SHP will send 13 recruited athletes to college ranks


Sacred Heart Prep twins Reed and Will McConnell have been together all of their lives. That will change next, however, when the seniors head off to college.

Both basketball players will continue their careers in college, but on different sides of the country. Reed has committed to play for UC Irvine while Will will play for Dartmouth.

The McConnell brothers are just two of 13 current Sacred Heart Prep seniors who will continue their playing careers in college next fall -- a few at the same school.

Water polo standout Philip Bamberg is headed to USC and will be joined by soccer standout Geena Graumann. Joining Will McConnell at Dartmouth will be Pedro Robinson, who will go as a football player despite also being a talented tennis player.

Staying in California will be Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA soccer), Robert Dunlevie (Stanford water polo), Andrew Malozsak (UC San Diego tennis) and Andrew Savage (Pomona swimming).

Heading out of state will be Nick Caine (Trinity University swimming), Eliza Henderson (Georgetown swimming), Alec Mishra (Kenyon soccer) and Joe Wise (Loyola-Maryland swimming).

Sacred Heart Prep's graduating class of 2011 marks the fifth consecutive class where at least a dozen SHP student-athletes have been able to continue their playing careers as recruited athletes.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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