As if the Gary Gait buzz weren’t enough in Rochester, there’s talk now that the Knighthawks are hoping to sign hometown hero Joe Walters for the coming National Lacrosse League season.
Walters, who played his high school ball at nearby Irondequoit High, was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist at Maryland and is a current member of the U.S. National team. The left-hander with the slick shot helped lead the Rochester Rattlers to their first Major League Lacrosse title this past summer. “I think he’d fit in very well on our team and in his hometown,” Knighthawks general manager Regy Thorpe told the Democrat and Chronicle. More than one team is apparently chasing Walters, who is a free agent after being a second-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bandits in 2007. He opted not to play, even after rights were traded to the Philadelphia Wings. Stay tuned to NLLInsider.com and we’ll keep ya posted on this development.