Ramsey McCreary - The Woodlands
Nakeie Montgomery - ESD
Texas Lacrosse Magazine Rd. 2
Nakeie Montgomery (2017 – Midfield – ESD)
In Nakeie’s freshman year playing varsity, he went off registering massive performances against quality opponents including a hat trick against The Woodlands at the Patriot Cup. Montgomery has an ability to beat defenders on impact that is second to none. He can carry and bring serious heat on the run with either hand. In his upcoming, sophomore season, he will provide a ton of offensive fireworks to a team that graduated a ton. What Montgomery will not be doing, though, is sneaking up on anyone as he will draw a ton of attention. Nakeie will have to make plays in other phases of the game and continue his improvement. In addition, he will look to influence the game in between the lines with tons of GBs. Nakeie has verbally committed to Duke University and is a player that everyone should watch compete at some point. As a player, he is just scratching the surface!
Ramsey McCreary (2018 – Attack – The Woodlands)
McCreary is a freshman attackman out of The Woodlands blessed with a slick skill set and great feet. McCreary is quick and explosive in tight quarters, righty & lefty all day, and can finish the ball a variety of ways. His offensive repertoire is a function of hard work and a tireless dedication to developing his skills. From distance, McCreary can let it go with some serious velocity - 83 righty & 82 lefty. Inside, he has twisters and leaners for days, while his ability to deceive goalies is legitimate. Looking forward to seeing if he can crack the Woodlands D1 roster after their recent exodus of senior talent.
Sam Schroeder (2018 – FO Midfielder – St. Mark's)
As far as 2018 talent goes, St. Mark's may have picked up one of the best as Sam Schroeder will contribute immediately. Schroeder has an absolute cannon with his left hand, bringing tons of velocity. Schroeder has the ability to bring a "make it, take it feel" by dominating at the Faceoff X. With the Lions losing Riley Graham as their primary draw guy, Schroeder could immediately come in and add value. From an offensive skill set, Sam will not miss a beat. He is skilled, athletic, and poised to get tons of buckets during his upcoming, freshman year. Schroeder already uses deception and fakes to move defenders and create more space for his offensive arsenal. I was shocked to not see him written up after a recent, showcase event as the kid's abilities are hard to overlook.