Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Colorado State University Lacrosse Alumni Association is excited to announce the CSU men’s lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  This year’s class is a diverse one, spanning three different decades and represents a terrific cross-section of one of the most tradition-rich lacrosse programs in the entire country.

The class includes:

Danny Stevens, Attack, class of 2007.  Currently the fifth all-time leading scorer in CSU lacrosse history, Stevens came from Suffern HS in Suffern, NY and was a captain of the 2006 national championship squad.  Prolific production as a player combined with great toughness and a humble and selfless personality made Stevens one of the best in the MCLA during his generation.

Mike Arthur, Attack, class of 1989.  Mike showed his talent on the field as a team captain and high scorer.  But his greatest contribution may have come off the field.  Arthur served as the president of the club for two years as a student.  He has been active with CSU Lacrosse Alumni Association as well, serving as president for two terms and providing countless opportunities for CSU lacrosse to grow.  Arthur’s son Ryan plays lacrosse at Mercer University in Georgia.

Alex Smith, Goalie, class of 2003.  Perhaps the most athletic goalie ever to play at CSU, Smith was one of the premiere goalies in the MCLA for two of his years.  After starting in the nets for the 2003 national championship team, he went on to play and coach professionally for the Denver Outlaws of the MLL.  Smith is currently the head coach at CSU and the only person in history to be a part of six MCLA national championship teams.

Garth Heth, Face-off Midfield, class of 1998.  Heth’s athleticism and speed always made CSU lacrosse look good and he helped greatly in the transition to MCLA play. He is perhaps the best natural face-off man to ever play at CSU. The fact that he was a three-time captain says a great deal about who he is and what he meant to the team.  Heth has remained extremely active with the program after his retirement and can still be seen honing his craft in men’s club games across the state.

The class will be officially inducted at halftime of the Hall of Fame Game and Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown on April 18 against the University of Colorado.  Face-off is set for 6 p.m. and tickets will be on sale prior to the event.


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The CSU Wrestling team qualified four wrestlers to the NCWA National Wrestling Championships in Allen, TX on March 11-13: sophomore Mike Brungardt (125#), sophomore Abdelaziz “ZZ” BenQadi (165#), freshman Trevor Encinias (197#), and sophomore Andrew Gilles (235#). It was the first year wrestling for CSU for all four wrestlers. The tournament was extremely competitive and large, with each weight featuring at least 35 wrestlers. Brungardt was the standout of the tournament, going 3-2 with two pins and a forfeit, and one of his losses was to the eventual National Champion. Encinias also scored a pin, going 1-2 in his Nationals debut. BenQadi and Gilles both went 0-2 against tough competition. We are a very young team with lots of future potential. Full results are available on, and pictures are on


Rocky Mountain Showdown

Event Information

  • CSU v CU Lacrosse
  • April 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm
  • Hughes Stadium


  • Tickets: $10 for students (all ages) and $12 for adults
  • Purchase tickets from any Lacrosse team member or contact Jared Wade at (303) 818.1479 or

Lacrosse Websites

  • twitter: csumenslax

About the Men’s Lacrosse Sport Club

Founded in 1969, the Colorado State University men’s lacrosse team has grown up considerably in the past 15 years. Since 1999, CSU has won four national titles, the most in MCLA history. With five RMLC titles, the Rams have been traditionally one of the strongest teams in the entire country and have fielded some of the best players to take the field in the MCLA. In 2008, the Rams inducted four members to its inaugural Hall of Fame class. Frank Smith, JD Doyle, Pat Shanley, Mark Plonkey and Mike Roth were all enshrined and will be joined in the coming years by more deserving players.


The Outdoor Program at Campus Recreation is hosting the Annual spring semester bouldering competition… Spring Cling! April 14, 2015. All ability levels are welcome, and space is filling up fast. Sessions are divided into three segments, with half the competitors participating in the early session from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, and the second half competing from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The top climbers from each session will then go head-to-head in the finals from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Prizes are awarded to the winners, and a raffle will take place during the finals with tons of amazing giveaway items. 


Registration for the event is $12.00, and $14.00 if you register the day-of. Students and Rec Center Members are invited to compete, and can sign-up at the Outdoor Program desk in the lobby of the Rec Center.