2-time PLL Champion John Haus announces retirement

By PLL | May 28, 2022

Two-time PLL Champion John Haus has announced his retirement from pro lacrosse. During his 9-year career with Charlotte Hound and Whipsnakes LC, Haus amassed 223 career points (151G, 2T, 68A).

Haus released the following statement:

The day has finally come that I am stepping away from playing the sport I love. Lacrosse has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a coach’s family, my life revolved around the sport. I couldn’t be more fortunate as lacrosse has given me so much in my life. It has given me the greatest relationships, best memories, my profession, and the chance to meet the love of my life.

To my teammates - you have been the main reason why I continued to come back each and every year. You’ve made the journey so fun and enjoyable. I am forever grateful for everything you have given to me and my family.

To my coaches -  you have been the backbone of my maturation and growth as a player, but more importantly, have helped mold the man I’ve become. I can’t thank you enough for the endless hours spent preparing me for life. You are some of my greatest role models and I will continue to look up to you.

To my family - this is the hardest one for me to write because you have been my biggest fans since day one. Will, Luke, Grant, Mom and Dad, thank you for always being by my side no matter the situation. You guys traveled near and far to support me from my times at Maryland, Charlotte, and in the PLL. Dad, I have always looked up to you and you are the reason why I played the game the way I did. Mom, your love and support no matter the result helped me to continue to love the sport and keep such a positive attitude.

Lastly, to my wife Katie, you have been the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I knew from the first time I met you at the University of Maryland we were meant to be together. Coaching college lacrosse and playing professionally at the same time is a huge time commitment, but you have been my biggest supporter through it all. You kept me going through the toughest and best of times. Thank you.

Thank you again to everyone who has shaped my lacrosse career. I hope to one day be able to thank each of you in person. My playing days might be done, but I look forward to staying involved in the sport for a long time.

John Haus