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Blake Eklund

2022 | AZ: Tucson
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Left dominant Middie, also strong righty. Highly physical two way Middie. Edgy dodger. Engaging with teammates, loyal, competitive, fast, tenacious, resilient, aggressive, coachable, with a very strong Lacrosse IQ.

From the age of five, Lacrosse has always been my passion. Starting with local Tucson clubs the Scorpions, Dust Devils, and Bandits. The travel teams I played for include: the Arizona Outlaws Field and Box, West Coast Starz, and SoCal Express. As a Middie, FOGO, and Box "Runner", I have always been a versatile player and a team leader able to take on whatever is asked of me by my coaches.

Below is a list of Tournament Championship Teams I have played for:

Legends National Cup-Arizona Outlaws-December 2020
Vegas Box Invitational - Las Vegas - December 2019 - Arizona Outlaws
Tinsel Town Throw Down - Irvine, CA - July 2019 - Arizona Outlaws
U.S. Box Nationals - Hunting Beach, CA - August 2018 - Arizona Outlaws
3d Riptide Classic - Irvine, CA - June 2018 - Arizona Outlaws
Adrenaline Platinum Cup - Frederica, DE - June 2018 - West Coast Starz
Arizona State Championship - Cactus Cup - Casa Grande, AZ - April 2018 - Tucson Bandits
Vegas Box Invitational - Las Vegas - December - 2017 - Arizona Outlaws
Bitter LAX Festival - Austin, TX - June 2017 - Tucson Bandits

At the Arizona State Championship - Cactus Cup in 2018 I was selected to the All Tournament All Star Team and played in the season ending All Star game. In August of 2017 at the US Box National's in San Jose, CA, I was selected and played in the All Tournament All-Star Team.

In the Spring of 2019 as a Freshman at Avon Old Farms, I played JV Lacrosse as a Middie / FOGO and received Avon's MVP Award. In the fall of 2018 at Avon Old Farms, I played Freshman football as a Running Back, Outside Linebacker, and played on Special Teams. The team selected me for the season MVP award.

In Middle School at St. Michaels I was on Honor Roll, Student Council, received the MVP award for Football and received the Athlete of the Year Award. At Avon Old Farms I have consistently been on Honor Roll Freshman, Sophomore and Junior year. I received the Freshman MVP football & JV lacrosse MVP awards.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Trilogy Academic Aces All Stars 2021
JV Lacrosse MVP - Avon Old Farms - Spring 2019
MVP Avon Old Farms - Freshman Football Team - Fall 2018
Under Armor Underclassman - All American Lacrosse First Wave Invitation - June 2018
All Star Selection Cactus Cup - Arizona State Lacrosse Championship - April 2018
All Star Selection US Box Lacrosse Nationals - San Jose, CA - August 2017
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Other HS Sports Played:
Basketball, Football
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Leading Scorer and Lead Face Off for 2019 Avon Old Farms JV lacrosse team Spring 2019 Avon Old Farms JV Lacrosse MVP

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Performance Metrics
10 Yard Dash
1.74 sec
40 Yard Dash
4.82 sec
5-10-5 Shuttle
5.05 sec
Shot Speed
104.0 mph
Broad Jump
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Vertical Jump
2'1"
Coach Contacts
High School:
Avon Old Farms
Coach:
Eric Fekete
Team Name:
Winged Beavers
Jersey Number:
20
Club Name:
Arizona Outlaws
Coach:
Pat Harbeson
Team Name:
Arizona Outlaws
Jersey Number:
1
2nd Club Name:
New England 3D South
Coach:
Seth Jacoby
Team Name:
New England 3D South
Jersey Number:
1

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
87-89; 3.3; B+
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Endorsements

Patrick Harbeson

Sep 22, 2020

When Blake gets his hands free & shot on cage there’s a great chance the ball is ending up in the back of the net. The natural lefty uses his speed to get to spots on the field that sets him up for success.

Ben Prepchuk

Jun 5, 2020

Blake is solid lefty midfielder who can do it all. He plays the game hard and loves to compete. He is willing to do anything asked of him on the field, from using his speed and athleticism on offense, taking face-offs, and playing tough defense.

Robert Whitty

Dec 15, 2019

Blake is a tenacious, versatile midfielder, face-off specialist and selfless teammate. He has a high lacrosse IQ and is acutely aware of his responsibilities on the field, having the intellect, physicality and drive to execute quickly. He is extremely coachable and was our most valuable player last year.

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