PUEBLO, Colo. (June 11, 2018) – Preston DeHerrera of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Lacrosse team claimed an Academic All-American honor from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Monday.
DeHerrera (Sr., Northglenn, Colo.) is the first Pack Men's Lacrosse student-athlete to earn an Academic All-American honor. Earlier this year, DeHerrera earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year honors, making him the first ThunderWolves men's lacrosse student-athlete to accomplish this feat.
A graduate of the Hasan School of Business' 3+2 program, DeHerrera achieved a 3.89 GPA. He majored in Business Management and Business Administration.
In 2018, DeHerrera led the Pack with 19 caused turnovers. His 1.27 caused turnovers per game ranked fifth in the RMAC this year. The defenseman holds the CSU-Pueblo record with 47 career caused turnovers. DeHerrera's 123 career ground balls rank second all-time in program history. He has averaged 2.56 ground balls per game for his career.
DeHerrera was named Honorable Mention All-RMAC this season, giving him his first All-Conference accolade. The senior has been named First Team Academic All-Conference four times in his CSU-Pueblo career.
A team captain, DeHerrera also was selected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-District® 6 Men's At-Large Team. This team was voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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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