CR’s Detlefsen signs with UNC |

CR’s Detlefsen signs with UNC

Capping off an incredible career as a member of the Coal Ridge Titans, where she was a three-sport star athlete, Kaitlyn Detlefsen has decided to continue her career on the volleyball court at the University of Northern Colorado after signing her national letter of intent, Wednesday, with the Bears.

According to a press release from Northern Colorado’s assistant director of athletic communications, Ryan Pfiefer, Detlefsen joins four other girls in the Bears’ 2015 recruiting haul.

Along with Detlefsen, Alyssa Chrisholm (Peoria, Arizona), Taylor Els (Lincoln, Nebraska), Anna Graham (Bushland, Texas) and Sarah Wyland (Kansas City, Missouri) will head to Greeley next year to continue their careers with the Bears of the Big Sky Conference.

In her senior year at Coal Ridge, Detlefsen has led the Titans to a 3A Western Slope League title with an undefeated league season, a regional win in the state playoffs and now has the Titans primed for action, Friday and Saturday, in pool play of the CHSAA state playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

During a terrific season, Detlefsen is hitting .425 with 195 kills and 95 total blocks. Despite the strong season and big individual achievement, Detlefsen has declined to talk about her signing with UNC until after the Titans season is over.

After landing Detlefsen’s commitment, Bears head coach Lyndsey Oates heaped praise on the Titans middle hitter.

“Kaitlyn is a raw athlete that has a huge upside. She will be one of our highest jump touches we’ve had in our program,” Oates said. “She is very athletic, moves well and is coachable. She will be a fun athlete to coach because we will see such big improvements from her in a short time.”

The Titans will hit the court, Friday, against Eaton at 3:30 p.m. from the Denver Coliseum. The Reds are an impressive 24-0 in 2015.

Titans semifinal match postponed

Due to a heavy snow storm that passed through the state of Colorado late Tuesday night, the Coal Ridge Titans boys soccer team had their state semifinal match against the Fountain Valley Danes postponed to 2 p.m., Thursday, in hopes that the field would be playable.

The Danes average just over four goals a game, while the Titans average just under four goals per game.

In a game that will come down to defense, the Titans should be very confident in their back line and goalkeeper, both of which has been outstanding in their deep playoff run.

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