University Place, Wash. - Nate Mondou of Bonney Lake, a senior at Charles Wright Academy, signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division I baseball for the Demon Deacons at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Wake Forest competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Mondou has attended Charles Wright since kindergarten. He bats left, throws right, and plays infield, outfield and pitches. He committed verbally to Wake Forest in August after comparing scholarship offers from Santa Clara and Wake Forest.
Mondou has played under CWA Tarrier baseball coaches Tyler Francis and Jim Pelander for the past three years. He has a batting average of .544 and in 182 at bats he has produced 99 hits, 92 RBIs, 57 runs, and 22 bases on ball, all while striking out just five times.
As a sophomore and junior he earned All League 1st Team and All-Area honors. During his sophomore year he was especially hot at the plate, making 16 hits in consecutive plate appearances. Mondou has also played for the Northwest Timberjacks and Northwest Scout Team under Head Coach Mike Brooks. In 2012, Mondou competed in the 17U Perfect Game World Series where he recorded more hits than any other player during the Lousiville Slugger MLB Prime Nine and was named to the All-Tourney Team.
He batted .538 in the 2011 Perfect Game National Showcase and returned to that event in 2012. He also played in the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament in 2012. In 2011, he played with USA baseball’s 16U Trials Team. In 2009, Mondou won a gold medal for USA Baseball on the 14U National Team at the Pan American games in Ecuador.
Mondou’s stats in the classroom are just as impressive as his stats on the diamond. He has a 3.46 GPA and an SAT score of 1810. He is an accomplished potter who spends many hours in the school’s ceramics studio and has taken an especially strong interest in math, studying AP calculus this year.
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