PUEBLO, Colo. (April 19, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will head west for a pair of road Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchups. The ThunderWolves will tangle with Westminster College Friday at 4 p.m. before returning to the Centennial State to faceoff with No. 10 Colorado Mesa University Sunday at 12 p.m.
The Pack has won two in a row after defeating Johnson & Wales University and Notre Dame de Namur University last weekend. These two victories boosted the Pack to a 5-6 overall record. They stand 1-4 in RMAC play.
Caleb Johnson (Sr., Castle Rock, Colo.) claimed his first RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award Monday, thanks to 14.5 ground balls per game. Johnson also won 45 of 57 in the faceoff circle. This season, Johnson has set a school record with 57 ground balls including 39 over his last three games. The middie ranks fourth in the RMAC with 5.18 ground balls per game.
Johnson could be the difference maker in the Pack's game against the Griffins. In the first meeting between the two teams April 8, Johnson won 13-of-18 faceoffs in the second half in which the Pack was outscored 9-8.
Attack continues to be a strength for the Pack. Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 3.09 goals per game. Davis scored 10 goals and had 15 points in the Pack's two games last week. Thanks to his 3.09 goals per game, Davis ranks 11th in D-II in scoring.
Davis' 4.45 points per game stand second in the RMAC and 14th in D-II. He scores on 60.7 percent of his shots, making him the second-most accurate shooter in the nation.
Blake Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 5.09 points per game. This average also stands as the eighth-highest in D-II. Foerster ranks second in the conference and 16th nationally with 3.0 goals per game. He sits one goal behind Davis for the team lead.
The senior also leads the RMAC with 2.09 assists per game. This ranks Foerster seventh in D-II. He struck for five goals and four assists in his last game against the Argonauts. Foerster had two goals and five assists in the first meeting between the Pack and Griffins this season.
In his first season at attack, Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) ranks third in the RMAC with 4.09 points per game, giving the Pack each of the top three scorers in the conference. Ferrie averages 2.45 goals per game, fourth in the RMAC. His 1.64 assists per game place him third in the conference. The junior ranks 21st in the nation in points per game and 23rd in assists per game.
Preston DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) causes 1.64 turnovers per game, second-most in the RMAC. The Pack's No. 32 ranks 32nd in D-II in caused turnovers. He sits four caused turnovers away from the school record of 22 set by Ferrie last season.
Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) averages 13.67 saves per game, second-most in the RMAC. Richards ranks seventh in D-II in saves per game.
The Griffins stand 6-6 overall. They are 2-3 in RMAC play.
Thomas Sarjeant ranks second in the RMAC with 2.0 assists per game. Sarjeant's 3.67 points per game place him fifth in the RMAC.
Scouting Colorado Mesa:
The Mavericks bring a 12-2 record into this weekend. At 5-0, they would clinch the RMAC Regular Season Championship with a win.
Remi Reeves lead the RMAC with a 59.3 percent save percentage. Reeves surrenders just 8.73 goals per game.
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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