Four Lacrosse Players recently received US All American accolades for the 2017 season. Charlotte North and Nakeie Montgomery both were honored with their 3rd All American certificate. Both players earned AA status in 2015, 2016, and again this year. Sydney Helbing and Trey Bender were both awarded Academic All American certificates. In addition to her AA, Charlotte was also named an Academic All American.
Charlotte, headed to Duke University this Fall, led the Eagles to a 20-2 record and won both the State and SPC Championship. She scored 94 points, had 20 assists won 70% of her draws - winning 154, grabbed 32 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers. Remarkable, she accomplished this while missing the first 5 games of the season due to an injury. She finishes her career with 372 goals, 65 assists, and 467 draw controls. Charlotte also played Field Hockey and Basketball for the Eagles.
Nakeie, also headed to Duke University this Fall, led ESD to an 18-1 record, a SPC Championship and a runner-up spot in the State Tournament. Nakeie had 83 points in 2017 with 44 goals and 39 assists. He finishes his four year career with 200 goals and 117 assists good for a Texas High School record for a midfielder with 317 points. Nakeie also played Football and plans to play both sports at Duke.
Sydney, heading to the University of Texas in the Fall, garnered her first Academic All American nod as she scored 40 goals and added 23 assists while scooping 33 ground balls. In addition to having exemplary lacrosse skills, an Academic All American must also represent a high standard of academic achievement. Sydney also was honored with the "Jackie Pitts" Award, given for "exemplifying the spirit of the game, on and off the field and being an outstanding student and role model in her school." Sydney also played Field Hockey and Basketball for the Eagles.
Trey, headed to Duke University next Fall, finished his season with a 71% win percentage on the face-off, winning 167/236 draws. He grabbed 44 ground balls.