Player Profile: Getting to know Aidan Ellis

by Gary Ahuja

Ahead of the upcoming Western Lacrosse Association season, the Langley Thunder welcomed nine new faces to the team via the WLA Draft back in February. Here's a look at Aidan Ellis, selected in the second round (14th overall) from the Delta Islanders program.

Name: Aidan Ellis

Age: 21

Height: 6’2

Weight: 205 lbs.

Hometown: White Rock

Position: Defence

Minor Lacrosse Association: Semiahmoo Rock

Most Recent Team: Delta Islanders

How Long Have You Played: Mini-tyke

What Do You Love About the Sport: I love the intensity of the sport and how fast paced it is

Greatest lacrosse achievement: Winning the Midget A2 provincials

If Not Lacrosse, What Sport Would You Play: I grew up playing football and lacrosse since I was a kid so I would pick football

How Would You Describe Your Game: Definitely intensity driven; I like to push the ball on the breakout and get into the dirty areas in the defensive zone.

Short-term Goals: Have a good first year in the WLA and help the team win any way I can

Long-term Goals: Win a Mann Cup with Langley

Favourite Player Growing Up and Why: Paul Rabil

Who Do You Model Your Game After and Why: I model my game after my older brother; we both played the game very fast paced

Jersey Number and its Significance: I actually haven’t been able to wear this number in a while but #6 is my go-to number just because my dad wore it in football and it’s been a family thing ever since

Greater Feeling – Big Goal, Big Hit or Winning a Loose-ball battle (and why): Big hit to get the boys fired up

Favourite Food: Mexican

Pre-game Meal: Tortellini

Favourite Band or Artist: Pop Smoke

Pump-up Song: Dior (Pop Smoke)

Instagram or TikTok: Instagram