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Chrome LC defenseman Joe Fletcher has announced his retirement from lacrosse. The announcement came on Thursday afternoon via the PLL’s social media accounts.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for all their support throughout my career. I would also like to give an extra thank you to my mom and dad. I cannot thank them enough for the sacrifices and support that they have provided,” said Fletcher in a statement put out by the PLL.
A three-time All-American at Loyola, Fletcher won the Schmeisser Award as nation’s outstanding defender and was a Tewaaraton finalist in 2014. He also helped the greyhounds to a 2012 national championship, as well.
Fletcher was selected third overall in the 2014 MLL draft by the New York Lizards and helped lead them to an MLL championship in 2015. The Syracuse, N.Y. native was also a member of the 2018 U.S. national team that won the World Championship in 2018.
In the PLL with Chrome, Fletcher played in just six regular season games and scooped up nine ground balls, and caused six turnovers. He also had what many call the ground ball of the year.