The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League announced
it will hold the 2004 NLL All-Star game at the Pepsi Center on Feb.
More importantly however is that the All-Star game will kick off
with the first indoor lacrosse game played at the collegiate
The game features an exciting matchup between the CSU Rams
lacrosse team and rival University of Colorado-Boulder. The game
begins at 11 a.m. followed by the All-Star Skills Competition at
1:30 p.m. and the All-Star Game at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $7 and
go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29.
In other CSU lacrosse news, alumni player and three-time captain
Kale Nelson became a member of the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team
after open tryouts.
Nelson, a 6-foot 2-inch, 220-pound attack and midfielder, had 24
goals and 18 assists in his three-year career at CSU before
suffering a knee injury that kept him out of action his senior
“Kale will need to be blue-collared in his approach to the game
and will need to keep his head up at all times,” said CSU head
coach Flip Naumburg.
Nelson was named to the USL-MDIA All-American Team twice and
also has two National Championship titles attached to his belt.
“His ability to get inside will help him at the next level,”
Naumburg said. “He is big enough to take a pounding and he should
be able to let his skills loose in the box game.”
The Rams begin their regular season in early February with a
pair of games in Tempe, Ariz., against Arizona State University,
while the Colorado Mammoth begin their second official season on
Jan. 2 at the Pepsi Center.