Aitken has 208 career points with 152 goals and 56 assists. He also has 43 career ground balls.
“Coaching is first class with Coach Tierney and Brown,” Aitken said. “I love the mountains, and change of seasons. Smaller scale school and teacher/student ratio and the chance to play in the Big East Conference.”
Aitken plays club lacrosse with Sweetlax. He was also considering Maryland, Notre Dame and Lehigh.
Aitken earned all-region honors as a freshman and was Team Captain as a sophomore. He earned Offensive Player of the Year and MVP honors as well. He also earned Juniors Open MVP and participated in Main Stage and Maverick Showtime.
“The best part is September 1 and the calls with each coach – such an amazing experience. After that it’s all about working on what’s the best fit for you and your family,” Aitken said of his top takeaway from his recruiting process. “It can be a difficult process figuring out which school/coach you will be saying no to, and when, some schools will surprise you. It’s great to have options, just can be very stressful to navigate, especially in 2020 when you can’t meet in person or see the campus.”
Roster BreakdownAitken is the third player reported to LaxRecords.com to have committed to Denver. The Pioneers have added two attack and a midfielder to its 2022 class.
There are three Class of 2021 midfielders currently committed to Denver.
There are seven freshman and five sophomore midfielders listed on the current Denver roster.
Denver 2022 Commits
|Aidan Aitken||Salisbury School||Sweetlax||Midfield||Denver|
|Cheyne Repp||IMG Academy||True National||Attack||Denver|
|Tye Scott||Salisbury School||Sweetlax||Attack||Denver|
|Timothy McNamara||Tabor Academy||Goalie||Denver|
|Cade Eldred||Shawnee Mission East||Midwest Top Gun||Attack||Denver|