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Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Maria Perez Barriga

May 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

As senior Zinedine Kroeten was deciding what school to commit to, he said he chose to play soccer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City because of their high interest in him, and that he will likely have more playing time next year. “Other schools were interested in me, but this school seemed t...

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Sadie Yarosh

May 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

After playing high school basketball for five years, senior Sophie Olmen said she decided to commit to the St. Olaf basketball program because she enjoyed every aspect of the college. “I chose St. Olaf because it just felt like the right place. I toured it twice, and I loved everything about it,...

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Sofia Seewald

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

After six years of participating in Park swimming, senior Luke Anderson said he is eager to continue his swimming career and create long-lasting connections with his new team at the University of St. Thomas. “It almost feels like I have to continue swimming because I’ve been doing it for so l...

Football captain commits to University of Minnesota-Duluth

Football captain commits to University of Minnesota-Duluth

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

Senior Jariel Lopez said he picked University of Minnesota Duluth over other schools because a lot of different variables made the school stand out to him. “I like the city that the school is in, and they gave me more options compared to other schools I had offers from,” Lopez said. “The coa...

Senior athlete commits to University of Minnesota Crookston

Senior athlete commits to University of Minnesota Crookston

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

After finishing his ninth year of football, senior Milkaso Dedefo said he wasn’t ready to stop playing the game he loved, so he decided to continue his football career by committing to play football at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Dedefo said his longtime dedication and his love for football in...

Alum commits to University of Minnesota

Alum commits to University of Minnesota

Rachel Salzer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After deciding to take a gap year to play junior hockey, Jonny Sorenson, who graduated from Park in 2018, committed to play Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota. Sorenson said he chose the University of Minnesota because it’s always been a school he wanted to attend and once the opportunity aros...

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Senior commits to The University of St. Thomas

Rachel Salzer

January 21, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

As it gets closer to the end of another school year, more and more seniors start deciding the next step in their future. For senior Claudia Stone, committing to swim at the University of St. Thomas felt like the right thing to do. Stone said she has been swimming since the age of 5 and decided to swim in c...

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Luke Boyum said he started playing baseball 15 years ago at the age of 3. He has been playing the sport on and off-season ever since. As Boyum recently committed to The College of St. Scholastica, he said the high quality academics and the baseball team’s success drove him to choose that...

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

When she visited the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus last spring break, senior Maddy McIntosh said she knew it was perfect for her. “I took a last minute trip with my mom to visit my cousins and I just fell in love with Colorado as a state,” McIntosh said. “I visited the campus...

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Sophie Olmen and Sadie Yarosh

October 26, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

As senior Lindsey Olson plans to attend Minnesota State University Mankato in the fall of 2019 to play basketball, her teammates are excited for her and for what is to come.  Olson said she has been playing basketball since she was in kindergarten and had received offers from two schools. “I ...

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Nicole Sanford

April 30, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Senior Abati Dedefo said while being a multi-sport athlete as a track runner and soccer player, he chose to continue running track at the collegiate level because he believes it offers him the most potential. “To be honest, I grew up playing soccer, and soccer is fun, (but) then I just decided...

Senior commits to Milwaukee School of Engineering

Senior commits to Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

According to the boys’ lacrosse varsity head coach Chris Bixby, senior Kyle Hedblom’s recent commitment to play lacrosse at the Milwaukee School of Engineering will give Hedblom a well-deserved opportunity. “I think it’s just something that’s he’s going to be super excited for and he’...

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