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6 Dox Aitken
Dox  Aitken


Villanova, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210


Name Pronunciation:
Dox (like Sox) AI-k uh n


Aitken and Conrad Named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List

UVA duo are two of 50 male-student athletes named to the watch list


Cavaliers Place Four on the USILA All-America Team

Conrad leads honorees on the third team


UVA Sweeps ACC Player of the Week Honors

Aitken and Scales honored for their play against then-No. 6 Loyola

"After a strong first year, arguably the best rookie season for a UVA midfielder ever, how does Dox follow it up?  From the weight room to the practice field to the film study, there is little evidence our Freshman of the Year award winner is resting on any laurels - actually, it is quite the opposite.  Dox is a student of the game, constantly pursuing greater knowledge - both offensively and defensively - and enhancing his dodging and shooting techniques.  He balances a tremendous drive to be great with a refreshing humbleness."

• USILA All-American (HM)
Inside Lacrosse All-American (HM)
• Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List
• Shattered UVA's freshmen midfielder record for goals (29) and points (40)
• Broke the goals record in eight games and the points record in nine games
• His 40 points rank No. 12 all-time among UVA freshmen
• His 29 goals led the nation's freshmen midfielders
• Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals in collegiate debut against Loyola
• Also named Inside Lacrosse/Alpha Lacrosse National Player of the Week for his game at Loyola
• Had eight multi-goal games
• Scored a hat-trick in four of his first five college games
• Scored at least one point in 14 of UVA's 15 games
• Picked up 31 ground balls and caused eight turnovers
• Tallied a season-high five goals against High Point
• Scored four goals in games against Loyola and Penn
• Scored three goals in games against Drexel, Syracuse and Richmond


• Member of the 2016 U19 Team USA gold-medal winning team
• Listed as the No. 2 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Listed as the No. 1 midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Under Armour All-American

• Two-time All-American at Haverford
• Tallied 57 goals and 15 assists in 2016 for Haverford
• Collected 60 ground balls in 2016
• Inter-Ac MVP
• Helped lead Haverford to the 2015 National Championship and a 26-0 record
• Also was a standout football player at Haverford
• Inter-Ac Player of the Year in football
• 3A all-state, all-city and All-Southeast Pennsylvania in football
• Honor student
• Member of the Spanish Society and Jazz Band

• Son of Mark and Patrice Aitken

• Has two sisters, Chandler and Schuyler
• Father, Mark, played lacrosse at Lafayette
• Mother, Patrice, played lacrosse at Penn State
• Cousin Chris Aitken played lacrosse at Villanova (2008-11)
• Cousin Steve Aitken played lacrosse at Penn State (2011-14)
• Uncle Scott Growney played in the NLL for the Philadelphia Wings
• Cousin Colton Growney played lacrosse at Williams, cousin Chase Growney played lacrosse at Trinity and cousin Scottie Rose Growney played lacrosse at North Carolina
• Cousin Reilly Masterson plays lacrosse at Penn State
• Uncle Steve Growney was an All-American lacrosse player at Franklin and Marshall
• Aunt, Doss Growney Masterson, played lacrosse at Lafayette
• Uncle, Bob Aitken, played lacrosse at William & Mary



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