Chase Toledo(2018) LSM/Close Defenseman from ESD is another great defenseman in the loaded 2018 class in Texas. Toledo is a gifted and strong athlete with the skills and technique to contribute at the collegiate level. On ball he has great posture, move his feet well, and forces ball carriers to tough spots on the field by always taking topside. Off ball Chase distinguishes himself by staying athletic, is always in position to slide, and gets his stick on tons of passes. Toledo is also able to set the tone in defensive possessions by playing aggressive on match-ups and running the show by communicating with those around him.
Zac Taylor(2016) midfielder from the Kingwood program down in Houston is a strong and athletic two-way midfielder with tons of upside. The 2016 class for Kingwood is loaded with talent and Taylor will be a major contributor for the Mustangs between the boxes in his senior campaign. Taylor exhibits the versatility in his game by playing great 1 on 1 defense, winning tough ground balls, and adding tons of value in the settled offensive half of the field. He's a more than capable ball carrier that doesn't shy away from contact, uses deception well, and always has his head up looking to distribute the rock making those around him better.
James McDowell(2018) is a well rounded midfielder out of The Woodlands, Texas. James is blessed with a great stick, shoots the ball well with both hands on the run, and makes goalies look foolish when finishing. Our favorite part of his game is his ability and willingness to communicate the whole time. Whether on offense, defense, or on the sideline waiting for his next run James adds a ton of value to the game's conversation. He's a smart player that anticipates the next play really well which affords him the opportunities to pick off passes, win grounds, and spark transition with his speed. We love his game and while not flashy, he consistently makes the right plays.
Sewanee just recently got a steal in Defenseman Charles Dorfman(2016) from St. John's down in Houston. Dorfman is a tall and rangy defensive player that can match up on just about anyone. He's versatile in that he has the feet to cover opposing players whether from down low at close or up top playing long stick middie. His length affords him the opportunity to throw well timed checks and put the ball on the ground which is where he really shines. Charles has about as slick a stick as you will find in a defensive player and can seriously dangle. He routinely comes up with jaw dropping ground balls and is truly an asset in the clearing game.