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Miners taking talent to college

Compiled by Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff

Graduation signals an end to high school athletics for many of Park City High School seniors, but some of them are far from finished with competing. Whether headline grabbing blue-chip recruits or just hard-working athletes that have proven they can play at the next level, Miners from all different sports will be taking their Park City pride to campus this fall.

Below is a listing of athletes in the Class of 2006 slated to compete for their chosen colleges and universities next season:

Girls Soccer

Kelly Islieb- full-ride scholarship to the University of Utah; Salt Lake

Alex Phillips- University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Girls Tennis

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Devin Peek- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Calif.)

Football

Wil Christensen – Lake Forrest College; Chicago, Ill. area

Mike Orrison – Lake Forrest College; Chicago, Ill. area

Tyler Smith – Dixie State College; St. George

Volleyball

Briana Sardo Azusa Pacific; Azusa, Calif.

Girls Basketball

Carissa Fine- Indiana Wesleyan , Marion, Ind.

Kim McKaben- University of Idaho , Moscow, Idaho

Boys Basketball

Brandon Buford – Westminster College; Salt Lake (will serve a two-year mission to the Dominican Republic for the LDS Church before 2008 season)

Boys Tennis

Nick Perez- Loyola Marymount; Los Angeles, Calif.

Nick VonDerAhe – Loyola Marymount; Los Angeles, Calif.

Matt Kunkel – University of Nevada, Las Vegas or Brigham Young University; Provo

Boys Soccer

Reid Baker scholarship to California State University, Fullerton (first Division I scholarship awarded to a player in the Park City program)

Austin Blais University of Virginia; Charlottesville, Va.

Ryan Williams – Sonoma State University; Sonoma, Calif. Nick Gunderson: University of Redlands; Redlands,Calif. Stephen Hart: Middlebury, College; Middlebury, Vermont Roberto Linck: Santiago College; Orange, Calif.

Information provided by Park City High School varsity coaches. If any Park City athlete with a commitment to play college athletics was inadvertently left on of this list, please forward the necessary information to sports@parkrecord.com.