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Sam Ralston

Committed to:
Defense, LSM
High School
Hartland, Mich.
Current Team
Juiced Cherries
4 out of 5 stars

Sept. 2021 Rankings
Ranked No. 57

Ralston had a very strong summer on the heels of a spring where he was a second-team all-state pick for a Hartland team that reached the Michigan state final before bowing out to perennial powerhouse Brother Rice. Checking in at 6-2, 185 pounds, he’s got a prototypical frame to go along with an elite work ethic. A One Percent Showcase All-Star, Ralston was a driving force behind the Cherries’ run to the title game at the NAL tournament. A versatile defender who can play close or LSM, Ralston is rangy and has a very good handle.

NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 39 overall, No. 6 defenseman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 92

“He’s the closest defenseman that we’ve had to (Georgetown starting defenseman and Cherries alum) James Donaldson that we’ve had in my six years here,” Cherries coach Chris Garland said.

Excellent off the ground to go with plenty of range and athleticism, the 6-2, 185-pound Ralston has immense upside and the versatility to cover up top at LSM or down low at close defense.