Joe Walters

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Joe Walters
— Lacrosse player —
Rochester Knighthawks - 2012 - Joe Walters at city ceremony cropped.JPG
Born (1984-11-30)November 30, 1984
Irondequoit, New York[1]
Position Attack/Midfield
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 192 pounds (87 kg)
MSL team Brampton Excelsiors
NLL team Rochester Knighthawks
MLL Team
F. Teams
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Rochester Rattlers
Toronto/Hamilton Nationals
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 18th overall, 2006
Buffalo Bandits
Pro career 2006present
Shoots Left
Website sharpshooterlacrosse.com

Joe Walters (born November 30, 1984) is a professional lacrosse player for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, the Brampton Excelsiors or Major Series Lacrosse, and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse.

Collegiate[edit]

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. In the last game of his senior regular season with the Terps, Walters became the University of Maryland's all-time leading point scorer with 227 and all-time leading goal scorer with 153. 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. Up to that point, he was the only current college lacrosse player who made Team USA. Since then, Duke's Ned Crotty has also played for Team USA.[2]

Career Highlights[edit]

Goals: 6 vs. Virginia (2004-04-25), vs. UMBC (2005-03-19), at Johns Hopkins (2006-04-15)
Assists:5 vs. Denver (2006-05-13)
Points: 8 at Johns Hopkins (2006-04-15)
Groundballs: 6 vs. Bucknell (2004-03-17)
Multi-Goal Games: 41
Multi-Point Games: 52
Hat Tricks: 32
Point Scoring Streak: 45 games (2004-04-28 to 2006-04-30)
Goal Scoring Streak: 27 games (2004-02-28 to 2005-04-29)

Professional career[edit]

Major League Lacrosse[edit]

Walters was taken 1st overall in the 2006 Major League Lacrosse first overall collegiate draft choice by the Rochester Rattlers.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4]

National Lacrosse League[edit]

Walters was drafted into the National Lacrosse League by the Buffalo Bandits in the second round of the 2007 Draft. Walters did not play for the Bandits in 2007.[5] Later, Walters was traded to the Philadelphia Wings,[6] but never joined the team. Walters played his first season in the NLL with the Rochester Knighthawks in 2009. Walters was a member of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Champion's Cup winning teams with the Knighthawks.

Canadian Lacrosse Association[edit]

Walters was a member of the 2011 Mann Cup champion Brampton Excelsiors.

Statistics[edit]

NCAA[edit]

     
Season Team GP G A Pts PPG
2003 University of Maryland 16 33 13 46 2.88
2004 University of Maryland 16 46 22 68 4.25
2005 University of Maryland 17 38 15 53 3.12
2006 University of Maryland 17 36 24 60 3.53
Totals 66 153 74 227 3.44

Major League Lacrosse[edit]

Reference:[7]

Joe Walters Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2PG A Pts Sh GB Pen PIM FOW FOA GP G 2PG A Pts Sh GB Pen PIM FOW FOA
2006 Rochester Rattlers 9 12 1 8 21 54 15 4 7.5 0 0
2007 Rochester Rattlers 12 29 2 12 43 87 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 5 4 0 0 0 0
2008 Rochester Rattlers 12 32 0 12 44 96 10 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 5 11 19 3 0 0 0 0
2009 Toronto Nationals 12 23 2 17 42 89 10 2 1.5 0 0 2 3 0 2 5 15 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Hamilton Nationals 12 18 1 20 39 76 13 4 3 0 0 2 2 0 1 3 8 3 1 1 0 0
2012 Hamilton Nationals 11 17 1 28 46 71 10 2 1.5 0 0
2013 Hamilton Nationals 12 22 0 26 48 70 10 2 1.5 0 0 1 2 0 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0
80 153 7 123 283 543 78 18 19 0 0 8 14 0 12 26 55 10 1 1 0 0
Career Total: 88 167 7 135 309 598 88 19 20 0 0

GP–Games played; G–Goals; 2PG–2-point goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; Sh–Shots; GB–Ground balls; Pen–Penalties; PIM–Penalty minutes; FOW–Faceoffs won; FOA–Faceoffs attempted


National Lacrosse League[edit]

Reference:[8]

Joe Walters Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP
2009 Rochester Knighthawks 15 8 12 20 50 9 1.33 3.33 0.60 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00
2010 Rochester Knighthawks 14 1 10 11 39 4 0.79 2.79 0.29
2011 Rochester Knighthawks 5 1 10 11 12 0 2.20 2.40 0.00
2012 Rochester Knighthawks 6 3 13 16 9 0 2.67 1.50 0.00 3 4 9 13 3 0 4.33 1.00 0.00
2013 Rochester Knighthawks 15 9 25 34 22 7 2.27 1.47 0.47 3 3 9 12 6 2 4.00 2.00 0.67
2014 Rochester Knighthawks 16 15 26 41 29 15 2.56 1.81 0.94 6 4 14 18 8 0 3.00 1.33 0.00
71 37 96 133 161 35 1.87 2.27 0.49 13 11 32 43 18 2 3.31 1.38 0.15
Career Total: 84 48 128 176 179 37 2.10 2.13 0.44

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; LB–Loose balls; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per game; LB/GP–Loose balls per game; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per game


Walters' team is currently involved in the 2014 NLL playoffs.

Canadian Lacrosse Association[edit]

Reference:[9]

Joe Walters - Senior "A" Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM Pts/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts PIM Pts/GP PIM/GP
2011 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 6 5 14 19 2 3.17 0.33 17 7 29 36 4 2.12 0.24
2012 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 8 8 20 28 0 3.50 0.00 9 6 21 27 0 3.00 0.00
2013 Brampton Excelsiors MSL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
15 13 34 47 2 3.13 0.13 26 13 50 63 4 2.42 0.15
Senior "A" Career Total: 41 26 84 110 6 2.68 0.15

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per game; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per game


Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Matt Danowski
Jack Turnbull Award
2006
Succeeded by
Matt Danowski
Preceded by
Matt Striebel
Steinfeld Cup Game MVP
2008
Succeeded by
Merrick Thomson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osburn, Chris (May 30, 2008). "For Rochester's Joe Walters, home opening has double meaning". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Walters Team USA Players Bio". USLacrosse.org. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Walters Rochester Rattlers Players Bio". RochesterRattlers.com. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Casey Powell headed to Florida in exchange for Joe Walters". Major League Lacrosse. December 3, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Walters can't play for Bandits". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 2007-08-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Bandits send Walters to Wings: Maryland grad joins Philadelphia to complete three-way trade". NLL.com. July 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  7. ^ "MLL Player Encyclopedia M-Z". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Joe Walters Career Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Entire Player Profiles". Bible of Lacrosse. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 

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