Joe Walters
Joe Walters
Player Profile
Rochester, N.Y.
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Finished Career as Maryland's All-Time Leader in Goals (153) and second in points (227)
2006 US National Team Member
2006 Jack Turnbull Memorial Award Winner
2006 Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist

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 current college player selected to the 2006 U.S. National Team ... the first Terp to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy ... the nation's leading active career goal scorer ... 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 ... entered the season with a 33 game point scoring streak ... the last time he did not score at least a point in a game was the last game of his freshman 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.

Two-Time ACC Player Of The Year
• Joe Walters became the only player in the history of Maryland men's lacrosse to be named the ACC Player of the Year twice in his career when he was honored at the league's annual awards banquet on April 27.

Three-time All-ACC
• Joe Walters was one of only two 2006 ACC players who have been named to the all-ACC team three times in their careers. Joining Walters as a three-time all-ACC honoree is Virginia's Matt Ward.

Leading the Way for Four Years?
• With 60 points in 2006, Joe Walters became the first Terp to lead the team in points scored for four consecutive seasons. Since year-by-year leaders began being recorded in 1963, four Maryland players have led the team for three straight seasons with the last being Rob Chomo from 1993-95.

• Walters, who had 36 goals, also became just the second Terrapin to lead the team in goals for four straight seasons. The only Terp to accomplish the feat previously was Matt Hahn from 1995-98.

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.


Career Notes: Seventy-nine career goals through his sophomore season are the most by any second-year player in Maryland history, passing Roger Goss (1958-59), who had 70 in his first two seasons ... just the seventh player in UM history to reach 100 career points in his first two seasons - finished season with 114, fifth-most among all players in second year at Maryland ... 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 49 career games has: 25 career hat tricks, 32 multi-goal games and 39 multi-point games ... seven career games with six or more points, five in 2004 and one in 2005... averaging 3.4 ppg in 49 career games at Maryland (167 pts) ... has scored at least one point in 48 of 49 games as a Terp ... needs just 33 goals to become Maryland's all-time goal scoring leader ... is 53 points shy of the school's career points record.


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 ... brother of Mai-Lein (34), Michelle (33) and Anna (31) ... 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 and criminal justice.

Joe Walters' Career Statistics

Joe Walters' Career Highs
Goals: 6 vs. Virginia (4/25/04); vs. UMBC (3/19/05), 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)
Multi-Goal Games: 41
Multi-Point Games: 52
Hat Tricks: 32
Point Scoring Streak: 45 games (2/28/04-4/30/06)
Goal Scoring Streak: 27 games (2/28/04-4/29/05)
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