Max Peets, the punter for the Fort Lewis College football team, was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s special teams player of the week.
Peets, a sophomore from Parker, punted 12 times during the Skyhawks’ 17-13 victory against Black Hills State on Saturday in Spearfish, South Dakota.
In the win, the Skyhawks’ first of the season, Peets averaged 45.6 yards per punt and pinned the Yellow Jackets inside the 20-yard line twice. Only five of Peets’ 12 punts were returned by Black Hills State.
“He was huge for us,” FLC head coach Joe Morris said after the win. “He helped us flip the field position all day, and that’s big for the defense.”
Peets and FLC will host Adams State in the 52nd annual Musket Game at noon Saturday at Ray Dennison Memorial Field on the FLC campus.
Women’s GolfThe Fort Lewis College women’s golf team placed 10th of 14 teams at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women’s Fall Preview on Monday and Tuesday in Lakewood.
The Skyhawks posted a two-day team score of 687 at the par-71 Fox Hollow Golf Course. Colorado Mesa won the tournament with a score of 618.
Jamie Lopez of Holy Names University took the individual title with a 147 – one shot better than Colorado Mesa’s Ashlyn Kirschner.
Summer Vigil posted the low score for the Skyhawks with a 162, which tied for 29th out of 73 total golfers.
Isabella Martinez (170), Sabrina Scaccia (177), Reiley Waldo (181) and Amanda Westrick (182) rounded out the Skyhawks team and scoring for the tournament.
FLC will host the Skyhawks West Regional Preview next Monday and Tuesday at Hillcrest Golf Course.