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Joe Walters

Joe Walters #1

Position Midfield
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight 190 lbs.
Birth Date Nov 30, 1984
Birth Place Rochester
Birth State New York
Birth Country US
College Experience Maryland
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CAREER
As A National:
In 2012, he was fifth in the MLL with a career-high 46 points, despite playing in only 11 games… Was third in points among league midfielders… Also recorded a career-best 28 assists, as he led Hamilton in assists and points… Set the team’s single-season assist mark on 8/04, breaking his record set in 2011… Became the first player in Hamilton history to reach 100 points as a National on 6/23/12… Reached the 200-point plateau in his MLL career on 6/16/12… Named to the 2012 MLL All-Star Game… Named the MLL Offensive Player of the Week after tying a franchise record with eight points (4+4) on 6/02/12… He also became the team’s all-time goal-scoring leader with 45 career goals as a National… In 2011, he was fifth in the MLL with 39 points and second with a team-record 20 assists… Named to the All-MLL team for the third time in his career… In five seasons, Walters has scored 114 career goals, including six two-pointers, and collected 69 assists… Was second in points among MLL midfielders… Had a team-record 19-game point streak from 5/15/09 to 7/01/11… Named to his fourth MLL All-Star Game… Set the team’s single-game assist (six) record and tied the point record (eight) on 6/25… Became the team’s all-time points leader on 6/24… Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2009 MLL Championship Game… In 2008, he helped the Rochester Rattlers win their first Major League Lacrosse title and was named the Playoff MVP… In 2008, he recorded his 100th point as a pro on 7/19… Has played in five MLL All-Star Games (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012)… He played in the 2006 event with Team USA… In 2007, he led all league midfielders with 43 points (29+2+12)… Recorded points in all 12 games and scored goals in 11 of the 12... In 2006, he recorded 21 points (12+1+8) in nine games as a rookie… Rochester Rattlers’ first-round selection (first overall) in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft.

Other professional experience: Plays for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League… In 2013, he had career highs in goals (9), assists (25) and points (34)… Was his second straight NLL Championship in 2013… Was named the team’s 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Community Service Award winner… In 2012, he won his first NLL title… Second on the Knighthawks with 13 playoff points… Had a career-high 13 assists in 2012… In 2009, he recorded 20 points (8+12) in 15 games and 50 loose balls in his rookie NLL season… He re-signed and agreed to a three-year deal with the Knighthawks on July 26, 2010… Was traded from Buffalo to Philadelphia on 8/01/07… Buffalo Bandits’ second-round selection (18th overall) in the 2006 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.
 
College/Amateur: Named to Team USA for the 2012 “Duel in Denver”… Won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario… Maryland's all-time leader in points and goals with 227 and 153, respectfully… In 2006, he was a USILA First Team All-American and a Preseason First Team All-American… In 2005, he was a USILA Second Team All-American, a Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist, an NCAA All-Tournament Team selection… He was also All-ACC, an ACC All-Tournament Team member and a Preseason First Team All-American… In 2004, he was a USILA First Team All-American and a Tewaaraton Trophy semifinalist… In addition, he was the ACC Player of the Year, the ACC Tournament MVP and an All-ACC selection… He was also a Preseason Honorable Mention All-American… As a freshman he was a USILA Honorable Mention All-American and the ACC Rookie of the Year.
 
Canadian Box Lacrosse: In 2011, he won a Mann Cup Championship with the Brampton Excelsiors.
 
Personal: Majored in criminology and criminal justice at Maryland… Co-founder of National Lacrosse Combine (NLC), which is designed to be the first truly objective lacrosse-specific measure of a player’s skills and ability to play... Founder of Sharp Shooter Lacrosse… Co-founder of Run N’ Gun Lacrosse Camps with Kyle Harrison.
 

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Nationals Edge Hounds The Nationals got their first win of 2012 behind an 8-Point effort from Joe Walters.   Watch Video


 
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