Horton saves her way to RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

Horton saves her way to RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 23, 2018) – Ane Marie Horton earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday in the conference's weekly awards release.

For Horton (R-So., Long Beach, Calif.) this is her first career RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award. She is also the first Pack Women's Lacrosse student-athlete to earn RMAC Player of the Week honors this season.

Horton held her own against tough competition this weekend. The Pack's goaltender made 29 saves on 59 shots for a .492 save percentage. She also had two ground balls in the two games.

Facing Fort Lewis College, Horton stopped 10 shots on 23 attempts. She came back 24 hours later to make 19 saves on 36 shots against Colorado Mesa University. Horton had 11 saves in the first half to help the Pack enter the locker room tied at eight.

Horton has been one of the most dominant goaltenders in D-II this season. She leads the RMAC and ranks fifth in the nation with 12.30 saves per game.

This season, Horton has halted 50 percent of the shots she has faced. This save percentage also leads qualified goaltenders in the RMAC. Horton ranks 14th in D-II in save percentage.

Monday's honor makes Horton the fourth different student-athlete to earn a RMAC Defensive Player of the Week award in program history. She joins Taylor Christensen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Leah Neumann (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) and Rachael Welzin (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) in this esteemed group.

The ThunderWolves will celebrate their first ever senior night this Friday when they host University of Colorado Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium. Six student-athletes will be recognized for their contributions to the program.

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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