All Fight No Flight Moment : Sticking to your guns and doing what you think is right in the face of all the doubters, criticizers and skeptics. My AFNF moments are defined by taking the road less traveled, by making unconventional choices, and working hard to justify them.
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Hometown: Portland Current City: San Diego, CA Title: Adrenaline Marketing Producer, Adrenaline Athlete, STX Athlete College: Colgate University
Accolades:2012 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner - 3x USILA All American - 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year - 2012 USILA First Team All American - 2012 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award Winner - 4x First Team All Patriot League - #1 Pick 2013 MLL Draft - LXM Pro Team STX
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My All Fight No Flight moment is from the 2014 NLL Championship. Down 1-0 in the series, we returned home needing to win game 2 then the deciding 10 minute mini-game. We won the game handily, but went down 2-0 in the mini-game with under 3 minutes to play. Our team was beginning to lose hope, and in need of something to spark us. I hit a teammate with a pass from the midline to get us on the board, and although it sounds cliche, I got lost in the game; scoring the tying goal and assisting on the championship winning goal. When I watch the replay I get goosebumps every time, as we won our 3rd straight title.
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His career at Maryland was nothing short of remarkable, as he became UMD’s all-time leader in goals and points with 153 and 227, respectively. His senior year performance earned him his second First Team All-American selection, first ACC Player of the Year award, and the prestigious Turnball Award (best attackman in the country). He was considered the top shooter in the sport of lacrosse and developed into one of the top feeders in the game, all while still playing at the collegiate level. The summer before his senior season Walters was selected as the only collegiate player to the US Men’s National team.
At the pro level, Walters has been a MLL All-Star in seven out of eight seasons for three different squads; Rochester Rattlers, Hamilton Nationals, and more recently the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He is a two-time MLL champion and led the Rochester Rattlers to their first championship as a franchise in 2008. Walters is also a three-time NLL champion with the Rochester Knighthawks. Their latest and most recent championship can be accredited to Walters’ toughness in the final minutes of the game, as he had the last three points (1,2) to bring his team back from behind, win the ‘ship and the game’s MVP. Walters has honed his indoor craft and worked his way to the top of the game as, arguably, one of the top five American offensive players in the NLL today.
Accolades: All Time Leading Point Scorer, U of Maryland. - 2006 USA Team - #1 Draft Pick, MLL - NLL 3x Champs - 2x NCAA 1st Team All American - 2x NCAA Tewaaraton Trophy Semifinalist - ACC Player of the Year - ACC Tournament MVP
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“All Fight, No Flight” is something that relates to my life very well. Growing up on the reservation is tough, whether it was dealing with doubters, keeping the grades up, or staying on the right path, I never gave up and fought to pursue the goals I made as a kid. I made it through a lot of diversity, and I thank my family as a big reason for that. Now, my biggest goal is to help the younger generations out as much as possible, so that they can pursue their dreams. A big AFNF moment for me was beating Syracuse in the Carrier Dome for the first time in Albany’s history. It was definitely the most exciting game I have ever played in, going back and forth the whole game and eventually going into double overtime. A lot of people doubted us, so we were the heavy underdogs but we stuck to our game plan and came out on top.
Ty Thompson’s Native American name - DAYODAGONAY, meaning- “He Carries the Fire”, seems to fit him perfectly as he has proven the significance in passing the torch to the next generation of lacrosse players.
He was acquired 28th overall in the 2014 Collegiate Draft and is looking to make an impact on a very talented Rochester Rattlers squad that sits at 7-3, with 5 games left in the regular season.
Finished the 2014 NCAA Season at the University of Albany with 41 goals and 12 assists for 53 points, adding 19 ground balls. Completed his career at the Univeristy of Albany with 154 goals, ranked 4th all time in UAlbany history.
Accolades: 2x All-American Honorable Mention - 2x All-American East Second Team Attackman - 2011 America East Conference All-Rookie Team
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My Essential Item - Easy... It has to be the Adrenaline White Mamba Data Performance Sock. Perfect for on and off the field throughout the season.
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To me, AFNF is never one moment, but a lifestyle and a mindset that has helped me throughout my life journey. Throughout life everyone has their "highs and lows" and I've always found that if you face your challenges head on and fight through adversity, it is easier to bounce back from a tough loss in a game, bad news from family or friends, or struggles in the classroom. Conversely, people that have a flight mindset, and run or fear their problems usually end up digging themselves into a bigger hole. Playing lacrosse has taught me how to set goals and fight to achieve them; how to be consistent player and person on and off the field; how to be a ferocious competitor; and to surround myself with people that value the same things as I do. As I continue to go through life with an AFNF mentality, I will try to pass this lifestyle and mindset onto the next generation of players that will lead our sport!
Hometown: Conshohocken, Pa. Title: LXM Pro, Adrenaline Athlete College: University of Maryland
Accolades:2014 USILA First Team All-American - 2014 ACC Defensive Player of the Year - 2014 All-ACC (1st ever goalie to be 4x All-ACC) - 2014 Ensign C. Mackland Kelly, Jr., Award Winner - 2014 MLL Draft Choice (29th - Florida) -
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My Essential Item? It has to be the Adrenaline Strife Sock. Perfect for at the gym or taking the field.
To me, “All Fight No Flight” is a mentality. It’s throwing yourself at every opportunity with everything you have. On the field, there is nothing like standing next to the opposition on the wing of a faceoff knowing that only one team is going to pick up the ground ball. You’ve got to do everything you can to make that your team. Off the field, it’s giving 100% in whatever you do. It’s getting in the gym and on the wall early every morning and staying up late watching film and reading game notes. It’s learning as much as you can so you can grow the game and raise the level of play. It’s taking on everything you can and finding time for sleep, vacations, relaxing and parties later.
Hometown: West Islip, NY Title: MLL Defenseman - Charlotte Hounds College: University of North Carolina
Accolades: 3x NCAA USILA All American - 2010 Co-Winner Schmeisser Memorial Cup - 2011 North Carolina Team Captain - 3x MLL All Star