By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/10/14
Episcopal School of Dallas rising sophomore midfielder Nakeie Montgomery has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Duke University.
Nakeie Montgomery ledger:
High School: Episcopal School of Dallas, TX
Graduation Year: 2017
College Choice: Duke University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club Affiliation: Team North Texas Lacrosse, Dallas Select, Texas United
Major lacrosse honors, All-Star teams, Camps, Showcases: THSLL All Conference, THSLL All District, Brine All-American Texas, THSLL All-Star, Texas Top 99 All-Star Team
Academic honors, service projects: Presidents Award for Community Service, 3.7 GPA, All A/B Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Business and Finance
Why did you choose the school? “Duke is the perfect fit for me. It is the perfect combination of Academics, Social Life, and Athletics. Coach (John) Danowski and Coach (Ron) Caputo have been great resources throughout the whole recruiting process. Just talking to the current players they told me everything about the school being completely honest about everything the school has to offer.”
Thoughts on the season/outlook for next season? “Next season we will lose some great seniors on and off the field. We have spaces to fill at every position on the field except our star goalie Charlie Sikes. As we did last year we will fill the holes and mesh perfectly. We plan to win the THSLL State Championship again next year as well as the SPC Conference Championship.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank Coach Kennedy, my high-school coach. Throughout this whole process he has been there for me. His connections and his influence on the lacrosse world are surreal. He is a great coach and a great guy off the field. He has always been there for me and excited for me.
“Also I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the recruiting process for me, Coach Tran, Coach Crimmins, and everyone else. Finally I would like to thank Coach Wendell Lee. This man helped build my skills up to where they are today. He is a great coach, mentor, and a great man.”
Other schools considered? Maryland, UVA, Harvard, Syracuse, Michigan, Princeton
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