Walters Added to Team USA for 'Duel in Denver'August 6, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks
Walters was a member of the silver medal-winning 2006 U.S. men's national team and the 2009 U.S. men's national training team. The Rochester native is a four-year veteran of the National Lacrosse League and won his first league title as a member of the Rochester Knighthawks in 2012. In the summer, he plays for the Hamilton Nationals (MLL). In his third season with the team, Walters currently ranks first on the Nationals and fourth in the MLL in scoring with 42 points. In his sixth year in Major League Lacrosse, he is a four-time MLL all-star and has been named to the All-MLL team three times in his career. Walters is the Nationals' all-time leading scorer and set the team's single-season assist record Saturday.
"I am really excited to get back out with Team USA and represent my country," said Walters. "I still have a bitter taste in my mouth from 2006. It will be nice to renew the rivalry with Canada at the 'Duel in Denver."
The event is a rematch of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship gold-medal game, in which Team USA defeated Canada, 12-10, in Manchester, England, and it serves as a prelude to the 2014 FIL World Championships, which will be hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver, July 10-19, 2014. The U.S. and Canada have met in the championship game of the last four FIL World Championships.
The event will feature many of the top American and Canadian players from the 2010 FIL World Championship and also will serve as a launching point for the selection of the training team that will comprise the 2014 U.S. men's national team.
General admission tickets to the "Duel in Denver" are priced at $20 and are available at www.uslacrosse.org/duelindenver.
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