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AJ (Arick John) Ellis

2024 | IL: Lake Bluff
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I am an aggressive, athletic goalie that focuses on continously improving my craft and leading my team. My goals are to improve everyday as a student athlete, teammate and leader.

I recently reclassified to the class of 2024 to continue to develop as a student and a lacrosse player at Suffield Academy. I was rostered as a varsity player as a sophomore and played on the varsity this year as a junior. My Lake Forest High School team finished 2nd in the state both years. My save percentage as a goalie was 65% and I currently have a 4.55 GPA. My strengths are my quick hands, agility and lax IQ. As a sophomore and junior, I took several honors and AP classes, as part of a challenging course load. I volunteer as a tutor and participate in community building events.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
2020 Under Armour All-American Call Back Player
2021 Adrenaline Black Card Showcase
2021 Apex Power 20 Selection
2021 True Lacrosse Midwest Uncommitted All Star Selection
2021 NXT CanAm Showcase All Star Selection
2021 US Club Lax The Club Lacrosse Nationals- Players to Watch
2022 Apex 60 Showcase
2022 North Suburban Conference All-Academic
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Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
True Lacrosse National Prospect Team NXT CanAm All-Star 2021 2021 US Club Lax The Club Lacrosse Nationals- Players to Watch U19 Illinois Prep Team Apex 60 Showcase 2022 North Suburban Conference All-Academic

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Suffield Academy
Coach:
Kevin Warnock
Team Name:
Tigers
Jersey Number:
Club Name:
True Lacrosse Boys
Coach:
Jake Deane
Team Name:
True IL 2023 Premier A
Jersey Number:
9
2nd Club Name:
True IL
Coach:
Mike Gabel
Team Name:
True IL Premier
Jersey Number:
9

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
90-92; 3.7; A-
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Devin Cruz

Sep 11, 2020

AJ is mobile goalie, he attacks shots well and maintains good eye contact with the ball at all times. His communication skills have him in charge of his defense which gives him field general type role to him. He is the guy you want between the pipes!

Mike Gabel

Sep 11, 2020

AJ has a great work ethic that shows in his game play. He makes the saves he is supposed to and is able to steal away some goals from the opponent. His quick hands and feet allow him make saves in tight. Has great quarterback style outlet passes.

Geoff Harty

Sep 11, 2020

AJ is the type of goalie every coach wants. He has quick hands and great footwork, shows poise when clearing the ball, and communicates well as the quarterback of a defense. His work ethic and passion for the game make me confident he will succeed at any college level.

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