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#1 Joe Walters
Position: Attack
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Irondequoit
Walters’ Honor Roll
• No. 1 Overall Pick in MLL Draft
• 2006 Turnbull Award Winner
• 2006 Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist
• 2006 USILA First Team All-American
• 2006 ACC Player of the Year
• 2006 All-ACC
• 2006 Preseason First Team All-American
• 2005 USILA Second Team All-American
• 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy Semifinalist
• 2005 NCAA All-Tournament Team
• 2005 All-ACC
• 2005 ACC All-Tournament Team
• 2005 Preseason First Team All-American
• 2004 USILA First Team All-American
• 2004 Tewaaraton Trophy Semifinalist
• 2004 ACC Player of the Year
• 2004 ACC Tournament MVP
• 2004 All-ACC
• 2004 Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
• 2003 USILA Hon. Mention All-American
• 2003 ACC Rookie of the Year

On Walters: The only college player selected to the 2006 U.S. National Team … the first Terp to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy ... one of the best players in the country … not just a goal scorer, also sets up teammates and does the little things necessary for the team to succeed … has gotten better every season … will have more responsibilities during his fourth year … will also provide leadership … according to Dave Cottle, “he may be one of the most clever players I have ever seen” … started on attack each of his first three seasons and will continue to be the Terps’ top gun in his final season … has a combination of good skills and great game sense … will be an important factor in the team’s success this season … came from Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y. — the same school which produced Terp All-American Andrew Whipple in the late ‘90s … switched from No. 15 to No. 1 prior to the 2004 season … featured on the cover of Inside Lacrosse’s 2005 College Preview issue … selected as the lone cover for Inside Lacrosse’s 2006 Face-Off magazine.

Career Notes: Became the school's all-time goals scoring leader (150) with four goals vs. Penn on May 6, 2006 ... seventh-best single-season point total with 68 in 2004 … 46 goals in 2004 ranks as the eighth-best single-season all-time … school record is 52 set by Mark Douglas in 1991 … in 66 career games has: 32 career hat tricks, 41 multi-goal games and 52 multi-point games … 10 career games with six or more points, five in 2004, one in 2005 and three in 2006… averaging 3.4 ppg in 66 career games at Maryland (227 pts) … has scored at least one point in 63 of 66 games as a Terp.

As a senior (2006): Named the Lt. Col. J.J. Turnbull Award as the nation's top attackman ... first team USILA All-American ... three assists in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... also picked up one groundball vs. the Hoyas ... scored a goal and added two assists in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... picked up three groundballs vs. the Blue Devils ... recorded his 26th career hat trick in 9-6 win over No. 15 Towson (3/11) ... also had an assist and picked up two groundballs vs. the Tigers ... scored a goal and added two assists in 7-6 loss in double overtime to Bucknell (3/14) ... scored three goals and picked up two groundballs in 9-4 victory at UMBC (3/18) ... tied his personal best with seven points on four goals and three assists in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21) ... scored five goals for the first time in his career to lead Maryland to a 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25) ... earned Inside Lacrosse and ACC Player of the Week honors for his efforts vs. Dartmouth and UNC ... one assist in 15-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/1) ... scored twice and added an assist in 7-6 loss to No. 8 Navy (4/8) ... turned in the most dominating performance of his career with six goals, including two man-up and the game-winner, and two assists for a career-best eight points in 11-4 win at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... earned Inside Lacrosse and ACC Player of the Week honors for his efforts vs. Hopkins ... three goals and an assist in 18-2 win over Sacred Heart (4/18) ... one goal in 10-9 win over North Carolina (4/28) in the ACC Semifinals ... also had three groundballs vs. the Tar Heels ... had his 45-game point-scoring streak snapped in 11-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/30) in the ACC Finals ... became Maryland's career leader in goals scored with four goals in 12-4 win over No. 10 Penn (5/6) ... also had an assist and two groundballs vs. the Quakers ... six points on one goal and a career-best five assists to set the career points record in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... two goals and two assists in 11-6 win over No. 9 Princeton (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

