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October 7, 2009 > Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Dustin Koliner

Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Dustin Koliner

This week the spotlight finds 16-year-old Dustin Koliner.

This Mission San Jose High School Warrior likes a challenge and shows it by playing left guard and strong linebacker at the varsity level and only in his sophomore year. After only one year in freshman football, Dustin and one other player earned the two varsity slots while entering their second year of high school sports.

Outside of football he's also a catcher for the MSJ baseball team. Playing sports comes natural for Koliner and he's been doing it since he was five years old. Baseball and soccer were his games of choice until he decided to try football just last year.

Dustin truly enjoys his studies at Mission and when asked, picked geometry as a favorite subject. He really likes his geometry teacher and feels that makes learning much easier and a lot more fun. P.E. is his second choice and the natural athletic abilities that he possesses make it feel more like recess.

Right now Dustin is just enjoying life and is not sure what his career path will be but being quite impressed with his dad he's thinking about heading down the corporate sales path just like him.

When Koliner can find a little time off he likes to hang out with his friends, surf the sidewalk on his longboard and enjoys traveling to the Philippines to visit some family members - especially his grandparents - and speak the native tongue of Tagalog. Food of choice? His dad's BBQ steak and then hit the cookie jar for some his favorite sweets.

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