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Meet All-Star Joe Walters

By Matt Scully, MLL PR |  7/7/11 12:00 PM

Meet All-Star Joe Walters


Joe Walters is the 6’0” 190 lb. midfielder who stars for the Hamilton Nationals. Fresh off his collegiate career at Maryland, Joe was the first overall pick in the 2006 MLL draft by the Rochester Rattlers.  This season, he leads the Nationals with 27 points (11 goals, 15 assists).   We had a chance to spend some time with him this week prior to his appearance in this weekend’s Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game.   

 

Q:  How do you prepare for an All-Star Game? How different is it from a real game?

Joe Walters:  I wouldn't say I prepare any different for an All Star game or do anything unique. I still go out and want to do everything I can to help my team win. Playing in an All Star game does allow players to showcase a more flashy brand of play, which I think is important; putting on a show for everyone in the crowd and watching on ESPN2.


Q:   What's it like to play alongside some of the greatest players in the world?

JW:   I've been fortunate to play alongside some of our sports legends (Gary Gait, John Grant Jr, Casey Powell...just to name a few) and that's one of the things I look forward to this weekend, getting the opportunity to play with guys who we (Hamilton Nationals) compete against every week. Sometimes it's tough though, I find my self watching rather than getting in the flow of the game, but I'm looking forward to playing with prior teammates and fresh faces.
 

Q:   What are you looking forward to during the whole All-Star Weekend?

JW:   My 6:45AM flight (4AM wakeup) Sunday morning, really looking forward to that... But also just being in Boston, great city, great fans!
 

Q:   Do you have a pre-game ritual that is a bit different? If so, what makes it different?

 JW:   Nothing really unusual -  always have a Diet Coke/Pepsi, but besides that I'm ready to go.

 

 Q:    What music do you have playing in your headphones during pre-game?

 JW:   Hip Hop (Drake, Lil Wayne, etc)

 

Q:   Will you be doing anything special for the event? Do you have any guests or people that you are excited to share this experience with?

JW:     I'll be giving away 2 tickets to the All Star game through my Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/joewaltersfanpage) so make sure you "like" the page and stay tuned.

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For tickets to the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game on Saturday July 9th at 7:00 p.m., call (617) 746-9933 or e-mail tickets@bostoncannons.com!

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