PUEBLO, Colo. (March 30, 2017) – After a 2-1 road trip, Colorado State University – Pueblo Men's Lacrosse returns to Art & Lorraine Gonzales to open its final homestand of the season. The Pack will welcome Westminster College Friday at 7 p.m. and Colorado Mesa University Sunday at 12 p.m. for the first two contests of their three-game home swing.
Over their 2-1 spring break road trip, the ThunderWolves earned their first conference win in program history. They now stand 3-3 with a .500 record. The Pack holds a 1-3 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games.
Blake Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) has been dominant offensively for the Pack. Foerster earned RMAC Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday. He scored 10 goals and handed out seven assists in three games last week.
With 20 goals and 11 assists, Foerster sits just two points shy of the school's single-season points record set by teammate Nick Matzek (Jr., Tustin, Calif.) last season. Foertser leads the RMAC with 3.33 points per game. His 5.17 points per game also top the conference. The attackman ranks eighth in D-II in goals per game and sixth in points per game.
Anthony Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) claimed RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday to complete a Pack sweep. Ferrie collected nine ground balls and forced six turnovers last week. The defenseman leads the RMAC with 2.0 caused turnovers per game, 17th most in D-II.
Ferrie ranks seventh in the RMAC with 2.83 ground balls per game. He is one of four ThunderWolves who rank in the RMAC's top 10 in this category. Caleb Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) ranks second with 4.67 ground balls per game, Devin Thrower (R-Fr., Las Vegas, Nev.) stands third with 4.67 grounds balls per game, Preston DeHerrera (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.) places fifth with 3.20 ground balls per game.
Matzke leads the RMAC with 2.25 assists per game. Matzek ranks eighth nationally in assists per game. Foerster stands 18th in D-II with 1.83 assists per game.
As a team, the Pack leads the conference with 9.50 assists per game. They rank second in D-II in helpers per game. Their 24.0 points per game places them eighth nationally.
The Pack also boasts the conference's best power play. CSU-Pueblo scores on 48.1 percent of their man-up opportunities, fifth-best nationally. They have also received 5.67 penalties per game, the most in the conference.
Both Westminster and Colorado Mesa will pose a challenge to the Pack. The Griffins stand 3-2 with a perfect 3-0 mark in RMAC games. The Mavericks are ranked No.18 in the nation. They have an 8-2 (3-1 RMAC record).
The Pack's three-game homestand concludes with the Pack's home finale April 13 when the Pack plays Maryville University at 5 p.m. The Pack beat the Saints 18-10 for their first RMAC win.
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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.