9 Middle Park seniors sign with 8 different schools to play college sports
GRANBY — Middle Park High School’s auditorium was abuzz Tuesday afternoon as dozens of parents, students and school staffers gathered for a ceremony honoring the nine student athletes from the Class of 2019 who have signed on to play college-level sports following graduation.
Tuesday, shortly after noon, Middle Park High School Athletic Director Mike Reigan hosted a special signing ceremony for the nine Middle Park High School seniors who have signed on to compete in various sports at one of eight different colleges or universities across the nation next year.
The nine students will compete in one of six different sports, from rodeo to skiing.
Turner Bjerken has signed on to play baseball with St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, starting in the next school year.
Caitlin Davis will attend Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, next year where she has signed on to compete in soccer.
Hardin Simmons College in Abilene, Texas, has signed Taylor Ehlert to compete on its soccer squad.
Ben Kuhnel will head to St. Peter, Minnesota, where he is set to compete for the Gustavus Adolphus College football team.
Tel Linke will spend next year at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling where he will compete on the rodeo team.
Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, will welcome Ellie MacKendrick onto its soccer squad.
Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, will also welcome Middle Park athlete Lisa McLainon to its soccer squad.
Skier Nelson Oxley will head to upstate New York next school year to compete with the ski team at St. Lawrence University in Canton.
Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, will welcome Morgan Shaw onto its volleyball squad.
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