As a junior (2005): USILA second team All-American … semifinalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy … all-ACC for the second time … named to the NCAA all-tournament team and the ACC All-Tournament team … awarded the Edwin Powell Award as the team’s MVP after leading the squad in points (53) and goals (38) … also named the Van Trump Award winner for the team’s top attackman … led the Terps to a 13-6 win over No. 5 Georgetown (2/26) with a goal and four assists ... registered 19th career hat trick with three goals in 10-8 loss to No. 12 Duke (3/5) ... two of the goals vs. the Blue Devils came in man-up situations ... scored two goals and added an assist to extend his point and goal scoring streaks to 19 in 9-5 win at No. 9 Towson (3/12) ... three points on two goals and an assist in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... tied career highs in goals (6) and points (7) in 16-10 win over UMBC (3/19) ... scored twice and added two assists in 7-6 loss to Dartmouth (3/22) ... two goals in 9-4 win over No. 19 North Carolina (3/26) ... one goal in 10-2 loss at No. 3 Virginia (4/2) ... posted his 21st career hat trick, including a man-up goal, in 9-8 loss at No. 8 Navy (4/8) ... became just the 11th player in the history of Maryland lacrosse to score 100 career goals with his second goal vs. the Mids ... scored a goal and added an assist in 11-6 loss to No. 1 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... one goal in 9-6 win at No. 15 Fairfield (4/23) ... held without a goal for the first time since May 24, 2003, but had one assist in 8-7 overtime win vs. No. 3 Virginia (4/29) in the ACC Semifinals ... bounced back to lead the Terps to the ACC Championship with four points on three goals and an assist in 9-5 win over No. 2 Duke (5/1) ... three-point game with a man-up goal and two assists in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field ... three goals and an assist in 14-10 win over No. 11 Penn State (5/14) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... career post-season-best four goals in 9-8 overtime win over No. 8 Georgetown (5/22) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... three goals in 18-9 loss to No. 2 Duke (5/28) in NCAA Semifinals.

As a sophomore (2004): USILA first team All-American after being an honorable mention All-American in the preseason … ACC Player of the Year after leading the league in points, points per game, goals, goals per game, game-winning goals and assists … became the first Terp ever to be ACC Player of Year and ACC Tournament MVP … one of 15 nominees for Tewaaraton Trophy as nation’s top player … tied for second in nation in goals with 46, third in points with 68 … fourth in goals per game (2.88) and fifth in the nation in points per game (4.25) … had at least three goals in 12 of 16 games this season, including two streaks of four games in a row from 3/17-3/27 and 4/23-5/15 … one of two Terps (McGlone) to score in every game … picked right up from his freshman campaign by posting his seventh career hat trick in 14-5 season-opening win at No. 6 Georgetown (2/28) … tied then career-highs with four goals & six points in 17-12 win at No. 6 Duke (3/6) … named ACC Player of the Week after performance against the Blue Devils … scored fifth career goal vs. the Tigers in first quarter of 8-6 win over No. 18 Towson (3/13) … tallied career-high seven points with hat trick and career-high four assists in 14-7 win over Bucknell (3/17) … also had game-winning goal and career-high six groundballs vs. the Bison … natural hat trick, game-winning goal and an assist in 9-4 win at No. 20 UMBC (3/20) … five-point game with three goals and two assists in 19-4 rout of Butler (3/23) … scored 50th career goal in just his 22nd college game … four goals, including go-ahead goal to make it 9-8, in 10-9 win at No. 4 North Carolina (3/27) … first three goals came in row in first half vs. Tar Heels … one goal and assisted three others in 11-2 win over No. 10 Virginia (4/3) … tallied hat trick and added an assist for four points in 9-6 loss to No. 4 Navy (4/10) … scored twice and added an assist in 14-10 loss at No. 1 Johns Hopkins (4/17) … had a hat trick in 10-7 ACC Semifinal win over No. 16 Duke (4/23) … also had four groundballs vs. Blue Devils … notched career-high six goals and added an assist to tie career-high seven points in 12-11 ACC Final victory over No. 14 Virginia (4/25) … scored three goals in third quarter including game-winner … six goals were most since Mike LaMonica vs. UMBC (5/4/02) … set the ACC Tournament record with nine goals in two games and was named Tournament MVP (4/25) … 10th hat trick of the year with three goals in 9-8 (2OT) win over No. 12 Notre Dame (5/1) … scored his 100th career point vs. Fighting Irish … had fourth game of six or more points in 13-5 win over No. 13 Penn (5/8) with three goals and three assists, including fifth game-winning goal … three goals and three assists in 16-12 NCAA First Round win over Army (5/15) … opened game’s scoring with first two goals eight seconds apart … scored a goal and had an assist vs. Princeton (5/22) in NCAA Quarterfinals.

