Once you get involved with any kind of serious lacrosse in the Valley, you’ll soon learn that the Bull family is very well represented and have deep roots in the community and a passion and skill for the game that is in the blood.
Chris played with Brandon Bull, Ashley’s brother, Riley Brown, Ashley’s cousin, and was coached by Dennis Bull (dad) and Harvey Bull (grandpa). See what I mean? We saw Ashley at the rink all the time with stick in hand.
To be named to the National Team for Canada at the U19 level is unbelievable enough. To do it when you’re two and three years younger than most of the players is simply incredible.
It’s completely BE THE BEST!!!
There is a great story about Ashley in the Langley Times which is worth the read.
Here’s an excerpt:
The characteristics some of her coaches used to describe her — tenacious, fearless, determined and not afraid to mix it up — are fitting of her surname.
Coaches were describing Ashley Bull, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Walnut Grove Secondary.
“She is best described as fearless,” said former coach Sean Beasley. “Not too many girls find themselves on the lacrosse floor with male players, but she had no fear.”
I love the passion, dedication and focus that Ashley embodied as she pushed towards her dreams.
The Team Canada coaches called her a sponge.
They weren’t saying that because she’s soft…she’s one of the toughest players around and played with all-boys teams for many years holding her own and more often than not being one of the top players on the floor regardless of gender.
No, the coaches called her a sponge because of her desire and willingness to soak up information, to get better, to continually learn to BE THE BEST.
You’ve made your family, your town, your province and the lacrosse community very proud. We know you’ll make Canada proud too. Go get em!
Go Canada Go!
LINK: Langley Times article (includes great pic)
3 replies on “16 year-old Langley player makes National U19 team.”
Randy, thank you so much! This means the world to me, and I appreciate every word of it. I worked hard at trying to be the best at lacrosse and because of Chris and the other boys from Langley Thunder, I’ve learned to be tough and I’ve learned the skill of the game. Thank you for recognizing my accomplishment. To be posted on this page is an honour, I hope you know that. I also want you to know the number that I requested for team Canada. My request is for number 2. Thank you again, I really appreciate this.
Hey Ashley we are very proud of you…and when I say we, that means CHRIS too!! Great work.
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