Pack Men’s Lacrosse ready for postseason debut

Pack Men’s Lacrosse ready for postseason debut

PUEBLO, Colo. (May 3, 2018) – For the first in program history, Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse  will take the field for a postseason game Friday at 7 p.m. when they play the No.1 seed Colorado Mesa University Mavericks in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament at Walker Field in Grand Junction, Colo.

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The Pack went 6-8 during the regular season. Their 2-6 record in RMAC games earned them the No. 4 seed in the RMAC Tournament and their first postseason appearance in school history.

Four ThunderWolves earned All-RMAC honors Wednesday. They were Michael DeMaio, Preston DeHerrera, Anthony Ferrie, and Blake Foerster.

Foerster (Sr., Centennial, Colo.) led the RMAC in points for the second consecutive season with 4.79 points per game. He ranks seventh in D-II in points per game. Foerster also leads the RMAC with 2.14 assists per game, seventh-most in D-II. The attackman set a school-record with seven assists in the Pack's win over Adams State April 28. His 2.64 goals per game rank third in the RMAC and 21st in the nation. Foerster has now claimed All-RMAC honors in each of the last three seasons.

DeMaio (Fr., Gambrills, Md.) ranks sixth in the RMAC with 3.64 ground balls per game. The freshman's 1.21 caused turnovers per game are seventh-most in the conference. He earned All-RMAC honors for the first time in his career.

DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.)ranks fourth in the RMAC with 1.36 caused turnovers per game. He collected All-RMAC honors for the first time in his career. DeHerrera has a program record 47 caused turnovers.

Ferrie (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) collected All-RMAC accolades for the second consecutive season. He ranked fifth in the RMAC with 3.50 points per game and 1.29 assists per game. Ferrie's 2.21 goals per game stand sixth in the conference.

Taylor Davis (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) leads the RMAC with 2.79 goals per game. Davis netted five goals and had a career-high eight points in the Pack's win over the Grizzlies. His 2.79 goals per game rank 17th in D-II. Davis stands second in the RMAC with 4.07 points per game, which also ranks 17th nationally.

Freshman Colton Rasmussen (Great Falls, Mont.) has emerged in goal for the Pack. Rasmussen made 16 saves on 25 shots in the Pack's win over the Grizzlies. He has a 54.5 percent save percentage in his debut campaign. Rasmussen has limited opponents to just 8.3 goals per game.  

The Pack will face a challenge against the No. 10 ranked Mavericks. Colorado Mesa went 15-2 in the 2018 regular season. They were a perfect 8-0 in RMAC games.

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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