PUEBLO, Colo. (March 19, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Lacrosse will kick of its six-game spring break road trip Monday with a visit to McKendree University at 3 p.m.
The ThunderWolves swept the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week Awards last week. Alex Zierden (Jr., Elk Ridge, Minn.) was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week. The midfield scored seven goals for the Pack last week against Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University.
Zierden leads the Pack with nine goals and 10 total points in 2017. The award was Zierden's first RMAC award of her career. She ranks fourth in the RMAC with 3.33 goals per game.
Rachael Welzin (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) made CSU-Pueblo history last week. Welzin became the first Pack player to receive Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Player of the Week honors Wednesday.
Welzin also added RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. This was also her first time receiving a RMAC weekly award. Welzin secured five ground balls and caused four turnovers against the Skyhawks. She followed it up with two ground balls and a caused turnover against the Mavericks.
The Pack's captain, Welzin ranks second in the RMAC in both ground balls and caused turnovers per game. Welzin averages 2.0 caused turnovers per game and secures 2.33 ground balls per game.
Despite Zierden and Welzin's best efforts the Pack stands 0-3 in 2017. The ThunderWolves will try to earn their first win against McKendree in a rematch of a game from March 16, 2016. The Pack beat the Bearcats 12-8 in that contest.
The Pack's road trip will continue Wednesday with a trip to Oklahoma Baptist University. The opening draw between the ThunderWolves and Bison is set for 3 p.m.
CSU-Pueblo will extend its road trip with games at Rockhurst Friday March 24, Lindenwood University Sunday March 26, Colorado Mesa University Friday March 31, and University of Colorado Colorado Springs Saturday April 8. The Pack finally return home Sunday April 9 for a clash with Adams State University.
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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.