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Joe Fletcher

School

Loyola Maryland

Position
Defense
Major
Accounting
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Classroom

Joe has excelled in the classroom as an accounting major with a minor in information technology. He has a 3.79 grade point average and is a six-time Dean’s List honoree at Loyola. Joe is a member of Loyola’s prestigious Sellinger Scholars program for the business department, an honors group that only 10 are named to each year. Joe is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi honor societies.

As a student, Joe has sought and received several internships that have furthered his development as a young business professional. During the summer of 2013, he was the recipient of a prestigious internship with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Risk Assurance. That internship has already turned into a full-time job offer that will start after his graduation.

Character

Since his days as a freshman, Joe has been a leader on the field amongst his teammates. His coaches describe him as one of the most studious—both in terms of the classroom and study of the game of lacrosse—players they have led. He sets a strong example despite his quiet demeanor, always spending extra time in the coaches’ offices for film study and game breakdown.

His integrity is second-to-none as a student-athlete, as is his accountability as a leader for the team.

Joe was the recipient of the Magis Award, a servant leadership award that is delivered each year to select Loyola students.

Fletcher was unanimously elected a team captain for the 2014 season.

Community

Fletcher has participated in several community service projects with his teammates and other organizations on the Loyola campus.

At the end of his junior year, he was selected as a member of Loyola’s Green & Grey Society, a group of 14 students on the Loyola campus who serve as liaisons to the Loyola administration, board of trustees and president.

In additino to his work with the Green & Grey Society that encompasses all students at the school, he is a leader within the Loyola athletic department, serving as co-president of Loyola’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee).

Joe has organized a food drive for SAAC that set records this year for community participation and was the largest that the Maryland Food Bank received during the Thanksgiving holiday.

He also helped to organize and participated in the York Road Initiative Project, helping to clean out an urban park near the Loyola campus.

During his time at Loyola, he has worked with the Real Food Farm, an urban farming initiative that helps residents of Baltimore City learn to grow and cultivate agricultural crops in an urban area.

Joe has also served as an accounting tutor at Loyola.

Competition

Joe has excelled as a defender at Loyola, earning All-America First Team honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) after his junior year in 2013. He was also the ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year (Loyola’s former conference) that season.

Last summer, he was the lone current collegiate player selected to the U.S. Men’s National Training Team, and he is currently vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2014 World Cup.

In January, he was the third overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft by the New York Lizards. He was the first defensive player selected and the highest Loyola player ever selected.

Joe has played in every game since coming to Loyola as a freshman and started every game as a sophomore and junior.

As a sophomore, Joe helped lead Loyola to its first-ever NCAA Championship, earning NCAA All-Tournament honors after causing four turnovers and picking up nine groundballs during Championship Weekend.

Entering his senior campaign, Joe has 111 ground balls and 45 caused turnovers.