West Boca native Zach Schneider, a pitcher, signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent:
Schneider grew up in the Waterways subdivision of Boca Winds at the far west end of Palmetto Park Road, across the street from his first school, Waters Edge Elementary. He may have attended Loggers’ Run Middle School but we haven’t confirmed that yet. We know he pitched in the summer for the West Boca Snappers.
He moved on to American Heritage Delray, Polk State College (2017 Team MVP) and had an outstanding run at FAU.
We reached out to family and family friends.
So proud of Zach for all his focus and dedication to fulfill his dream since he was a little boy.Lisa Oken, family friend
Zach was good friends with my daughter throughout elementary school and middle school. I always knew he would make it. He was dedicated to baseball at such a young age, I remember my daughters half-day pool parties – Zach always came late and was always in his baseball uniform! Great kid and an amazing family! Well deserved! Way to go Zach!Gail Nobile Field, neighbor and family friend
Schneider had his own comment on Instagram:
We wish him good luck on his journey.