April 22, 2013
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - After a solid week in the stat sheet on both sides of the field in Saturday's win, Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Specialist of the Week on Monday.
Ratliff scored two goals and had an assist on the offensive end against Hobart College, and defensively he posted three caused turnovers and seven ground balls.
The senior co-captain sparked a 7-0 Loyola run that would break open an eight-goal margin for the Greyhounds. He scored his first of the game with 3:18 left in the second quarter after the Statesmen had scored five in a row.
Ratliff added an assist on a Mike Sawyer goal with 11:41 to go in the third quarter, and he scored again in transition with 6:50 left in the third, tallying the sixth goal of the run. He also helped Loyola clear the ball successfully 27-of-27 times.
His second goal of the game, his 13th of the year, broke his Loyola single-season goals scored record for a long-pole player. Last year, he scored 12 goals in 19 games.
The award is Ratliff's third overall this season - his first two (March 11 and April 8) were both Defensive Player of the Week nods. He has now won seven ECAC weekly honors during his career and three Specialist of the Week awards.
Ratliff and the Greyhounds finish the 2013 regular-season on Saturday, April 27, with a 2 p.m. game at Johns Hopkins University that will be broadcast on ESPNU.