Chase Christensen signs with Sooners |

Chase Christensen signs with Sooners

As the Park City High School boys’ lacrosse program has continued to improve over the years — including winning last year’s state championship — more Miners are signing to play lacrosse in college.

That trend continued last week, when senior Chase Christensen committed to the University of Oklahoma to play for the Sooners.

Christensen, a native Texan who came to Park City before his junior season, said he’s thrilled to be heading south for college.

"I’m originally from Texas, so going to Oklahoma, I’ll be going with a few friends," he said. "I know a bunch of kids on the team and stuff like that, so it’ll be fun."

Though he also considered offers from schools like Texas State, Christensen said he felt the Sooners were the best fit for him.

"They’re a Division I MCLA program," he said. "They’re currently in the playoffs. They’re a competitive program and highly ranked. They play hard and fast, so that’s my type of play. I’m looking forward to that."

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Christensen, a midfielder for the Miners, hopes to play the same position in college. But, he added, just getting on the field is what matters to him.

"I’m going wherever they put me," he said. "I’m just looking forward to playing."

He said he’s looking forward to having lacrosse to focus on in college, in addition to academics. Plus, he continued, settling on Oklahoma takes the pressure out of his senior lacrosse season at PCHS.

"It’s nice getting everything locked and loaded and getting all the stress out of the way," he said. "I just want to have some boundaries and some sort of structure when I get to college."

Before he heads off to Norman this fall, though, he wants to end his high school lacrosse career on a high note.

"I won a state championship in Texas the year before [I came to PCHS]," he said. "So, going three-for-three in my varsity seasons, I can’t even put it in to words. That would be amazing.

"I feel like we’ve got a great shot [to repeat as state champs], just like we did last year. We’ve got a huge senior class, so we’ll get it done this year, hopefully."