, 30, was acquired by the Stealth
prior to the 2010 season, and the sharpshooting lefty has since made his
mark on the Stealth franchise.
In two seasons in Washington, no player in the NLL has recorded more regular season points than Ratcliff
, who has 189 points (87g, 102a) in 32 games.
In 2011, he
was named second team NLL All-Pro for the fourth time in his
nine-year career after finishing second in the NLL with 92 points (41g, 51a).
also finished the season ranked third in the league in goals and fourth in assists.
He led the Stealth to its second straight Western Division title with 17 playoff points (8g, 9a) in three postseason games.
Ratcliff has become involved in the Puget Sound region's lacrosse community since joining the Stealth.
He is the Director of the Stealth Lacrosse Academy, which teaches box lacrosse to local youth, middle and high school players, and the Junior Stealth, a group of travel teams comprised of local youth and high school lacrosse players.
involvement in the local lacrosse community has prompted the Victoria, British Columbia native to move his
family to Washington, and has him excited for the upcoming Stealth
"I'm incredibly anxious to get the season started," said Ratcliff, who will join his teammates for the start of training camp next week in Langley.
"Coming to the Stealth
organization has really rejuvenated me.
Now I am much more involved with the community and surrounded by people I know.
It's more fun to be playing close to my family and having the support of a community when I'm playing.
The move to the Stealth
has been the best thing for my career."
tenth NLL season in 2012, Ratcliff
has been consistently one of the most dangerous forwards in the league.
Seven times he
has eclipsed the 70-point mark in a single regular season, amassing 746 career points (344g, 402a) in 143 regular season games.
also added to his
legacy as a big game performer, winning Championship Game MVP honors in the 2010 NLL Championship Game following a five-goal, six-point outing in the Stealth
's victory over the Toronto Rock.
The 2010 title was the second of Ratcliff's career, as he
hoisted the Champion's Cup in 2004 as a member of the Calgary Roughnecks
previous success, Ratcliff
is hungry for more and feels the Stealth
has a chance to continue its latest run among the elite teams in the NLL.
"With the expectations and team that we have in Washington, if we don't win it all the season won't be a success," he