Lewis Ratcliff

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Lewis Ratcliff
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1981-04-24) April 24, 1981 (age 35)
London, England [1]
Position Forward
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 210 pounds (95 kg)
Former NLL teams Vancouver Stealth
Washington Stealth
Toronto Rock
Calgary Roughnecks
Former MLL teams San Francisco Dragons
Nationality Canada
England
Pro career 2003–2015
Shoots Left

Lewis Ratcliff (b. April 24, 1981) is a retired professional lacrosse player.

NLL career[edit]

Ratcliff was drafted 49th overall by the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2001 NLL entry draft. In 2004, the Roughnecks won the Champion's Cup, defeating the Buffalo Bandits in Buffalo. In 2006, Ratcliff was named MVP of the NLL All-Star Game,[2] scoring 4 goals, one of which was the game winner with only 4.4 seconds left in the game.

On March 25, 2008, Ratcliff was traded to the Toronto Rock for forward Josh Sanderson.[3] After a single season in Toronto, Ratcliff was traded back west to the Washington Stealth along with Tyler Codron and Joel Dalgarno in a blockbuster deal for former NLL MVP Colin Doyle.[4] He stayed with the Stealth through their move to Vancouver, and announced his retirement on February 6, 2015.[5]

WLA career[edit]

Ratcliff was a longtime member of the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association out of British Columbia Canada. He is a 2-time Mann Cup champion with the team[2] and has twice led the league in scoring. In early 2010 Ratcliff was traded (with the consent of the Shamrock players and coaching staff), to the Nanaimo Timbermen of the WLA at his own request to be closer to his current place of residence.

In September 2012, Ratcliff tested positive for use of two forms of steroids and a prohibited pain medication during the Mann Cup. Ratcliff has waived his hearing and accepted his suspension which is due to end on November 9th 2014. [6]

MLL career[edit]

Ratcliff was drafted by the San Francisco Dragons of the MLL in 2006. He played one game and recorded 1 goal and 1 assist. Later in the season he was put on waivers due to his commitment of playing in the WLA rather than the MLL.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[7]

Lewis Ratcliff Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

2003 Calgary Roughnecks 14 24 21 45 64 4 3.21 4.57 0.29 1 3 2 5 10 0 5.00 10.00 0.00
2004 Calgary Roughnecks 16 34 37 71 42 12 4.44 2.63 0.75 3 6 11 17 17 2 5.67 5.67 0.67
2005 Calgary Roughnecks 16 36 50 86 69 10 5.38 4.31 0.63 1 3 4 7 1 0 7.00 1.00 0.00
2006 Calgary Roughnecks 16 37 54 91 94 4 5.69 5.88 0.25 1 2 7 9 10 0 9.00 10.00 0.00
2007 Calgary Roughnecks 16 50 54 104 98 6 6.50 6.13 0.38 1 1 0 1 1 0 1.00 1.00 0.00
2008 Calgary Roughnecks 12 29 35 64 65 8 5.33 5.42 0.67
2008 Toronto Rock 5 13 15 28 26 2 5.60 5.20 0.40
2009 Toronto Rock 16 34 34 68 68 8 4.25 4.25 0.50
2010 Washington Stealth 16 46 51 97 63 4 6.06 3.94 0.25 3 5 8 13 18 2 4.33 6.00 0.67
2011 Washington Stealth 16 41 51 92 62 2 5.75 3.88 0.13 3 9 8 17 8 2 5.67 2.67 0.67
2012 Washington Stealth 16 36 40 76 65 13 4.75 4.06 0.81
2013 Washington Stealth 16 31 36 67 40 0 4.19 2.50 0.00 3 3 9 12 4 0 4.00 1.33 0.00
2014 Vancouver Stealth 17 23 32 55 42 2 3.24 2.47 0.12
2015 Vancouver Stealth 4 6 9 15 14 0 3.75 3.50 0.00
196 440 519 959 812 75 4.89 4.14 0.38 16 32 49 81 69 6 5.06 4.31 0.38
Career Total: 212 472 568 1,040 881 81 4.91 4.16 0.38

GP–Games played;G–Goals;A–Assists;Pts–Points;LB–Loose balls;PIM–Penalty minutes;Pts/GP–Points per games played;LB/GP–Loose balls per games played;PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played;

Canadian Lacrosse Association[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season League Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999 BC Jr.A Victoria Shamrocks 6 10 9 19 10 - - - - -
2000 BC Jr.A Victoria Shamrocks 24 38 41 79 20 - - - - -
2001 BC Jr.A Victoria Shamrocks 11 17 12 29 12 5 4 1 5 0
2002 BC Jr.A Victoria Shamrocks 24 66 61 127 30 6 7 12 19 11
2002 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 2 4 2 6 5 - - - - -
2003 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 20 45 40 85 6 14 21 21 42 0
2004 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 18 47 57 104 0 16 29 31 60 2
2005 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 11 25 24 49 8 16 26 32 58 2
2006 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 17 54 46 100 4 16 30 30 60 14
2007 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 16 47 46 93 8 -- -- -- -- --
2008 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 11 24 32 56 15 4 5 6 11 2
2009 WLA Victoria Shamrocks 18 43 73 116 14 5 8 13 21 4
Junior A Totals 65 131 123 254 72 11 11 13 24 11
Senior A Totals 113 289 320 609 60 71 119 133 252 24

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Josh Sanderson
Champion's Cup MVP
2010
Succeeded by
Bob Watson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside Lacrosse
  2. ^ a b "Lewis Ratcliff". Washington Stealth bio. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Ratcliff, Sanderson Swapped in Blockbuster". NLL.com. 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Breaking: Colin Doyle Swapped for Lewis Ratcliff, Tyler Codron, and Joel Dalgarno". NLLInsider.com. December 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  5. ^ Ewen, Steve (6 February 2015). "Lewis Ratcliff, one of the NLL's all-time leading scorers, retires from Vancouver Stealth". The Province. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Lewis Ratcliff Suspended For Two Years For Positive Test at Mann Cup". In Lacrosse We Trust. March 13, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.