MLAX 8, JHU 4
Loyola defeated host Johns Hopkins, 8-4, on April 27, 2013.
Loyola men's lacrosse defeated Fairfield, 13-7, on Saturday afternoon.
Loyola hosted Maryland in men's lacrosse action on February 23, 2013.
The Loyola men's lacrosse team took on the US National Team Sunday, Jan. 27 at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Disney
The Loyola men's lacrosse team received its NCAA Championship rings on Friday, October 5.
2013 (Senior): Team co-captain... Earned a slew of awards to cap a great career as one of the program's top long-stick midfielders in history... Finished his career with a school record (for a long pole) 30 goals, 14 assists and 44 points in 58 games... Graduated in May 2013 with a business degree... At the time of his graduation, was second all-time at Loyola with 88 caused turnovers and seventh with 217 ground balls... Named the USILA All-America Second Team and captured the ECAC Specialist of the Year Award... Was also a member of the All-ECAC First Team and picked up three ECAC weekly awards... Finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a Tewaaraton Award nominee... Also earned USILA Scholar All-America honors... Scored at least one point in 11 of the Greyhounds 16 games during the season... Opened the year with six ground balls, a goal and a caused turnover at Delaware (2/16)... Had four ground balls and a caused turnover at Towson (2/20) and then scored once and collected six ground balls against Maryland (2/23)... Had career-highs of five caused turnovers and eight ground balls, along with a goal, against UMBC (2/26)... Nearly matched those numbers with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers to go with a goal at Duke (3/8)... Scored a goal, had an assist, three caused turnovers and five ground balls against Air Force in the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic... Scored a goal, won 4-of-4 faceoffs and picked up four ground balls at Georgetown (3/20)... Scooped up eight ground balls, matching his career-high, and tallied an assist, at Michigan (3/23)... Scored a goal and had an assist at Ohio State (3/30)... Became the first long pole player in collegiate lacrosse history to score four goals in a game, doing that on just four shots, against Fairfield (4/6)... Also caused four turnovers and picked up three ground balls in the game... Caused three turnovers in each of the next two games, as well, against Denver (4/13) and at Hobart (4/20)... Also scored twice and assisted on another goal while picking up seven ground balls versus the Statesmen... Matched his career-high with eight ground balls against Ohio State in the ECAC Semifinals (5/2)... Was the ninth overall pick by the Boston Cannons in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft... Selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Men's Lacrosse National Team Tryout Camp.
2012 (Junior): Team co-captain... Earned USILA All-America Third Team honors, becoming the first player from the State of Georgia to earn lacrosse All-America recognition... Also received ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ECAC First Team, ECAC Championships Most Outstanding Player and NCAA All-Tournament Team recognition... Led the Greyhounds with 88 ground balls and caused turnovers with 37... His 1.95 caused turnovers per game were 10th in the nation... Set a Loyola long-pole scoring record with 12 goals and seven assist for 19 points, eclipsing the record set in 1995 by current Loyola Assistant Coach Matt Dwan (11 goals, 6 assists, 17 points)... Picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers in the NCAA Championship Game against Maryland (5/28)... Had four ground balls and a caused turnover in the NCAA Semifinal versus Notre Dame (5/26) after picking up five groundballs in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Denver (5/19)... Also scored a goal against the Pioneers... Had two goals, six ground balls and two caused turnovers in the NCAA First Round against Canisius (5/12)... Combined for 16 ground balls, two caused turnovers, three goals and an assist in two ECAC Championships Games... Scored a goal and assisted on another, to go with seven groundballs and a caused turnover in the title game against Fairfield (5/4)... Scored twice, including the game-winner off the opening faceoff of overtime, and had nine ground balls and a caused turnover in the semifinal against host Denver (5/2)... Recorded an assist and five ground balls and two caused turnovers versus Johns Hopkins (4/28) and scored a goal to go with two assists and four caused turnovers at Hobart (4/21)... Scored a goal and had an assist in the regular-season meeting at Denver (4/14)... Also picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers in that matchup with the Pioneers... The week before, caused four turnovers at Fairfield (4/7)... Scored against Ohio State and caused three Buckeyes turnovers (3/31)... Tlalied two goals and an assist, to go with seven ground balls, in the game against Air Force (3/17)... Picked up three loose balls and caused four turnovers versus Duke (3/10)... Opened the year with a goal, seven ground balls and two caused turnovers against Delaware (2/18).
2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games as a sophmore... Scored three goals and had three assists while totaling 37 ground balls and causing a team-best 17 turnovers... Caused turnover with 10 seconds to go at Towson (2/26) to help secure 3-2 win... Had career-high six ground balls at Mount St. Mary's (3/26) while also scoring a goal and giving out two assists, earning ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors... Tallied a goal, an assist and three caused turnovers against Hobart (4/24).
2010 (Freshman): Saw increased playing time later in the season as a long-stick midfielder... Played the majority of the possessions in the NCAA Tournament game at Cornell (5/15), picking up a career-high four ground balls... Finished the year with 15 groundballs and five caused turnovers... Scored his first collegiate goal at Hobart (4/24)... Caused three turnovers at Quinnipiac (2/27)... Picked up three groundballs against both Towson (3/27) and Johns Hopkins (5/8).
Before Loyola: Earned five varsity letters - four in lacrosse and one in football - at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, Ga.... Earned All-America honors as a senior and All-State honors following his final two seasons... Played in the Georgia All-Star classic and was a member of the All-Metro Atlanta team... Helped the Raiders reach the state playoffs as a freshman and senior... Team captain as a junior and senior... Member of the football team that won the region title and was ranked in Georgia's top 10 with an 11-1 record... Led the team with a 16.9 yards per catch average as a senior.
Personal: Scott Randolph Ratlff... Son of Randy and Jill Ratliff... Born in Dana Point, Calif.... Has one older sister, Danielle... Father was a two-time All-American defender in lacrosse at the University of Maryland... First Loyola player from Georgia.
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Saturday, Feb 13 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Virginia Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 PM Saturday, Feb 20 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Johns Hopkins Ridley Athletic Complex 1:00 PM Saturday, Feb 27 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Lafayette Ridley Athletic Complex 1:00 PM Video Wednesday, Mar 2 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Towson Ridley Athletic Complex 4:00 PM Saturday, Mar 5 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Holy Cross Worcester, Mass. 1:00 PM