Last Wednesday was the first day for high school athletes to sign their National Letter of Intent, but the decisions kept on flowing this week as athletes from across Boulder County made it official where they would continue their athletic careers.

Among these athletes is Bre Boruff, a Mead softball standout who signed to play at the University of Nebraska on Monday. For Boruff, there were a number of factors that contributed to her decision, including one of her current club teammates also moving on to play at UNL.

"I couldn't imagine going anywhere else but Nebraska," Boruff said. "The coaches are amazing, along with the campus and academics. It has everything I could ask for, and I am very blessed with the opportunity."

Another BoCo athlete who is continuing her athletics is Centaurus cross country runner Olivia Rogers. Drake University will be Roger's new home as she runs for the Bulldogs. Although she had other schools in the mix, Drake best fit her athletic and academic goals.


"I am super happy with my decision," Rogers said. "Drake was the best fit academically. I want to go into pre-med, and the school has a great medical school acceptance rate, so it worked well."

For college bound athletes, the signing of a letter represents closure, but also new opportunity that awaits in years to come. While there is no telling what's next, athletes like Boruff are relieved to finalize their decision.

"It's a huge relief to know where I am going for sure. Signing was definitely good closure."

Local signings

(Editor's notes: The following is a list of athletes provided to who signed letter's of intent this fall)


Brenna Chase — Women's basketball, Brigham Young University

Madeline Kern — Women's golf, Regis University

Madelaine McClain — Women's swimming, Colorado Mesa University

Julie McNees — Volleyball, University of Arkansas


Frank Ryder — Men's basketball, University of San Diego

Sandra Freeman — Women's swimming, Northwestern University

Lauren Adler — Women's swimming, University of South Dakota

Adee Weller —Women's swimming, University of North Carolina-Asheville

Julia Benz — Women's diving, Brown University

Sydney MacInnis — Volleyball, Daemen College


Megan McKinney — Volleyball, Nebraska Wesleyan

Sydney Wetterstrom — Volleyball, University of Michigan

Ellie Ownes — Softball, Chadron State

Justinian Jessup — Men's basketball, Boise State

Madi Gaibler — Women's basketball, UCCS

Mason Peterson — Baseball, Colorado School of Mines


Natasha Quintana  Softball, Bethany College

Makayla Morton  Softball, Kansas Wesleyan 


Daniel Boehmer Baseball, Swarthmore College

Delaney Elliot Women's golf, Montana State University

Chad Kreuzer Men's lacrosse, Furman University

Courtney Roeber Women's swimming, University of Wyoming 


Brooklynn DeLozier — Softball, New Mexico Highlands University

Bailey Kleespies — Softball, Colorado Mesa University

Alyssa Meadows — Softball, Adams State

Silver Creek

Jordan Carter — Women's basketball, Fort Lewis College

Austin Wood — Baseball, Furman University

Erin Sargent — Women's golf, University of Wyoming