Men's lacrosse Player of the Week: Scott Ratliff, Loyola

May 03, 2012

Scott Ratliff, Loyola

Junior, Marietta, Ga., long-stick midfielder

In a span of four seconds, Ratliff kept the No. 3 Greyhounds in the conversation for the top seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. That's how long it took the 6-foot, 185-pound long-stick midfielder to collect a loose ball off the opening faceoff of overtime and score, propelling Loyola to a 14-13 decision against No. 9 Denver in Wednesday night's semifinal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. It was the second goal of the evening for Ratliff, who also picked up a career-best nine ground balls. Ratliff — a semifinalist for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented annually to the top college player — led the ECAC in caused turnovers per game (2.3) and was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year earlier in the week.

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