- High School
- Germantown Academy, Pa.
- Current Team
Committed to Cornell on 2.20.22
Committed to Villanova 10.7.21
NLF Fall 2021 Rankings
Ranked No. 51
Schwartz projects to be the Patriots’ biggest recruit in two decades. He started as a sophomore for Big 4 HHH director Billy McKinney‘s team as a sophomore and was the lone sophomore to earn All-Inter-Ac honors. He’s not an overly dynamic athlete, but makes up for it with his tenacity, aggressiveness, toughness and stick skills off the ground. Schwartz, who had an excellent day at the Elite 120 and was a One Percent Showcase All-Star this summer, has a knack for causing turnovers, particularly as he hounds opponents in the middle of the field. If he can refine his off-ball defense and get a half-step quicker, he’ll be able to take his game to the next level.
NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 30 overall, No. 5 LSM
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 93
A dynamic lefty pole who is also a AAA hockey player, Schwartz was lights-out at the NLF Futures at IMG event, where he earned an All-Star nod. He projects to be one of the most sought-after GA recruits in maybe two decades, a testament to his ability to impact a game in the middle of the field and in transition. He’s got an excellent stick to go with terrific footwork and agility, requisite traits for a modern-day LSM.
Episcopal Academy-Germantown Academy Standout
Schwartz showed off many of the traits that made him a four-star pole in the initial NLF 2023 rankings. He was the Patriots’ most active defender all game long, and while the whole group struggled with Episcopal’s crisp off-ball movement, Schwartz’s stickwork helped GA get the ball back on a few occasions. He’s extremely tenacious with precise checks, and he had a handful of really impressive ground . His Tier I hockey background is very evident in his game, including on one ground ball where he goosed it to himself around an attackman and snatched it up five yards down field. Schwartz was a presence on the faceoff wings, too, with two ground off the faceoff and as much pressure as he could put on EA’s faceoff men.
“It’s been a lot. I think my conditioning’s gotten a lot better, but I’m also staying aware when I’m tired, too,” Schwartz said. “I can keep playing all the time and keep pushing for ground . (My strengths are) I think I can get the late-game GBs to win it and I can push in transition.”
Also, buy stock now in @gapatriotslax / @Big4HHH ‘23 LSM Walker Schwartz. Lefty pole and Tier I 🏒 player (hello 😍) is super disruptive with a fantastic stick.— Matt Chandik (@MChandik26) May 11, 2021
Constantly around the ball and made a ton of splash plays. https://t.co/tyX4LVyHXa