9, 2018) Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will return home for three games in six days starting Saturday when they host Rockhurst University at 11 a.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Lacrosse Stadium.

The ThunderWolves enter the weekend with a 1-0 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play after an 18-9 walloping of Adams State University on the road. The Pack will try to make it 2-0 in conference play when they face the Hawks 6-1 (2-1 RMAC), a team the Pack has yet to defeat.

Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) and Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) led the Pack to a sweep of the RMAC Player of the Week awards.  Ferrie was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Richards earned the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Award and his first career weekly honor. 

After collecting a career-best seven points, against the Grizzlies, Ferrie leads the RMAC with 5.50 points per game. Ferrie had five goals and two assists versus Adams State. The junior ranks seventh in D-II in points per game.  Ferrie was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. It was the third weekly honor of his career from the conference.

Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) leads the nation with 5.0 goals per game. Foerster had his second career sock trick against the Grizzlies with six goals.  The attackman ranks 12th in D-II in points per game.  

Richards stopped 16 of 25 against Adams State. The netminder ranks third in the RMAC with a 57.7 save percentage.  Richards stands sixth in the NCAA with 15.0 saves per game. His save percentage places him 19th in the country.

Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) collected five points in the win over Adams State. Davis ranks third in the RMAC with 1.5 assists per game along with Ferrie. He also stands third with 3.0 goals per game and 4.5 points per game.

Defensively, Adam Lange (Sr., Parker, Colo.) and Devin Thrower (R-So., Las Vegas, Nev.)  share second place in the RMAC with 1.5 caused turnovers per game. Preston DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) ranks seventh with 1.0 caused turnovers per game. Ferrie and Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) each average 4.0 ground balls per game, fourth-most in the conference.

The Pack is the RMAC's best shooting team, putting away 42.0 percent of their shots.  They rank second in D-II in shooting percentage.

CSU-Pueblo will also look to add to its 1-1 record when they face Maryville University Monday at 6 p.m. The Pack will wrap up its homestand Wednesday when they face Saint Ambrose College at 6 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