My name is Aiden Strand-Fox, and I am 6'1" tall and 150 pounds (and rising) from Wooster, Ohio. I have played increasingly competitive club soccer for eight years and recently completed my Junior season at Wooster High School. If I had to use one phrase to describe my approach to life and soccer, it would be drive, character, and versatility. For the majority of my youth soccer experience, I played in a central midfield capacity. As I developed as a player I moved to the role of center back on my state cup quarterfinalist club team. I started Varsity for my sophomore and junior years and played in numerous capacities to address strategic and roster needs. I have played primarily at defensive center mid, yet I have had considerable time at the outside wing/midfield, center back, and most recently center forward. In addition to being named Varsity Captain for 2020, I have been honored with selection to the 1st and 2nd team all-conference and all-district teams and was a District Rising Star selection as a Freshman. In addition to formal sports training and conditioning, I am also working with former college and ODP coach, Graham Ford, on position-specific functional training. I am the starting Center Back for FC Evolution Soccer Club (Pennine United) where we play in the Midwest Development League (MDL), the Great Lakes Conference (GLC), and Great Lakes Alliance (GLA). I have absolutely loved this transition to competitive club play!
I absolutely love a challenge! In my freshman year, I earned a spot as the starting placekicker for the Junior Varsity and was the backup kicker for Varsity. I had never played football prior to this experience, yet I really enjoyed the challenge. I also joined the High School swim team as a Freshman. I had never swum competitively before and was planning to swim primarily to stay in shape for soccer. I was surprised to find how naturally I took to swimming earning a varsity letter and advancing to sectionals in the 100 backstroke and 50-yard freestyle. As a Sophomore, I was an all-conference honorable mention and in my Junior season, I was part of the State 200 freestyle relay team.
Starting my high school career and continuing with club soccer in the Winter and Spring has helped me to realize one thing with absolute certainty; I am not ready for my soccer journey to come to an end after High School! I am a 3.7 GPA honor and merit roll student with an interest in the area of Criminology/Criminal Justice and Business, yet I am open to many educational and career options. I am currently enrolled in honors classes and the STEM engineering program at Wooster High School. My mother works for a college that provides an excellent tuition benefit, so my scholarship needs are minimal which will hopefully create additional opportunities for my college teammates. I look forward to discussing any opportunities to play collegiate soccer and I am confident that my work ethic, fearless drive, character, and versatility will be an amazing asset to any program!