Player Profile: Getting to know Erik Maas
Erik Maas captained the New Westminster Junior Salmonbellies during the 2019 BC Junior A Lacrosse League season, winning the team's Ab Brown Award as Most Inspirational Player. Photo courtesy Gary McLaughlin/Junior Salmonbellies
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 Erik Maas, selected in the second round (ninth overall) from the New Westminster Junior Salmonbellies, where he served as team captain.
Name: Erik Maas
Weight: 200 pounds
Hometown: New Westminster
Minor Lacrosse Association: New Westminster
Most Recent Team: New Westminster Junior A Salmonbellies
How Long Have You Played: 14 years
What Do You Love About the Sport: To compete night in and night out with my teammates.
If Not Lacrosse, What Sport Would You Play: Hockey
How Would You Describe Your Game: Fast-paced, I like to get into the dirty areas of the floor and set hard picks. Get to the inside and finish.
Short-term Goals: Have a solid first season in the WLA.
Long-term Goals: Hoist a Mann Cup.
Favourite Player Growing Up: Mark Matthews, Billy Bitter, Paul Rabil
Jersey Number and its Significance: #19. I had a good year with and have stuck with it ever since.
Greater Feeling – Big Goal, Big Hit or Winning a Loose-ball battle: Big goal.
Favourite Food: Thai
Pre-game Meal: Four Red Bull
Favourite Band or Artist: Locked Up
Pump-up Song: 100 Shots (Young Dolph)