COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2018) – Taylor Davis and Preston DeHerrera led Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's lacrosse in a sweep of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference weekly honors. Davis earned the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, while DeHerrera earned RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award.
Both players were instrumental in the Pack's 2-0 week. CSU-Pueblo defeated Maryville University 9-8 Monday. The ThunderWolves destroyed St. Ambrose University 22-6 Wednesday to improve to 3-2.
Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) scored seven goals between the two games and dished out three assists for a 5.0 points per game average. He also had two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
In the Pack's 9-8 victory over Maryville, Davis led the Pack with three goals. He also had an assist in the win.
Two nights later, Davis delivered an encore with four goals and two assists for six points. The four goals and six points both matched career highs for the junior. The junior captain forced two turnovers and came away with two ground balls.
Davis ranks second in the RMAC with 3.20 goals per game. This ranks him 17th in D-II in goals per game. His 4.60 points per game places him fourth in the RMAC and 20th in the nation. The attackman has scored at least a hat trick in each of his last four games.
DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) was part of a dominating Pack defense that held opponents to 7.0 goals per game last week. The senior captain caused seven turnovers and secured nine ground balls to average 4.5 ground balls per game and 3.5 caused turnovers per game.
Monday, DeHerrera started his week with four caused turnovers and three ground balls in the Pack's win over the Fighting Saints. The four caused turnovers matched a career high for DeHerrera.
In the Pack's 22-6 win over the Fighting Bees, DeHerrera delivered six ground balls and three more caused turnovers. He also scored his second career goal and dished out an assist in the lopsided victory.
DeHerrera ranks second in the RMAC with 2.0 caused turnovers per game. This places DeHerrera 15th in D-II in caused turnovers per game. With 10 caused turnovers this season, DeHerrera has already matched his total from last season.
Monday's honor was the first career RMAC Player of the Week Award for Davis. For DeHerrera, this is his second RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award. It was the second time the Pack has swept the RMAC Player of the Week awards this season. Anthony Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) and Nick Richards (Sr., Henderson, Nev.) claimed RMAC Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week honors respectively March 5.
The Pack will hit the road to play No. 16 Lindenwood University Tuesday March 20 at 4 p.m. The ThunderWolves will try to win their third straight game and hand the Lions their fourth straight loss.
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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