Ralston, NE - Omaha Lancers forward, Michael Colella announced his commitment to Colorado College on Thursday morning.
"It's unbelievable, I still can't believe it," Micheal Colella said. "I've always dreamed of being committed to a D1 school. I'm so honored."
Colella joined the Lancers after playing with the PAL Islanders. In his time with the Islanders, Colella scored 18 points in seven NCDC games.
“ Michael came to the USHL to get on the radar from an NCAA D1 perspective, “ Head Coach David Wilkie said. "He has done that and we are happy for him."
In his Lancer debut the Turnersville, NJ native, spoiled the Stars home opener with an overtime goal.
"They [Colorado College] liked my creativity, the way I can make plays, use my speed, my vision, and my overall hockey IQ," Colella said.
Colella has played in 6 games with the Lancers this season totaling 3 points (2 goals and 1 assist).
"The Lancers have a huge part in this because they gave me an opportunity that I will remember for the rest of my life," Colella said. " They helped me adapt to a much faster and harder game in a short span of time and just helped me grow as a person and a player. But, they prepared me for this moment and helped me handle it like a pro."
Colella joins Logan Will as the second Lancer to be committed to Colorado College.