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Joe Walters

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One of the best goalie scorer’s in the history of the game. Joe attended the University of Maryland where he earned All American all 4 years. He was ACC player of the year in 2004 and was the 2006 Turnbull Memorial Award Winner, awarded to the nation’s best attackman. He continued his success in the pros as he was the first overall pick in the 2006 MLL draft as well as a 2nd round pick in the 2007 NLL Draft. Joe is also a member of Team USA and helped the team win a gold medal in the 2010 World Games. He has been an MLL All Star 8 times.

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Team

New York Lizards

Position

#1 Midfielder

Weight

190 Lbs

Height

6′

College

Maryland

Highlights

Member of Team USA

6X MLL All Star

2X MLL All Pro Team

3X NLL Champion with the Rochester Knighthawks

NCAA Attackman of the Year in 2006

ACC Player of the Year in 2004

ACC Rookie of the Year in 2003 3rd

All Time in Maryland History in total points

Pro

Walters was taken 1st overall in the 2006 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. During the 2007 season, Walters began playing the midfield position for the Rattlers, as opposed to his usual attack position. Walters was a member of consecutive Steinfeld Cup winning teams with the 2008 Rochester Rattlers and the 2009 Toronto Nationals. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2008 MLL Championship Weekend. With the suspension of operations of the Hamilton Nationals after the 2013 season and the birth of the expansion Florida Launch for the 2014 season, most of the Nationals players, including Walters, were transferred to the Launch. This eliminated the need for MLL to conduct both a dispersal draft and an expansion draft. Before playing a game for the Launch, Walter was traded along with the 21st overall selection in the 2014 MLL collegiate draft to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in exchange for Casey Powell, the 10th selection in the 2014 MLL collegiate draft and the eighth pick in the 2014 MLL supplemental draft. On November 23rd, 2016 Joe engaged in the new MLL Player Movement Policy and signed with the New York Lizards.

College

Walters was a four-time All-American at the University of Maryland. He won the ACC Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, and was named ACC Player of the Year in 2004. Walters won the 2006 Jack Turnbull Award as the Attackman of the Year. He was also a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the National Player of the Year. Walters played in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship for Team USA in July 2006.