Hounds midfielder and faceoff specialist Tim Fallon has announced his retirement from Major League Lacrosse after five seasons. Tim spent the last three seasons in Charlotte blue, anchoring the faceoff unit. Fallon is stepping away from the League in order to focus on a new career and the next phase of his life.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing Major League Lacrosse and specifically enjoyed my time with the Charlotte Hounds,” said Fallon. “They run a top notch organization down there and I wish them all the best going forward. Unfortunately with a relocation and a new career outside the sport, I will not be able to continue with the team. I look forward to watching both the MLL and the Hounds succeed going forward with the tremendous growth of the sport nationwide. Go Hounds!”
Fallon was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 and a 2nd Team All-American in 2011 at the University of Hartford. Undrafted out of college, the Senior Captain was picked up by the Denver Outlaws in 2011 and spent time on the team’s practice squad. In the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Tim was selected 27th overall by the Rochester Rattlers and went on to appear in eight games, going 89-196 at the X for a 45.4 FO%. He also recorded one goal and two assists.
In order to address one of the team’s glaring weaknesses in its inaugural season, the Hounds selected an unprotected Fallon in the 2013 MLL Supplemental Draft. Fallon quickly became the team’s rock, appearing in all 14 regular-season games, going 164-362 (45.3%) at the faceoff X. During the postseason, while splitting time with Geoff Snider, Fallon made the most of the opportunity and was a dominant 5-7 at the X. He also scored five goals over the season and added two assists.
In 2014, Fallon carried the largest faceoff load for the Hounds. He appeared in 10 games, where he went 117-243 at the X (48.1%). He also scored one goal. Fallon steps away with a respectable career 46 FO%.
“Timmy was huge for us. His no-nonsense grit and determination was evident on and off the field,” said Wade Leaphart, Hounds Vice President / General Manager. “Stats rarely tell the full story. Attitude and chemistry are key…what a great locker room guy. One of my favorite memories is of Timmy streaking to the cage and slipping one past (John) Galloway against the Rattlers for our first win in 2013. The Fallon/Snider tandem against Denver in 2013 playoffs was pretty magical too. We’ll miss him and wish him the best.”