Monarch graduate Cassie Owens is playing for the Florida Gators, currently ranked No. 9 in the country.
Monarch graduate Cassie Owens is playing for the Florida Gators, currently ranked No. 9 in the country. (Jeremy Papasso / BoCoPreps.com)

Each week, the BoCoPreps.com staff will highlight a handful of active local athletes from a variety of NCAA sports, catching up on where they are in their respective collegiate careers and any recent accomplishments they may have had.

Volleyball

• Elena Michalski, Longmont Class of 2014: A senior at Colorado State- Pueblo, Michalski is in her second year as the starting setter for the Thunderwolves and is averaging a healthy 9.3 assists per set.

• Mikayla Martinez, Mead Class of 2014: After two successful years of at Laramie County Community College, Martinez is in second and final year at Missouri-Kansas City. She's appeared mainly as a serve specialist in the Roos' six matches thus far.

Football

• David Sommers, Holy Family Class of 2014: Just getting going in his junior season at Colorado School of Mines, Sommers is looking to expand his role as a wide receiver and kick returner. He appeared in all 13 games last year for the Orediggers.

Soccer

• Cassie Owens, Monarch Class of 2014: The 5-1 Florida Gators are ranked No. 9 in the D-I soccer polls, and Owens has been instrumental as a sub at the center back position. The senior got her first start of the season this past weekend against Portland, a 1-0 win.

• Kelsey Killian, Legacy Class of 2014: The Georgia Bulldogs senior has yet to score a goal this year, but she has started all six games and helped them to a 3-3 mark so far. She has started 12 games straight dating to last season.


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Holy Family alum David Sommers is playing for the Colorado School of Mines this fall.
Holy Family alum David Sommers is playing for the Colorado School of Mines this fall. (File photo / BoCoPreps.com)