Cochi: Mau, Woodley-Minter committed to doing their thing in college

  • Jonathan Castner

    S0205BASKET06.jpg S0205BASKET06 Silver Creek's #32, Patryck Woodley is fouled under the basket by Skyline's #33, Marcus Rice during their game at Silver Creek high school on Saturday February 4th, 2012. Photo by: Jonathan Castner

  • Greg Lindstrom

    20120322_BBOL_BBON_008.jpg Longmont's Reilly Mau delivers a pitch in the first inning. Longmont beat Niwot 11-1 during the varsity baseball game at Longmont High School on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (Greg Lindstrom/Times-Call)



Two more prep athletes from the ranks will continue their careers in college.

Longmont’s Reilly Mau committed to play baseball at Metro State in Denver and Silver Creek’s Patryck Woodley-Minter committed to play hoops at Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kansas. Both received scholarships and both will sign their national letters of intent next week.

For Mau, who made his commitment three weeks ago, he chose Metro State because it was nearby to his hometown.

“It took me a long time to decide and the real reason is that it’s close,” Mau said. “My parents will be able to see a lot of my games and I’ll be able to stay in touch with a lot of people here.”

The senior outfielder/first baseman is batting .286, is tied for the Trojans team lead in doubles and leads the team with eight walks this season. He also has a 1.27 ERA in 11 innings on the mound.

Mau said he wants to go into sports the management field and likes the program they have at Metro State. He will join friend and Longmont graduate Marcus Donaldson and Erie graduate Reed Thompson at Metro State, and likely will play in the outfield. 

“I got to meet the outfielders coach and some players and we were talking about getting me in there and trying to get to know the guys and build some chemistry in the outfield,” Mau said.

Woodley-Minter committed last Thursday to play basketball for the Mavericks in their first season with a men’s basketball program under head coach Jase Herl, whom he met when the Raptors played Broomfield this season.

“They recruited me this year and they just got a basketball team,” Woodley-Minter said. “I was like the first person he recruited and I felt really good about that. I went down there to visit and I just felt like I could do really well there.

“That had a lot to do with it and it’s like history, you know.”

Woodley-Minter who led the Raptors with 11.5 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks per game, will play a small forward, shooting guard combo for the Mavericks. 

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