COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 2, 2017) – Rachael Welzin of the Colorado State University – Pueblo Women's Lacrosse Team earned Second Team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the RMAC's annual awards released Tuesday. Leah Neumann and Alix Zierden each received Honorable Mention All-RMAC honors for the first time in their careers.
Welzin (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) garnered All-RMAC honors for the second consecutive season. She received Honorable Mention All-RMAC in 2016.
The Pack's co-captain ranks third in the RMAC with 2.87 ground balls per game. Her 1.87 caused turnovers places sixth in the conference.
Welzin also became the first Pack student –athlete to receive IWLCA Player of the Week honors March 15th. That same week she claimed RMAC Defensive Player of the Week accolades with seven ground balls and five caused turnovers. She matched Taylor Christensen's (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) school record with 28 caused turnovers this season. Welzin also earned a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll.
At the conference level, Neumann finished sixth in the conference with 4.07 draw controls per game, 31st in D-II. Neumann's 2.47 goals per game, placed her seventh in the RMAC.
Zierden (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) scored a career-high 32 goals and added three assists. Her 35 points was also a career-high. Zierden also put away a team-best nine free position shots. She was named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career March 14.
These three student-athletes helped the Pack to a 5-10 record in 2017. They went 3-6 in RMAC games.
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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.