COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 27, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse swept the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week Awards Monday. Blake Foerster earned RMAC Offensive Player of the Week Honors and Anthony Ferrie claimed the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week Award.
Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career. He becomes the second Pack student-athlete to received RMAC Defensive Player of the Week this season, both coming over the last three weeks. Devin Thrower (R-Fr., las Vegas, Nev.) earned this honor March 13.
The defenseman anchored the Pack's defense during a 2-1 week. Ferrie forced six turnovers over the spring break week and also collected nine ground balls in three games.
Ferrie contributed four ground balls and a caused turnover in the Pack's 14-13 win over St. Mary's University (Kan.) Tuesday. Ferrie matched those numbers three days later in the Pack's win over Maryville University. He forced four turnovers and came up with a ground ball against Rockhurst University Sunday.
The Arapahoe High School alumnus leads the RMAC with 2.0 caused turnovers per game, 17th most in the nation. His 3.20 ground balls per game place him fifth in the conference.
Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) garnered RMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career and the first time this season. He last earned this award March 22, 2016 when he became the first RMAC Offensive Player of the Week in school history.
Over the Pack's three-game spring break road trip, Foerster averaged 5.67 points per game. He potted 10 goals and handed out seven assists.
Foerster rifled in five goals and added three assists in the Pack's victory over St. Mary's. The Attackman netted two goals and dished out an assist in the Pack's win over the Saints. In the loss to the Hawks Sunday, he scored three goals and handed out three more assists.
With 3.33 goals per game, Foerster leads the RMAC. The attackman ranks eighth in D-II in goals per game. Foerster's 5.0 points per game also tops the conference and places him seventh in D-II.
Foerster and Ferrie have led the pack to a 3-3 record overall. The Pack won their first RMAC game this past weekend when they knocked off Maryville 18-10 for their first conference win.
CSU-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse returns to Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium Friday night when they host Westminster College at 7 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