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Fjeldsted Making His Mark on National Scene

Erik FjeldstedAs lacrosse continues to grow across the West, players from Utah are making names for themselves in prestigious invitation-only events. For the third year in a row a Utah high school lacrosse player will participate in the Adrenaline All American game. Aaron Fjeldsted, Senior at Lone Peak High School and BYU commit, has been invited to participate in the Adrenaline All American game on the South Team Roster, June 8th at Orange Coast College as Utah’s lone representative. Aaron follows Chris Severson from Bingham High School, now playing his college ball at BYU, who played in the 2012 All American game. Chris surprised the coaches, fans, and announcers by scoring two impressive outside elevator shots and assisting other shots for his team. Zach Bullet, from Juan Diego Catholic High School who plays his college ball at Colorado Mesa University was Utah’s inaugural invite and played in Adrenaline’s 2011 All American game.
The Adrenaline All-American Game was created four years ago to showcase the top high-school seniors in the West and Midwest before they head off to play at the collegiate level. The top 60 players from the entire West are selected by the Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET) for this prestigious award. Adrenaline’s All-American athletes compete at an extravaganza event in front of 10,000 fans which is nationally broadcast by The Lacrosse Network (TLN). A custom gear pack, unlike any in the country sets these guys apart on the field and is the envy of the youth players who attend the event. The All-Americans are heroes to hordes of youth players, and will get the national credit and respect they worked so hard to earn.
Erik FjeldstedAaron, also known as “Pinky” for his signature pink chin strap, began playing lacrosse at the Thunder level. He was a quick study. He was chosen to play for the Utah Starz as a 7th grader and was soon being invited to invitation-only tournaments around the country. Aaron’s career as a lacrosse player hasn’t been without trial. He suffered a broken arm as a sophomore and a broken foot as a senior, but overcame those physical trials by working harder once he was back on the field. His high school coach Marlan Coe says, “Aaron has been the hardest working and most dedicated player I have coached. I frequently see him at the field working on his game long after others have gone home regardless of how cold the winter days are. Aaron is like a coach on the field – he understands our offense, but more importantly, he understands the other team’s defensive strategy and helps devise a plan to attack their weakness. Aaron is well deserving of the opportunity to play in the Adrenaline All Star game and will be a great representative for Utah.”
Aaron has played for the Utah Starz, the West Coast Starz, was a 205 West All Star in 2011 and 2012, was an Adrenaline Challenge All Star in 2012, a Brine National All-American in 2012, was ranked 18th on West Side LAX for the Class of 2013, and named to ULA’s 2nd team All State. He has received 40+ offers to play for colleges around the country, and has been accepted to BYU where he plans to study engineering and play lacrosse at one of the best MCLA D-I Universities in the country.
On the personal side, Aaron has also been involved in his church, school and local community completing an Eagle Scout project by collecting 75 backpacks full of school supplies for local schools in need. He was honored at Lone Peak High School with the “Shield of Honor” for integrity. He was Captain on Lone Peak’s Varsity Lacrosse team for the past three years and led by example, first to arrive and last to leave. He has volunteered at lacrosse camps to “pay it forward” and worked as a youth referee. Academically Aaron is an All Star graduating with a 3.9 GPA while taking AP Calculus, AP Physics and other college level courses. He has a high level of dedication and a strong work ethic, and applies these principles to everything he participates in. Aaron is a great example of a Utah lacrosse player making a difference in the game and in his community. Utah Lacrosse News wishes him well and we know he’ll also make a strong statement for Utah Lacrosse as he participates in the Adrenaline All American Game on June 8th.

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