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Ripon Christian athletes sign to play for Dordt

Danny Vos and Kaylie Colyn signed letters of intent Wednesday to attend Dordt College in Iowa in the fall. Vos will play basketball for the Defenders while Colyn is looking forward to playing soccer.


POSTED February 14, 2013 12:38 a.m.

For Danny Vos and Kaylie Colyn, Dordt College had a feeling of home.

The two student athletes of Ripon Christian High chose the Iowa school over that of Trinity Christian College located just outside of Chicago.

A three-year varsity basketball player, Vos will take his point guard skills to Dordt. Colyn will do likewise with her first love, soccer.

“I’ve always looked forward to playing soccer,” she said on Wednesday.

Colyn, for the past four years, also juggled basketball and volleyball for the Knights. “I’m really excited about Dordt,” she added.

Vos had a chance to reunite with his brother, Logan Vos, who is a standout for the Trolls. Instead, he opted to forge his own identity with the Defenders.

At Dordt, Danny Vos is looking forward to playing again with twin brothers, Jared and Jordan Goslinga, and Jordan Van Groningen.

Colyn hopes that reigning Almond Blossom queen Ashley Bloemhof, who will also attend Dordt, will join her on the soccer squad.

“Right now, there’s no one that I know (on the soccer team),” she said. “I do know a lot of (Ripon Christian) students at Dordt.”

RC athletic director Joe Darretta indicated there’s a reason for that.

“Dordt is really active on our campus,” he said. “They have a strong alumni base.”

Vos and Colyn just wrapped up another Southern League title for their respective teams and are gearing up for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.

“We have some unfinished business,” said Vos, who is leaning towards majoring in business finance or administration.

Colyn will major in nursing.

“Making this decision (to attend Dordt) has made my life easier,” she said. “I liked the school and the community.

“It was more like home.”

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