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Here is a list of recruits the UW-Parkside athletic program has announced for 2018:

Men’s basketball

Kameron Kolberg, a 6-foot-3 guard from Rockton, Ill., was named honorable mention All-Conference for the second time after leading Hononegah High School to a regional championship. He averaged 14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season and has been on the school’s high honor roll throughout his high school years.

“Kameron is an outstanding addition to our program,” Parkside coach Luke Reigel said. “As a junior, he put together a very nice season despite battling injuries. He has an incredible work ethic on the court and in the classroom, where he’s achieved at a high level, so we’re very excited to add him to our program.”


The Rangers have signed five recruits, four of whom are from Illinois.

Pitcher Dan Balzhiser of Romeoville Ill., is a two-time Perfect Game WWBA Kennels Foundation All-Tournament team honoree with Team DeMarini Elite in Illinois. He helped Plainfield East High School win the regional championship and helped his 17U amateur team win the 105 Tournament. He also has been on the honor roll every semester in high school.

Brendan Collins, a second baseman and shortstop from Lemont, Ill., was named to the 2017 Kernels Foundation Perfect Game All-Tournament Team after helping his team to a third-place finish. His statistics this summer included a .418 batting average, .822 on-base average, 32 RBIs, eight doubles and three triples. He attends St. Laurence High School.

Aaron Cusimano, a pitcher from Machesney Park, Ill., was named an all-conference pitcher for Rockford Harlem High School and helped his team to a conference championship in 2016.

Niko Diaz, an outfielder from Temecula, Calif., helped Chaarral High School win the Southwestern League championship this year. He has a 3.8 grade-point average and plans to study pre-medicine at Parkside.

Noah Tyrrell, a first baseman-outfielder from Crystal Lake, Ill., helped Crystal Lake South High School win the 4A State Championship. He hit .373 with a .449 on-base percentage.

Women’s volleyball

The Rangers have signed three recruits:

Jessie Bradshaw, a right side hitter/setter, from Oakdale, Minn., was team captain and all-conference honorable mention for Tartan High School.

Yiannoula Kirimis was a team captain for Crystal Lake South High School in Illinois.

Alivia Marks, an outside hutter/middle blocker for Hartford High School, was named second-team all-conference as a junior and third-team all-conference as a sophomore. She also was on the all-academic team at Hartford.


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