Pokes' Roullier named top O-Lineman; VB to face CSU; Cowgirls lose to St. Mary's and more

*Chase Roullier Ranked One of the Nation’s Top Offensive Linemen* Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Wyoming junior offensive guard Chase Roullier was recognized this week by Pro Football Focus as one of the top offensive linemen in college football. Pro Football Focus is a website that grades the performance of college and professional players across the nation. In its story this week titled “The 10 Best Players in the Trenches”, PFF ranked Roullier as the No. 9 best college player among offensive and defensive linemen. Roullier was given the highest combined grade among offensive guards in ratings of both run and pass blocking. The only offensive guard to earn a higher spot in the “Top 10 Best Players in the Trenches” rankings was Stanford’s Joshua Garnett. Garnett’s superior run-blocking grade earned him the No. 4 spot. Here is what Pro Football Focus had to say about Roullier, “Chase Roullier of Wyoming has had himself an impressive year, grading out very well in both run blocking (+26.0) and pass protection (+9.3). In both categories, Roullier ranks in the top ten among all guards. His strength seems to lie in the run game, but not by much – Roullier has an outstanding pass blocking efficiency rating of 99.3 (No. 3 nationally) and has not allowed a single sack this year. His consistency in both areas is what has earned him PFF’s No. 1 overall grade for guards this season (+37.5).” Roullier has started 26 of 32 career games for the Cowboys, including starting the last 25 consecutive games. He earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference honors as a sophomore in 2014, and should be a leading candidate for All-Mountain West honors this year as a junior. The native of Savage, Minn., is also an outstanding student, majoring in mechanical engineering. *Wyoming Volleyball Welcomes UNLV, CSU, Senior Night Scheduled for Tuesday* LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 20, 2015) – The University of Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team will put its 11-match home winning streak on the line this weekend for its final pair of Mountain West matches. UW (22-6, 12-4 MW) is set to square off against UNLV (15-13, 8-8) for the first time this season on Saturday at 1 p.m., MT before taking on Border War rival No. 13 Colorado State (22-3, 15-0) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., for senior night in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Prior to the match on Tuesday, fans are encouraged to arrive early as we honor the accomplishments of the 2015 graduating class featuring Kayla Henderson, Bridget Shanahan and Allison Waldvogel. *Wyoming Wraps Up First Day of Purdue Invite * *Cowboys sit second, Cowgirls in third* WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Nov. 20, 2015) – The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams wrapped up the first day of the Purdue Invitational on Friday evening. Emily Ridout brought home a victory and the second-fastest time in school history in the 50 freestyle to lead Wyoming, while Kelly Sheldon had the seventh-best time for a Cowgirl in the 500 freestyle. Through the first day and 12 events, the Pokes are second only behind host Purdue with 182 points, while the Cowgirls sit in third place with 143 total points. *Wyoming Women's Basketball Suffers 70-64 Loss against Saint Mary’s* *Cowgirls out on the road Tuesday against Fullerton* LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 20, 2015) — Nine straight free throws by its opponent and a scoring drought in the final minutes of the game proved to be key in the Cowgirl basketball teams (1-0 overall) six-point loss, 70-64, against the Saint Mary’s Gaels (2-0 overall) on Friday night. “It was a competitive game all the way throughout the night,” UW head coach Joe Legerski. “I thought we played extremely well in the first 15 minutes of the game and then we needed to maintain it. One of the things coming into the game was Saint Mary’s experience and it really showed. They kept fighting back, making plays and down the stretch hit shots. We had opportunities, good looks at the basket and some nights you come up short. The play of Marquelle Dent kept us in the basketball game along with Liv Roberts who played and shot the ball well. You also see the balance the Gaels had with five players in double-digits, which is a big part of what we need to work on.” Dent finished with a season-high 21 points along with six assists in 37 minutes of action. She was 6-of-15 from the field and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. Freshman Marta Gomez recorded a career-high 18 points while Roberts added a career-high 14 points. Senior Jordan Kelley finished the night with double-digits in rebounds with ten. UW shot 21-of-55 (.382) from the field and 16-of-23 (.696) from the charity stripe. Wyoming will return to the court on Tuesday against the Cal State Fullerton Titans. The game is set for an 8 p.m. MT tip-off in Fullerton. *Feature Photo: Wyoming Athletics / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news #shortgo #oilcity