m-lacros Joe Fletcher Bio - Loyola University Maryland Official Athletic Site

17   Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Syracuse, N.Y.

High School:
West Genesee

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
D


2014 (Senior): Named to the U.S. Men's National Team training roster for the 2014 World Cup, the only current college player on the team... Selected No. 3 in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft by the New York Lizards, the highest a Loyola player has ever been drafted.

2013 (Junior): Earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America First Team honors, becoming the Greyhounds first player to do so since Gavin Prout in 2001... Named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year... Also earned ECAC All-Academic honors for the second-straight year... One of 14 students campus-wide to be named to the school's Green & Grey Society, a group of student leaders that serve as liaisons to Loyola's president, board of trustees and administration... Solidified his reputation as one of the top lock-down defenders in the nation... Finished the season with 64 ground balls, tops among close defenders in the ECAC... Also caused 17 turnovers... Key member of the Greyhounds' clearing unit that set a national record by clearing at a 95.5-percent clip... Recorded at least two ground balls in all 16 games of the season... Picked up four ground balls and caused two turnovers versus Towson (2/20)... Had seven ground balls and a caused turnover in the 21-9 win over UMBC (2/26)... Earned ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on March 18 after holding Air Force's Keith Dryrer scoreless and picking up three ground balls with a caused turnover against the Falcons (3/16)... Repeated the award a week later, tallying six ground balls at Georgetown (3/20) and four at Michigan (3/23)... He also had three caused turnovers against both the Hoyas and Wolverines... Had five ground balls and a caused turnover a week later at Ohio State (3/30) and had three ground balls versus Fairfield (4/6), wrapping up a stretch of eight-consecutive games with three or more ground balls... Tallied five ground balls and held Johns Hopkins' leading scorer Wells Stanwick to just one assist - Stanwick entered averaging 4.0 points per game - and earned Defensive Player of the Week honors after playing the Blue Jays (4/27)... Had seven ground balls in the NCAA First Round versus Duke (5/12).

2012 (Sophomore): Started all 19 games and earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention and All-ECAC Second Team honors... Was also named the team's Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing honors with Scott Ratliff... Earned spots on the NCAA and ECAC All-Tournament Teams... Finished the year with 41 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers... Had two ground balls and a caused turnover in the NCAA Championship Game against Maryland (5/28) and caused three while picking up a career-best seven ground balls in the Semifinal versus Notre Dame (5/26)... Knocked down a shot with his stick in the NCAA Quarterfinal against Denver (5/19) with less than 20 seconds to play, preserving the one-goal win... Had two ground balls and a career-high five caused turnovers in the ECAC Championship Game against Fairfield (5/5)... Picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers at Hobart (4/21)... Recorded three and three against Ohio State (3/31)... Picked up four ground balls against Duke (3/10).

2011 (Freshman):Saw considerable action on defense as a first-year player, playing in all 13 games and making his first collegiate start against Hobart (4/23)... Finished the year with six ground balls and two caused turnovers... Played on man-down defense all season. Picked up two ground balls at Mount St. Mary's (3/26)... Earned Academic All-ECAC honors.

Before Loyola:Earned five letters - four in lacrosse and one in basketball - at West Genesee High School in Camillus, N.Y.... Helped the Wildcats win the 2008 New York State Championship and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 New York Section III titles... Team captain as a senior... Picked up 64 ground balls in 2010 and 58 in 2009... Earned All-League First Team and High School All-America honors in 2010... Member of the Central New York team that earned the silver medal at the 2008 Empire State Games... Named a scholar-athlete in 2008 and 2009... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Joseph C. Fletcher... Son of Chris and Lori Fletcher... Has two younger brothers, Tim and Mike.

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