PUEBLO, Colo. (April 12, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse will take the field on their home turf for the final time in 2017 when they host Maryville University Thursday at 5 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
With a 4-4 record overall, the ThunderWolves have already set a new program record for wins in a season. They hold a 2-4 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games and sit one game out of the final spot in the RMAC Tournament.
A newcomer to the RMAC, Maryville is still seeking its first win in their first season. The Saints stand 0-10 overall and have a 0-7 mark in conference play.
The Pack ranks second in the RMAC with 13.63 goals per game. Their 8.75 assists per game leads the RMAC. The ThunderWolves rank eighth in D-II in assists per game.
Blake Foerster (Jr., Centennial, Colo.) remains the RMAC's leading scorer. Foerster fires in a conference best 3.38 goals per game, seventh most in D-II. Foerster has a Pack record 40 points and 27 goals this season.
The attackman also leads the conference with five points per game. He ranks third in the nation in points per game. His 1.63 assists per game places him fourth in the RMAC.
Caleb Johnson (Jr., Castle Rock, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC with 4.13 ground balls per game. Johnson is one of four Pack players ranked in the RMAC's top 10. Devin Thrower (R-Fr., Las Vegas, Nev.) ranks fifth with 3.38 ground balls per game. Preston DeHerrera (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.) averages 3.29 ground balls per game, sixth in the RMAC. Anthony Ferrie (So., Littleton, Colo.) ranks eighth with 3.13 ground balls per game.
Ferrie leads the Pack with 1.63 caused turnovers per game. He ranks third in the RMAC in caused turnovers. DeHerrera places seventh in the RMAC with 1.14 caused turnovers.
Thursday's game will be a battle of the RMAC's most penalized team, CSU-Pueblo, and the conference's least penalized team, Maryville. The Pack rank second in the RMAC, killing off 41.0 percent of their penalties and score on 42.4 percent of their man-up chances. Maryville has killed off 72.2 percent of their penalties, the best mark in the conference.
The Pack's home finale will be the second meeting of the season between CSU-Pueblo and the Saints. The ThunderWolves defeated the Maryville 18-10 March 24.
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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.