Position: Defender (#14)
Weight: 155 lbs
Born: October 10, 1993
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
Nationality: United States
Previous Club: Charlotte Independence
College: University of Pennsylvania
How Acquired: Free agent signed on December 1, 2021
Lacroix joined Republic FC in 2021 after a season with Charlotte Independence.
In his first season with Republic FC, he led the squad in appearances (31) and minutes (2,583), including 28 starts, making his 100th career USL appearance on August 15. He also stepped into a pivotal role midway through the season, wearing the captain’s band for 12 matches. Among the 2021 team, Lacroix finished second in interceptions, tackles won, and duels won. On the offensive end, he contributed four assists—a team best in Old Glory Red—and one goal.
Prior to joining SRFC, the defender started Charlotte Independence in 2020. With Charlotte, Lacroix won 80% of his tackles, finished in the team’s top three with 726 passes, and fourth with 20 clearances. His strong week 15 performance helped Independence shut out North Carolina FC – and clinch first place in Group G – earned him his sixth career USL Team of the Week Selection.
Before joining Charlotte, the New Egypt, NJ native played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania where he was the first player in Quakers history to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2011) and Player of the Year (2013.) He was also the third player in Penn history to earn All-Ivy League honors all four seasons. As a youth player, was a member of the Under-14 and Under-15 U.S. Boys National Teams and was also a member of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team player pool.
He turned pro in 2015, signing with Indy Eleven (NASL), where he made 34 appearances over two seasons. After spending 2017 with Orange County SC, Lacroix joined Reno 1868 FC for two seasons where he was a fixture in the lineup. During his tenure in Reno, he logged 62 appearances, scored four goals and notched 11 assists. In 2019, he earned four USL Championship Team of the Week selections in a campaign where he created 42 scoring chances – second-most on the club.