DLS varsity golf co-captain Collin Urbas is headed to Northwood University in Midland, MI, where he plans to major in Finance while playing golf for the Northwood Timberwolves.
“With his talent and life values, Northwood is gaining a fine student-athlete,” said Doug McKay, head coach of the DLS golf team. Urbas has played on the DLS varsity team since freshman year, serving as a captain in both his junior and senior years.
McKay added, “He is virtually self-taught. He is a great leader, a great student, and has been an outstanding captain.”
Varsity golf assistant Dennis Koch also has high praise for Urbas.
“Collin is the perfect example of our motto Builders of Boys. Makers of Men," Koch said. “He is a wonderful young man and one of the best golfers in the state of Michigan. I am very proud of his development at De La Salle, and am excited to see what the future holds for him.”
Urbas, who will graduate magna cum laude, has taken a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. His AP lineup includes Environmental Science, Statistics, and Microeconomics.
He is also enrolled in the Honors Banking class this year and has a part-time job at the Clinton Township office of the Christian Financial Credit Union (CFCU), which sponsors the Banking program at DLS.
Urbas is a member of the DLS National Honor Society.
He attended grade school at St. Germaine, in St. Clair Shores, and chose to come to DLS because of sports and the classes offered here.
As a fourth-grader, he started playing golf with his father, Brian, at The Orchards, a public course in Washington, MI, that is also the home course for DLS. His dad started playing golf when Collin did.
Urbas earned All-County and All-Catholic honors as a junior and was part of the 2022 DLS regional championship team that went to the 2022 MHSAA boys’ golf finals.
His best score is a 71, which he recorded when he was “just playing for fun.”
Urbas will carry fond memories of his time at DLS: playing golf and making it to the state finals, going to the Detroit Athletic Club for the annual 1926 Society senior breakfast, and “hanging out with all the friends I have made.”
His advice to an incoming freshman is to “try to make friends with as many people as you can and get to know everyone.”
His favorite class at DLS has been Military History, taught by his favorite teacher, Mr. Brent Castine.
He lives in Clinton Township with his parents, Brian and Kelli, and younger brother, Brennan, a sophomore lacrosse player at DLS. The family attends St. Paul of Tarsus, also located in Clinton Township.