PUEBLO, Colo. (April 5, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse returns home for the first time since March 14 for a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games as the Pack meets No. 15 Colorado Mesa University Friday at 7 p.m. at Art Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
The Pack's home weekend continues with a showdown against Westminster College Sunday April 8 at 11 a.m. The ThunderWolves bring a 3-4 record into the weekend. They are 1-2 in RMAC play.
CSU-Pueblo is led by the vaunted attack of Taylor Davis, Anthony Ferrie and Blake Foerster. That trio accounts for 8.72 goals per game combined, more than any other trio in the conference. All three attackmen have been named RMAC Offensive Player of the week once this season.
Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 3.29 goals per game. He ranks ninth in D-II in goals per game. Foerster averages 5.0 points per game, also most in the RMAC. The Smoky Hill High school product stands eighth in D-II in points per game. Foerster earned RMAC Player of the Week honors after the Pack's last two games. He is the school's all-time leading scorer with 115 points and 73 goals.
Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) ranks second in the RMAC and 19th in D-II with 2.86 goals per game. He has put 93.8 percent of his shots on goal. Davis averages 1.29 assists per game. His 4.14 points per game place him 20th in D-II and third in the RMAC.
Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) leads the Pack and sits second in the RMAC with 1.86 assists per game. In his first season at attack, Ferrie ranks 14th in D-II in assists per game and 16th in points per game. Ferrie has averaged 4.43 points per game, second most in the RMAC. His 2.57 goals per game place him third in the RMAC, behind only Foerster and Davis, and 30th in D-II.
Senior goaltender Nick Richards (Henderson, Nev.) leads the RMAC with 14.33 saves per game. Richards ranks sixth in D-II in saves per game.
Preston DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) and Devin Thrower (So., Las Vegas, Nev.) share second place in the RMAC with 1.71 caused turnovers per game. They are tied for 27th in the nation. DeHerrera has already set a career-high with 12 caused turnovers this season. Thrower ranks 10th in the RMAC with 2.71 ground balls per game.
Michael DeMaio (Fr., Gambrills, Md.) ranks fourth in the RMAC with 4.14 ground balls per game. DeMaio along with Adam Lange (Sr., Parker, Colo.) ranks seventh in the RMAC with 1.0 caused turnovers per game. DeMaio leads the Pack with 61 faceoff wins.
Scouting Colorado Mesa:
- The Mavericks bring a 9-2 record into the weekend. They won their only RMAC game, handing Rockhurst University its only loss of the season.
- Colorado Mesa ranks ninth in D-II and second in the RMAC with 14.64 goals per game. They also lead the RMAC in man-up scoring, converting on 40.8 percent of their man-up opportunities.
- Reece Callies leads the Mavericks with 2.31 goals per game, sixth most in the RMAC. Callies averages 3.54 points per game.
- The Griffins are 3-5 overall. They are 0-2 in RMAC play.
-The Pack is 1-4 all-time against Westminster. They shocked the Griffins last year with a 14-12 victory at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
- Thomas Sarjeant leads the RMAC with 2.50 assists per game. He ranks fifth in D-II in assists per game. Sarjeant's 4.0 points per game rank fourth, behind all three Pack attackmen.
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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