NEW ULM - Adam Schnobrich, who rushed for 1,929 yards in his football career at New Ulm Cathedral, has committed to the University of St. Thomas next season.
"I really like the program itself," said Schnobrich. "They have a lot of tradition in winning (the Tommies were 14-1 last year, losing only in the NCAA Div. III title game to Mount Union) and it has a good family atmosphere."
Schnobrich said that he had looked at Central Lakes Community College.
"I talked to St. Thomas and it felt like the right fit," he said.
Schnobrich had watched some games at St. Thomas. 'When I was accepted there, they watched some film of me in my high school games. I was told that they see me playing as a running back or wide receiver. They look at me playing probably around my sophomore year."
Schnobrich feels that he must improve his speed and quickness.
"When you think about moving on at different levels the biggest thing that they talk about is the speed of the game,." he said. "That is the one thing that I need to work on."
Schnobrich's best time in the 40-yard dash is 4.54 seconds.
"I need to work on my speed and my quick change of direction," he said. "You need to increase your quickness and acceleration."
He also wants to increase his weight from his current 195 pounds to 205 by his junior year.
CATHEDRAL-MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN TRACK CO-OP: Schnobrich is also a member of the first track co-op between New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran.
He said that the newly formed co-op is going well.
"Everyone that I have talked to say that they like it and like the coaches," said Schnobrich. "We all get along - Matt Tessmer (of MVL) and myself are very competitive in practice and at meets."
Next year Cathedral and MVL will be in the same conference for football,. While Schnobrich will not be a part of that, he feels track teammates and then football rivals will be interesting.
"That will help form a healthy rivalry," he said. "On the field I want to beat you, but off the field you have to get along and be classy. That is what it will help form - a healthy relationship."
Schnobrich will major in Exercise Science.
HOFFMANN HOT: Jamie Hoffmann has raised his batting average to .306 for the New York Mets' "AAA" affiliate in Las Vegas. He has six doubles, one home run and 11 RBI. In the last 10 games, Hoffmann is hitting .333 with nine RBI.....Morgan Zollner is hitting .508 for the Iowa Lakes Community College softball team. In 20 games, Zollner has one home run, 17 RBI and has scored 19 runs and stolen six bases.
SENSKE STILL WINNINGEST COACH: Former New Ulm High School baseball coach Jim Senske is still the winningest high school baseball coach in Minnesota history with 707 wins. But Brainerd's Lowell Scearcy, who is still coaching, has 669 wins. Former Waseca baseball coach Tink Larson is 12th with 420 wins. Bruce Woitas of Sleepy Eye is 19th with 392 wins. Current New Ulm Cathedral coach Bob Weier is 48th with 323 wins. Former Sleepy Eye Public baseball coaches Don Boelter and Bruce Belseth are 56th and 94th with 309 and 247 wins respectively. Former New Ulm Cathedral coach Stan Wilfahrt is 72nd with 279 wins. Former Springfield baseball coach Al Gisvold is 91st with 251 wins while current Luverne coach Mike Wenninger has 233 career wins.