As a freshman (2003): ACC Rookie of the Year and USILA honorable mention All-American as an attacker … awarded the team’s Larry Levitt Memorial Award as the best freshman … led Terps in goals (33) and points (46) … finished with second-most goals by a Maryland freshman, second only to Matt Hahn, who scored 36 in 1995 … became first Terp freshman since Mike Mollot in 2000 to lead the team in scoring and had the most points by a freshman since Dan LaMonica in 2001 … tied for third in nation among all freshmen in goals per game (2.06) and fifth among all rookies in points per game (2.88) … finished second in ACC in points per game and third in the league in goals per game … had at least one point in first 15 games of the season, with goals in every game except the first and last games of the year … began his career with six goals in preseason scrimmage at Syracuse (2/13) … started and had two assists in collegiate debut vs. Duke (3/2) … WMAR Star of the Game at Towson (3/8) with first four career goals and one assist for five points; named UM Student-Athlete of Week … back-to-back four goals vs. Bucknell (3/11) and Towson, also added two assists for six points in win … tallied a man-up goal late in first quarter at Stony Brook (3/15) … scored two goals vs. UNC (3/22), taking 17 shots … four goals vs. Butler (3/25) for second time in rookie season … hat trick and an assist at Virginia (3/29), scored go-ahead goal to make it 3-2 and eventual game-winner in fourth quarter … fourth four-goal game of year at Navy (4/5), scored game-winner with 3:05 left in fourth quarter … opened Maryland’s scoring vs. Hopkins (4/12) … scored twice against Duke (4/18) in ACC Semifinals … netted sixth hat trick of the year vs. UMBC (4/25), also added an assist for four-point game … opened scoring with man-up goal and added an assist vs. Georgetown (4/28) … scored two goals (game-winner and man-up goal) at Notre Dame (5/3) … notched fourth game-winning goal and added two assists in win over Ohio State (5/11) in NCAA First Round … scored once and assisted three goals, including two to Mike Mollot in NCAA Quarterfinals vs. UMass (5/17).

Before Maryland: Lettered for four years in lacrosse at Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y., under coach John Pratt … selected as a high school All-American following his senior season … finished as the Indians second all-time leading scorer with 268 points on 143 goals and 125 assists … named the FOX Rochester 2002 Spring Athlete of the Year after scoring 58 goals and tallying 88 points as a senior … named team MVP as a senior and junior and served as team captain as a senior … led his team to the Section V championship in 2001 … picked as an all-county selection three times and a three-time all-tournament team honoree … captured gold and bronze medals in two appearances with the Western Region team at the Empire State Games in 2000 and 2001 … played in the Bay State Games in 2001, representing New York … also starred in basketball, earning all-county honors As a junior and senior.

Personal: Son of Be and Joe Walters … younger brother of Mai-Lein, Michelle and Anna … also recruited by Towson, Duke, Georgetown, Loyola and Johns Hopkins … winning the gold medal at the 2000 Empire State Games is his greatest athletic thrill … majoring in criminology.


Walters' Career Statistics
Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen
2003 16/16 33 13 46 112 5 4 32 4/2:30
2004 16/16 46 22 68 149 2 5 38 2/2:00
2005 17/16 38 15 53 143 7 1 25 2/1:30
2006 17/17 36 24 60 147 6 3 32 1/0:30
Total 66/65 153 74 227 551 20 13 127 9/8:00

Walters’ Career Highs
Goals: 6 Three times, most recent at Johns Hopkins (4/15/06)
Assists: 5 vs. Denver (5/13/06)
Points: 8 at Johns Hopkins (4/15/06)
Groundballs: 6 vs. Bucknell (3/17/04)
Hat Tricks: 32
Multi-Goal Games: 41
Multi-Point Games: 52
Goal Scoring Streak: 27 games (2/28/04-4/29/05)
Point Scoring Streak: 45 games (2/28/04-4/30/06)


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