‘She is an incredible athlete’

Katie Collins shows prowess both on offense and defense


Katie Collins was hard to keep off the lacrosse field.

The Cherry Creek senior was a midfielder who was a standout on both offense and defense.

She was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year.

“She was our only two-way midfielder,” said Creek coach Bailey Zerr. “She is an incredible athlete and is super speedy. She will be a Division I college player at Oregon, which says a lot.”

Collins, who was the US Lacrosse Magazine’s Player of the Month for April for the west section after collecting 16 goals and three assists in the Bruins’ first four games, finished the season with 55 goals and six assists for 61 points.

She was credited with 69 ground balls and helped Creek post a 17-2 record and finish second in the girls state lacrosse championships.

“She was a huge part of our attack against tough defenders,” added Zerr. “And absolutely she could play defense. She was on the draw circle and got a lot of ground balls.”

Collins scored in every game this season and had six in one game against Dakota Ridge. She ended her career with a 38-game scoring streak. The last game she didn’t get a goal came on May 24, 2017 in an 8-5 loss to Colorado Academy.

In three seasons on the Bruins’ varsity, Collins had 147 goals, 19 assists and 166 points and a .590 shooting percentage.


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