Annapolis, MD - Veteran midfielder and All-Pro Kyle Dixon has announced that he is retiring from Major League Lacrosse (MLL) competitive play. Dixon spent 8 seasons in MLL, all with the Bayhawks.
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Dixon played high school lacrosse for Archbishop Spalding in Severn, Maryland and college lacrosse at the University of Virginia. He won two Division I National Championships while with the Cavaliers, in 2003 and 2006. Dixon was selected as a second-team All American during his junior season and a first-team All-American during his senior season while also being nominated as a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist. In 2006, he also won the McLaughlin Award as the nation's best midfielder.
He was selected as the 2nd overall pick in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Bayhawks. His playing time in his rookie season was limited due to a hand injury he suffered in the Men's Lacrosse Division I National Championship Game. In 2007, he quickly became a significant addition leading the team in points with 22 goals and 17 assists for a total of 41 points in his first MLL season. Dixon led all MLL midfielders in assists and was named to the 2007 MLL All-Star team and the All-MLL team. He also competed in the 2007 Bud Light Skills fastest shot competition.
Kyle stayed with the Bayhawks through multiple ownerships and team name changes (Baltimore Bayhawks to Washington Bayhawks and finally the Chesapeake Bayhawks) as well as four playoff seasons. He contributed to the Bayhawks MLL Championship victories in 2010, 2012 and again in 2013.
"Kyle Dixon was one of the key blocks to the foundation of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. We hoisted the Steinfeld Trophy three times with Kyle. He will always be a Bayhawk,” stated Chesapeake Bayhawks owner,
Brendan Kelly. “We wish him great success with his new family and career.”
Overall, Dixon appeared in 102 games recording 133goals (52 2pt goals) and 93 assists. He has won three MLL Championship games and is also a three time All-Pro. He holds the single game two-point record, single season two-point record of 15 goals in 2012 and the all-time two-point goal career record.
"Kyle was a great teammate and a great player. He cared deeply about our team and the organization,” said Chesapeake Bayhawks Head Coach,
Dave Cottle. "We are very happy for him as he moves on to the next chapter of life.”
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