April 27, 2021

Old Boy update – Ethan Elliott and Max Elliott (both Newlands, 2005-2013)

Brothers Ethan and Max Elliott left NSB when their family relocated to Oregon, USA in 2013. Both boys have continued their passion for soccer while achieving academic success. Read more about what they’ve been up to below.

 

Ethan

On leaving NSB, my family relocated to Lake Oswego in Oregon, USA. During high school, I made the Varsity team for soccer in my freshman and sophomore year. I was then selected for the Portland Timbers Academy (Major League Soccer) at the start of my Junior year but I unfortunately played in a jamboree game for my high school where I tore my ACL, meniscus and fractured my knee cap. This set me back with college applications and starting the Timbers team.

I came back from injury over a year later during my Senior year. I went straight into the Timbers Academy Team but my knee was injured again in December of that year. This was a much shorter injury and I came back the beginning of the following year. Due to the extent of my injuries, it was highly unlikely I was going to be able to train and play everyday so I decided not to play soccer at university.

I am currently in my final year at Oregon State University studying pre-med and I am part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Due to Covid, this final year has been mainly online so I have been working as a med tech at a senior living facility whilst finishing my degree. I am due to graduate in June. Before this year, I was playing for OSU club team and I am currently playing for a semi professional team in Portland. 

Next year I am planning on taking a gap year before going to med school in order to get clinical hours. I also plan on continuing to play with my semi professional soccer team and my indoor soccer league will hopefully start again soon. 

Max

I did not play high school soccer, as I was selected for the Portland Timbers Academy (Major League Soccer) my freshman year. I continued to go to school whilst playing for two years, then the Portland Timbers wanted me to train during the day with the Timbers reserve team. This is when I started doing online school. I started travelling with the Timbers reserve team during my Senior year.

I decided to take a gap year as things were going well for me in the team, then in the November of my gap year, I tore my ACL. Everything was going well with my recovery until I needed another operation as I had a cyclops lesion. Once I was able to train again, training had stopped because of Covid. I started training with the Timbers Academy again in August but it has been difficult, as training is now with smaller groups and we have not started playing with out of state teams again. I am waiting for everything to open up fully so I can go out on trial. I am planning on doing my degree part time once I start playing again.