PUEBLO, Colo. (November 8, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo's Alexa Eastep (Fr., Henderson, Nev.) and Marcelo Laguera (Jr., Chihuahua, Mexico) have been named Pack Student-Athletes of the Week, presented by Mobile Record Shredders.
Eastep helped guide CSU-Pueblo women's soccer to the four seed of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament and a pair of 1-0 victories in the quarterfinal and semifinal round.
On Halloween against five-seed MSU Denver, Eastep made six saves on eleven shots by the Roadrunners and made one acrobatic save late in the game to preserve the win.
In the semifinal round Friday, the Pack traveled to play top seed Regis on their field in Denver. In that matchup the frosh faced a plethora of shots by RU and made eight saves as the Pack upset the Rangers 1-0.
For a second straight year the ThunderWolves played in the RMAC Championship and faced University of Colorado Colorado Springs for a second time in eight days, falling to the Mountain Lions 1-0.
Eastep was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts. She finishes the year with a 5-3 record and five shutouts on the season.
The ThunderWolves end their season with a 10-8-1 record.
On the men's side, Laguera guided the ThunderWolves and posted a third-place finish with a time of 30:40.26. He automatically qualifies for the national meet, as he finished in the top five.
Laguera is guaranteed to make his third-career appearance at the Division II National Championships after qualifying as an individual in 2015 and going as a member of the team in 2016. He will enter as a two-time All-American with a pair of top 25 finishes.
The Pack men were fifth as a team, while the women were 11th. The men totaled 188 points, just four behind host West Texas A&M. The team's total time in the 10K race was 2:41:13.76, an average of 32:14.76.
The cross country team will take their talents and compete in the NCAA Division II Championships Nov. 18 in Evansville, Ind.
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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.
Past Pack Athletes of the Week
Nov. 2 - Mackenzie Bean/Emery Taylor
Oct. 19 - Phoebe Pontious/Protus Babaya
Oct. 11 - Melissa Nichols/Neil Tillman
Oct. 4 - Gillian Maness/Tanner Cuda
Sept. 27 - Danelle Dondelinger/Connor Marth
Sept. 20 - Courtney Ewing/Brandon Payer
Sept. 13 - Miriam Roberts/Marcelo Laguera
Sept. 6 - Mackenzie Bean/Fraser Hughes