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Despite a wrist injury that limited his production late in the season, Eric Goedde was one of the state’s leading scorers spanning all classifications.
The Peak to Peak senior, an all-area selection and a second-team all-stater, clearly was college material, but was deliberate in deciding where to play.
That moment came this week, when he decided on Whittier College, a private liberal arts school in Southern California. Goedde, a guard/forward who averaged 24.1 points and 11.4 rebounds, will join a Poets squad that went 18-8 last season and plays in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
In addition, two players from Centaurus’ finest girls team in more than a decade also have committed. Forward Andi Houck, who averaged 12.1 points and 10 rebounds and was selected to play in The Show all-star game at the Pepsi Center, will play at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota.
St. Benedict is the women’s division of the liberal arts school, and the Blazers went 13-12 last season.
Jordan Matosky, another key piece to the Warriors (21-4) squad that reached the quarterfinals, will play at Grinnell College in Iowa. The Pioneers are coming off a 12-11 season.
Previously, Warriors guard Maurissa Ortega committed to Western Nebraska Community College.